Best and worst comic book movies

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  1. Mr. Adventure

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    Maybe the novelization was... ;)
     
  2. zakkrusz

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  3. Mr. Adventure

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    Most of them were pretty bad until Blade showed you didn't have to use a literal visual approach when adapting these properties to the screen.
     
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    Blade is such an underrated flick. Fantastic atmosphere, great soundtrack, great cast, cool characters, other worldly visuals, simple but solid story..

    For some reason it is hardly ever mentioned when "best comic book movie" talk comes up. I think people just kind of forgot about it because the character is not as famous as other comic book characters. It's probably the only comic book movie that is actually better than the source material, too. Blade comics were pretty mediocre from what I've heard (never read them though)

    Picked up the new US release of it on blu ray (they finally fixed the aspect ratio problem of the first release) and it's held up very well other than a couple of iffy (but passable) late 90s cgi effects at the end.
     
  5. Mr. Adventure

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    Yeah, I think its obscure-to-most origins helped them avoid interference with that flick. I need to queue that up for a rewatch, maybe I'll look into the blu-ray...
     
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    All of tjicwould be true if Bane was the actual villain.
     
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    Apologies to West and Ward then. :)
     
  8. Mars

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    Nobody's mentioned the Watchmen, is that among the best or the worst?
     
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    I quite like Watchmen (*ducks*). And Sin City. I think some movies are just good loud fun regardless of comic sources - Avengers, Superman, even FF - while others have bigger challenges in adapting source material - like Kick-Ass, which I found meh.
     
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    Watchmen was middlin' for me. Not because of any loyalty to the source material. Unlike most younger comics fans I'm not an Alan Moore sycophant. I find most of his work overwrought and pretentious. I found the movie overwrought and pretentious with nice visuals.
     
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    I'd put it in the middle. It was okay.
     
  13. NrobbieC

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    Worst, down there with Dark Knight and the Spiderman films.
     
  14. JD

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    I forgot about Sin City and the two Hellboys. I love those movies.
     
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    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.
     
  16. JD

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    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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    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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    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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    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.
     
  20. Flying Spaghetti Monster

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    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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