5 superhero movies that kick ass AND make you laugh

Capes at the ready: The Lego Batman Movie has hit the BT TV Store. Time to call your trusty sidekicks and watch the funniest comic book movies of all time.

Last updated: 27 June 2017 - 05.21pm

Holy guacamole, Batman! There are lots of things a superhero needs (special powers, a bite from a radioactive spider, a good line in Spandex suits), but a sense of humour isn’t always one of them. Superman – we’re looking at you. So to celebrate the arrival of the genuinely hilarious Lego Batman Movie in the BT TV Store, let’s look at this and other comic book films that have action and laughs...

The Lego Batman Movie

Forget brooding Ben Affleck, this Will Arnett-voiced plastic block is a contender for the best Batman ever. Lego’s caped crusader is a loner, but when the Joker (Zach Galifianakis) tries to take Gotham, he has to train up excitable Robin (Michael Cera) and learn to work as a team. The second big-screen Lego movie is as knowing and entertaining as the first. Altogether now, ‘Na-na-na-na-na-na-na-na…’

Available to buy now and rent from 19 June from BT TV Store.

Deadpool

It took actor Ryan Reynolds 11 years to bring Marvel’s most sarcastic character to the big screen, but deadpan Deadpool – a revenge-fuelled former Special Forces op disfigured in a rogue experiment – was totally worth the wait. Expect the snarkiest title sequence ever, an epically weird sex scene, ALL the gore and some very, very twisted humour. 

Available to buy from BT TV Store now.

Kick-Ass

Dave Lizewski (Aaron Taylor-Johnson) is possibly the worst superhero ever. The teen turns himself into Kick-Ass, despite having zero special powers – and a baggy green suit. But when he befriends vigilante father/daughter team Big Daddy (Nicolas Cage) and Hit-Girl (Chloë Grace Moretz), things get, well, bloody. Witty, fun and ultra-violent as hell.

Available to buy or rent from BT TV Store now.

Ant-Man

He might be Marvel’s tiniest hero, but Ant-Man’s also one of its funniest. Thief Scott Lang (Paul Rudd) meets super-scientist Dr Pym (Michael Douglas) while on release from jail. One shrinking suit later and he’s a soldier the size of an insect on a mission to stop baddie Yellowjacket (House of Cards’ Corey Stoll) taking over the world – one gag at a time. 

Available to buy from BT TV Store now.

Guardians of the Galaxy

A thief, two thugs (one of whom is basically a walking tree), an assassin and a maniac might not sound like the gang you want on your side when the galaxy’s about to be wiped out, but the ragtag Guardians are as hilarious and endearing as they are kick-ass. Throw in a topless Chris Pratt, a killer 80s soundtrack and one-liners that keep on coming and this is a must-watch. Groot! Groot!

Available to buy from BT TV Store now

The Lego Batman Movie is available to buy now (and rent from 19 June) from the BT TV Store.

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