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Post by diabolikprime on Fri Jul 29, 2011 5:15 pm

Now that we are in the what some would say the home stretch of the "bronze age" of superhero movies I was thinking what you guys consider your TOP 5 comic book related movies, as in a film that was based on some sort of commercial comic book property. No animated though... everyone will pick Akira... too easy! Razz What do you think?

Me......?

5. X-Men: First Class (Modern but... WOW!!! A risk that paid off in spades)
4. A History Of Violence (Yeah... That's right... Movies don't need superheroes sometimes)
3. The Dark Knight (The logical next level after Batman Begins but...)
2. Superman: The Movie (What can I say? He made me believe a man can fly!)
1. Batman Begins (Not just a superhero origin movie. Not just good guy Vs. bad guy movie. The chips were firmly stacked against it before anyone saw a single frame but man... can you think of a more influential comic book based movie ever? I mean the term "reboot" for movies coined for this movie. Finally writers figured out that taking liberties with storylines/origins can pay dividends. Very well thought out, layered with underlining themes of "fear" and overcoming such things. Even a practical understanding of why a guy such as Batman could feasibly exist... possibly why any superhero would exist. Marvel movies are great but they look and feel like they all live in the same universe, hell if you watch Superman Returns and didn't know anything about comic books or superheroes you could easily say it looks and feels like a Marvel movie (minus that John Williams theme of course). Batman Begins purely exists in it's own fully realized world that looks like nothing else that came before or after it. The Dark Knight pushed it into new territory, breaking the mould of what could be considered a genre "comic book" movie and taking it beyond awesome comic book movie to awesome movie that just so happened to be based on a comic book superhero but Begins?.... Begins was to me something special. Was there a single person who didn't leave after watching the movie wanting more? After watching the realistic take on characters of Scarecrow/Ra's Al Ghul and then Gordon flipping that card? Man... that was a long 3 years I can tell you!)

Honourable mentions: 300, Watchmen, V For Vendetta, Sin City, Spider-Man 2
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Re: FAVOURITE COMIC BOOK RELATED MOVIES

Post by Pixo on Fri Jul 29, 2011 6:37 pm

1. Superman - The Movie
2. X2
3. The Dark Knight
4. Spider-man

diabolikprime wrote:what you guys consider your TOP 5 comic book related movies, as in a film that was based on some sort of commercial comic book property.
And I'm breaking the rules for #5 by choosing Unbreakable.

My honourable mentions: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Road to Perdition, Watchmen, Superman II (NOT Donner's version), Mystery Men, and Burton's Batman.

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Post by BoloMusashi on Sat Jul 30, 2011 5:40 am


My Top 5 changes quite a bit, but it's currently - The Rocketeer, Superman, Spider-Man II, The Dark Knight and X2.
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Post by dachuckmeister on Mon Aug 15, 2011 6:26 am

1. Batman: Dark Knight
2. Iron Man
3. Batman Returns
4. Spider-Man 2
5. Smallville

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Post by TheGoodDr on Mon Aug 15, 2011 7:34 am

The Dark Knight
Iron Man
Watchmen
Spider-man 2
X2
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Post by Dabigfella on Mon Aug 15, 2011 10:51 am

1: Batman (Burton)
2: Thor
3: Watchmen
4: The Dark Knight
5: Hellboy
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Post by The Dr Of Style on Mon Aug 15, 2011 3:42 pm

Very hard....to pick a #1
List has to include

Sin City
Dark Knight
X-Men First class
Watchmen
Iron Man
Spiderman 2

Have always liked Unbreakable & Ghost World too
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Post by Shocka on Mon Aug 15, 2011 4:56 pm

The Dr Of Style wrote:Have always liked Unbreakable & Ghost World too

Excellent choices! Was wondering if anyone would say the latter.

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Post by Octane on Mon Aug 15, 2011 8:26 pm

The Dark Knight
Iron Man
Watchmen
Mystery Men
Shogun Assassin/Lone Wolf & Cub (Do Manga count?)

For some reason I like the cheeze fest that is Dolfs Punisher. (Ninjas sliding down the Fun House slide at Luna Park Sydney. That screems Punisher.)

If we including TV You can't go wrong with the Adventures of Superman, George Reeves now he was superman, showing my age own....

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Post by NiteOwl on Tue Aug 16, 2011 5:09 am

Hey Octane,

I hear you about Dolph's Punisher, it's available to watch on youtube!

Mine are,

1. Superman
2. Blade
3. Hellboy
4. Watchmen
5. Mystery Men, Janeane Garofolo was pure hotness in that film.

Honourable mentions, Superman Returns... I know a lot of people hate this one but the iconic scene of Superman hovering the Earth was fantastic and of course Batman Begins!
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Post by diabolikprime on Tue Aug 16, 2011 7:51 am

Lots of steady players and a couple of left-field surprises. Nice one!
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Post by dachuckmeister on Tue Aug 16, 2011 8:16 am

I wasn't a big fan of Superman Returns but hopefully the new revamp lives up to expectations

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Post by The Dr Of Style on Tue Aug 16, 2011 3:52 pm

the best part of Dolph's Punisher is when he & his mate are on opposite sides of a japanese hallway (walls made out of paper) spraying bullets wildly and killing all the goons in between them....somehow they manage not to kill each other in the process
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Post by The Dr Of Style on Tue Aug 23, 2011 3:13 am

American Splendor , was on last night, always enjoyed it too
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Post by BoloMusashi on Tue Aug 23, 2011 11:51 am

I should really add 'The Crow' to my top 5 list.
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Post by DroothR on Tue Aug 23, 2011 1:46 pm

For me, my favourites are...

- Hellboy II: The Golden Army
- Thor
- The Dark Knight
- Sin City
- The Crow
- A History Of Violence

Honourable mentions:
- Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
- Iron Man
- Watchmen
- Hellboy
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Post by Blaster on Tue Aug 23, 2011 3:00 pm

For me faves are

1.The Dark Knight
2.Sin City
3. The Crow
4. Watchmen
5. Hellboy

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Post by matt05 on Tue Aug 23, 2011 5:07 pm

At the moment, mine are;

1. Xmen movies
2. Iron Man movies
3. Captain America
4. Thor
5. Incredible Hulk

I'm a bit biased towards the marvel franchise Very Happy
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Post by sher1888 on Sat Aug 27, 2011 9:05 am

1.Batman (Tim Burton and 2000 era Batman)
2.Spiderman
3.Dare Devil
4.Xmen
5.Aliens (after part 2 turned into comics).
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