Gods of Egypt Director Says Modern Film Critics Are ‘Less Than Worthless’ R-rated superhero movies may be the hottest “new” thing in town now that Deadpool is ruling the box office, but there have been plenty of mature comic book adaptations that have paved the way over the years. Among the best known examples is 1994 cult hit The Crow, based on the comics by James O’Barr, which is currently in the process of getting a long-delayed big screen reboot.