Since comic book movies started being produced, countless villains from the pages of Marvel, DC, and, indeed, other publications have been depicted in live action on the big screen.
Quite often, they can look fantastic. Take Tom Hiddleston's Loki, Alfred Molina's Doctor Octopus, Hugo Weaving's Red Skull and even Arnold Schwarzenegger's Mr. Freeze, for example (remember, we're talking aesthetics here, not acting performance or character portrayal) – all of whom looked great.
However, quite often, they can end up looking ridiculous (it is, of course, quite a difficult task to pull the elaborate-looking characters from comic books and make them look good enough to be taken seriously in live action) and that's what this article is going to be about. Here are our picks for the ten most ridiculous looking villains in comic book movie history.
The Russian (The Punisher)
What do you get when you cross Waldo (of Where's Waldo? fame), Bugs Bunny and Billy Idol? Well, you get The Russian from 2004's The Punisher, of course!
Played by WWE Hall of Fame superstar Kevin Nash, this version of The Russian was a big, brutish, behemoth of a character, who was exceptionally dumb. While he dwarfed Thomas Jane's Frank Castle in size and strength, he was inevitably defeated when Castle threw boiling oil in his face and subsequently threw him down a staircase.
He was very different in appearance from the more menacing comic book version of the character and, frankly, looked more like a henchman from a children's movie than a violent R-rated comic book adaptation.
And now we move on to a villain from the most recent comic book movie on this list.
Doomsday (Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice)
Doomsday is one of the most iconic supervillains in DC comic book history and fans of Superman's stories have wanted to see him in a movie for years, so when he was initially rumoured to appear in 2016's Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, they were understandably excited at the prospect.
However, the first trailer in which he appeared proved to be somewhat disappointing – he looked like one of Michael Bay's god-awful Ninja Turtles!
In the final version of the movie, the CGI had been improved somewhat, but he still looked nothing like the Doomsday that fans know from the comics – and, to make matters worse, he was killed within a few minutes of first appearing on screen!
And now we move on to another DC villain, who appeared on screen a couple of decades before Doomsday.