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post #16 of 67
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Those were the movies with the old Batman (Michael Crichton), right?

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post #17 of 67
Batman Begins was also better. smile.gif

edit - also Sin City.
post #18 of 67
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Originally Posted by acidboy View Post

hate it all you want, but the 1st spiderman movie brought the comic book movie to a higher level...

+1
It was the best since Superman ('78) for the genre.
post #19 of 67
Yep, despite the leads (whom I never cared for) the first 2 Spidey films were entertaining, and way better than Burton's Batman films. The current Batman franchise is good, Iand I would say the following new movies surpassed at least Spidey 1: Iron Man, the Edward Norton Hulk, and Captain America.

Nothing has surpassed Superman: The Movie - which is amazing considering that film's huge flaws on the 3rd act.
post #20 of 67
The lack of love for the Tim Burton Batman movies in this thread is sad.
post #21 of 67
^ I appreciated tim burton's dark (at that time) take on batman. but micheal keaton in a stiff batsuit isn't working for me. his villains though were superb- specially danny de vito's penguin.
post #22 of 67
Actually, I thought Keaton was the best Batman by far. I sort of liked Kilmer's Bruce Wayne a bit better.
post #23 of 67
keaton's a great actor (night shift as bill blazejowski) but for him playing a "billionaire industrialist and notorious playboy" is kinda stretching it a bit.
post #24 of 67
I always thought Spiderman 1 was kinda lame, but Spiderman 2 was very good. Spiderman 3 was one of the worst movies ever made.

When I think of the best comic book (superhero) movies, I usually think of:
Ironman
Spiderman 2
Batman Begins
The Dark Knight
Batman (Tim Burton)
Superman 2

A lower tier would include:
Superman 1
Hellboy

There may be some I'm forgetting, but things get very ugly very quickly. Fantastic Four, both Hulk movies, all 3 Punishers, Wolverine ... ugh.
post #25 of 67
Blade owns all.
post #26 of 67
I'm a big fan of _The Crow_, I think it was the high point of a crappy era of comic book movies.
post #27 of 67
I don't think Iron Man is really all that great. RDJ is perfect for it, but the films themselves are kind of stupid. Especially the awful second one.
post #28 of 67
I know I'm in the minority but I actually liked Ang Lee's Hulk. I mean Lee's melancholic take on the Hulk story coupled with strong leads in Eric Bana, Jennifer Connelly, and Sam Eliot, at the very least it's not a bad movie. Also, I'm a sucker for the little nods to the source material (Stan Lee cameo, comic panel wipes, etc.).
post #29 of 67
Agreed on The Crow and Blade.

Outside of superhero comics I would throw in Road to Perdition, American Splendor, Ghost World, and A History of Violence.

The real travesties in the genre are Constantine and League of Extraordinary Gentlemen. I don't understand how you can start with such awesome stories and come up with those turds. I'm ambivalent about Watchmen. Funny these last three are all DC titles.
post #30 of 67
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Originally Posted by esswhykay 
I know I'm in the minority but I actually liked Ang Lee's Hulk. I mean Lee's melancholic take on the Hulk story coupled with strong leads in Eric Bana, Jennifer Connelly, and Sam Eliot, at the very least it's not a bad movie. Also, I'm a sucker for the little nods to the source material (Stan Lee cameo, comic panel wipes, etc.).

yes you definitely are.
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