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Old September 19 2012, 08:16 PM   #61
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Old September 19 2012, 08:45 PM   #62
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Haven't seen Avengers yet, but for "best":

Batman Begins, the first Iron Man, the first two Superman films in their own time; Nolan's films as a "best trilogy" kind of thing; high points of the X-Men films.

Worst? Don't even wanna think about it...
How about Power Puff Girls the Movie?

How about Popeye? That is an overlooked superhero movie based on a comic book. When Popeye eats his spinach, he's a superhero.
My daughter was just the right age to get into the Powerpuff Girls and I really enjoyed the cartoon as well.. The problem with the movie was that it was an overblown origin story that even my daughter quickly grew bored with.

I know the thought is that you have to do origin stories even with well established characters to bring the unfamiliar masses up to speed, but I kind of doubt there were many people who went to see the PPG Movie not knowing who they were...
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Old September 20 2012, 12:03 AM   #63
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Haven't seen Avengers yet, but for "best":

Batman Begins, the first Iron Man, the first two Superman films in their own time; Nolan's films as a "best trilogy" kind of thing; high points of the X-Men films.

Worst? Don't even wanna think about it...
How about Power Puff Girls the Movie?

How about Popeye? That is an overlooked superhero movie based on a comic book. When Popeye eats his spinach, he's a superhero.
I'm probably in a tiny minority here but I actually really like the Robert Altman Popeye movie. Robin Williams is fantastic in the title role and Shelly Long and Ray Walston are pitch-perfect as Olive and Pappy/ The Commodore, while Paul Dooley and Paul L Smith are spot-on for Wimpy and Bluto. The sets are fantastic and it really looks like a Popeye comic or cartoon come to life. Harry Nilson's soundtrack is great too.

Its main problem is the slow pacing and the fact that Popeye doesn't eat his spinach till the end but it's still got many memorable moments and songs.

Apparently Genndy Tartatovsky is working on a CGI version of the character.
I watched it on Netflix a while back, and I enjoyed it. I know nothing about Popeye, so I can't judge it as an adaptation, but as a movie I thought it was pretty fun.
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Old September 20 2012, 02:08 AM   #64
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The same goes for pretty much any Alan Moore adaptation.
Except one.
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Old September 20 2012, 11:04 PM   #65
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Old September 21 2012, 04:48 AM   #66
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By the way Greg Cox, my remarks about how bad TDKR is has nothing to do with your novelization. I actually haven't read it but you obviously care for your craft and you no doubt did a bang-up job. I'm a writer myself so I really respect what you do. I'd would've taken the gig myself even after having read the atrocious script.
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Old September 21 2012, 04:53 AM   #67
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Best: Ghost World, Kick-Ass.
Worst: Super Girl.

Super Girl doesn't have a single redeeming thing in it. Not even Peter O'Toole can save it. I suppose straight guys and lesbians might enjoy staring at Helen Slater, but other than that . . .
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Old September 21 2012, 05:15 AM   #68
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Kick-Ass is one of the worst films I've ever seen. It's supposed to be a smart satire, but the script its awful, and the furthest thing from sharp. Though not a comic book movie, it's clear that the makers were trying to emulate the satire of a film like Thank You For Smoking but they failed bad. That film was sharp and witty and always self-aware.

Supergirl is innocent fun for people that might have seen wit when it came out. It wasn't good but it certainly wasn't awful. children might like it.
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Old September 21 2012, 03:30 PM   #69
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I didn't realize so many people liked V for Vendetta. For some reason I was thinking everyone hated it. I did like when I watched it back when it first came out on DVD. I remember absolutely nothing about it though, so I might have to rent it from Netflix some time soon.
Do yourself a favor and read the comic instead.
I liked the V movie better than the V comic book. And I read the comic book first.


The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen is especially terrible. (but the comic is really good)
Yes. It's not even that the LoEG is a bad adaption. It's just a bad movie.
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Old September 21 2012, 05:45 PM   #70
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No, watch the movie also.

It's not a page by page adaptation of V for Vendetta but there are a few sequences lifted directly out. A few changes in character backstory but the theme and tone of the movie contain the spirit of comic itself.
And here I thought the themes were COMPLETELY different, and changing the characters as drastically as they did didn't help.

Too many things were changed to making things way too Americanized and much more "hollywood".

Like the movie or not (I liked it for the most part), it's tough to say the themes and point of the story didn't stray a bit.
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Old September 21 2012, 05:58 PM   #71
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Best: Ghost World, Kick-Ass.
Worst: Super Girl.

Super Girl doesn't have a single redeeming thing in it. Not even Peter O'Toole can save it. I suppose straight guys and lesbians might enjoy staring at Helen Slater, but other than that . . .
I wouldn't say Supergirl is "THE" worst,but the plot of the story was ridiculous,with the bad witch story,and how she comes to and leave earth [jump out of and back in the water] WTF
would have been better if the villain had been an evil genius.

OK now my choices of bests and worstes are.

"Bests
Captain America "The First Avenger"
Batman Begin
Batman The Dark Knight
Blade trilogy
X-Men trilogy "also Wolverine Origin and X-Men First Class"
Fantastic Four 1 and 2 "yeah i know some hate them,but i like them""

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And here I thought the themes were COMPLETELY different, and changing the characters as drastically as they did didn't help. (...)

Like the movie or not (I liked it for the most part), it's tough to say the themes and point of the story didn't stray a bit.
Yup. It's a fairly well-made movie, but it completely missed the point of the comic imho.
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Old September 22 2012, 12:04 AM   #73
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Supergirl is innocent fun for people that might have seen wit when it came out. It wasn't good but it certainly wasn't awful. children might like it.
In Supergirl's defense, go back and read a bunch of early Silver Age "Supergirl" comics. The movie really isn't all that different in tone from the original Mort Weisinger-era comics, which were indeed aimed at children . . .

It's not like they were adapting Alan Moore or something . . . or even Lee/Kirby!

(Anybody else remember the issue where Supergirl used the Super-Computer at the Fortress of Solitude to find herself the perfect boyfriend--who turned out to be a girl in disguise? That's what the original SUPERGIRL comics were like!)
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Old September 22 2012, 01:40 AM   #74
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Adapting Alan Moore is always doomed to failure.

If the movie sucks, it sucks.

If the movie doesn't suck, it "misses the point".
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Old September 22 2012, 03:19 AM   #75
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(Anybody else remember the issue where Supergirl used the Super-Computer at the Fortress of Solitude to find herself the perfect boyfriend--who turned out to be a girl in disguise? That's what the original SUPERGIRL comics were like!)
Were they trying to say that she was a closeted lesbian?
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