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Blade owns all.

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post #32 of 67
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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.

Agreed. Favreau is a god awful director.
post #33 of 67
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Blade owns all.

Which is ironic, because Wesley Snipes doesn't own shit last I looked.
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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.

Easily one of the worst movies I've ever seen but was an enjoyable read, as is a great deal of Moore's stuff. I thought that out of all of Moore's movie adaptations that League should have been easiest one to do and they still screwed it up. Both the Watchmen and V for Vendetta movies cannot even come close to touching the original stories found in the graphic novels. Watchmen's strengths rested in the plot structure and panels themselves while V for Vendetta's rested in telling a story that was actually even-handed, unlike that overly-moralized steaming turd that the Wachowski brothers made.
post #34 of 67
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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.).

I too am a fan of Ang Lee's Hulk. It was a bit of a mess, but at least it was an interesting mess. Honestly, if they hadn't shit the bed on the villain, it would be remembered as a classic. Hulk likes it too.
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_From Hell_ is a decent adaptation.
post #36 of 67
Is this threak just for capes and masks or can I nominate American Splendor?
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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.


I can't say of it is a good adaption, but Constantine is a very good film.

 

Reeves was good and the secondary actors were spot on.  Rachel Weisz, Djimon Hounsou, Gaven Rossdale, Tilda Swinton were great and Peter Stormare's Satan was a tour de force.  Story was solid. EFX good.  Easily top five in this thread.

 

lefty

 

post #38 of 67
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The lack of love for the Tim Burton Batman movies in this thread is sad.

It's not just the Batman films, in my case. Tim Burton always cares more about the visuals than he does about the story or characters - he'd be perfect for directing RHCP videos and little else, imo.
post #39 of 67
i liked 30 days of night.

i'd like to see a moon knight movie.
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I too am a fan of Ang Lee's Hulk. It was a bit of a mess, but at least it was an interesting mess. Honestly, if they hadn't shit the bed on the villain, it would be remembered as a classic. Hulk likes it too.

I have to agree with you. Especially since I would totally sex up Jennifer Connelly.
post #41 of 67
I want to see Isaiah Mustafa as Luke Cage. this needs to happen. I'm sure you've all seen:
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Easily one of the worst movies I've ever seen but was an enjoyable read, as is a great deal of Moore's stuff. I thought that out of all of Moore's movie adaptations that League should have been easiest one to do and they still screwed it up. Both the Watchmen and V for Vendetta movies cannot even come close to touching the original stories found in the graphic novels. Watchmen's strengths rested in the plot structure and panels themselves while V for Vendetta's rested in telling a story that was actually even-handed, unlike that overly-moralized steaming turd that the Wachowski brothers made.

how do you feel about 'From Hell'?
post #43 of 67
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Easily one of the worst movies I've ever seen but was an enjoyable read, as is a great deal of Moore's stuff. I thought that out of all of Moore's movie adaptations that League should have been easiest one to do and they still screwed it up. Both the Watchmen and V for Vendetta movies cannot even come close to touching the original stories found in the graphic novels. Watchmen's strengths rested in the plot structure and panels themselves while V for Vendetta's rested in telling a story that was actually even-handed, unlike that overly-moralized steaming turd that the Wachowski brothers made.

That's one perspective. Mine is that Moore has/had interesting ideas, but they're typically based on someone else's work/works: League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, Miracleman, The Watchmen, even V for Vendetta was Zorro moved to Thatcher's England (the graphic novel, I mean). And his work is rendered formulaic by his neuroses (name something Moore's written that doesn't include a rape scene - you may succeed, but it's more difficult than it ought to be).
post #44 of 67
If we go past superhero movies, Ghost World is terrific. History of Violence is solid. 300 is notable for being incredibly stupid and awesome at the same time.
post #45 of 67
Here's a question ... what's the worst superhero movie of all time? Here are a few contenders ...

Spiderman 3
Superman Returns
Xmen 3
Spawn
The Punisher (Dolph Lundren)
The Punisher (Tom Jane)
Batman & Robin
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