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Dr_Mayus' Top 10 Comic Book Adaptations-Coming This Saturday

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With a lot of people gearing up for Man of Steel and Iron Man 3 I thought it would be fun to look at some of the great Comic Book films that have already come out. I was going to do a Video Game Top 10 but Screw Attack already did a very good top 10 for Comic Book Video Games and my list would be pretty much the same thing.

Before I get to the top 10 though here are some honorable mentions.

Honorable Mentions

Riverdale
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<p>If you thought you knew the story behind Archie and his friends, then you need to see this trailer. This isn't a real movie but instead it was a fan trailer that won Funniest Web Clip in the Canadian Comedy Awards. I read a lot of Archie comics as a kid and the dark nature of this trailer really shocked me. I would love to see this made into a real movie, especially since the other Archie TV movie was really bad.</p>
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<p style="text-align: center;"><strong>The Fountain</strong></p>
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<p>This is one of my favourite movies of all time and I was really considering putting it on this list. The story behind the Fountain is originally it was going to be done for 70 million (with Brad Pitt and Cate Blanchett in the lead roles). Pitt pulled out of the film and the film began to go over budget causing Warren Brothers to shut down production. Director Darren Aronofsky wasn't sure if the movie would get green lighted again so he decided to write a graphic novel so that his story could be told. The movie ended up getting green lighted at half the budget and was now starring Hugh Jackman and Rachel Weisz. Aronofsky decided to release the graphic novel alongside the film and that is why I cannot count this film as a comic book adaption.</p>
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<p>The film itself is brilliant though and the way Aronofsky melds the three stories together so seamlessly is what makes him one of the best filmmakers ever. The writing, directing, set design, cinematography, music etc. are all incredible and the fact that this film didn't just get ignored by the academy but supposedly got booed off the stage at Cannes is a black eye on the film industry.</p>
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<p>I don't want to talk too much more about the film because it is really something you should experience firsthand without too much getting ruined for you. If anyone watches the film and would like to discuss it with me, please PM me and I will be more than happy to talk about it.</p>
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<p style="text-align: center;"><strong>Mars Attacks!</strong></p>
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<p>This film is based of a trading card game so once again it doesn't count but once again I love it too much not to mention it :P. A large star-studded film is very tough to pull off sometimes (actor's egos get in the way sometimes) but Mars Attacks! pulls it off. So often in these films the aliens attack and it is up to 'merica to stop them. Usually it is one hot shot hero (with a checked past) who comes to the rescue and stops the invasion all by himself. Mars Attacks! takes all the cliches you would think about and turns them on their head. I would like to list some of them but I don't want to spoil any of the awesome deaths in this film. The movie is ton of fun and if you haven't seen it then Ack Ack Ack Ack.</p>
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<p style="text-align: center;"><img alt="" src="http://www.newyorker.com/images/2010/01/18/cartoons/ToonNewsletter4.jpg" style="width: 298px; height: 398px;" /></p>
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<p style="text-align: center;"><strong>The Addams Family</strong></p>
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<p>The last of the honorable mentions is the Addams Family. This movie is based off an old New Yorker cartoon and thus technically not a comic book adaption. That being said this movie is too much fun not to put on the list.</p>
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<p>For those who don't know the Addams are the perfect American family...that happens to deal in the macabre. Getting electrocuted, feeding their man eating plants, eating entrails of a lizard, dancing waltzes these are just things that they do. The funny thing about the Addams though is they really are the perfect family. They all love each other and want nothing more than to see their friends and family taken care of.</p>
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<p>The characters are what really make this movie and they are all wonderfully portrayed. Angelica Huston, Christopher Lloyd, Raul Julia, Christina Ricci etc. bring these odd characters to life and expel such exuberance that you can't help but fall in love with them. So they might be creepy and kooky and all together ooky but the film deserves a watch.</p>
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<p style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-size:24px;"><strong>#10</strong></span></p>
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<p style="text-align: center;"><strong>Men in Black</strong></p>
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<p>Based on some comics from the early 90s Men in Black was a HUGE success in the box office and that led to some very unfortunate sequels. Terrible sequels aside the first Men in Black is among my favourite comedies to watch.</p>
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<p>First off the film takes the tired cliche of Odd Couple cops and actually makes it fun. For the first little bit of the film we get to see 'J' in action as one of the best in the NYPD, but once 'K' opens the doors to MiB headquarters and says this line "I need to tell you something about all your skills. As of right now, they mean precisely... dick." you start to understand you are in for a much different film. While we still get the same 'buddy cop' cliches thrown at us, they are now surrounded by aliens, big guns, regenerating heads, squid babies etc. and we are too fascinated by what is going on to care about silly cliches.</p>
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<p>And that is why the first film worked so well (and its sequels didn't). Like Mars Attacks! it isn't some hero waving the American flag in one hand and shooting a rocket launcher in the other that saves the world, instead it is a bunch of older people wearing suits going behind the scenes to keep everyone happy. 'K' mentions that "there's always an Arquillian Battle Cruiser, or a Corillian Death Ray, or an intergalactic plague that is about to wipe out all life on this miserable little planet, and the only way these people can get on with their happy lives is that they DO NOT KNOW ABOUT IT!" And with that line (and the ending of course) it makes the viewer see things in a different light (at least I did). We start to realize that maybe our problems aren't as important as we think they are. Things may seem grim at the moment but that will pass and we can look forward to the world still being here tomorrow.</p>
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<p style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-size:24px;"><img alt="" src="http://www.coverbrowser.com/image/uncanny-x-men/100-2.jpg" /></span></p>
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<p style="text-align: center;"><strong>X2: X-men United</strong></p>
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<p>The first X-men signaled the start of the Comic Book Movie renaissance. The setting, characters, special effects, story etc. all worked and it made a group of super-powered people believable. X2 took everything that was great about the first one and improved on it. From the first scene, with Night Crawler breaking into the White House, I knew I was in for a fantastic film and I wasn't let down.</p>
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<p>What was so great about the second film is it really began to blur the lines between good and evil. In most super hero films we have good guys and we have bad guys and it is pretty obvious which side everyone is on. In X2 though you have the good and bad guys teaming up to kill the humans, or stop the humans, or learn to work with the humans, or maybe they don't all share the same views on the humans. We have the humans who are scared of the mutant threat but can we blame them? Would you not be frightened for your children if you knew that people could read their minds or kill them just by looking at them. The fact that everyone is so 3 dimensional in their views on what is right or wrong makes for exciting characters and exciting drama.</p>
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<p>Beyond the compelling story telling once again the blend of special and practical effects are top notch. While I don't have a problem with CG it is nice to see real makeup used and it makes Mystique and Night Crawler seem much more real.</p>
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<p style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-size:24px;">#8</span></p>
<p style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-size:24px;"><img alt="" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_YanHjln8DDA/TMUtnwhAy3I/AAAAAAAAACQ/coAluERqlQg/s1600/300_cover.jpg" /></span></p>
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<p style="text-align: center;"><strong>300</strong></p>
<p><span style="font-size:24px;">THIS IS OVERUSED INTERNET MEME. </span><span style="font-size:14px;">OK, hopefully got that out of everyone's system. </span></p>
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<p>300 is the kind of movie that just gets you pumped up. I am not a fan of these types of movies in general but 300 just worked for me. It was pretty much a non stop action fest from start to finish, but they did break up the action enough so that it didn't become boring. The pacing of the movie was phenomenal as it knew how to get you revved up and then bring you down enough so that you would be ready for more action.</p>
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<p>A huge plus for the film is the fantastic CGI. Once again I am not a fan of movies using too much CGI but it really works in this film. In a more serious period piece (see Rome) this CGI would be out of place but here it brings the graphic novel to life and makes you feel like you're living inside those pages.</p>
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<p>Finally the characters (while seemingly generic) make the film more than just a run-of-the-mill action movie. Gerard Butler brings such a presence to the film that you can see why these 300 would follow him to certain death. I know I spent several paragraphs bashing films that have that hero waving the flag and taking out the enemy but if you do it right it can make a film that much better. That is one thing I started noticing while making this list. All these films have tons of cliches in them, but through good acting and directing these cliches are used efficiently and instead of hurting the movie it makes it stronger.</p>
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<p style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-size:24px;">#7</span></p>
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<p style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-size:24px;"><span style="font-size:14px;"><strong>Mystery Men</strong></span></span></p>
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<p>OK, I am about to get all hipstery on you but I like Mystery Men before it was cool <img alt=":pimp:" class="bbc_emoticon" src="https://psnprofiles.com/forums/public/style_emoticons/default/pimp.gif" title=":pimp:" /> This movie was absolutely panned when it first came out but I didn't care. I thought this movie was hilarious and now that it has gained cult status it seems a lot of other people do to. This has to be one of the most quotable films I have ever seen and if you haven't seen it then you are missing out.</p>
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<p>This film is very loosely based on a series of comics that starred a character called the Flaming Carrot. I have never read them but I know the Shoveler was in it and I think that is about it. Regardless this movie is too awesome not to talk about.</p>
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<p>I have said it once and I will say it again, what is great about this film is the characters. These are not superheros, they are the other guys. They work menial jobs, they deal with marital problems, they live with their parents and other stuff that makes up life. They put on the costumes and fight crime because it makes them feel special it sets them apart from the rest of society. The movie shows us that no matter who you are you can make a difference.</p>
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Each of the Mystery Men is vastly different and it is all those varying personalities that make it such a fun team to watch. You got the great relationship between Mr. Furious and The Shoveler. The inept wisdom of the Sphinx, the feisty attitude of The Bowler, the absurdity of the Spleen and so on. Now with a large scale teams it is easy for people to get lost in the shuffle but the film does a great job of making sure everyone has a part and if you were to remove anyone the film would suffer for it.</p>
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<p>Beyond the Mystery Men though the other two main characters, Captain Amazing and Casanova Frankenstein, are incredible as well. Greg Kinnear is such a smarmy bastard that even though he is supposed to be the hero you end up hating him. He cares more about losing his sponsors than actually keeping the world safe. Once again it is all about turning cliches on their heads. Here you have a hero who actually releases villains from prison so that he can capture them again.</p>
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<p>On the other side of the coin though you have Gregory Rush playing Casanova Frankenstein (one of the best villains EVAR). What are his super powers? Well he has that voice...and those eyes...OK he has no super powers but he is still ruthless nonetheless. Gregory Rush plays this outlandish and ridiculous super villain with such passion that he becomes scarier than the Joker. Casanova is insane and he is going to use his Machine to make everyone as insane as he is.</p>
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<p>And that is really why I love this movie. It takes the mythos of the Super Hero and explores a little more of why these people do what they do. It is also encouraging for the viewers at home because it makes us realize that we can stand up to injustice and we don't have to let evil win.</p>
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<p style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-size:24px;">#6</span></p>
<p style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-size:24px;"><span style="font-size:14px;"><img alt="" src="http://judgebyitscover.files.wordpress.com/2011/04/ghostworld.jpg" /></span></span></p>
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<p style="text-align: center;"><strong>Ghost World</strong></p>
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<p>Whaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa there are no super heroes in this film<img alt=":shakefist:" class="bbc_emoticon" src="https://psnprofiles.com/forums/public/style_emoticons/default/shakefist.gif" title=":shakefist:" />  Well if you have that attitude then you will not like my #1 pick :P. This is why I said Comic Book adaptations and not Super Hero films. Ghost World is not a super hero book but it is a well told story and a great film.</p>
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<p>Ghost World is the story of two high school graduates trying to make it in a world that they don't feel a part of. Enid loves, or at least tells herself she loves, being the social outcast and takes pleasure in the fact that she is not part of "normal" society. Rebecca is her best friend and shares her same outlook but you can tell she wants more. She wants to get a job so that she can afford to move out and buy nice things. She starts to realize that maybe hating the world isn't the best way to go about life and she isn't happy doing it anymore. </p>
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<p>I think a lot of us can relate to these kind of characters. We are set in our ways and then all of a sudden something happens to rock our world and we either can change with the situation or stay in our comfort zone (even if that means you are left all alone). It is a difficult thing for anyone to have to deal with and that is what makes the movie so compelling. By the end Enid has seemingly made her choice and we are left wondering if she will be OK. It is such a great ending because we don't know what life will give us or if we made the right choice.</p>
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<p>If you haven't already seen this movie I encourage you to watch it. It is very funny and it will leave you wanting to know more about what happens to the characters in this film.</p>
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<p style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-size:24px;">#5</span></p>
<p style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-size:24px;"><img alt="" src="http://garbledtransmission.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/08/Batman_The_Dark_Knight_Returns.jpg" /></span></p>
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<p style="text-align: center;"><strong>Dark Knight</strong></p>
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<p>You knew this film would be on here but you probably didn't think it would be this low. Batman is my favourite super hero of all time so maybe I hold his films to a higher standard than other movies. Now Christopher Nolan is a great director (or at least he used to be) but he did some stuff in this movie that really irked me. I don't think I have to list the positives of this movie, you all know them, I will list what I didn't like about the movie and why it is #5 and not higher on this list. These might seem silly and nit picky but it is my list :P</p>
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<p>1. Batman and Rachel fall out of a penthouse window onto a car and Rachel is fine because she landed on batman<img src="https://psnprofiles.com/forums/public/style_emoticons/default/huh.png" />. This point may seem small but it just takes you out of the movie because of unrealistic it is. It is a shame too because the preceding scene with the Joker is so good and the payoff is so weak. A better outcome would have been if the Joker threw some random woman out of the window and she ended up dying because Batman wasn't fast enough. This would have made Batman even more resilient about going after the Joker or would have made him question his worth even more.</p>
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<p>2. Harvey Dent and Two Face. First off this is a WAY better character than Batman Forever but it is still very lacking. Harvey Dent is supposed to be Bruce Wayne's best friend. This makes him turning into Two Face even more of a heart break because of the bond between the two characters. Two Face in this film is almost a throw away villain because there isn't that emotional connection between the two friends. The movie does an OK job establishing the character, but it would have been better to have Dent be in Batman Begins and then have him turn in Dark Knight.</p>
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<p>Also his turn to Two Face was kind of silly. I actually like the idea of his face being burnt instead of the chemicals they used in the comics. Where the silliness comes in is his face is burnt so badly it actually has holes in it, yet he is able to talk perfectly fine and is up and walking a day or so later. I know this is comic book land but like my first complaint it takes you out of the atmosphere of the movie.</p>
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<p>3. The Boat Scene. I don't this scene just bugs me and I feel it slows the pace of the movie too much. The scene is OK but I would have liked it better if the guy on the boat containing the citizens had actually pulled the trigger and his own boat blew up. I get why the scene was in the film (could you actually pull the trigger) but if they did it my way then it would have had more impact (it is the kind of joke the Joker would have found funny).</p>
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<p>So like I said this film is fantastic and because it is so good it just makes those little points stand out even more.</p>
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<p style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-size:24px;"><strong>#4</strong></span></p>
<p style="text-align: center;"><img alt="" src="https://encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcSE4m-yob_Wifzh-njM3CEUGwarzXkPLn9CtEaQmTj9Pf3xBke6zQ" /></p>
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<p style="text-align: center;"><strong>Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles</strong></p>
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<p>OK taking nostalgia glasses off...nope this film is still awesome <img alt=":lol:" class="bbc_emoticon" src="https://psnprofiles.com/forums/public/style_emoticons/default/laugh.png" title=":lol:" /> . Seriously if you were a kid growing up in the 90s this film was the SHIT. Getting to see your childhood heroes come to life on the big screen was incredible to see and this film stands the test of time.</p>
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<p>As I mentioned above I like practical effects and it doesn't get much better than the Jim Henson company (the same company that provided the costumes for the original Star Wars films). Go back and look at old Power Ranger costumes and then look at the Turtles and you can see what good effects can do. Watching TMNT you never questioned the turtles existence as they fit into the scene seamlessly.</p>
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<p>The fight scenes were great as well. They got real martial artists to play the turtles and this helped sell the realism of the fights. The fight scenes were so good that parents actually complained and that is why you don't see Michelangelo using his nunchuks in later films.</p>
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<p>Finally the story was fantastic and had real a heart to it. One of my favourite scenes is when the Turtles, April and Casey have to escape and they go to live on that farm. It brings the action to a much needed halt and lets us reflect on the characters. April's narration though out the scene gives us insight into the characters past and present and presents us with, GASP, character development. Films today forget that character development is actually kind of important because it is hard to feel for someone when you don't know anything about him/her.</p>
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<p>So yeah I love this movie and I dread the "re-imagining" that Michael Bay is about to bring us. Speaking of Michael Bay did you know he plays one of the villains in Mystery Men :)</p>
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<p style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-size:24px;">#3</span></p>
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<p style="text-align: center;"><strong>Sin City</strong></p>
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<p>I brought this up with the 300 review as well but this is another example of CGI really working for a film. The whole movie was filmed on a green screen and it has been reported that several actors, who share scenes with each other, never met until the premier of the film.</p>
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<p>This movie plays out like a comic book and you can actually read along with the movie and what you see on page is happening on screen as well. The attention to detail that Robert Rodriguez gives is outstanding and you really feel like you are inside the comic for this one. Frank Miller gets a lot of grief for his dialog and characters in comics but in this case I give him a pass. I am a huge fan of Film Noire style movies so films like Sin City is right up my alley.</p>
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<p>This movie pulls no punches and it gives you the real down and dirty. Once again there are no "good guys" rather there are people who are less bad than others. In the end though the "bad guys" don't always get their comeuppance and the "good guys" don't always win. It is just a series of stories told where we have to deal with whatever the outcomes may be.</p>
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<p>Once again the acting, well most of it, is top notch. You have Elijah Wood saying nothing at all but still being the scariest villain in the whole movie, You have Mickey Rourke's excellent portrayal of the hard hitting Marv, Bruce Willis plays the last good cop on the force in true Film Noire style, Nick Stahl playing the Yellow Bastard and giving such a sadistic performance that I found myself hating him in other films (much like I did with Robert Patrick after T2) and the list goes on.</p>
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<p>There is a sequel coming out but I almost don't want to watch as I feel it won't live up to the first film.</p>
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<p style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-size:24px;"><img alt="" src="https://encrypted-tbn3.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcRTxygu0fpdaZAKC-SnBWHPlwIhBsuoJh37Jju1MBJnIhsPy0yy" style="width: 180px; height: 280px;" /></span></p>
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<p style="text-align: center;"><strong>Watchmen</strong></p>
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<p>Hailed as one of the greatest comics ever written Watchmen finally came to the big screen in 2009. This movie had a lot of false starts as different directors were attached to it throughout the years. Finally Zack Snyder (the man behind 300 and the upcoming Man of Steel film) brought this literary masterpiece to life and it couldn't have turned out better.</p>
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<p>First up if you haven't read the book or watched the movie Watchmen here is a very short synopsis. It is an alternate reality where costumed heroes exist. The world is on the brink of nuclear war and one of the costumed heroes The Comedian dies and this starts the investigation that will lead to the reveal of an event that will change the world (I feel so dirty for that terrible synopsis :().</p>
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<p>More importantly Watchmen deals with why people get up in the morning and decide to save the world. Why do people put on the masks and risk their lives fighting evil. Do they do it because they believe in justice, are they doing it because it is cool, because they like to hurt people, because they are forced into it? It also blurs the lines of good and evil as well. Is an act truly evil if it produces good? Is an act heroic if you are fighting for one side and evil if you are fighting for another? What makes something wrong and other things right if both things are the same?</p>
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<p>Now onto the film. The film changes something from the comic and I know this bugged a lot of people but I think the changes were needed. The ending is SO much better than the comic and it just makes a lot more sense than the comic (continue on in the spoilers)</p>
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In the comic we are to believe that peace is won because of the alien invasion. Well what happens when no more alien invasions happen? The people of Earth are going to go back fighting with each other. When they switched it to Dr. Manhattan supposedly being behind the attack it gave a much more serious threat to Russia/USA. They now think that Manhattan is watching them and if they act up again he will attack again. Ozy can even send off another attack as a warning every time anything starts up just to keep everyone in check. I hardly think he could keep sending aliens down as it would seem kind of coincidental that aliens attack only when trouble is a brewing.

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<p>There is a reason that some very good directors have tried to adapt this movie and failed. It is a very complex story spanning several decades with multiple characters all given ample character development. Zach Snyder had a very difficult task ahead of him and within 3 hours he was able to tell the story without leaving anything important out but still maintaining a good pace.</p>
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<p style="text-align: center;"><strong>American Splendor</strong></p>
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<p>You want super heroes...not going to find them here. You want action...well he yells a lot. You want great acting, well told story, compelling characters and an interesting film style...American Splendor.</p>
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<p>Winner of AFI's best movie of the year, Sundance's Best First Feature, The Writer's Guild Best Screenplay etc. etc. etc. American Splendor is a biopic of Harvey Pekar the creator of American Splendor. What is the comics about, well they are also biopics of Harvey Pekar.</p>
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<p>Harvey Pekar is a file clerk who loves comics. He decided to one day write a comic about the mundane activities in his life. The comic took off on the indy scene and he soon started making more.</p>
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<p>Why is the film so great? Well first off it has a very unusual approach to telling a story. We have the acted parts starring Hope Davis and Paul Giamatti, then we cut to the real Harvey Pekar talking about the film, then we have the comic portions of the film playing out the scenes in between scenes. This film style worked so well because in the comics we get different interpretations of Harvey depending on who was drawing him. We are left wondering by the end "did we get to see the real Harvey Pekar or was that just another character he was playing." Even Harvey questions this in the film as he wonders about "who is Harvey Pekar".</p>
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<p>Secondly the acting in the film is so real. Paul Giamatti is great at playing the pathetic loser type but in this film he goes out of his way to keep the audience at a distance making us want to get closer to find out more. We are intrigued by this man's life and we want to crack him open to see what makes him tick. On top of that he is surrounded by his Jazz loving boss, his socially awkward friend, his bizarre but caring wife and we think of them as just characters until we get to meet their real selves later in the film as well and realize that the people we are seeing are in fact real people and once again that gives us a little bit more of a connection to them.</p>
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<p>And I think that is the point I have been trying to make through out this entire top 10. Comics should be about escapism but I find it hard to escape from a life I know nothing about. I know about rejection, I know about feeling left out or not fitting in. I know about wanting to do more in life and to have people want to be like me. </p>
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<p>Well that is my list, if your choices differ from mine (and I feel they will) please comment bellow. Also if you have any comics you would love to see made into films post as well and say who you want to play the main roles.</p>
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<p>As always catch up on the Top 10's you may have missed here, here and here</p>

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I loved Watchmen, The Dark Knight(one of my fav films ever!), and The Avengers.

 

I liked Iron Man 1 but thought Iron Man 2 was blah. Also blah was Daredevil, Ghost Rider, Green Lantern, and Ed Norton's Hulk film.

 

Superman Returns, Batman & Robin, The Dark Knight Rises and Ang Lee's Hulk film with Eric Bana were complete trash.

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I have seen almost every marvel/dc comic adaptation out there and I only really enjoyed the Blade series, X-Men series and The Dark Knight, as well as most other Batman movies with the exception of "Batman & Robbin" which was rubbish. The rest I found to be average at best.

 

Hulk (both movies), Ghost Rider (again both movies), Jonah Hex, Swamp Thing, Superman Returns and Steel are among the worst movies I have ever seen.

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I have seen almost every marvel/dc comic adaptation out there and I only really enjoyed the Blade series, X-Men series and The Dark Knight, as well as most other Batman movies with the exception of "Batman & Robbin" which was rubbish. The rest I found to be average at best.

 

Hulk (both movies), Ghost Rider (again both movies), Jonah Hex, Swamp Thing, Superman Returns and Steel are among the worst movies I have ever seen.

 

You should watch the original Captain America films (all 3 of them) the JLA film and Howard the Duck if you want some really bad Comic Book films. I would do a top 10 worst films list but I think it would just leave me sad :(

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You should watch the original Captain America films (all 3 of them) the JLA film and Howard the Duck if you want some really bad Comic Book films. I would do a top 10 worst films list but I think it would just leave me sad :(

 

I didn't watch those on purpose, because I already suspected they'd be dreadful. I didn't really feel like torturing myself more than I already had :P.

 

On a different note I just realised that I forgot to add adaptations I'd like to see. The main 3 that come to mind would be a Spider-Man 2099 (prefer this darker version over the original). A movie with Deadpool as main character, gotta love that sarcastic bastard :lol:. I'd also like to see Gambit have a bigger role in one of the X-Men movies, preferably not played by the same rubbish actor that played him in X-Men Origins: Wolverine...

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I'm gonna step up and say that I enjoyed Batman & Robin even though I can agree that it was corny as hell. (Then again so were a lot of the comics from the Silver Age) I think I can speak for everyone when I say that there are worse movies.

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I'm gonna step up and say that I enjoyed Batman & Robin even though I can agree that it was corny as hell. (Then again so were a lot of the comics from the Silver Age) I think I can speak for everyone when I say that there are worse movies.

 

Oh there are much worse films than Batman and Robin. Batman and Robin had camp value (much like Street Fighter or Birdemic), but there are films like Hunger Games or New Moon that are just dreadful and have no redeeming fun value.  At least the first Twilight movie was goofy so it was fun to laugh at, New Moon was just boring.

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Oh there are much worse films than Batman and Robin. Batman and Robin had camp value (much like Street Fighter or Birdemic), but there are films like Hunger Games or New Moon that are just dreadful and have no redeeming fun value.  At least the first Twilight movie was goofy so it was fun to laugh at, New Moon was just boring.

 

How dare you say Hunger Games has no value.....

Jennifer Laurence is great in that one.

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I like almost all comic book movies but if I had to choose a top ten would have to be...

 

 

  1. Batman - Dark Knight
  2. Avengers 
  3. Batman Begins
  4. Batman Dark Knight Rises
  5. X-Men First Class
  6. Iron Man
  7. Superman 
  8. Amazing Spiderman
  9. X-Men
  10. Iron Man 2
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I like almost all comic book movies but if I had to choose a top ten would have to be...

 

 

  1. Batman - Dark Knight
  2. Avengers 
  3. Batman Begins
  4. Batman Dark Knight Rises
  5. X-Men First Class
  6. Iron Man
  7. Superman 
  8. Amazing Spiderman
  9. X-Men
  10. Iron Man 2

I agree with this list except for #8 amazing spiderman and iron man 2

 

5 worst of all time are..

1. Batman and Robin

2. Daredevil

3. Catwoman

4. Amazing Spiderman

5. Hulk (eric bana) 2003?

Dishonorable mention : Captain America.

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I agree with this list except for #8 amazing spiderman and iron man 2

 

5 worst of all time are..

1. Batman and Robin

2. Daredevil

3. Catwoman

4. Amazing Spiderman

5. Hulk (eric bana) 2003?

Dishonorable mention : Captain America.

No love for the spidey lol I think it's going to be a good trilogy of movies and I like the fact they didn't rush it like with the other films. Film ended and he was still a school kid so plenty of room for lots of story. 

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Here's my favorite comic book movie list.

 

The Dark Knight

Marvel's The Avengers

X2

Iron Man

X-Men:First Class

Batman Begins

Thor

 

Comic book movies I'm looking forward of seeing.

 

The Wolverine

Man of Steel

Iron Man 3

Thor 2

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At least the first Twilight movie was goofy so it was fun to laugh at, New Moon was just boring.

 

How the dick could you sit through that and stomach that shit? 

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How the dick could you sit through that and stomach that shit? 

 

 

I'm glad it wasn't me that asked, but it obviously had to be asked nonetheless lol :S

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I'm glad it wasn't me that asked, but it obviously had to be asked nonetheless lol :S

 

I'd honestly rather watch every horrible superhero movie mentioned in this thread in a damn marathon instead of Twilight. It's made for preteen girls and no one else.

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I'd honestly rather watch every horrible superhero movie mentioned in this thread in a damn marathon instead of Twilight. It's made for preteen girls and no one else.

I hate the Twilight movies :angry:

 

They made vampires sissies & lame-asses :shakefist:

 

Give me Alucard anyday.

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