Best and worst comic book movies

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  1. Greg Cox

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    I doubt it. It was a simpler time. But some of those old Silver Age comics are surprisingly kinky if you look past the Comic Code-approved goofiness.

    Like the time Lois was turned into a horse and fell in love with Comet the Super-Horse. Or the time Superboy fell for this glamorous Egyptian foreign exchange student, who turned out to be the resurrected mummy of Cleopatra!

    (I swear to God, I'm not making any of this up!)

    Getting serious, the problem with SUPERGIRL was that the screenwriter (or the producers) seemed to be taking their cues from early 1960's issues that already seemed goofy and juvenile by the time the movie was filmed in 1984. One almost wonders if somebody made the mistake of giving the screenwriter too many of the original Silver Age comics for reference, instead of, say, a bunch of SUPERMAN comics from the eighties . . . .
     
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  2. Captaindemotion

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    I wonder if Chris Reeve had agreed to do a cameo in it would it be any more fondly remembered?
     
  3. Greg Cox

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    I don't know. Are SUPERMAN III and IV fondly remembered?
     
  4. Captaindemotion

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    ^That did occur to me...
     
  5. Greg Cox

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    I confess: I remember liking SUPERGIRL at the time, and even saw it twice in the theaters.
     
  6. the G-man

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    Yes. And, unlike the current books, the stories were written for young kids.
     
  7. Mike Farley

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    Same here. I liked SUPERMAN III too.

    SUPERMAN IV can bite me.
     
  8. Dream

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    Supergirl is a guilty pleasure for me. I KNOW that the writing is pretty bad, but goddamnit I can't hate it. Supergirl in a short skirt is also nice.
     
  9. lurok

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    I've never seen Supergirl. Or The Rocketeer. Perhaps I should.
     
  10. the G-man

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    When it comes to the Rocketeer, it's not "perhaps." It's "definitely." Great film.
     
  11. Set Harth

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    I liked parts of it. Vaughn's killing Superman quote is great.

    Superman vs. Clark Kent is EPIC.
     
  12. the G-man

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    Superman v Clark is good and Clark's interaction with Lana is quite charming.

    Vaughn is a good actor but he was still suck being Lex Luthor lite in that film.
     
  13. Mike Farley

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    Vaughn's character is very much an unintentional forerunner of the evil businessman Luthor that would debut in the comics a few years later.
     

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