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The Toxic Avenger Remake Is Keeping The R-Rating, But It Can’t Copy The Original’s Most Shocking Gag

Although the upcoming The Toxic Avenger reboot will maintain the original movie’s R-rating, there is no way that a mainstream release will replicate the original movie’s nastiest joke. 1984’s The Toxic Avenger is a cult classic that made the independent studio Troma famous upon its release. A gross-out mélange of cartoony black comedy, grotesque horror, superhero spoof, and violent sci-fi, The Toxic Avenger is an undeniably unique offering. Produced by B-movie icon Lloyd Kaufman, The Toxic Avenger tells the story of a weak janitor who transforms into the eponymous monstrosity when a cruel prank sees him thrown into a vat of toxic waste.

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