I've just seen Deadpool, great film by the way, very funny with over the top violence, I loved every minute of it, except for a burning rage inside my stomach, that increased with almost every scene.
I have one question, how the hell did Deadpool get a 15 certificate and Dredd receive an 18? Almost every scene in Deadpool had either sexual references, extreme and gory violence and nudity. The gore and violence was comparable to Dredd and in my opinion, even more extreme than Dredd, in fact it blew Dredd out of the water in all aspects that I would assume a censor would be taking into consideration when deciding what certificate to award a film. It just doesn't make sense that Dredd would get an 18 whilst Deadpool gets a 15 certificate. That for me was a huge reason why Dredd didn't make such an impact at the box office. When I looked around the cinema the majority of the audience looked under 18, which should have been Dredd's target audience, if they wanted a box office hit that is.
The only difference between the two films, that I can see, is that Deadpool used humour to lessen the impact of the violent and sexual scenes, other then that I can't see how Deadpool got away with a 15 certificate.
If Dredd was awarded an 18 certificate because of the man being thrown head first off a balcony and showing his brains splattered over the floor then taking that out to get a 15 certificate would not have made it any less of a film.
I Googled Deadpool and censors just now and there is a big debate about how it got away with a 15 rating. Apparently the censors asked them to remove quite a few scenes for it to get a 15 certificate, so maybe that's what they should have done when making Dredd. Overload the film with sex and violence and then when the censors get hold of it they get to take out a lot of violent scenes and when they are left with a film that is still action packed and "violent" they assume they have done enough to give it a lesser rating.
Anyway, I'm still angry. It just doesn't make sense.