Should ALL Comic movies be rated R?

Desk of DEATH BATTLE: Should ALL Comic movies be rated R?

With the success of Deadpool and now Logan, Jocelyn dives into the question "Should all comic book movies be rated R?"

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  • moguera FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    3 months ago

    The grand irony of this was that the makers of Deadpool had to fight for that R-rating, particularly because the studio execs at Fox were sure that it would be a financial bomb because they were generally counting on the wider audience appeal of a PG-13 movie, which was supposed to be the golden formula for success with comic book movies.  They were so sure that Deadpool was gonna be a financial failure that they slotted it for a February release.  Then Deadpool went on to be the most financially and critically successful film of the entire X-Men franchise, which is what opened the door to R-rated movies for other, even more mainstream characters.  You think that, before Deadpool, a director would have been able to float the idea of an R-rated Wolverine movie and gotten it greenlighted?  Certainly not, especially if said movie was supposed to be the last one on the contracts of Hugh Jackman and Patrick Stewart.

  • g1Lizardguy FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    4 months ago

    SIN CITY!!! YOU FORGOT SIN CITY!!!

    Aside from that, excellent video with a great point. I will say one thing though, Hulk could benefit from an R rating, not in his current Avengers MU form, but maybe when they inevitably stop the Movie Universe thing, have really use it to explore Bruce Banner's past and show just what hell it is living with a giant green mutant split personality.

  • g1DoubleT FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    4 months ago

    It depends on who the hero is, and the story that is being made. There are some characters/stories that if they AREN'T made R then you would never be able to do them right. Carnage from Spider man for example. Like Deadpool, anything but R rating for Carnage would be an insult to the character. Or Green Lantern's "Blackest Night" story arc. That could NEVER be made PG-13 and be good, NEVER. It all comes down to who and what is being made.

  • AntacidWheat1

    4 months ago

    While I definitely agree, I think that saying stick to the source material is a double edge sword. Less new ideas and some absolutely terrible ones, like the twinkie herald of Glactus. Also early Batman did run around shooting people and I've read Deadpool comics that while still hilarious deserve a teen rating at most. What they should do is have fans of the source material creating and let the people who rate things worry about who should watch it, I feel like that is the only way to create a great comic movie

    • Jaune_Black_Smudge FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      4 months ago

      I kind of agree with you. I think that they should stick with the THEMES of the source material. The rating shouldn't matter as long as they get what the "message" and themes correct. Sticking to the source material religiously isn't going to really work. 


      Say for example a Spider-Man movie. An R-rated Spidey movie wouldn't be that good if it focused on cursing and him angsting over everything and him suddenly starting to kill people. That just insults the themes of responsibility and how hard it is to balance life with superheroics and other stuff. It insults the core of Spider-Man.


      That's not to say I wouldn't mind a R-rated Spider-Man movie as long as it was GOOD. Darker and edgier isn't bad as long as it used well. Maybe a movie where he faces a villain like Carnage or the Green Goblin who brings him to his limits, maybe with them getting lots of innocents killed or endangering Spidey's loved ones. Spidey is honestly brought to contemplating killing.


      And this is where the theme of responsibility is explored. Is it responsible (or irresponsible) to just defeat this villain and have them sent to jail, where they'll inevitably escape and possible endanger innocents and his loved ones again? Or is it more responsible to accept that some people are too fucked up and need to be put down so they don't endanger innocents and Spidey's loved ones again. I want to see Peter feel the emotional struggle between these two hard choices. I want him to question his "no-killing" policy. 


      Whether he lets them live or kills them is up to the filmmakers. If he spares them, then I hope he's smart and permanently cripples them so they can't escape from prison. Harsh and brutal but it'll make sure they won't hurt anyone anymore. If he kills them, I want to see him feel guilt about it, then go through the 5 stages of grief, and then have him finally accept the hard truth. 


      THAT is what I think would make a good original R-rated Spider-Man movie.


      "The Death of Jean DeWolff", "Grim Hunt", and "Back in Black" are some great comic book storylines that I think would also make some great adaptations for R-rated Spider-Man films. Keyword: ADAPTATIONS.


      What do all of you think?


  • FLASHFIST

    4 months ago

    YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES. I agree with you. Not all super hero moves should be rated R. I can't stand a dark Superman, I can't imagine what he would say and do in a R rating. This is all you fault Deadpool. 

  • DarkTempler7 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    4 months ago

    I don't think all characters need to be in R rated movies. If it can't be done in a way that fits the character then no, it shouldn't.

  • DudebladeX FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    4 months ago

    IMO, some should, and some shouldn't. Any movie staring Deadpool should be R. But movies using a guy like Spider-Man shouldn't. It all depends on who the comic is focusing on.


    I'd expect a Punisher movie to be rated R, but I wouldn't expect a Fantastic Four movie to be R either (Unless it's a Fox-produced film, in which case the R stands for "Really shouldn't be watched.")

    • Jaune_Black_Smudge FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      4 months ago

      Hmm, I wouldn't mind a R-rated Spider-Man film as long as it was a GOOD one. It could be darker but I'd like the humor to stay intact at least.


      But you know what would make a great R-rated Spider-Man film?


      Spider-Man & Deadpool!