With Deadpool set to hit theatres in less than a week, we take a look at nine must-see rated R comic book movies to get you in the spirit of things.
In an age where Marvel’s light-hearted and rollicking Avengers series reigns supreme as the flag-bearer of the superhero genre, things can grow a little stale. That’s not to say those movies are bad – in fact they’re some of our favourite movie events every year – but sometimes you just feel the need for a comic book movie with a more of an edge.
That’s why we can’t wait for Deadpool to arrive on the scene. Everything we’ve seen about the foul-mouthed Merc with the Mouth has been refreshingly dirty, violent and straight up bad-ass. But the fact of the matter is, we still have to wait another three days until that hellish onslaught of depravity and mayhem hits our screens – why not warm up with this collection of rated R comic book classics?
The criteria couldn’t be simpler: blood, guts and a few swear words for good measure. What more could you ever want in a graphic novel adaptation? Essentially, if you’re one of those people who wanted to see the Hulk rip Loki’s arms off and shove them up his Asgardian arse, you’re bound to like at least one of these movies.
In no particular order, here they are…