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05.03.2013by: Alex Maidy

The Ten Spot: Top 10 Favorite Comic Book Movie Moments (Video Edition!)

With IRON MAN 3, MAN OF STEEL, THE WOLVERINE, KICK-ASS 2, R.I.P.D., and 300: RISE OF AN EMPIRE opening this summer, comic book adaptations are alive and well. Here we take a look back at ten of our favorite moments from comic book movies through the years. Now, remember I said comic book and not superhero, because not all adaptations are Marvel or DC heroes. So, take a look and the list and let us know if any of your faves didn't make the cut. Feel free to add them in the talk back below!

Honorable Mention #1 - Opening Credits (Superman The Movie)

The first time I saw the original SUPERMAN, I was already in awe before the opening credits had even finished rolling. The iconic theme song by John Williams is instantly recognizable by any movie fan. As a kid, I remember humming the theme to SUPERMAN, which would somehow turn into the theme from STAR WARS, then back to SUPERMAN again. It goes to show how powerful of a character Superman really is when you instantly associate a visual image with a song. I could have picked any moment from Richard Donner's classic movie, but the opening titles shooting across the screen made it for me.

Honorable Mention #2 - Mr. Glass Revealed (Unbreakable)

Technically, UNBREAKABLE is not a comic book adaptation, but like Pixar's THE INCREDIBLES, it is one of the best superhero movies to hit screens. Despite spending the majority of the movie seeming like a supernatural mystery in the vein of THE SIXTH SENSE, once the revelation that the entire series of events was orchestrated by Mr. Glass (Samuel L. Jackson). UNBREAKABLE's twist clicked with me instantly and I loved getting an original superhero story on the big screen, something we rarely see. A very cool moment and the last time M. Night Shyamalan did something interesting.

#10 - Sky Dive (Iron Man 2)

IRON MAN 2 was a failure, in my opinion. The only thing that worked was Robert Downey Jr. as Tony Stark. This scene summarizes Stark's personality perfectly. It is brash, pompous, and an absolutely self-serving moment, but it showcases his showmanship as a superhero. Tony Stark is the anti-Bruce Wayne: a hero who embraces both sides of his personality because he doesn't have to hide who he is.

#9 - Blood Rave (Blade)

People always forget that BLADE was the first box office success based on a Marvel character. It hit theaters two years before X-MEN and gave us Wesley Snipes most badass role. And what a way to introduce a character than this scene. The blood rave featured the pulsing electronic remix of New Order's "Confusion" and culminated with blood pouring from the sprinklers. From there, Blade himself proceeds to kick some major ass. This movie should be the template for where a new DAREDEVIL or PUNISHER movie should go.

#8 - This is Sparta! (300)

Zack Snyder's film made this list not because he is directing MAN OF STEEL, but because of how surprising 300 was. Quite a few people didn't realize that 300 was based on Frank Miller's comic. After the success of SIN CITY in bringing to life the moody art from Miller's pages, 300 was another perfect translation of still image to movie magic. Gerard Butler has not been this badass before or since 300 and this scene is one of the reasons why. Despite becoming a worn out internet meme, this scene is a stylized moment that will forever be remembered in comic book movies.

#7 - Jesus Christ walks into a hotel (The Crow)

THE CROW was supposed to be Brandon Lee's introduction to Hollywood stardom. Alas, he died tragically filming this movie. THE CROW is not perfect and does not hold up as well as it did when first released, but it is an example of how a difficult comic can be translated to a movie without sacrificing the intention of the original artist. THE CROW on film looks just like THE CROW on the page and none of the sequels were able to live up to this one.

#6 - Dance with the Devil (Batman)

There are so many moments in Tim Burton's BATMAN that I could have chosen: the museum scene, the "I'm Batman" scene, even the Joker's origin, but I felt this moment captured the movie despite not even having Batman in it. The Joker confronts Bruce Wayne and Vicki Vale and utters his "Dance with the Devil" line, giving Bruce Wayne the realization of who this guy really is. Plus, it has Michael Keaton channeling a little BEETLEJUICE when he says "let's get nuts".

#5 - The Death of The Comedian (Watchmen)

A lot of people said WATCHMEN was unfilmable even after seeing the movie version. By no means perfect, WATCHMEN was able to tell a dark, literate story with visual flair. Zack Snyder makes his second appearance on this list for this beautiful shortcoming of a film. This opening sequence takes the beginning of the first issue of WATCHMEN and brings it to life faithfully and beautifully.

#4 - Wolverine vs Lady Deathstrike (X2: X-Men United)

While I loved X-MEN: FIRST CLASS, I still consider X2: X-MEN UNITED to be the best film in that franchise. It got the villain right and it got Wolverine right. I could have picked numerous moments or one-liners featuring Hugh Jackman's awesome portrayal as Logan, but this showdown with Lady Deathstrike is probably the single best battle he has had in any of the films so far. It is a shame that his ORIGINS movie was a pile of shit. Here's to hoping that THE WOLVERINE finally gives us a proper solo film.

#3 - Spidey versus Doc Ock (Spider-man 2)

The epitome of Sam Raimi's trilogy, this fight between Spider-man and Doctor Octopus took the action to another level. The battle feels straight out of a comic book but also incredibly real. But, my favorite part has to be the patrons of the train sticking up for Spider-man when he is down. Raimi truly brought together the people of New York as a superhero unto themselves in his movies which just enhanced Spider-man's appeal. Marc Webb has not yet been able to match anything like this in his AMAZING SPIDER-MAN series, and I don't know if any solo superhero movie will come close.

#2 - Delayed Detonation (The Dark Knight)

THE DARK KNIGHT is the best superhero movie of all time. There is no contender. Sure, the movie has some holes in logic, but it also has the two best villain portrayals of all time. Harvey Dent/Two-Face is phenomenal, but Heath Ledger's The Joker is a million times better than anything else put to movie screens. The entire nurse sequence is brilliant, but the ending where The Joker wonders why the explosion has stalled is cinematic gold. The best part is, it was an accident. Ledger improvised the moment when the explosives didn't go off as planned. The rest is history.

#1 - The Battle of New York (The Avengers)

While I am not saying that THE AVENGERS is the best superhero movie of all time (far from it), it did something that no other comic adaptation has been able to: it put multiple heroes on the screen at the same time and gave them an opportunity to work as a team. Sure, X-MEN did it first, but it almost felt like a bunch of heroes in the same movie and not a super team. In THE AVENGERS, everyone shows their strengths but also work as a cohesive unit to bring down the enemy. From Iron Man to Captain America to the best version of the Hulk to date, the final act of THE AVENGERS is the best comic movie scene of all time. Puny god!

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3:30PM on 05/05/2013
Good list. If made a little longer I would include the one scene that made X Men First Class a better movie. The Argentina scene with Magneto and deutsches bier, das beste.
Good list. If made a little longer I would include the one scene that made X Men First Class a better movie. The Argentina scene with Magneto and deutsches bier, das beste.
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9:01AM on 05/04/2013
Black Widow is the best part of Iron Man 2
Black Widow is the best part of Iron Man 2
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8:51AM on 05/04/2013
Ah Unbreakable... I remember the first time I saw it in the theaters and for the longest time I didn't know what this movie was supposed to be. So slow and no action. And then in the final act it became clear I was watching the most realistic superhero movie ever. The score by James Newton Howard is wonderful as well.
Ah Unbreakable... I remember the first time I saw it in the theaters and for the longest time I didn't know what this movie was supposed to be. So slow and no action. And then in the final act it became clear I was watching the most realistic superhero movie ever. The score by James Newton Howard is wonderful as well.
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1:55AM on 05/04/2013
I would have gone with the opening sequence, or the moment when Nightcrawler rescues Rogue after being sucked out of the jet.
I would have gone with the opening sequence, or the moment when Nightcrawler rescues Rogue after being sucked out of the jet.
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5:51PM on 05/03/2013
I'm sorry but this list needs something from Kick-Ass on it. I don't even technicaly consider it a superhero film but it fits the genre of comic book adaptions. From Nick Cage shooting up the warehouse, to Hit Girls intro, Heck even the fight scene between Kick Ass and the street gang is epic in its own way. I would have picked either the Jet Pack scene or the death of Big daddy which I still say is one of the most incredible things filmed in the past few decades.
I'm sorry but this list needs something from Kick-Ass on it. I don't even technicaly consider it a superhero film but it fits the genre of comic book adaptions. From Nick Cage shooting up the warehouse, to Hit Girls intro, Heck even the fight scene between Kick Ass and the street gang is epic in its own way. I would have picked either the Jet Pack scene or the death of Big daddy which I still say is one of the most incredible things filmed in the past few decades.
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5:00PM on 05/03/2013
Good list, though I don't agree with every choice on here. Still, can't really argue with number 1. What works so well isn't simply the team pulling together and the fantastic moment where we see everyone at work, using their team combination to best use, it's that each hero shines as an individual as part of a whole. We still see each one retaining who they are as opposed to getting lost in the crowd. It's an incredible feat for a filmmaker to balance so many characters and still keep them
Good list, though I don't agree with every choice on here. Still, can't really argue with number 1. What works so well isn't simply the team pulling together and the fantastic moment where we see everyone at work, using their team combination to best use, it's that each hero shines as an individual as part of a whole. We still see each one retaining who they are as opposed to getting lost in the crowd. It's an incredible feat for a filmmaker to balance so many characters and still keep them from being a blur or coming off as losing their identity, but with this scene, Whedon manages to get them to be a team and still retain their individuality.
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4:54PM on 05/03/2013
Great scene, but I gotta agree below that the interrogation scene is arguably the best in the entire film. I even think it was stated by one of the persons involved with the film that it is the epitome of the movie. That scene, which finally brings the two characters face to face, shows why these two are not only drawn together but what makes them the perfect foils for each other. It's a brilliant scene and I don't think any other scene in any other comic book film has ever captured the dynamic
Great scene, but I gotta agree below that the interrogation scene is arguably the best in the entire film. I even think it was stated by one of the persons involved with the film that it is the epitome of the movie. That scene, which finally brings the two characters face to face, shows why these two are not only drawn together but what makes them the perfect foils for each other. It's a brilliant scene and I don't think any other scene in any other comic book film has ever captured the dynamic between a super hero and a villain so perfectly. This scene is good as well, but it seems to me more like a momentary bit of fun, with the improv being hilarious than something that has true impact on a film.
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4:46PM on 05/03/2013
Still one of the best fight scenes of any Marvel film. What's great about this is that it's a brutal, hand to hand fight. Yes the characters use their powers here, but it goes beyond that into something of an actual fight. Marvel seems to have been content to leave these kinds of fights behind in place of bigger and better fights laden with special effects. Even the Avengers fight between Hulk and Thor, which is arguably one of the better showdowns in Marvel movie history, doesn't feel as
Still one of the best fight scenes of any Marvel film. What's great about this is that it's a brutal, hand to hand fight. Yes the characters use their powers here, but it goes beyond that into something of an actual fight. Marvel seems to have been content to leave these kinds of fights behind in place of bigger and better fights laden with special effects. Even the Avengers fight between Hulk and Thor, which is arguably one of the better showdowns in Marvel movie history, doesn't feel as gritty as this one does.
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4:42PM on 05/03/2013
Have to agree with Jedd. The opening of this movie was also the best scene. It's overall great, but the introduction of Nightcrawler and his powers is probably one of the best character introductions of any Marvel film.
Have to agree with Jedd. The opening of this movie was also the best scene. It's overall great, but the introduction of Nightcrawler and his powers is probably one of the best character introductions of any Marvel film.
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4:36PM on 05/03/2013
Another underrated masterpiece in my opinion. I'm not sure how the film could have more successfully captured the comic, but it seems like people who criticized it didn't want a film adaptation in the first place. This was a great scene though. Perfectly captures it right from the page and sets the tone.
Another underrated masterpiece in my opinion. I'm not sure how the film could have more successfully captured the comic, but it seems like people who criticized it didn't want a film adaptation in the first place. This was a great scene though. Perfectly captures it right from the page and sets the tone.
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4:23PM on 05/03/2013
One of the coolest intros to one of my favorite movies characters. I remember absolutely loving this movie, even before I was really a big fan of comic movies. In fact, I don't remember knowing that Blade was a Marvel character before the film. But this entire scene was just so cool. I love the modern techno-sleek take on modern vampires. Even the action is grounded guns-and-fists type stuff, which you just don't really see with comic book films these days, as everything uses so much CGI and
One of the coolest intros to one of my favorite movies characters. I remember absolutely loving this movie, even before I was really a big fan of comic movies. In fact, I don't remember knowing that Blade was a Marvel character before the film. But this entire scene was just so cool. I love the modern techno-sleek take on modern vampires. Even the action is grounded guns-and-fists type stuff, which you just don't really see with comic book films these days, as everything uses so much CGI and special effects.
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4:08PM on 05/03/2013
I think Unbreakable is truly one of those underrated movies. I love that it ended up being, what is essentially, a comic book movie. It was completely unexpected, especially after The Sixth Sense. But this, to me, is one of the most original and best crafted comic book films because of how very human and down to earth it is. With most comic book films, we go in knowing exactly what we're in store for, but this was a genuine and pleasant surprise.
I think Unbreakable is truly one of those underrated movies. I love that it ended up being, what is essentially, a comic book movie. It was completely unexpected, especially after The Sixth Sense. But this, to me, is one of the most original and best crafted comic book films because of how very human and down to earth it is. With most comic book films, we go in knowing exactly what we're in store for, but this was a genuine and pleasant surprise.
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1:50PM on 05/03/2013

ListFail

A depressing headline...the rustling of newspapers...the theme kicks up...the crowd looks skyward...a flash of red and blue...Ol' Glory blowing in his wake...
"General...would you care to step outSIDE?"

This. Fucking. Scene. every every every time.
A depressing headline...the rustling of newspapers...the theme kicks up...the crowd looks skyward...a flash of red and blue...Ol' Glory blowing in his wake...
"General...would you care to step outSIDE?"

This. Fucking. Scene. every every every time.
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11:19AM on 05/03/2013
This movie sucked really, the more I think about it the more I dislike it.
This movie sucked really, the more I think about it the more I dislike it.
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11:18AM on 05/03/2013
This movie sucked really, the more I think about it the more I dislike it.
This movie sucked really, the more I think about it the more I dislike it.
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11:09AM on 05/03/2013
I'd have liked to seen something from Sin City. Otherwise, a pretty good list.
I'd have liked to seen something from Sin City. Otherwise, a pretty good list.
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5:11PM on 05/03/2013
Agreed, it was a much better adaptation of Miller's work than 300 and was a defining moment for me as a comic book fan to finally see a book I love adapted meticulously panel for panel.
Agreed, it was a much better adaptation of Miller's work than 300 and was a defining moment for me as a comic book fan to finally see a book I love adapted meticulously panel for panel.
10:39AM on 05/03/2013
I haven't seen it since its theatrical run, but Jeffren Dean Morgan was maybe my favorite part of it. I still respect Snyder for trying to do it justice, but the aesthetic felt too polished and reminiscent of 300, when it should've felt more gritty. And while the book was plenty violent, there were a couple of scenes where Snyder upped the carnage from what Dave Gibbons had portrayed on the page in a way that I felt changed the characters, particularly Dan and Laurie.
I haven't seen it since its theatrical run, but Jeffren Dean Morgan was maybe my favorite part of it. I still respect Snyder for trying to do it justice, but the aesthetic felt too polished and reminiscent of 300, when it should've felt more gritty. And while the book was plenty violent, there were a couple of scenes where Snyder upped the carnage from what Dave Gibbons had portrayed on the page in a way that I felt changed the characters, particularly Dan and Laurie.
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9:57AM on 05/03/2013
This was a great scene and really built on what was established in Iron Man 1, just too bad the rest of the film couldn't hold up as well.
This was a great scene and really built on what was established in Iron Man 1, just too bad the rest of the film couldn't hold up as well.
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9:55AM on 05/03/2013
Good list, however I think the scene in The Dark Knight when Alfred explains The Joker's motivations to Bruce is one of the best scenes in that entire trilogy or even a comic book movie. I've never heard exposition that so dramatically and so eloquently explains the reason for evil in a movie and more than that, his line just nails the characterization of The Joker, "some men just want to see the world burn." Gives me a chill everytime I see that scene.
Good list, however I think the scene in The Dark Knight when Alfred explains The Joker's motivations to Bruce is one of the best scenes in that entire trilogy or even a comic book movie. I've never heard exposition that so dramatically and so eloquently explains the reason for evil in a movie and more than that, his line just nails the characterization of The Joker, "some men just want to see the world burn." Gives me a chill everytime I see that scene.
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9:53AM on 05/03/2013
I actually think this is one of the cooler parts of 300. I have a certain love-hate relationship with the film as a whole, but this scene (and maybe the line about who brought more solidiers) pretty well encompasses the badassness of Leonidas without becoming too preachy.
I actually think this is one of the cooler parts of 300. I have a certain love-hate relationship with the film as a whole, but this scene (and maybe the line about who brought more solidiers) pretty well encompasses the badassness of Leonidas without becoming too preachy.
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9:47AM on 05/03/2013

Great scene...

But IMO the interrogation scene was the best scene in the entire movie. Joker and Batman finally together in one room to talk in front of all the cops. You add the Joker's speech in it, wow. Amazing. This scene though was right up there as well, good choice.
But IMO the interrogation scene was the best scene in the entire movie. Joker and Batman finally together in one room to talk in front of all the cops. You add the Joker's speech in it, wow. Amazing. This scene though was right up there as well, good choice.
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8:51AM on 05/03/2013
Young Magneto intro: X1. Get chills just thinking about it.
Young Magneto intro: X1. Get chills just thinking about it.
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8:49AM on 05/03/2013

What a shame.

It's such a tragedy that Heath passed. A great talent and nice guy. Such a shame we won't be able to see this character grace the screen again (or any Heath film for that matter). I met him working on the set of The Dark Knight and he was a very genuine guy who loved his job. In NO WAY did the performance affect his life, like some say. Damn Shame...RIP Heath.
It's such a tragedy that Heath passed. A great talent and nice guy. Such a shame we won't be able to see this character grace the screen again (or any Heath film for that matter). I met him working on the set of The Dark Knight and he was a very genuine guy who loved his job. In NO WAY did the performance affect his life, like some say. Damn Shame...RIP Heath.
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8:44AM on 05/03/2013
Yes, this film has it's faults but I think it's brilliant and misunderstood...I wasn't bored 1-Second watching this...I understand why some wouldn't like it but I loved it.
Yes, this film has it's faults but I think it's brilliant and misunderstood...I wasn't bored 1-Second watching this...I understand why some wouldn't like it but I loved it.
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8:41AM on 05/03/2013
Yes, this film has it's faults but I think it's brilliant and misunderstood...I wasn't bored 1-Second watching this...I understand why some wouldn't like it but I loved it.
Yes, this film has it's faults but I think it's brilliant and misunderstood...I wasn't bored 1-Second watching this...I understand why some wouldn't like it but I loved it.
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8:33AM on 05/03/2013

Doesn't Hold Up?

Highly disagree...It didn't see this film until almost a decade after it was released and have watched it 2-dozen times after. It still stands as one of my favorite films and holds up great.
Highly disagree...It didn't see this film until almost a decade after it was released and have watched it 2-dozen times after. It still stands as one of my favorite films and holds up great.
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8:27AM on 05/03/2013

Not a COMPLETE failure.

Iron Man 2 wasn't better than the first, but I don't think it was a complete failure.
Iron Man 2 wasn't better than the first, but I don't think it was a complete failure.
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8:17AM on 05/03/2013
This is simply what comic book fans have always wished they could see on the big screen, but never believed in a million years would actually happen. Whedon knows how to put smiles on comic book fans unlike any other filmmaker out there.
This is simply what comic book fans have always wished they could see on the big screen, but never believed in a million years would actually happen. Whedon knows how to put smiles on comic book fans unlike any other filmmaker out there.
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8:14AM on 05/03/2013
Great scene. Perhaps two of the best villains ever put into a comic book movie. Two Face & Joker are truly what made TDK such a damn good movie.
Great scene. Perhaps two of the best villains ever put into a comic book movie. Two Face & Joker are truly what made TDK such a damn good movie.
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8:12AM on 05/03/2013
This scene alone is better than the entirety of Amazing Spider-Man.
This scene alone is better than the entirety of Amazing Spider-Man.
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8:44AM on 05/03/2013
LMFAO...Nice, Agreed...Love this comment.
LMFAO...Nice, Agreed...Love this comment.
8:00AM on 05/03/2013
The Crow doesn't hold up well? Are you fucking kidding me? Out of all the comic book films of the past, The Crow holds up best.
The Crow doesn't hold up well? Are you fucking kidding me? Out of all the comic book films of the past, The Crow holds up best.
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7:57AM on 05/03/2013
Man of Steel needs this music. It IS Superman, not even the great Hans Zimmer could ever match this.
Man of Steel needs this music. It IS Superman, not even the great Hans Zimmer could ever match this.
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7:22AM on 05/03/2013
A great sequence. It shows the strength of the villain and the hero. Also the action is visible and not blurry like a lot of films today are. It seems today's standards, shaking the camera is supposed to convey there is action occurring at the moment.
A great sequence. It shows the strength of the villain and the hero. Also the action is visible and not blurry like a lot of films today are. It seems today's standards, shaking the camera is supposed to convey there is action occurring at the moment.
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7:07AM on 05/03/2013
God I hated this movie. I remember being so bored in the theater. That particular scene isn't bad, but wasn't that like the only action until the next hour or so?
God I hated this movie. I remember being so bored in the theater. That particular scene isn't bad, but wasn't that like the only action until the next hour or so?
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4:35PM on 05/03/2013
Watchmen was never very action packed to begin with. The entire comic book is more of a character drama than an action packed comic book. It was always more about who these people were and what they were missing in life, which almost always had to do with their superhero identities. It was also very heavy into dealing with the era, which was the 1980's at the time the comic was written.
Watchmen was never very action packed to begin with. The entire comic book is more of a character drama than an action packed comic book. It was always more about who these people were and what they were missing in life, which almost always had to do with their superhero identities. It was also very heavy into dealing with the era, which was the 1980's at the time the comic was written.
6:53AM on 05/03/2013
Disagree with this selection and the position here on the list. All the crap that happened in 300, I think you could have selected a more remarkable scene, if you must include this movie.
Disagree with this selection and the position here on the list. All the crap that happened in 300, I think you could have selected a more remarkable scene, if you must include this movie.
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4:24PM on 05/03/2013
I would normally agree, but this scene is so iconic and representative of the movie. It's pretty damn epic, and the only scene that really trumps it from the entire film is the scene with the arrows.
I would normally agree, but this scene is so iconic and representative of the movie. It's pretty damn epic, and the only scene that really trumps it from the entire film is the scene with the arrows.
6:46AM on 05/03/2013
When I was a kid, this song used to get me so pumped! No amount of sugar could equal to what this song would do to me. As soon as I would hear this theme while the movie's playing, you couldn't tell me I wasn't Superman. I would tie a bed sheet around my neck and with one fist forward and the other by my side, I would be running around the room jumping off tables and shit. A perfect score if you ask me, a lot of emotion in this song.
When I was a kid, this song used to get me so pumped! No amount of sugar could equal to what this song would do to me. As soon as I would hear this theme while the movie's playing, you couldn't tell me I wasn't Superman. I would tie a bed sheet around my neck and with one fist forward and the other by my side, I would be running around the room jumping off tables and shit. A perfect score if you ask me, a lot of emotion in this song.
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6:42AM on 05/03/2013
This is Fanboys' dreams come true. In my life I never thought I'd see an actual The Avengers movie on the big screen.
This is Fanboys' dreams come true. In my life I never thought I'd see an actual The Avengers movie on the big screen.
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6:41AM on 05/03/2013
Well-choreographed fight scene.
Well-choreographed fight scene.
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6:40AM on 05/03/2013
This is a good fight. However, I'd go with Wolverine vs. Sabretooth from the first X-Men.
This is a good fight. However, I'd go with Wolverine vs. Sabretooth from the first X-Men.
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6:40AM on 05/03/2013

A few additions.....

Supermans' tearful rage at finding Lois dead
Hellboy and Abe getting drunk together and singing in Hellboy 2
Kevin Bacon explaining to Rainn Wilson why his wife left him in Super ("IIIIIII[link]!")
Vicki Vales' ride to the Batcave
Magneto and Professor X meeting Wolverine, and his reply ("Go fuck yourself")
Supermans' tearful rage at finding Lois dead
Hellboy and Abe getting drunk together and singing in Hellboy 2
Kevin Bacon explaining to Rainn Wilson why his wife left him in Super ("IIIIIII[link]!")
Vicki Vales' ride to the Batcave
Magneto and Professor X meeting Wolverine, and his reply ("Go fuck yourself")
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6:40AM on 05/03/2013

A few additions.....

Supermans' tearful rage at finding Lois dead
Hellboy and Abe getting drunk together and singing in Hellboy 2
Kevin Bacon explaining to Rainn Wilson why his wife left him in Super ("IIIIIII[link]!")
Vicki Vales' ride to the Batcave
Magneto and Professor X meeting Wolverine, and his reply ("Go fuck yourself")
Supermans' tearful rage at finding Lois dead
Hellboy and Abe getting drunk together and singing in Hellboy 2
Kevin Bacon explaining to Rainn Wilson why his wife left him in Super ("IIIIIII[link]!")
Vicki Vales' ride to the Batcave
Magneto and Professor X meeting Wolverine, and his reply ("Go fuck yourself")
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6:39AM on 05/03/2013
The whole movie Should be in this spot. It's actually a page-to-page adaptation (excluding the ending).
The whole movie Should be in this spot. It's actually a page-to-page adaptation (excluding the ending).
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6:38AM on 05/03/2013
Oh yeah, this scene scared the living daylights out of me. One minute you have this super duper rave. Next thing you know, it's blood bath, literally.
Oh yeah, this scene scared the living daylights out of me. One minute you have this super duper rave. Next thing you know, it's blood bath, literally.
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6:35AM on 05/03/2013
When I was a kid, this song used to get me so pumped! No amount of sugar could equal to what this song would do to me. As soon as I would hear this theme while the movie's playing, you couldn't tell me I wasn't Superman. I would tie a bed sheet around my neck and with one fist forward and the other by my side, I would be running around the room jumping off tables and shit. A perfect score if you ask me, a lot of emotion in this song.
When I was a kid, this song used to get me so pumped! No amount of sugar could equal to what this song would do to me. As soon as I would hear this theme while the movie's playing, you couldn't tell me I wasn't Superman. I would tie a bed sheet around my neck and with one fist forward and the other by my side, I would be running around the room jumping off tables and shit. A perfect score if you ask me, a lot of emotion in this song.
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5:31AM on 05/03/2013

This was a great moment and what these films should strive for

What made it great was that everyone had there chance to shine individually and do what their character does best, even Hawkeye gets something to do! The moment where they pan 360 around the group united plus the one take shot across New York as we join each character is the moment I've been waiting for comic book films to achieve since I was a snot nosed 12 year old.
What made it great was that everyone had there chance to shine individually and do what their character does best, even Hawkeye gets something to do! The moment where they pan 360 around the group united plus the one take shot across New York as we join each character is the moment I've been waiting for comic book films to achieve since I was a snot nosed 12 year old.
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5:25AM on 05/03/2013

Great moment

quickly threw you into the world and introduced the character in the most bad ass way possible, a heavily re-watched scene in my teenage years for sure.
quickly threw you into the world and introduced the character in the most bad ass way possible, a heavily re-watched scene in my teenage years for sure.
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6:46AM on 05/03/2013
Yup, you pretty much summed it up.
Yup, you pretty much summed it up.
4:26AM on 05/03/2013
The Avengers was a really good film, but I do feel that the ending battle did come off as at least a little generic. Yes, there were many great moments where each team member got to strut his or her stuff, and the effects work (including building a digital replica of New York) is mind-boggling, but I guess giant climactic blockbuster endgames can start to feel similar to each other after a while, and that's what I felt from The Avengers. Is it a disservice to the movie to compare this ending
The Avengers was a really good film, but I do feel that the ending battle did come off as at least a little generic. Yes, there were many great moments where each team member got to strut his or her stuff, and the effects work (including building a digital replica of New York) is mind-boggling, but I guess giant climactic blockbuster endgames can start to feel similar to each other after a while, and that's what I felt from The Avengers. Is it a disservice to the movie to compare this ending battle to the one in Transformers Dark of the Moon? Most certainly. However, maybe it isn't an entirely unfounded comparison. Hope this sounds reasonable-ish.
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10:02PM on 05/03/2013
@Freeden, I absolutely agree. The Avengers had so much personality, and Whedon and the cast who played them imbued them with a sense that these could be real people who don't quite get along but eventually must, and that was a lot of fun. With the Transformers films, none of the characters really felt like real people. They felt like broad strokes caricatures - and they weren't even wearing colourful tights. I think it's the way the battle is visually, how the giant Chitauri "dragon" looks
@Freeden, I absolutely agree. The Avengers had so much personality, and Whedon and the cast who played them imbued them with a sense that these could be real people who don't quite get along but eventually must, and that was a lot of fun. With the Transformers films, none of the characters really felt like real people. They felt like broad strokes caricatures - and they weren't even wearing colourful tights. I think it's the way the battle is visually, how the giant Chitauri "dragon" looks superficially like the Soundwave drilling worms.
4:57PM on 05/03/2013
I can't really equate this to Transformers like so many have. Yes, the massive scale of effects work in both films is similar, but what this film has that Transformers didn't is personality. Even in the midst of the massive battle, we still get distinct personality from each character. They don't just add their own powers or personal fighting touches to the battle, their banter between each other is fantastic and the way they work together takes into account each individual.
I can't really equate this to Transformers like so many have. Yes, the massive scale of effects work in both films is similar, but what this film has that Transformers didn't is personality. Even in the midst of the massive battle, we still get distinct personality from each character. They don't just add their own powers or personal fighting touches to the battle, their banter between each other is fantastic and the way they work together takes into account each individual.
4:24AM on 05/03/2013
While this was a brilliant fight, I would put the opening with Nightcrawler in the White House in place of this one on the list.
While this was a brilliant fight, I would put the opening with Nightcrawler in the White House in place of this one on the list.
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4:41PM on 05/03/2013
This. Such an awesome opening. Nightcrawler himself is awesome, but the way they do the whole scene, coupled with the awesome teleportation effect was just great.
This. Such an awesome opening. Nightcrawler himself is awesome, but the way they do the whole scene, coupled with the awesome teleportation effect was just great.
4:23AM on 05/03/2013
Such a terrifyingly funny moment, fit this version of the character to a tee. It probably has gone down in history as one of those great, great improvised bits (alongside "hey, I'm walking here!" and "game over man, game over!")
Such a terrifyingly funny moment, fit this version of the character to a tee. It probably has gone down in history as one of those great, great improvised bits (alongside "hey, I'm walking here!" and "game over man, game over!")
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4:20AM on 05/03/2013
I really, really don't like that the Joker turned out to be the guy responsible for the death of Thomas and Martha Wayne but what the heck, this is still a good movie and that moment is a very nice example. "You wouldn't hit a guy with glasses" was another excellent Jack Nicholson Joker moment. I just kinda wish he went the full hog and displayed Shining-like psychosis in the part.
I really, really don't like that the Joker turned out to be the guy responsible for the death of Thomas and Martha Wayne but what the heck, this is still a good movie and that moment is a very nice example. "You wouldn't hit a guy with glasses" was another excellent Jack Nicholson Joker moment. I just kinda wish he went the full hog and displayed Shining-like psychosis in the part.
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4:33PM on 05/03/2013
This always bothered me too. But the entire creation of Joker in this film always kind of irked me. For sure, Nicholson does a good job in how he portrays Joker, but the way he's written in this film always felt shallow to me. It always felt like a very cheesy kind of insanity, almost like this is how the Joker is so that's how we made him, as opposed to creating any kind of depth to him.
This always bothered me too. But the entire creation of Joker in this film always kind of irked me. For sure, Nicholson does a good job in how he portrays Joker, but the way he's written in this film always felt shallow to me. It always felt like a very cheesy kind of insanity, almost like this is how the Joker is so that's how we made him, as opposed to creating any kind of depth to him.
8:47AM on 05/03/2013
@ martinphipps
No he did not. Two Face had acid thrown in his face for prosecuting a mob boss.

@Jedd the Jedi
But Begins did the same thing with Ras. Ras indirectly created Batman. Ras claimed that he created the city wide depression that caused Chill to kill Bruce's parents. The depression is what caused all the crime & corruption in the city. Plus, Ras taught Bruce pretty much everything he knows, he pretty much taught him to be Batman. Ras had the largest impact on Bruce, even more so
@ martinphipps
No he did not. Two Face had acid thrown in his face for prosecuting a mob boss.

@Jedd the Jedi
But Begins did the same thing with Ras. Ras indirectly created Batman. Ras claimed that he created the city wide depression that caused Chill to kill Bruce's parents. The depression is what caused all the crime & corruption in the city. Plus, Ras taught Bruce pretty much everything he knows, he pretty much taught him to be Batman. Ras had the largest impact on Bruce, even more so than The Joker did in Batman 89.
8:36AM on 05/03/2013
I guess that of all the changes to the source material you've listed, the Joker killing Bruce's parents has the closest immediate impact on the origin story. I guess the idea was that Joe Chill was nothing more than your average street punk, that Batman's parents weren't offed by a supervillain or someone who would turn out integral to his later career. Ultimately, what this version did was have the Joker indirectly create the Batman persona. I remember Sam Hamm claiming that he had nothing to
I guess that of all the changes to the source material you've listed, the Joker killing Bruce's parents has the closest immediate impact on the origin story. I guess the idea was that Joe Chill was nothing more than your average street punk, that Batman's parents weren't offed by a supervillain or someone who would turn out integral to his later career. Ultimately, what this version did was have the Joker indirectly create the Batman persona. I remember Sam Hamm claiming that he had nothing to do with writing in the Joker killing the Waynes and Alfred letting Vicki Vale into the Batcave, because those were incorporated during rewrites he was not a part of. I think that is a pretty big change and one that Batman Forever echoed by having Two-Face kill Robin's family.
8:35AM on 05/03/2013
The Joker DID create Two-Face in the comics.
The Joker DID create Two-Face in the comics.
8:06AM on 05/03/2013
Joker being responsible for Bruce's Parent's death is no different than Ras training young Bruce & inspiring him to be Batman, Joker creating Two-Face, or Bruce completely quitting Batman after only a year (and of all the changes this one is by far the worst). All the films took major liberties with the source material.
Joker being responsible for Bruce's Parent's death is no different than Ras training young Bruce & inspiring him to be Batman, Joker creating Two-Face, or Bruce completely quitting Batman after only a year (and of all the changes this one is by far the worst). All the films took major liberties with the source material.
4:17AM on 05/03/2013
I agree with how well this moment was put together, and how representative of Stark's character it was. I think Robert Downey Jr. said it best when doing press for the first movie, describing Stark as "a likeable asshole". That description of the anti-Bruce Wayne is spot on. He went out there and told the world he was Iron Man and sure, he's had to pay his fair share for that, but I don't think Stark ever actually regrets it.
I agree with how well this moment was put together, and how representative of Stark's character it was. I think Robert Downey Jr. said it best when doing press for the first movie, describing Stark as "a likeable asshole". That description of the anti-Bruce Wayne is spot on. He went out there and told the world he was Iron Man and sure, he's had to pay his fair share for that, but I don't think Stark ever actually regrets it.
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4:10AM on 05/03/2013
so glad this got a mention. I was a teenager when I first saw this scene and was like what the hell is going in here! Perfect balance of suspense, horror, action and an amazing hero introduction.
so glad this got a mention. I was a teenager when I first saw this scene and was like what the hell is going in here! Perfect balance of suspense, horror, action and an amazing hero introduction.
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4:07AM on 05/03/2013
The epitome of the Sam Raimi films. Three was bigger but not better.
The epitome of the Sam Raimi films. Three was bigger but not better.
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4:06AM on 05/03/2013

Nice choice

If I had to pick one Joker scene I would have said the part where he meets the mob bosses and the pencil trick.
If I had to pick one Joker scene I would have said the part where he meets the mob bosses and the pencil trick.
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3:48AM on 05/03/2013

fuckin xmen

Fed up reading that the avengers was the first to put multiple heroes together on screen successfully. Its like xmen 1 and 2 never happened.

They have more Heros/mutants and they are pretty good films.
X2 is prob better than the avengers.

This scene is just a cgi-fest.
Everything i hate about films.
Fed up reading that the avengers was the first to put multiple heroes together on screen successfully. Its like xmen 1 and 2 never happened.

They have more Heros/mutants and they are pretty good films.
X2 is prob better than the avengers.

This scene is just a cgi-fest.
Everything i hate about films.
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7:55AM on 05/03/2013
X-Men is more like Ghostbusters. They are a team from the get go. The Avengers, on the other hand, are completely separate superheroes, from already established franchises, put together in a single movie. If X-Men crossed over with Spider-Man, then it would be comparable to the Avengers. It's like when The Flintstones met the The Jetsons and it completely blew my 6 year old mind.

X-Men is more like Ghostbusters. They are a team from the get go. The Avengers, on the other hand, are completely separate superheroes, from already established franchises, put together in a single movie. If X-Men crossed over with Spider-Man, then it would be comparable to the Avengers. It's like when The Flintstones met the The Jetsons and it completely blew my 6 year old mind.

3:46AM on 05/03/2013

awesome choice...& by the way

Happy 10th Anniversary to X2! May 2nd, 2003
Happy 10th Anniversary to X2! May 2nd, 2003
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2:33AM on 05/03/2013
Great scene but not the one he died filming. It was the one where his character walks into his apartment interrupting the gang raping his girl and gets killed. Originally he got shot by Funboy (who actually accidentally shot him) instead of the version in the final product where Tintin throws a knife into him.
Great scene but not the one he died filming. It was the one where his character walks into his apartment interrupting the gang raping his girl and gets killed. Originally he got shot by Funboy (who actually accidentally shot him) instead of the version in the final product where Tintin throws a knife into him.
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