Showing up on 29 of the 38 lists, The Dark Knight received just as many votes as the top spot on our list. It might not have worked on paper, but the classiest of all comic-book adaptations just about pulled it off on the silver screen. The beauty in a list like this is to see how unique we are. The story is really one of fear and government overreach, and the problems that can come with it. This comes as no surprise as these three films all contributed to the medium in great ways. While the effects may not look so great today, the filmmaking holds up, and produces one of the most enjoyable comic book adaptations that has ever been released. Instead, the heroes fight amongst themselves for what are mostly valid reasons.
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Co-Founder of ComicBook Debate, Zayyan Farooqi, had The Dark Knight as his greatest comic book film of all time. Sam Raimi was not planning on leaving the Spider-Man franchise after just three movies. As tough as it may be to watch at times, Road to Perdition is extremely rewarding. This movie edges out Winter Soldier due to the original risks he took in changing the way people look at superhero movies. The second Superman movie on this list is one of the most infamous superhero comic book movies a studio abandoned despite some major names working on it.
Interesting on a multitude of levels and pleasing to both the eye and the mind, the film was a pleasant surprise that made us wish all summer movies could be like this. Perhaps more importantly, the film proved that Chris Pratt was a bankable and charismatic star. As ludicrous as it seems, the idea works largely because of the chemistry between the two leads. Every frame of the movie is like a comic frame and the action is wondrous. The villain of the movie too travels back in time and plans for chain of events that would cause the end of the world. Nowadays, Your Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man needs his movie reputation saved by the good folks at Marvel Studios, but in the 2000s, Peter Parker was at the top of the superhero movie totem pole. The rule of thumb is that any successful galactic laugh-a-rama should hold up as decent sci-fi even if you were to strip it bare of gags.
Taking an old school Hollywood underdog story of facing adversity and overcoming tremendous odds, the movie was an astonishing technical achievement. Despite being branded as an enemy of Gotham after the events of The Dark Knight, Batman intervenes to help the police force of the city against the villain Bane's plan to destroy Gotham. So how have things changed? Blade 1998 Blade benefited from a couple of impressive special effects for 1998. Years later, Marvel took over and brought in The Vulture for Spider-Man: Homecoming. It steers into the skid, and is all the better for it. The surround sound and your favorite comic book characters all around you, wow it indeed feels like some fantasy land. X2: X-Men United 2003 Released three years after the first X-Men, the second episode managed to provide a thrilling experience for comic fans and critics as well.
In addition, viewers had no choice but to appreciate the universe building of director Barry Sonnenfeld, who expertly integrated aliens into human society. It includes films that are of , and those films whose characters originated in comic books e. The Dark Knight Christopher Nolan's acclaimed crime drama didn't just have a tremendous impact on comic book movies, but the film industry as a whole. Chris Hemsworth has never been better as the title character, and, thanks to a supporting cast featuring the likes of Jeff Goldblum, the film is full of love, humor, and charm. Imagine how surprised I was when the color palette, action, and humor of Thor: Ragnarok graced that first trailer with Black Sabbath wailing in the background.
From some of the most iconic to some of the most obscure in the comic book medium, all 38 team members submitted their top ten favorite comic book films. Stars: Michael Keaton, Jack Nicholson, Kim Basinger. Perhaps the first truly great superhero movie of the modern age, Spider-Man 2 does everything right. A History of Violence is one of the more complete movies out there, and we're all the more thankful for it. Bong turns a faintly ludicrous premise — following a sudden global freeze, the only humans left alive are the passengers on a single train following an endless circular track — into a rivetingly strange and unpredictable class satire. Sam Raimi's Spider-Man 2 is still thought to be one of the best comic book adaptations, even more than a decade since its original release.
Sin City 2005 Comic fans all have a certain reverence for Frank Miller, so when we found out that Sin City was coming and would be filmed in a style that was a perfect match for Miller's own graphic novels, we were understandably stoked. Each character managed to maintain their individual personality even as they began to interact with one another in new ways. All of those thoughts were put to rest as Strange proved to be a fantastic character who added an entirely new dimension literally to the ever-progressing Infinity Stone saga. Christian Bale continued his take as Bruce Wayne, showcasing a focused Batman who struggled with the realities he faced as evil in Gotham City escalated to terrifying heights. This translated on the final tally greatly. The story at the core of The Dark Knight is about the lines you need to be willing to cross, and the ones that no human ever will.