Brimming with foul language, relentless dirty jokes and naughty innuendoes, it's not hard to see why Marvel's R-rated Deadpool has lead to a whipping from the censors across international markets.
After China denied permission to screen the movie in its theaters due to graphic content, it initially seemed as though India would follow suit. However, thanks to edits drastically toning down the more in-your-face dialogue, nudity and violence, Deadpool has been allowed cinematic entry.
The question now is, what exactly does that leave? Though it's not hard to imagine what's been edited out to fit the censors constraints, the dirty humor is kind of the whole point of Deadpool and paramount to its narrative.
Even Ryan Reynolds acknowledged that, when asked about his feelings towards a PG13 version, cuts would render the movie virtually non-existent:
"I mean, you saw it. That would be a very short movie. It’s almost a commercial at that point."
On the plus side though, at least movie-goers in India will be able to view Marvel's latest cinematic effort, which premiered on the same day as the US: Feb 12th 2016.
What's your view on censorship?
Source: Comic Book