OTHER SCIENCE FICTION SERIES

...now for the best comic book movie, and the winner is...

POSTED BY: CHRISISALL
UPDATED: Sunday, April 17, 2005 01:36
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Friday, April 15, 2005 12:46 PM

CHRISISALL


It takes no time at all for me to answer.
Superman, The Movie.
Great writing, acting, MUSIC, editing, effects, ect. Richard Donner crafted an epic masterpiece of humour and drama that has not been equaled to this day.
Spider-man, huh? Close, very close, but the man of steel wins, I think.

Or does he?
Mine is just one vote.




You just described the exact contents of my purse Chrisisall

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Friday, April 15, 2005 12:51 PM

STARPILOTGRAINGER


Ehh. I think X-Men 2 is better than either of them.


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Friday, April 15, 2005 12:57 PM

MANWITHPEZ

Important people don't do field work.


I'm gonna go with "Road To Perdition" with "Sin City" as a close second...

Kaylee: "What's so damn important about being proper? It don't mean nothing out here in the black."
Simon: "It means more out here. It's all I have..."

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Friday, April 15, 2005 12:59 PM

CHRISISALL


Is that based on a pre-existing love of the comic book, or do you just like the movie on it's own?

Kal-El Chrisisall

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Friday, April 15, 2005 1:01 PM

SLAYER730


I would say "Sin City" (panel for panel, and word for word in a lot of areas) or "Ghost World". But "best" is subjective...are we talking most enjoyable? Best acted? Best cast? Closest to the story, look, and feel of the comic?

I still vote for "Sin City"

~"Eyes to the stage, stranger...she's just warmin' up."~

***Never judge a book by its movie***

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Friday, April 15, 2005 1:09 PM

QUICKSAND


HHHmmmm....

I can't REALLY argue with "Superman," although it's all these years later and I still remember being traumatized by the opening credits, which were like, nine hours long.

1979(ish) brought us Superman, 1989 brought us Batman (also quite superior, as was "Batman Returns"), and 1999 brought us Spider-Man. I'll go to my grave saying Spider-Man was crap, but "Spider-Man 2" was way, way better than it needed to be. Just thumbs up all the way around. And no one wore their underwear on the outside of their costume.

"Road to Perdition" is another good vote, except the talent of the director far outweighed the talent of the guy who adapted the screenplay.

"Sin City" was a little TOO exact for my tastes, though still a good movie. I dunno, maybe that one needs more time to find its place in cinematic history. Can I vote for "Sin City 2" yet?

(Qs)

p.s. oh! does it have to be live action? cuz if not, I'd like to vote for "Cowboy Bebop."

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Friday, April 15, 2005 1:13 PM

STARPILOTGRAINGER


Quote:

Originally posted by chrisisall:
Is that based on a pre-existing love of the comic book, or do you just like the movie on it's own?



A little of both. I am an X-Men fan, but I think X-Men 2 was a very good movie on the own. I'm also a Spider-Man fan but I didn't like the movie so much (although it was better than the 2nd). I'm not too big of a Superman fan, granted, but except when I saw them as a kid I didn't much care for them - I especially dislike the whole 'I'll use my powers to fly back in time and Save Lois' thing.

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Friday, April 15, 2005 2:24 PM

SOUTHERNSLAYER


I can say Serenity cant I?

"May have been the losing side. Still not convinced it was the wrong one."

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Friday, April 15, 2005 2:58 PM

SERGEANTX


I gotta go with Tim Burton's Batman, but I've yet to see either of the new Spiderman movies.

SergeantX

"Dream a little dream or you can live a little dream. I'd rather live it, cause dreamers always chase but never get it." Aesop Rock

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Friday, April 15, 2005 4:25 PM

SNIPER


Sin City. Hands down, the best Comic to movie adaptation to date.

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Friday, April 15, 2005 5:10 PM

FREMDFIRMA


*smacks you all with a nerf bat*

TANK GIRL !

Awesome comic adaptation, and Lori is just downright unhinged! - add in some killer work by L7 and others, and it was just hands down comictacular.

Geez, what were ya thinkin !
(heheh, just kiddin, everyone got different tastes..)

-F

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Friday, April 15, 2005 7:02 PM

THATWEIRDGIRL


Ghost World and Tank Girl...fun stuff that.


I want a catwoman hat.

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Friday, April 15, 2005 7:04 PM

SERGEANTX


GOD yes. I'd forgotten about Ghost World. That's one of my all-time favorite movies in general. Guess I was thinking more in the superhero vain. American Splendor was quite good as well.


SergeantX

"Dream a little dream or you can live a little dream. I'd rather live it, cause dreamers always chase but never get it." Aesop Rock

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Friday, April 15, 2005 7:25 PM

SEVENPERCENT


The Crow - Hands down - That movie still holds up as far as special effects and dialogue to any movie out right now, and it's over 10 years old - After that I'd go Sin City or Spiderman -

Just my 2 cents

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Friday, April 15, 2005 7:30 PM

0REAVER0


Great vote Thatweirdgirl
OMG lOL i rember that movie it was great she had some of the greatest lines in that movie ever it was hi-larious

0Reaver0

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Saturday, April 16, 2005 2:51 AM

CHRISISALL


Wow, forgot about The Crow. I'd have to put it right up there with Superman!

And what's this Ghost World y'all are talkin' about?

It can't rain all the time Chrisisall

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Saturday, April 16, 2005 4:27 AM

SERGEANTX


Ghost world is kind of a geek art film by Terry Zwigoff, based on the comics by Daniel Clowes. Stars Thora Birch, Scarlett Johansson and Steve Buscemi. Really cool movie. Here's a good review:

http://bigempire.com/filthy/ghostworld.html

SergeantX

"Dream a little dream or you can live a little dream. I'd rather live it, cause dreamers always chase but never get it." Aesop Rock

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Saturday, April 16, 2005 4:58 AM

CHRISISALL


Thanks, Sergeantx for the reply AND that hi-larious review of a flick I must now rent!

The much obliged Chrisisall

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Saturday, April 16, 2005 6:27 AM

CYBERSNARK


Why has nobody named Hellboy?

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Saturday, April 16, 2005 9:10 AM

MANWITHPEZ

Important people don't do field work.


OH! Hellboy was an awesome Superhero movie...I wonder why no one's mentioned the first Men In Black. I thought that one was funny, but that's me.

Kaylee: "What's so damn important about being proper? It don't mean nothing out here in the black."
Simon: "It means more out here. It's all I have..."

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Saturday, April 16, 2005 11:41 AM

MISGUIDED BY VOICES


Quote:

Originally posted by manwithpez:
OH! Hellboy was an awesome Superhero movie...I wonder why no one's mentioned the first Men In Black. I thought that one was funny, but that's me.



Comic Book movie - American Splendour

Superhero Movie - Spiderman. It had flaws, but it was my childhood comic writ large.

"I threw up on your bed"

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Saturday, April 16, 2005 12:34 PM

MANWITHPEZ

Important people don't do field work.


I stand by the statement that Spider-Man is a Superman movie in the wrong costume. Spider-Man 2 was a vast improvement, but Peter took his mask off more than Daredevil does over in his book. It was crap!

Kaylee: "What's so damn important about being proper? It don't mean nothing out here in the black."
Simon: "It means more out here. It's all I have..."

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Saturday, April 16, 2005 1:51 PM

MANWITHPEZ

Important people don't do field work.


And, holy shit, I can't believe I forgot about "From Hell" Make that one number one!

Kaylee: "What's so damn important about being proper? It don't mean nothing out here in the black."
Simon: "It means more out here. It's all I have..."

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Saturday, April 16, 2005 7:35 PM

BATMARLOWE


Comic Book Movie: GHOST WORLD (but I haven't seen AMERICAN SPLENDOR)

Superhero Movie: SUPERMAN II

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Saturday, April 16, 2005 8:58 PM

ROCKETJOCK


The Incredibles. Hands down. Okay, so it's not actually based on a specific comic book, but there's no denying that it's a comic book movie -- and a damn fine one. It also manages the trick of remaining "family friendly" while addressing serious adult themes.


It's odd. Pop-Psyche always pigeonholes superhero fiction as "Male adolescent power fantasy", usually in order to dismiss it; but in the last three months I've had the good luck to read two novels which prove you can use the tights-and-capes set to reflect adult concerns.
Nobody Gets The Girl by James Maxey (Phobos books, 2003) uses comic-book scenarios to examine issues of guilt and responsiblility; while Superfolks by Robert Mayer (original publication 1977, reissued 2003 by About Comics) anticipates The Incredibles by presenting the life of an involuntarily retired superhero facing a mid-life crisis. I highly recommend both.

"Do you know what the definition of a hero is? It's somebody who gets somebody else killed." -- Zoƫ Warren

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Sunday, April 17, 2005 1:36 AM

CHRISISALL


Superman II is a great film just waiting to be put back together! When (and if) Richard Donner puts back several KEY scenes that Richard (D'oh) Lester hacked out while finishing it, and fixes up some of the awful FX shots, it will be the truly great movie it should be. Until then, it is just a painful-to-watch mess.


Smallville smasher Chrisisall

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