Therin of Andor wrote:
Mr. Adventure wrote:
Blade was exciting when it came out and I think it demonstrated how to present comic book material onscreen and make it palatable and sucessful to a wide audience.
"Batman" did that in 1989.
And so did Superman in 1978. However, most modern comic book movies today aren't like Superman nor Batman, especially the later entries. It's my opinion but I think the current wave of movies has been so successful because they put an emphasis on a solid Hollywood presentation, overcoming stigma over the comic book source. I think it's why JJ Trek has been successful as well.
EDIT: Was writing this as Out Of My Vulcan Mind
posted but looks like we were thinking on the same wavelength (scarily so on the first line).