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Re: Deadpool compared to Dredd regarding censorship
« Reply #15 on: 17 February, 2016, 01:18:24 pm »
Deadpool is a sadly much more well known property than Dredd is to begin with, on either side of the pond. Before his movie came out, many casual fan's where already familiar with him due to heavy endorsement of his comics in chain book shops and the video game that came out a few years back to some acclaim, and play throughs by the bastian of dickery Pewdiepie.

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Re: Deadpool compared to Dredd regarding censorship
« Reply #16 on: 18 February, 2016, 01:02:34 am »
Just goes to show what a 'Marvel' logo on a poster will do for your film.

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Re: Deadpool compared to Dredd regarding censorship
« Reply #17 on: 18 February, 2016, 09:37:33 am »
Just goes to show what a 'Marvel' logo on a poster will do for your film.

Didn't work for the Fantastic Four.
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Re: Deadpool compared to Dredd regarding censorship
« Reply #18 on: 19 February, 2016, 12:59:25 am »
Just goes to show what a 'Marvel' logo on a poster will do for your film.

Didn't work for the Fantastic Four.
Still made it's budget back and then some.

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Re: Deadpool compared to Dredd regarding censorship
« Reply #19 on: 19 February, 2016, 03:20:35 am »
A film has to make at least double it's budget. The Fantastic Four cost £120.000.000 and made just over £167.000.000.

That's not good.
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Re: Deadpool compared to Dredd regarding censorship
« Reply #20 on: 22 February, 2016, 10:22:41 am »
It's not bad  :)

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Re: Deadpool compared to Dredd regarding censorship
« Reply #21 on: 22 February, 2016, 10:43:18 am »
It's not bad  :)

A total money loser is terrible for a 'Marvel' branded film.

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Re: Deadpool compared to Dredd regarding censorship
« Reply #22 on: 22 February, 2016, 11:24:41 am »
Deadpool's success demonstrates there is some room for R-Rated Movies. Perhaps originality does trump the familiar in this case. The remake of RoboCop was on TV and it still had very little to say to me unlike the blistering original.
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Re: Deadpool compared to Dredd regarding censorship
« Reply #23 on: 22 February, 2016, 11:41:35 am »
Many notable R-rated films performed well last year:

Fifty Shades of Grey
The Revenant
Straight Outta Compton
Mad Max: Fury Road
Kingsman: The Secret Service
Spy
Trainwreck
The Big Short
Magic Mike XXL
The Hateful Eight
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Re: Deadpool compared to Dredd regarding censorship
« Reply #24 on: 25 February, 2016, 01:25:10 am »
Deadpool's success demonstrates there is some room for R-Rated Movies. Perhaps originality does trump the familiar in this case. The remake of RoboCop was on TV and it still had very little to say to me unlike the blistering original.
Robocop's remake genuinely made me sad. It was absolutely awful and a total missed opportunity.

Never realised Mad Max was R-rated. It could easily have been a PG-13. What was it that made it R, because as far as I can remember, there wasn't any swearing, or any real gore in there (apart from Immortan Joe getting his face ripped off?). If there was, it could have easily been edited out and the film would have lost nothing for it.

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Re: Deadpool compared to Dredd regarding censorship
« Reply #25 on: 25 February, 2016, 03:17:22 am »
I've heard a lot of noise made about how Deadpool's R-rating contributed to its success, and how it might open the floodgates for more R-rated action flicks. While I'd agree that the potty language, ultraviolence and lashings of the old in-out appealed, I think there's more at play.

In Deadpool, the city/planet/galaxy/universe isn't at stake. The stakes were personal. That's pretty rare in comic flicks these days. Even in Dredd, although the city/planet/galaxy/universe wasn't at stake, neither Dredd nor Anderson really had a personal link to the events that unfolded around them. It was just about their survival. Neither had any personal greivances against Mama, she was just another perp, whereas Wade had clear personal motivations in going after Francis. Even though Deadpool's protagonist was an unrepentant murderer, who utterly rejected any ideals concerning heroism and had a face like a prune with herpes, the movie did an excellent job in gettting me to root for him.
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Re: Deadpool compared to Dredd regarding censorship
« Reply #26 on: 25 February, 2016, 09:06:59 am »
Never realised Mad Max was R-rated. It could easily have been a PG-13. What was it that made it R, because as far as I can remember, there wasn't any swearing, or any real gore in there (apart from Immortan Joe getting his face ripped off?). If there was, it could have easily been edited out and the film would have lost nothing for it.
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Re: Deadpool compared to Dredd regarding censorship
« Reply #27 on: 02 March, 2016, 08:13:40 pm »
Many notable R-rated films performed well last year:

Fifty Shades of Grey
The Revenant
Straight Outta Compton
Mad Max: Fury Road
Kingsman: The Secret Service
Spy
Trainwreck
The Big Short
Magic Mike XXL
The Hateful Eight
Southpaw
Sicario