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Old September 16 2012, 02:55 PM   #31
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Re: Best and worst comic book movies

Best: I put together this list of my top 15 a little while ago: http://letterboxd.com/avbaur/list/my...erhero-movies/

Worst: Green Lantern, Batman & Robin, Blade 3, Daredevil, and probably a few others that I'm lucky to never have seen.
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Old September 16 2012, 04:07 PM   #32
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Re: Best and worst comic book movies

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Nobody's mentioned the Watchmen, is that among the best or the worst?
I'd put it in the middle. It was okay.
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Old September 16 2012, 04:57 PM   #33
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Nobody's mentioned the Watchmen, is that among the best or the worst?
Worst, down there with Dark Knight and the Spiderman films.
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Old September 16 2012, 10:03 PM   #34
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Re: Best and worst comic book movies

I forgot about Sin City and the two Hellboys. I love those movies.
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Old September 17 2012, 02:52 AM   #35
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Re: Best and worst comic book movies

Please, let's not kid ourselves. Sans nostalgia, most comic book movies are pretty dire. Superman and Batman deserve the most kudos for turning them into real fare. But the closest comic book movies to genuinely good movies are things like The Rocketeer, History of Violence and Road to Perdition.
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Old September 17 2012, 03:34 AM   #36
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Re: Best and worst comic book movies

I'd have to disagree. They might not all be deep dramatic looks at the human condition, but a lot of them are still fun entertaining movies.
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Old September 17 2012, 03:52 AM   #37
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Best: Dark Knight, Iron man, The Rocketeer, x2, Superman, Batman (Adam West)
I'm glad to see someone mention the Reeve Superman movie. I think it's gotten a little dated and there are some silly moments but its still a really entertaining movie and captures the essence of Superman better than anything on screen to date short of the Fleischer cartoons.
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Old September 17 2012, 03:54 AM   #38
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Re: Best and worst comic book movies

Worst, in order worst first: Sin City: mean spirited, confusing crap
The Spirit: slightly less mean spirited, confusing crap
Hellboy II: fakey mythology gone wild


Best, in order best firstt:

Superman I: Slight edge, because it still gives me the feel good feeling
Dark Knight: It's like sitting through the real events, it's taxing but great.
Batman Begins: 2nd best superhero origin story
Iron Man: All around goodness
X-Men 3: Epic culmination of the trilogy
X-Men 2: Much better than the first movie
Captain America: Surprisingly good
Avengers: Fun movie. wish half of it didnt take place on the SHIELD helicarrier
Thor: I like this one better after repeat viewings
Green Lantern: Im a sucker for the intergalactic hijinks
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Old September 17 2012, 08:50 AM   #39
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There are worse-made comic book movies, but Batman & Robin has to get some special mention for having all the resources and talent available to them to make a big budget blockbuster and that's what they came up with.
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Old September 17 2012, 08:58 AM   #40
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There are worse-made comic book movies, but Batman & Robin has to get some special mention for having all the resources and talent available to them to make a big budget blockbuster and that's what they came up with.
Well yes. I can't watch it. I'd rather watch TDKR. It's also obvious that the things in the movie were designed with only the toys in mind. And all the puns and bad humor are really bad And, again, I can't watch it. And it might not make sense to any of us that anyone would like it. But maybe ten year olds will.

But, in some ways TDKR is worse, coming off the heels of two great (but far form flawless films) and trying to cram so much in there, yet having a story that is thin and dependant on so many conveniences (because his ability to use the Bat to fly was so essential to all the aspects of the story to play out that they might as well have brought in Superman to help fly around and carry a bomb). Batman and robin knew what movie it wanted to be and at least was consistent.
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Old September 17 2012, 12:22 PM   #41
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The Shadow, the Phantom, Scott Pilgrim, Flash Gordon, Dick Tracy....thoughts?
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Old September 17 2012, 08:49 PM   #42
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Re: Best and worst comic book movies

I will unashamedly stand up and count Watchmen as my favorite, followed closely by The Avengers, V for Vendetta, Dick Tracy, Iron Man, Batman Begins and The Dark Knight.

Worst? Jeez. Pretty much any "superhero" film before 1998 that didn't feature Batman or Superman, but including Superman III, Superman IV and Batman & Robin. After that, there's Catwoman, Elektra, both Fantastic Four movies, among others. But my all-time least favorite: League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, the only movie of any genre that has ever caused me to fall asleep in the theater. What a TERRIBLE way for Sean Connery's (live-action) film career to end!
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Old September 17 2012, 09:08 PM   #43
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Re: Best and worst comic book movies

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The Shadow, the Phantom, Scott Pilgrim, Flash Gordon, Dick Tracy....thoughts?
You know, I enjoy a lot of things about The Shadow and The Phantom, own them both on DVD. Not great, but fun. Flash Gordon I ADORE. Absolutely ADORE.

Haven't seen Scott Pilgrim yet.

And Dick Tracy... to be honest, once you take away the Art Direction... well, you don't have a whole lot left really. It's is a way to pass time, I suppose.
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Old September 17 2012, 09:46 PM   #44
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Worst? Jeez. Pretty much any "superhero" film before 1998...
i'm glad you said "before 1998", since 1998 is when blade came out and changed the game for comic book movies
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Old September 17 2012, 10:20 PM   #45
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Re: Best and worst comic book movies

I have to say that Nolan's Batman movies top my list, followed very closely by Iron Man, Captain America and the Avengers. Special nods go to Raimi's Spiderman I.. I've only seen the new Spiderman movie once, so I'm not ready to judge...

Worst: Catwoman/Batman and Robin. Hands down.. Bleagh!!

I do think that one point has to be made here though... Two perpectives are needed.. You have the fanboys/girls vs. casual fans to contend with... I would imagine people who are not consistent or rabid followers of a certain comic, would have much less to complain about regarding some movies... Except for B & R.. That was pretty roundly denounced as pure shit...

My wife LOVED Wolverine (and not just for the gratuitous Jackman butt shot) and I actually liked it quite a bit.. However, most big Wolvie/X-men fans I know couldn't stand it. I think the difference is that neither she nor I are X-men readers...
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