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04.29.2013by: Chris Bumbray

The Ten Spot: Favorite Superhero Movies

With IRON MAN 3 due to open in thousands of movie theaters all over North America by the end of the week (my review will be up around Thursday), we here at JoBlo.com figured it would be a great time to look back at some of the best superhero movies (my faves, at least), a genre which has come to dominate the summer tent-pole movie season. As this is a "Ten Spot", and not a twenty or thirty spot, some favorites have no doubt been left off the list, but I tried to make this as broad a list as possible, with a few of the entries pre-dating the post SPIDER-MAN comic-book movie explosion of 2002. The fact that I had such a hard time boiling my list down to ten just goes to show how good the genre has become, with pretty much all the films on this list being both commercial, and critical successes. Clearly, the superhero movie isn't going anywhere.

Honorable Mention: Kick-Ass

KICK-ASS is the punk rock version of a superhero movie, adapted from Mark Millar's comic series. While Matthew Vaughn later went on to direct a legit, straightforward superhero movie (X-MEN: FIRST CLASS), KICK-ASS is a pretty scathing satire of the genre, with Aaron Johnson's clueless hero constantly being saved a by a psychotic eleven-year-old, Hit Girl, and her lunatic father, Big Daddy (Nicolas Cage, in one of his more gonzo recent performances). To me, KICK-ASS kicks ass, and luckily this summer we're getting sequel. Hopefully it measures up to the first film.

10- Hellboy 2: The Golden Army

HELLBOY 2 had the misfortune of opening a week before THE DARK KNIGHT, and while it was reasonably successful at the box office, it's still a pretty underrated film. The first HELLBOY had potential, but the sequel was superb, and I'm still hoping Guillermo del Toro gets to finish the trilogy, as a dark future for the character was strongly hinted at in THE GOLDEN ARMY's closing moments. I really like this movie, and if you haven't seen it in awhile, I urge you to revisit it.

9- Iron Man 3

I'm cheating a bit with this one, as IRON MAN 3 doesn't open in North America until late Thursday night. My full review will be posted later on, but you can take my word for it that IRON MAN 3 is the best solo IRON MAN movie, and a very unique addition to the franchise. Shane Black brings an interesting perspective to the series, which perfectly complements both the earlier films, and THE AVENGERS, but offers a unique flavor of it's own. It also should be noted that Robert Downey Jr., who's always been great as Tony Stark, is once again pretty amazing and seems to have been given free reign here. It's fun watching Downey Jr., have fun.

8- The Incredibles

THE INCREDIBLES is different from the other films on this list in that it's not based on a comic book. Rather, Brad Bird's Pixar film is an original take on a world where superheroes are common, but illegal, with the "Incredible" family trying hard to hide their powers to fit in. Along with WALL-E, TOY STORY 3, and UP, THE INCREDIBLES stands as the studio's crowning achievement, and a surprisingly knowing satire of the superhero genre, although it still works as a full-on legit superhero film in it's own right. My only question- why are we getting a sequel to MONSTERS INC., but not THE INCREDIBLES? C'mon Pixar!

7- Batman

The 80's was called the decade of the blockbuster, with VFX heavy movies like the INDIANA JONES trilogy, WHO FRAMED ROGER RABBIT?, and GHOSTBUSTERS owning the box office. Other than three SUPERMAN sequels, the eighties were light on comic book adaptations, but that all changed with Tim Burton's ultra-dark take on the Caped Crusader, with 1989's BATMAN. While not a perfect film (it's very of it's time), Burton's movie is stylish, moody, has one of Danny Elfman's best scores, and two great performances by Jack Nicholson as Joker and a cast-against-type Michael Keaton as the gloomy Batman. Oh yeah, and Kim Basinger is dead-sexy as Vicki Vale. The sequels are mostly bad (although Burton's BATMAN RETURNS is pretty good, if REALLY weird), but this blockbuster hit proved that comic book movies could- and should- be taken seriously.

6- X2: X-Men United

Truth be told, I never cared for the original X-MEN film. It had some great things about it- namely the discovery of Hugh Jackman to play Wolverine- but the film itself was only so-so. However, having been given more freedom, and a bigger budget to do the sequel, Bryan Singer absolutely nailed the second installment, and to this day I think it's the best movie of the franchise (although X-MEN: FIRST CLASS comes close). X2 has everything, including a great score by John Ottman, a good, fleshed-out part for Jackman as Wolverine, and a great villain in Brian Cox as Stryker. Too bad it had to be followed by X-MEN 3: THE LAST STAND.

5- The Dark Knight Rises

The reaction to THE DARK KNIGHT RISES has been pretty mixed since it hit theaters this summer, and no doubt it had an uphill battle following not only on the heels of THE DARK KNIGHT, but also Christopher Nolan's own INCEPTION. While it's maybe not quite the film either of those two are, it's still a really great movie in it's own right, and a superb end to Nolan's incarnation of the franchise (if it's indeed the end). It has some plot holes, but, it also has arguably Christian Bale's best performance of the series as Bruce Wayne/Batman, as well as a really great take on Catwoman for Anne Hathaway.

4- Batman Begins

After all the commotion around THE DARK KNIGHT, it's easy to forget how good BATMAN BEGINS is. After Joel Schumacher's unbelievably campy Batman films from the late nineties, the franchise was all but dead. Christopher Nolan, who at the time only had FOLLOWING (which no one saw), MEMENTO and INSOMNIA under his belt, seemed like an unconventional choice, but he ended up being a brilliant one. For the first half of the film, BATMAN BEGINS isn't even really a superhero movie, and when Christian Bale finally puts on the cowl it all feels very organic, in a way most superhero movies never quite manage. Looking back at BATMAN BEGINS' box office results, it's surprising to see how it was nowhere near the phenomenon that the follow up films ended up being, it only (barely) cracking 200 million domestic. In the end, it actually made less money worldwide than SUPERMAN RETURNS.

3- The Avengers

I have to admit, I never though Marvel was going to be able to pull off THE AVENGERS as a film. When it was announced in the wake of IRON MAN's success four years earlier, I figured having it follow so closely on the heels of the initial slate of Phase one movies (IRON MAN 1 & 2, THE INCREDIBLE HULK, THOR, & CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE FIRST AVENGER) would be overkill, and that it couldn't possibly work. Obviously, I was dead wrong. Thanks in part to Joss Whedon's clever writing and direction, which never sacrificed character for spectacle (although there was plenty of the latter), and maintained a pitch-perfect balance of drama and humor, THE AVENGERS ended up becoming a billion dollar behemoth. While I have no idea if Phase 2 will pay off as well, THE AVENGERS' undeniable success on multiple levels has me inclined to believe it will.

2- Superman- The Movie

No matter how good Henry Cavill is in MAN OF STEEL, to everyone of my generation, there's only one man that we inevitably associate with Superman, and that's Christopher Reeve. Always has been, always will be. Of his four films, only the first is undeniably great (although the second could have been, if the original director Richard Donner hadn't gotten sacked). Looking at it now, it might seem a little corny or dated (Otis is annoying, and Hackman's Lex Luthor is too camp), but you really have to consider the state of the superhero movie genre pre-1978. Other than the campy Adam West BATMAN TV spinoff, nobody made superhero films, as they were strictly for kids, and not to be taken seriously. Director Richard Donner changed all that, with his serious take on the material. Couple that with Christopher Reeve's method-style approach to Supes, and one of the best film scores ever written (all hail John Williams) and you have an undeniable classic.

1- The Dark Knight

A predictable choice? Sure, but Christopher Nolan's movie- to me anyways- felt like THE GOOD, THE BAD, & THE UGLY of superhero movies. With it's epic scope, and iconic performance by Heath Ledger as the Joker, THE DARK KNIGHT is a masterpiece of the genre. What else can I say about it that hasn't been said? Suffice to say, back in 2008, we were all expecting THE DARK KNIGHT to be a good movie, but very few of us ever thought it would end up being some kind of masterpiece. It was so good that many believe it's failure to be nominated for best picture in the 2008 Oscar race resulted in the category being expanded to ten nominees the following year. If anything, maybe it was too good, as the bar was set so high for THE DARK KNIGHT RISES, it couldn't possibly measure up (but it came damn close).

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2:10AM on 05/02/2013
The Dark Knight is great, but I'd watch the Avengers over it any day.
The Dark Knight is great, but I'd watch the Avengers over it any day.
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2:10PM on 04/30/2013
I am a bit disappointed in this list. Not one Spider-man film, but we have The Incredibles, TDKR, and Batman Begins? X2 over First Class is debatable, but First Class does deserve a place on the list as it is also one of the best films. I feel like some films were left out while Nolan's entire trilogy made it on the list. I am a die hard Nolan fan and will defend his movies, but even I can admit that only TDK is the only one on this list that actually deserves to be here. I'd even argue that
I am a bit disappointed in this list. Not one Spider-man film, but we have The Incredibles, TDKR, and Batman Begins? X2 over First Class is debatable, but First Class does deserve a place on the list as it is also one of the best films. I feel like some films were left out while Nolan's entire trilogy made it on the list. I am a die hard Nolan fan and will defend his movies, but even I can admit that only TDK is the only one on this list that actually deserves to be here. I'd even argue that the original Batman isn't a top ten contender, but I am probably in the minority.

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2:00PM on 04/30/2013
I was surprised by The Avengers. I too thought it would be so overhyped, but I absolutely loved it. So much, I saw it in theaters twice, which I rarely do with any film. This was a fantastic film though, one of my favorites of the year.
I was surprised by The Avengers. I too thought it would be so overhyped, but I absolutely loved it. So much, I saw it in theaters twice, which I rarely do with any film. This was a fantastic film though, one of my favorites of the year.
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1:57PM on 04/30/2013
I'm not entirely sure it's a top ten. The film is great, but it ultimately feels underwhelming. And since Batman Begins, we've had a slew of incredibly impressive comic book films that, I think, might very well trump it as a top ten.
I'm not entirely sure it's a top ten. The film is great, but it ultimately feels underwhelming. And since Batman Begins, we've had a slew of incredibly impressive comic book films that, I think, might very well trump it as a top ten.
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1:53PM on 04/30/2013
I'm inclined to tie this with First Class. This one is great, but I have a hard time putting it over First Class. Out of the original trilogy though, this is definitely the best one.
I'm inclined to tie this with First Class. This one is great, but I have a hard time putting it over First Class. Out of the original trilogy though, this is definitely the best one.
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1:49PM on 04/30/2013
See, I'm not a massive fan of the original. It was good for the time, but I feel that it has not aged well. Between the very 80's, very shallow origin story of the Joker, the phony connection to Bruce Wayne as a child, and Joker playing Prince while he attempts to terrorize people, this always felt like it had more in common with the 1960's show than with the newer films. Not to mention the lack of emotional punch that Bruce Wayne's childhood has in the film. This, to me, is another example of
See, I'm not a massive fan of the original. It was good for the time, but I feel that it has not aged well. Between the very 80's, very shallow origin story of the Joker, the phony connection to Bruce Wayne as a child, and Joker playing Prince while he attempts to terrorize people, this always felt like it had more in common with the 1960's show than with the newer films. Not to mention the lack of emotional punch that Bruce Wayne's childhood has in the film. This, to me, is another example of how the 80's more often than not valued the shallow elements of film than the deeper ones. Which is okay for a lot of films in the 80's, but with Batman, I much prefer the darker character explorations as opposed to the more frequently displayed comic tropes.
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9:41AM on 04/30/2013

Interesting list...

Don't agree with all the choices, but that's what opinions are for :)

Just been trying to work out my Top 10, and it's heavily Batman, just 'cos I feel those films tend to be the best of the Superhero ones... Think my top 10 would go something along the lines of...
1) Dark Knight
2) Batman (Burton)
3) Batman (West)
4) Batman Begins
5) Kick Ass
6) Batman Returns
7) X Men First Class
8) The Incredibles
9) Unbreakable
10) Iron Man
Honourables: X Men 2, Spidey 2
Don't agree with all the choices, but that's what opinions are for :)

Just been trying to work out my Top 10, and it's heavily Batman, just 'cos I feel those films tend to be the best of the Superhero ones... Think my top 10 would go something along the lines of...
1) Dark Knight
2) Batman (Burton)
3) Batman (West)
4) Batman Begins
5) Kick Ass
6) Batman Returns
7) X Men First Class
8) The Incredibles
9) Unbreakable
10) Iron Man
Honourables: X Men 2, Spidey 2
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9:31AM on 04/30/2013
This on the other hand shouldn't be in - or the first one. Really overrated films, despite the odd cool visual.
This on the other hand shouldn't be in - or the first one. Really overrated films, despite the odd cool visual.
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9:30AM on 04/30/2013
Should've made top 10 easily. Can't understand why people don't appreciate this film. It could have been Top 5 and it would be easily justified.
Should've made top 10 easily. Can't understand why people don't appreciate this film. It could have been Top 5 and it would be easily justified.
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9:16AM on 04/30/2013

What's going on??

What's the point of putting up this list if you are simply going to censor all opinions that don't conform to yours? Not only did you delete my perfectly rational and respectfully worded counter-opinion, you then removed someone else's comment regarding the mass deletions happening. Can we expect some kind of answer, or will you be removing this as well?

So disappointing. I thought this site was better than that.
What's the point of putting up this list if you are simply going to censor all opinions that don't conform to yours? Not only did you delete my perfectly rational and respectfully worded counter-opinion, you then removed someone else's comment regarding the mass deletions happening. Can we expect some kind of answer, or will you be removing this as well?

So disappointing. I thought this site was better than that.
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7:30AM on 04/30/2013

Good list

Mine would be very similar, with all three Nolan films presented, but it would definitely include Watchmen!
Mine would be very similar, with all three Nolan films presented, but it would definitely include Watchmen!
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7:28AM on 04/30/2013
Great entertainment, would never have thought that it could work so great.
Great entertainment, would never have thought that it could work so great.
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7:27AM on 04/30/2013
As a stand alone movie, I even prefer it to TDK & TDKR.
As a stand alone movie, I even prefer it to TDK & TDKR.
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7:26AM on 04/30/2013
It is sad that it is cool to hate this movie, because it is a pretty perfect conclusion to the trilogy. It gets better with every viewing and I just love Hathaway as Catwoman, would never thought someone could dethrone Pfeiffer...
It is sad that it is cool to hate this movie, because it is a pretty perfect conclusion to the trilogy. It gets better with every viewing and I just love Hathaway as Catwoman, would never thought someone could dethrone Pfeiffer...
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11:58AM on 04/30/2013
It's not 'cool' to hate this movie. This movie is just an endless loop of plot holes and stupid decisions, which makes it very hard to watch. It's not awful from a technical standpoint (for the most part), but when telling a story, full on plot holes are not and should not be acceptable ever. I find it discouraging and sad that solo many 'film buffs' have no issues with such as that is part of making a good movie; please note that a plot hole is substantially different than suspension of
It's not 'cool' to hate this movie. This movie is just an endless loop of plot holes and stupid decisions, which makes it very hard to watch. It's not awful from a technical standpoint (for the most part), but when telling a story, full on plot holes are not and should not be acceptable ever. I find it discouraging and sad that solo many 'film buffs' have no issues with such as that is part of making a good movie; please note that a plot hole is substantially different than suspension of disbelief which one must do to make the premise work.

Last year was the year of all the nerds collectively stating that plot holes are now acceptable, and it pisses me off to no end. This movie wasn't that good, and you'll just have to stop sucking Nolan's cock long enough to accept that.
7:23AM on 04/30/2013

Still my favorite one too!

From the awesome Nightcrawler fight at the beginning to Jean's Death scene, this movie was just awesome!
First Class comes in second...
From the awesome Nightcrawler fight at the beginning to Jean's Death scene, this movie was just awesome!
First Class comes in second...
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7:20AM on 04/30/2013

I would replace it with the first one!

Sadly this one was a major dissapointment, it was just too much in every way...
Sadly this one was a major dissapointment, it was just too much in every way...
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4:34AM on 04/30/2013
Where is V for Vendetta? Watchmen? Spiderman 2? TDKR was one of the worst movies of 2012 and has no place on this list or any other Top Ten list (unless of course it was Top Ten Most Disappointing Movies of All Time)
Where is V for Vendetta? Watchmen? Spiderman 2? TDKR was one of the worst movies of 2012 and has no place on this list or any other Top Ten list (unless of course it was Top Ten Most Disappointing Movies of All Time)
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4:15AM on 04/30/2013
Where is V for Vendetta? Watchmen? Spiderman 2? TDKR was one of the worst movies of 2012 and has no place on this list or any other Top Ten list (unless of course it was Top Ten Most Disappointing Movies of All Time)
Where is V for Vendetta? Watchmen? Spiderman 2? TDKR was one of the worst movies of 2012 and has no place on this list or any other Top Ten list (unless of course it was Top Ten Most Disappointing Movies of All Time)
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1:03AM on 04/30/2013

Don't agree with it

The Incredibles is a good film but overrated imho and would never figure in a top10 Superhero movie list; Spiderman 2 on the other hand is easily one of the top5 best superhero movies ever and it's not even mentioned... Then we have people down here saying that Spiderman movies didn't age well and that they are cheesy and campy and they support Superman as number 2 on the list?!?! .... Is this a joke? Oh, and by the way, I agree with the guy below me who said X-Men First Class is better than
The Incredibles is a good film but overrated imho and would never figure in a top10 Superhero movie list; Spiderman 2 on the other hand is easily one of the top5 best superhero movies ever and it's not even mentioned... Then we have people down here saying that Spiderman movies didn't age well and that they are cheesy and campy and they support Superman as number 2 on the list?!?! .... Is this a joke? Oh, and by the way, I agree with the guy below me who said X-Men First Class is better than any other X-Men movie...
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12:02AM on 04/30/2013

Batman top 10 and others

Shouldn't this be called Batman top 10? I'm mean I love batman and am a huge fan but what about other deserving movies?
Shouldn't this be called Batman top 10? I'm mean I love batman and am a huge fan but what about other deserving movies?
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11:37PM on 04/29/2013
I like it. A little bit of nostalgia, and a little bit of pure awesome. I think the Blade movies need to be mentioned somewhere, if not for the goodness that they were, but for the mere fact that they ushered in the rebirth of the comicbook movie. In my little world, Blade is the reason we got X-Men, X-Men is the reason we got Spider-Man, Spider-Man is the reason we got Iron Man, and Iron Man is the reason we got Avengers. Nolan's trilogy is brilliant, the only trilogy of comicbook movies that
I like it. A little bit of nostalgia, and a little bit of pure awesome. I think the Blade movies need to be mentioned somewhere, if not for the goodness that they were, but for the mere fact that they ushered in the rebirth of the comicbook movie. In my little world, Blade is the reason we got X-Men, X-Men is the reason we got Spider-Man, Spider-Man is the reason we got Iron Man, and Iron Man is the reason we got Avengers. Nolan's trilogy is brilliant, the only trilogy of comicbook movies that works from start to finish, but Marvel's stuff outstrips it all. I seriously hope that Iron Man 3 breaks Marvel's crappy third chapter curse, cause I'm tired of being dissapointed by the close out of the trilogies.
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11:37PM on 04/29/2013
I like it. A little bit of nostalgia, and a little bit of pure awesome. I think the Blade movies need to be mentioned somewhere, if not for the goodness that they were, but for the mere fact that they ushered in the rebirth of the comicbook movie. In my little world, Blade is the reason we got X-Men, X-Men is the reason we got Spider-Man, Spider-Man is the reason we got Iron Man, and Iron Man is the reason we got Avengers. Nolan's trilogy is brilliant, the only trilogy of comicbook movies that
I like it. A little bit of nostalgia, and a little bit of pure awesome. I think the Blade movies need to be mentioned somewhere, if not for the goodness that they were, but for the mere fact that they ushered in the rebirth of the comicbook movie. In my little world, Blade is the reason we got X-Men, X-Men is the reason we got Spider-Man, Spider-Man is the reason we got Iron Man, and Iron Man is the reason we got Avengers. Nolan's trilogy is brilliant, the only trilogy of comicbook movies that works from start to finish, but Marvel's stuff outstrips it all. I seriously hope that Iron Man 3 breaks Marvel's crappy third chapter curse, cause I'm tired of being dissapointed by the close out of the trilogies.
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8:42PM on 04/29/2013
After 35 years, this movie still stands the test of time and is the blueprint for any superhero origin story.
After 35 years, this movie still stands the test of time and is the blueprint for any superhero origin story.
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8:17PM on 04/29/2013

Mixed feelings

I have mixed feelings about that list. Glad to see Superman the Movie so high on the list because I think it is the grandfather of all superhero films, but I think The Dark Knight is overrated, and having the very flawed Dark Knight Rises over much worthy films like Spider-Man 2, The Crow, V for Vendetta, or X-Men: First Class, or Blade 2 is ridiculous.
I have mixed feelings about that list. Glad to see Superman the Movie so high on the list because I think it is the grandfather of all superhero films, but I think The Dark Knight is overrated, and having the very flawed Dark Knight Rises over much worthy films like Spider-Man 2, The Crow, V for Vendetta, or X-Men: First Class, or Blade 2 is ridiculous.
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7:24PM on 04/29/2013
Now that I've had some time to think about it, I suppose my list would look something like this:

1: The Avengers
2: Spider-Man
3: The Dark Knight
4: Iron Man
5: X2: X-Men United
6: Batman
7: Blade
8: Watchmen
9: Captain America: The First Avenger
10: The Incredibles
HM: The Rocketeer
Now that I've had some time to think about it, I suppose my list would look something like this:

1: The Avengers
2: Spider-Man
3: The Dark Knight
4: Iron Man
5: X2: X-Men United
6: Batman
7: Blade
8: Watchmen
9: Captain America: The First Avenger
10: The Incredibles
HM: The Rocketeer
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7:04PM on 04/29/2013

Eh..

I respect your choice but disagree. Ledger is amazing and the movie is a very good one, but there are others on the list that belong here.
I respect your choice but disagree. Ledger is amazing and the movie is a very good one, but there are others on the list that belong here.
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7:03PM on 04/29/2013
We took an old car and painted it up like one of Joker's crony cars and took it to the drive in on opening night. It was awesome. That was just a great summer all around.
We took an old car and painted it up like one of Joker's crony cars and took it to the drive in on opening night. It was awesome. That was just a great summer all around.
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7:02PM on 04/29/2013

One word to describe this film: gamble...

There was so much riding on the film. There was a shit ton of money spent to make this happen. It was given to a director who never did a film this size. Would not only the actors, but the characters gel? Finally, would the set ups Marvel did in the individual movies pay off?

I put this movie in the same league as Indiana Jones and Star Wars. They are extremely fun movies with good performances, a not too serious tone, and the best sense of escapism 12 dollars can offer. This movie
There was so much riding on the film. There was a shit ton of money spent to make this happen. It was given to a director who never did a film this size. Would not only the actors, but the characters gel? Finally, would the set ups Marvel did in the individual movies pay off?

I put this movie in the same league as Indiana Jones and Star Wars. They are extremely fun movies with good performances, a not too serious tone, and the best sense of escapism 12 dollars can offer. This movie had it all and it nailed every point out of the park.
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6:58PM on 04/29/2013

Belongs to a very prestige list in my opinion

I remember being worried how this would turn out. I remember seeing stills, videos, and trailers. I wasn't too impressed with what I saw. After this film was over, I wanted to shed a geek tear. Someone finally did it. Nolan gave Batman a serious tone that was missing in Joel's films. We don't see Batman until 55 minutes into the film and it is still an amazing story of conquering your demons. I loved how Nolan made Wayne the central character and Batman more a secondary one. It is
I remember being worried how this would turn out. I remember seeing stills, videos, and trailers. I wasn't too impressed with what I saw. After this film was over, I wanted to shed a geek tear. Someone finally did it. Nolan gave Batman a serious tone that was missing in Joel's films. We don't see Batman until 55 minutes into the film and it is still an amazing story of conquering your demons. I loved how Nolan made Wayne the central character and Batman more a secondary one. It is one the the few movies in my life that I walked out totally satisfied with what I saw and went four more times.
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6:54PM on 04/29/2013

I liked it as much as "The Dark Knight"

I liked "The Dark Knight" but I didn't go crazy for it like everyone else did. I still prefer "Batman Begins" to the other two. The opening to this film is one of the most beautifully staged action sequences I have ever seen. Hardy nails Bane. I liked him as much as the Joker. It was a great way to close out a character that got the shaft before Nolan came aboard.
I liked "The Dark Knight" but I didn't go crazy for it like everyone else did. I still prefer "Batman Begins" to the other two. The opening to this film is one of the most beautifully staged action sequences I have ever seen. Hardy nails Bane. I liked him as much as the Joker. It was a great way to close out a character that got the shaft before Nolan came aboard.
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6:51PM on 04/29/2013

I still remember seeing this when I was 6.

This was what made me a batman fan. It was the first time I was blown away by a big block buster film. I remember walking out with my older cousin and saying "thank you...that was awesome". I still watch it time to time again throughout the years.
This was what made me a batman fan. It was the first time I was blown away by a big block buster film. I remember walking out with my older cousin and saying "thank you...that was awesome". I still watch it time to time again throughout the years.
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6:50PM on 04/29/2013

No Sequel to this but we get Monster's Inc

This is just begging for a franchise. I don't understand why they didn't do it. You don't have to worry about the actors getting older since it is only their voices you have to worry about. The only thing that would get better would be the visuals.
This is just begging for a franchise. I don't understand why they didn't do it. You don't have to worry about the actors getting older since it is only their voices you have to worry about. The only thing that would get better would be the visuals.
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6:48PM on 04/29/2013

Loved it

Del Toro's sense of geek wonderment is stapled throughout the whole film
Del Toro's sense of geek wonderment is stapled throughout the whole film
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5:13PM on 04/29/2013

Wow, fucking wow. Seriously Joblo...

You delete all of the original negative posts in this article, several of those posts bringing up very valid points. So apparently, if you don't praise Nolan & suck his cock you get deleted. I expect bullshit like that from AICN but not here.
You delete all of the original negative posts in this article, several of those posts bringing up very valid points. So apparently, if you don't praise Nolan & suck his cock you get deleted. I expect bullshit like that from AICN but not here.
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6:31PM on 04/30/2013
Man-o-man...you guys are CYNICAL, eh?? The first time in 15 years you see a few comments get "deleted' and suddenly the site sucks, censorship, etc...!!? Wow. CALM DOWN, GUYS. It's a BUG. Thanks for NOT emailing us to advise us earlier, btw, instead of posting up your uncalled-for assumptions. We're looking into what happened here...this is the first time this has happened, so bear with us. Sheesh...
Man-o-man...you guys are CYNICAL, eh?? The first time in 15 years you see a few comments get "deleted' and suddenly the site sucks, censorship, etc...!!? Wow. CALM DOWN, GUYS. It's a BUG. Thanks for NOT emailing us to advise us earlier, btw, instead of posting up your uncalled-for assumptions. We're looking into what happened here...this is the first time this has happened, so bear with us. Sheesh...
1:19AM on 04/30/2013
Very disappointing. It's much easier to censor than to debate.
Very disappointing. It's much easier to censor than to debate.
3:43PM on 04/29/2013
i like Hellboy 2 but felt that Del Toro was more interested in the look of the film than the actual movie. I didn't connect with the characters like I did with the first.
i like Hellboy 2 but felt that Del Toro was more interested in the look of the film than the actual movie. I didn't connect with the characters like I did with the first.
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3:23PM on 04/29/2013
Good list, with a few exceptions missing. I know you can't fit all the greats in a list of ten but a few could be replaced for better ones. But you're entitled to your opinion. I agree The Incredibles is a good superhero movie but it should only be an honorable mention at best. I'm in the minority in thinking The Iron Man series and The Avengers were just good and only ok in the case of Iron Man 2. They should get recognition as well but there are better Superhero movies out there in my
Good list, with a few exceptions missing. I know you can't fit all the greats in a list of ten but a few could be replaced for better ones. But you're entitled to your opinion. I agree The Incredibles is a good superhero movie but it should only be an honorable mention at best. I'm in the minority in thinking The Iron Man series and The Avengers were just good and only ok in the case of Iron Man 2. They should get recognition as well but there are better Superhero movies out there in my opinion. My List would go as follows though I'm going stray a little and include comic book movies instead of limiting myself to just superheroes. Though some may not be considered superhero movies they are all comic book movies with heroes that are super in their own way. With the exception of my number 1 pick which doesn't have a lot of heroes but I couldn't leave it out as it is the best comic book movie in my opinion as well as my favorite movie.

1. Sin City
2. The Dark Knight
3. Watchmen
4. Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World
5. The Dark Knight Rises
6. X2: X-Men United
7. 300
8. Batman Begins
9. Kick-Ass
10. V For Vendetta

I'll list 3 movies to replace my technically non-superhero choices of Sin City, Scott Pilgrim and 300 and 1 Honorable Mention. 8. X-Men: First Class, 9. Spider-Man 2 and 10. Superman. Honorable Mention: The Avengers.
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3:13PM on 04/29/2013
No 'Unbreakable'?
tsk tsk
No 'Unbreakable'?
tsk tsk
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3:43PM on 04/29/2013
Forgot about that one. Nice call. Way better than half the films mentioned.
Forgot about that one. Nice call. Way better than half the films mentioned.
2:59PM on 04/29/2013

Now THAT'S a fucked up list.

Hellboy 2? Credibility erased instantly.
Hellboy 2? Credibility erased instantly.
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2:09PM on 04/29/2013
No Spoder-Man 1 or 2? No Watchmen? Predictable and sad.
No Spoder-Man 1 or 2? No Watchmen? Predictable and sad.
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12:04PM on 04/30/2013
Fair enough in your opinion. But they have certainly aged better than the leather clad post-'Matrix'-ness of the vastly overrated 'X-Men' movies. Plus, he made concessions to such due to the importance of certain movies ('Superman' and 'Batman'). As such, even if it wouldn't be in the top five, they should be on here.
Fair enough in your opinion. But they have certainly aged better than the leather clad post-'Matrix'-ness of the vastly overrated 'X-Men' movies. Plus, he made concessions to such due to the importance of certain movies ('Superman' and 'Batman'). As such, even if it wouldn't be in the top five, they should be on here.
3:48PM on 04/29/2013
the Spider-Man movies have not aged that well. They are very cheesy and campy.
the Spider-Man movies have not aged that well. They are very cheesy and campy.
2:06PM on 04/29/2013
I think this is the worst Batman movie ever made. Riddled with a far too serious tone, awful plot holes, and a not real villain, and a terrible end for Scarecrow and a woefully miscast Katie Holmes, you wind up with a bad movie with a mostly good cast.
I think this is the worst Batman movie ever made. Riddled with a far too serious tone, awful plot holes, and a not real villain, and a terrible end for Scarecrow and a woefully miscast Katie Holmes, you wind up with a bad movie with a mostly good cast.
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1:56PM on 04/30/2013
Too serious tone? Are you familiar with Batman? If there's any comic book character that represents ultra dark character development, it's Bruce Wayne and his alter-ego.
Too serious tone? Are you familiar with Batman? If there's any comic book character that represents ultra dark character development, it's Bruce Wayne and his alter-ego.
2:01PM on 04/29/2013
note to self: don't reply then comment on someone else's response without going to another page first.
note to self: don't reply then comment on someone else's response without going to another page first.
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2:01PM on 04/29/2013
No X-Men First Class? No Watchmen? No Spider-Man 2? Iron Man? I'd take any of these over the overrated Dark Knight Rises.
No X-Men First Class? No Watchmen? No Spider-Man 2? Iron Man? I'd take any of these over the overrated Dark Knight Rises.
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1:59PM on 04/29/2013
While not a Nolan obsessive myself, I can agree that The Dark Knight is up there with the best. It's the most visceral live-action portrayal of crimefighting in Gotham to date - it's Heat with Batman as Al Pacino - and not a film I can get bored of seeing. My only real gripe was that Two-Face was underused, but as a movie in its own right, it's pretty damn fantastic.
I'd agree Watchmen should be somewhere on this list, and maybe even Dredd (2012) if we're talking comicbooks generally.
While not a Nolan obsessive myself, I can agree that The Dark Knight is up there with the best. It's the most visceral live-action portrayal of crimefighting in Gotham to date - it's Heat with Batman as Al Pacino - and not a film I can get bored of seeing. My only real gripe was that Two-Face was underused, but as a movie in its own right, it's pretty damn fantastic.
I'd agree Watchmen should be somewhere on this list, and maybe even Dredd (2012) if we're talking comicbooks generally.
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1:57PM on 04/29/2013
This is in my own personal Top 10 list, as I think it's brilliant! Excellent choice!
This is in my own personal Top 10 list, as I think it's brilliant! Excellent choice!
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1:49PM on 04/29/2013
It's already out here in the UK. Not giving anything away, but I still think the original is the strongest film. Still a cool superhero film, but I think the first Iron Man just got so much right. I think Iron Man 3 might really divide opinions among fans.
It's already out here in the UK. Not giving anything away, but I still think the original is the strongest film. Still a cool superhero film, but I think the first Iron Man just got so much right. I think Iron Man 3 might really divide opinions among fans.
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1:47PM on 04/29/2013
Love both the Hellboy films, but Golden Army could definitely have had an extended cut where you get to see more of the amazing designs that went into the movie. So much beautiful work is "blink n' you'll miss it" in this film.
Love both the Hellboy films, but Golden Army could definitely have had an extended cut where you get to see more of the amazing designs that went into the movie. So much beautiful work is "blink n' you'll miss it" in this film.
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1:30PM on 04/29/2013
The Incredibles isn't as good as TDKR? Alright then. Not a single Spider-man film but Hellboy 2? Okay.
The Incredibles isn't as good as TDKR? Alright then. Not a single Spider-man film but Hellboy 2? Okay.
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1:12PM on 04/29/2013

should be top 25

too many superhero movies to do top 10. but even if you have to do just 10, bumbray doesn't get to do the list. give it to jimmy o or Jason adams. let bumbray do the top 10 period piece movies.
too many superhero movies to do top 10. but even if you have to do just 10, bumbray doesn't get to do the list. give it to jimmy o or Jason adams. let bumbray do the top 10 period piece movies.
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1:04PM on 04/29/2013
Not to be "that guy", but Batman isn't a super hero. Neither are the guys from Kick Ass.
Not to be "that guy", but Batman isn't a super hero. Neither are the guys from Kick Ass.
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7:12PM on 04/29/2013
Please define "super hero", so that I can be sure we're on the same page before I tell you how you're wrong. :)
Please define "super hero", so that I can be sure we're on the same page before I tell you how you're wrong. :)
1:02PM on 04/29/2013
This movie is my number 2. I absolutely loved it. Bane is the perfect example of how a complete villain(Physically and mentally) should be in a superhero movie, and this is the best third part of a superhero trilogy so far. Unbeatable.
This movie is my number 2. I absolutely loved it. Bane is the perfect example of how a complete villain(Physically and mentally) should be in a superhero movie, and this is the best third part of a superhero trilogy so far. Unbeatable.
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12:38PM on 04/29/2013
Yes. The Citizen Kane of superhero movies.
Yes. The Citizen Kane of superhero movies.
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12:36PM on 04/29/2013
Christopher Reeve set the standard!
Christopher Reeve set the standard!
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12:36PM on 04/29/2013
To quote Roger Ebert on this film. "it's the dog show of all superhero movies."
To quote Roger Ebert on this film. "it's the dog show of all superhero movies."
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12:34PM on 04/29/2013
This was the one that I felt uncomfortable and not used to the first watching, but then it turned around and finally beat out my love for the original Batman. Love the Dark Knight Trilogy.
This was the one that I felt uncomfortable and not used to the first watching, but then it turned around and finally beat out my love for the original Batman. Love the Dark Knight Trilogy.
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12:33PM on 04/29/2013
I'd list Nolan's batrilogy in one slot. Also Supes I & II. At what point did fanboys stop worshipping Spidey 2? I always thought it was overrated but people practically had orgasms talking about it. Also, started the new Spidey over the weekend & turned it off. People are nuts in praising that rushed mess...
I'd list Nolan's batrilogy in one slot. Also Supes I & II. At what point did fanboys stop worshipping Spidey 2? I always thought it was overrated but people practically had orgasms talking about it. Also, started the new Spidey over the weekend & turned it off. People are nuts in praising that rushed mess...
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2:01PM on 04/29/2013
You're not wrong about Spider-Man 2 - there's enough great superhero action in that film to deserve a place in this top 10
You're not wrong about Spider-Man 2 - there's enough great superhero action in that film to deserve a place in this top 10
12:33PM on 04/29/2013
I thought this was the best of the Trilogy, showing a weakened hero triumph.
I thought this was the best of the Trilogy, showing a weakened hero triumph.
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12:32PM on 04/29/2013
X2 was the best one. Don't understand the hype of First Class, but that one was so-so.
X2 was the best one. Don't understand the hype of First Class, but that one was so-so.
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12:30PM on 04/29/2013
The first movie I've ever seen.
The first movie I've ever seen.
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12:29PM on 04/29/2013

*Shakes Head*

This is a joke, Spiderman isn't even on here but all 3 of Nolan's Batman films are? And you forgot about Blade 1 and 2. Sorry, have to call it like I see it, this is a bad list.
This is a joke, Spiderman isn't even on here but all 3 of Nolan's Batman films are? And you forgot about Blade 1 and 2. Sorry, have to call it like I see it, this is a bad list.
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12:27PM on 04/29/2013

Nice

I love the Nolan trilogy, but even I agree that all three shouldn't have been listed. To each their own.

Since some have posted their top 10 . . . I'll do the same . . . but in no particular order.

The Crow
The Dark Knight
The Watchmen
V for Vendetta
X2: X-men Unite
Spiderman 2
The Avengers
Blade
Batman Begins
(I'm sure Man of Steel will fill the last spot)

As far as staying true to the comics and all the technical jargon about films, I'm sure there are other movies that
I love the Nolan trilogy, but even I agree that all three shouldn't have been listed. To each their own.

Since some have posted their top 10 . . . I'll do the same . . . but in no particular order.

The Crow
The Dark Knight
The Watchmen
V for Vendetta
X2: X-men Unite
Spiderman 2
The Avengers
Blade
Batman Begins
(I'm sure Man of Steel will fill the last spot)

As far as staying true to the comics and all the technical jargon about films, I'm sure there are other movies that probably rank higher. My list stems from the movies that I frequently watch. Again, top ten lists are all subjective.
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12:25PM on 04/29/2013
You are entitles to your personal opinions, but I did not care for this list. I did not care for it one bit I tell, you.

1. The Dark Knight
2. The Avengers
3. Spider-Man 2
4. Ironman
5. Batman Begins
6. The Crow
7. The Dark Knight Rises
8. Watchmen
9. X2: X-Men United
10. Hellboy: The Golden Army

Honorable Mention: X-Men First Class (or Blade II)


I respect the old Christopher Reeves Superman and Superman II, and I understand that the Burton Batman films have their fans but I
You are entitles to your personal opinions, but I did not care for this list. I did not care for it one bit I tell, you.

1. The Dark Knight
2. The Avengers
3. Spider-Man 2
4. Ironman
5. Batman Begins
6. The Crow
7. The Dark Knight Rises
8. Watchmen
9. X2: X-Men United
10. Hellboy: The Golden Army

Honorable Mention: X-Men First Class (or Blade II)


I respect the old Christopher Reeves Superman and Superman II, and I understand that the Burton Batman films have their fans but I just don't feel that they can honestly compete with the best of the newer crop of superhero films in terms of objective quality.
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12:24PM on 04/29/2013

Double Post

Yep, there are some pretty noticeable omissions on this one.
Yep, there are some pretty noticeable omissions on this one.
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12:23PM on 04/29/2013
Sequel please!
Sequel please!
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12:22PM on 04/29/2013
Very underrated. Such a film with rich visuals.
Very underrated. Such a film with rich visuals.
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12:21PM on 04/29/2013
Glad it's honorable mention, and not on top 10.
Glad it's honorable mention, and not on top 10.
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12:19PM on 04/29/2013

Nice . . . but . . .

I liked Superman II better :-)
I liked Superman II better :-)
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12:17PM on 04/29/2013
Wolverine was pretty damned good. Liev Schrieber was menacing in it.
Wolverine was pretty damned good. Liev Schrieber was menacing in it.
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12:25PM on 04/29/2013
I think you might be in the minority in that one, Iron_Chinchilla. If you sincerely enjoyed that one, then more power to you, and if that was an attempt at sarcasm then I'm sorry I didn't pick up on it.
I think you might be in the minority in that one, Iron_Chinchilla. If you sincerely enjoyed that one, then more power to you, and if that was an attempt at sarcasm then I'm sorry I didn't pick up on it.
12:14PM on 04/29/2013
This one shouldn't even be on the list. Movie was so meh. I can't believe it's ahead of TDKR and X-Men 2.
This one shouldn't even be on the list. Movie was so meh. I can't believe it's ahead of TDKR and X-Men 2.
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12:11PM on 04/29/2013
This is the best one of the 3. Batman Begins is a one-watch kind of film to me. It had none of the popular villains (except for Scarecrow ) and I didn't care too much for the league of shadows plot. TDK brought us Heath Ledger's Joker, but the movie was too long, the final act felt like Saw, and Rachel's recast was one of the worse ever. I couldn't buy Harvey and Batman fighting over such a homely looking woman. TDKR had a menacing villain, the action was done on such a grand scale: the plane
This is the best one of the 3. Batman Begins is a one-watch kind of film to me. It had none of the popular villains (except for Scarecrow ) and I didn't care too much for the league of shadows plot. TDK brought us Heath Ledger's Joker, but the movie was too long, the final act felt like Saw, and Rachel's recast was one of the worse ever. I couldn't buy Harvey and Batman fighting over such a homely looking woman. TDKR had a menacing villain, the action was done on such a grand scale: the plane scene, the football game, etc, and the plot was great.
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12:10PM on 04/29/2013
Iron Man was so much better than Iron Man 3. Cpt America and Thor were both better than TDKR. I would have worked Blade 2 somewhere on my list, and Unbreakable.
Iron Man was so much better than Iron Man 3. Cpt America and Thor were both better than TDKR. I would have worked Blade 2 somewhere on my list, and Unbreakable.
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12:10PM on 04/29/2013

Nice . . . but . . .

I liked Superman II better :-)
I liked Superman II better :-)
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12:09PM on 04/29/2013

Difficult list to make...

I still think, for the most part, we're stuck picking the tallest midget when it comes to best Super Hero movies. That said, TDK trilogy is a failure for me due to its valid attempt at grounding Batman in reality but making what he sets up completely unbelievable and downright silly. That said, Rocketeer and DIck Tracy are stand outs that walked the fine line of translating the source material to the big screen and succeeded.
I still think, for the most part, we're stuck picking the tallest midget when it comes to best Super Hero movies. That said, TDK trilogy is a failure for me due to its valid attempt at grounding Batman in reality but making what he sets up completely unbelievable and downright silly. That said, Rocketeer and DIck Tracy are stand outs that walked the fine line of translating the source material to the big screen and succeeded.
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6:23PM on 04/29/2013
Considering that Warren Beatty was a huge Dick Tracy fan and played the part himself out of his own desire? What is a success to you? Critical praise? Big box office numbers? Groundbreaking elements? Dick Tracy was fun as hell and Rocketeer is an underrated classic. Was it shlocky? Sure, but so is a yellow coated man with a wrist watch radio fighting guys named flat top.
Considering that Warren Beatty was a huge Dick Tracy fan and played the part himself out of his own desire? What is a success to you? Critical praise? Big box office numbers? Groundbreaking elements? Dick Tracy was fun as hell and Rocketeer is an underrated classic. Was it shlocky? Sure, but so is a yellow coated man with a wrist watch radio fighting guys named flat top.
2:16PM on 04/29/2013
If you consider The Dark Knight a tonal failure and Dick Tracy a success, then I'm afraid that we have vastly different definitions of what a success means. Dick Tracy was fun, but not especially good, and its tone was pure schlock, you can tell that the writers and director had an idea of what a comic strip movie was going to be like without having ever really read the strip, or if they did they just viewed it as disposable kiddy stuff and weren't invested in it.
If you consider The Dark Knight a tonal failure and Dick Tracy a success, then I'm afraid that we have vastly different definitions of what a success means. Dick Tracy was fun, but not especially good, and its tone was pure schlock, you can tell that the writers and director had an idea of what a comic strip movie was going to be like without having ever really read the strip, or if they did they just viewed it as disposable kiddy stuff and weren't invested in it.
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12:06PM on 04/29/2013
You are entitles to your personal opinions, but I did not care for this list. I did not care for it one bit I tell, you.

1. The Dark Knight
2. The Avengers
3. Spider-Man 2
4. Ironman
5. Batman Begins
6. The Crow
7. The Dark Knight Rises
8. Watchmen
9. X2: X-Men United
10. Hellboy: The Golden Army

Honorable Mention: X-Men First Class (or Blade II)


I respect the old Christopher Reeves Superman and Superman II, and I understand that the Burton Batman films have their fans but I
You are entitles to your personal opinions, but I did not care for this list. I did not care for it one bit I tell, you.

1. The Dark Knight
2. The Avengers
3. Spider-Man 2
4. Ironman
5. Batman Begins
6. The Crow
7. The Dark Knight Rises
8. Watchmen
9. X2: X-Men United
10. Hellboy: The Golden Army

Honorable Mention: X-Men First Class (or Blade II)


I respect the old Christopher Reeves Superman and Superman II, and I understand that the Burton Batman films have their fans but I just don't feel that they can honestly compete with the best of the newer crop of superhero films in terms of objective quality.
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11:44AM on 04/29/2013

Horrible list.

Spider-Man 2 should take the place of incredible's.
Blade (or Blade 2) should be in place of HellBoy 2)
Spider-Man 2 should take the place of incredible's.
Blade (or Blade 2) should be in place of HellBoy 2)
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11:32AM on 04/29/2013
No Watchmen?
No Watchmen?
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11:31AM on 04/29/2013

No Spider-Man 2?

I agree, The Dark Knight is simply one of the greatest films ever. And the rest of the trilogy deserves it's spots, even though they are way better than The Avengers. Where is Spider-Man 2? That is one of the best films ever. Also, how about Batman Returns?
I agree, The Dark Knight is simply one of the greatest films ever. And the rest of the trilogy deserves it's spots, even though they are way better than The Avengers. Where is Spider-Man 2? That is one of the best films ever. Also, how about Batman Returns?
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11:23AM on 04/29/2013
Just me, but I thought X-Men First Class was the superior X-Men movie
Just me, but I thought X-Men First Class was the superior X-Men movie
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10:48AM on 04/29/2013
Does the Crow not qualify? I also thought Begins was the best Batman. Hiding in the shadows , I felt he had more of a presence on screen when he showed up as Batman. In the dark knight he was too exposed.
Does the Crow not qualify? I also thought Begins was the best Batman. Hiding in the shadows , I felt he had more of a presence on screen when he showed up as Batman. In the dark knight he was too exposed.
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10:31AM on 04/29/2013

mine

too early to put Man of Steel as number 1 right?

1) Dark Knight
2) Avengers
3) Superman the movie
4) Spiderman 2
5) Blade 2
6) Iron Man
7) KickAss
8) Unbreakable (this counts right?)
9) The Dark Knight Rises
10) Hell Boy 2

with Hancock, Batman Begins, Watchmen, Super, Dred, Superman 2, Thor all right there too
too early to put Man of Steel as number 1 right?

1) Dark Knight
2) Avengers
3) Superman the movie
4) Spiderman 2
5) Blade 2
6) Iron Man
7) KickAss
8) Unbreakable (this counts right?)
9) The Dark Knight Rises
10) Hell Boy 2

with Hancock, Batman Begins, Watchmen, Super, Dred, Superman 2, Thor all right there too
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12:39PM on 04/29/2013
And yes, if Incredibles counts, why not Unbreakable?
And yes, if Incredibles counts, why not Unbreakable?
12:35PM on 04/29/2013
Hancock???
Hancock???
10:00AM on 04/29/2013

que?

why even read the list when the top 10-11 choices are listed on the tags below?

And why mention other films on this thing? It's an opinion based top 10 list. It'd be like criticizing someone because their favorite movie is different than yours.
why even read the list when the top 10-11 choices are listed on the tags below?

And why mention other films on this thing? It's an opinion based top 10 list. It'd be like criticizing someone because their favorite movie is different than yours.
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9:55AM on 04/29/2013

Movies I would have included

Blade - as far as superhero movie's go that has to be the coolest character introduction in the night club scene. I love the way they combined horror and action together.

Spider-man 2 - Sam Raimi had a unique vision for the original Spider-man and in this sequel he perfected it. I remember long before Spider-man was released, all we had Batman 89, Blade and X-Men and people thought there's no way they can make the spider-man films look good in the red and blue outfit. How would they pull off
Blade - as far as superhero movie's go that has to be the coolest character introduction in the night club scene. I love the way they combined horror and action together.

Spider-man 2 - Sam Raimi had a unique vision for the original Spider-man and in this sequel he perfected it. I remember long before Spider-man was released, all we had Batman 89, Blade and X-Men and people thought there's no way they can make the spider-man films look good in the red and blue outfit. How would they pull off the web slinging? The other reason I say Spider-man 2 should be in the list is because it's the first and one of the only superhero fight scenes where they really tailor the fight scene specific to the characters powers and make it as cinematic as possible. Spider-man versus Doc Ock - tell me you weren't blown away by that when you first saw it?

I would also have included Iron Man and the Crow.

Batman Begins and The Dark Knight Rises IMHO are so overrated. I can understand why The Dark Knight is in this list though because Heath Ledger pretty much carried that movie.

Nice to see Superman but I prefer Superman 2.
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9:49AM on 04/29/2013

Interesting...

I probably would have left off Batman Begins and TDKR in favor of Blade and Spider-Man, but that's just me. Other good ones to consider are Watchmen, The Rocketeer, Captain America, and of course Iron Man (the first).
I probably would have left off Batman Begins and TDKR in favor of Blade and Spider-Man, but that's just me. Other good ones to consider are Watchmen, The Rocketeer, Captain America, and of course Iron Man (the first).
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9:41AM on 04/29/2013

forgot

V for vendetta was another movie that deserves to be on this list
V for vendetta was another movie that deserves to be on this list
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9:39AM on 04/29/2013

really? D.K.R.

no blade? no spiderman 2? no dredd? but theres dark knight rises. sorry, but i really dont think that movie should be on the list. give me a thumbs down all you want, but the movie wasnt as good as people make it. already knew that TDK would get #1 peoples love for batman is big. I more a spidey person. nice to see superman on the list and i agree with that statement, i was a child when the movie came out and Reeves will always be superman to me, sure henry will do a good job.
no blade? no spiderman 2? no dredd? but theres dark knight rises. sorry, but i really dont think that movie should be on the list. give me a thumbs down all you want, but the movie wasnt as good as people make it. already knew that TDK would get #1 peoples love for batman is big. I more a spidey person. nice to see superman on the list and i agree with that statement, i was a child when the movie came out and Reeves will always be superman to me, sure henry will do a good job.
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9:38AM on 04/29/2013
This replaced Spider-Man as my favorite movie.
This replaced Spider-Man as my favorite movie.
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9:35AM on 04/29/2013

Major agreement

X2 was the best, definitively. I mean, how cool was Alan Cumming as Nightcrawler?

I have always thought the first X-Men was way overrated. Magneto's plot just didn't make a lick of sense.
X2 was the best, definitively. I mean, how cool was Alan Cumming as Nightcrawler?

I have always thought the first X-Men was way overrated. Magneto's plot just didn't make a lick of sense.
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9:31AM on 04/29/2013
One of my most watched movies when I was a youngster.
One of my most watched movies when I was a youngster.
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9:08AM on 04/29/2013

Mine

1. Batman Returns 2. X2 3. The Dark Knight 4. The Dark Knight Rises 5. The Incredibles 6. Superman (1978) 7. Spiderman 2 8. The Avengers 9. Watchmen 10. X-Men.
Blade/Blade II, X-Men, Spiderman, Batman 89, Iron Man/2/3, Daredevil Director's Cut, BB all close.
1. Batman Returns 2. X2 3. The Dark Knight 4. The Dark Knight Rises 5. The Incredibles 6. Superman (1978) 7. Spiderman 2 8. The Avengers 9. Watchmen 10. X-Men.
Blade/Blade II, X-Men, Spiderman, Batman 89, Iron Man/2/3, Daredevil Director's Cut, BB all close.
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8:36AM on 04/29/2013

nice list but missing something

Personally i thing it's a nice list, i really don't get why great superehero movies like Spider man 1 & 2, ironman & x-men didn'T make the list but theirs place for a movie like ironman 3 that hasn'T even been release yet and all 3 of the Chris nolan's batman trilogy which outside of Batman begins weren't that great and really doesn'T deserve to be place that high on a list of best superehero movies.
Personally i thing it's a nice list, i really don't get why great superehero movies like Spider man 1 & 2, ironman & x-men didn'T make the list but theirs place for a movie like ironman 3 that hasn'T even been release yet and all 3 of the Chris nolan's batman trilogy which outside of Batman begins weren't that great and really doesn'T deserve to be place that high on a list of best superehero movies.
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8:34AM on 04/29/2013

No

Where is spider-man 2 at?
Where is spider-man 2 at?
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8:33AM on 04/29/2013

The Three Nolan movies deserve to be here

Problem with alot of you is you dont realize that we are closing in on almost 100+ comic movies. So its very difficult to cram them in. To those saying that TDK is overhyped.

There are a small number of people who go around the Internet hating literally everything.

It's not just movies. It's politics, philosophies, fashion, hobbies, entertainment, etc. It is both cool and superior to blindly hate for no reason and to spend all your time telling others, as loudly as possible, how much
Problem with alot of you is you dont realize that we are closing in on almost 100+ comic movies. So its very difficult to cram them in. To those saying that TDK is overhyped.

There are a small number of people who go around the Internet hating literally everything.

It's not just movies. It's politics, philosophies, fashion, hobbies, entertainment, etc. It is both cool and superior to blindly hate for no reason and to spend all your time telling others, as loudly as possible, how much you hate. A double bonus is that you can call people stupid for not hating, and it reinforces your own self delusion.

Get enough of them in the same spot and they begin to resonate with each other, feeding off each other's superiority and amplifying the same fallacious arguments. Sadly, there are people who will try to argue or reason with them. They can't be reasoned with. This is primarily because they have no real reason for the hatred. They're just miserable and spiteful and want to hate. It is what makes them feel better than you, better than some random film director they don't know, or singer they'll never meet. It makes them feel superior in spite of how little they themselves have accomplished or ever will accomplish in their lives.

They hate so much that they must spend all day talking about the thing they hate. They must spend money to see the movies they hate, even though they've hated them since before they were announced.

The concept of trolling is foreign to them. They are not trolls in the classic sense. Many trolls post for the gratification of the uproar they cause. These types post simply because their hatred makes them superior, and your lack of hatred makes you blind, stupid, and inferior. It is a measure of their self-worth.

There is really nothing you can do about them, since they won't go away and, like any good conspiracy theory, anything you say to them can be twisted to support their own agenda. These are not reasonable people. Pretty much you have to ignore and pity them and be thankful that there is more to your life besides blind hatred of inconsequential things.
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2:36PM on 04/30/2013
You start with "problem with a lot of you" and then say "to those saying that TDK is overhyped" and then go on a long rant about people hating things for no reason other to hate them. Yes, you said "small number" but if that was your true thesis, that there is a minor percentage of people who say TDK is overhyped (while addressing those same people, which is odd to me), then why not just say "hey, some of these people may be trolls". Instead you put more thought and effort into exposing those
You start with "problem with a lot of you" and then say "to those saying that TDK is overhyped" and then go on a long rant about people hating things for no reason other to hate them. Yes, you said "small number" but if that was your true thesis, that there is a minor percentage of people who say TDK is overhyped (while addressing those same people, which is odd to me), then why not just say "hey, some of these people may be trolls". Instead you put more thought and effort into exposing those who think it is overhyped as senseless trolls.

You would obviously not give yourself that title of radical fanboy, and perhaps I was overzealous. Some are not a radical fanboys in the classic sense. Many fanboys post for the gratification and comradery . These types post simply because their love for something cherished makes them superior and your lack of understanding of the greatness makes you a troll, stupid, and inferior. It is the extent of their critical thinking.
9:35AM on 04/30/2013
Clearly you miss read as I said there are a small number of people who are like that. I did not say anywhere that everyone who doesnt think like me is a radical fanboy.
Clearly you miss read as I said there are a small number of people who are like that. I did not say anywhere that everyone who doesnt think like me is a radical fanboy.
6:20PM on 04/29/2013
Or they really don't see they hype at all. The Dark Knight was not the Batman movie we deserved, just the one we needed at that moment to legitimize comic book films. Is it just possible that maybe not everyone likes the same movies, astonishing, I know.

While I concede that there are some people who hate popular things just to hate them, to dismiss all people who don't like the same movie you do as being haters is just as offensive. I saw the movie 4 times in theatres and bought it the
Or they really don't see they hype at all. The Dark Knight was not the Batman movie we deserved, just the one we needed at that moment to legitimize comic book films. Is it just possible that maybe not everyone likes the same movies, astonishing, I know.

While I concede that there are some people who hate popular things just to hate them, to dismiss all people who don't like the same movie you do as being haters is just as offensive. I saw the movie 4 times in theatres and bought it the week it was released, but my opinion is informed by analyzing the film post-hype and coming the conclusion that it just wasn't as good as I thought it was when I first saw it. It isn't. It's a well made film, but a poor superhero movie. You like it, that's great. But understand we all don't and some of us have become disillusioned or didn't buy the hype when it first happened.
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8:31AM on 04/29/2013

No

Also shouldn't be on this list. Was a great origin movie, brought batman back and set it up for a great sequel, but again, it's not better than the other movies listed so far besides TDKR (and IM3 cuz I haven't seen that yet).
Also shouldn't be on this list. Was a great origin movie, brought batman back and set it up for a great sequel, but again, it's not better than the other movies listed so far besides TDKR (and IM3 cuz I haven't seen that yet).
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8:26AM on 04/29/2013

No

This movie does not belong on this list, or at least in front of the other films mentioned. TDKR is an okay movie, I enjoyed it, but the plot holes were huge. That's why the previous movies are better movies than this.
This movie does not belong on this list, or at least in front of the other films mentioned. TDKR is an okay movie, I enjoyed it, but the plot holes were huge. That's why the previous movies are better movies than this.
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3:36PM on 04/29/2013
I guess I'm one of the rare few that agrees with you. I liked the movie, espcially Bane and Hans Zimmer's score but yes the plot holes where glaringly obvious which would be acceptable (like in "Avengers") but the tone is just so serious it's hard to let it pass.
I guess I'm one of the rare few that agrees with you. I liked the movie, espcially Bane and Hans Zimmer's score but yes the plot holes where glaringly obvious which would be acceptable (like in "Avengers") but the tone is just so serious it's hard to let it pass.
8:26AM on 04/29/2013
More than Honorable Mention,i think it deserves to be in top 10.even though its made on a low budget,its better than many big budget superhero films.its funny,violent,a homage to superhero genre and has cool,great action scenes.never get bored of watching this
More than Honorable Mention,i think it deserves to be in top 10.even though its made on a low budget,its better than many big budget superhero films.its funny,violent,a homage to superhero genre and has cool,great action scenes.never get bored of watching this
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8:04AM on 04/29/2013
Should be higher up
Should be higher up
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7:30AM on 04/29/2013

To all the hate for the Bats trilogy...

"Yeah, well, that's like your opinion, man."
"Yeah, well, that's like your opinion, man."
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7:13AM on 04/29/2013

To all the hate for the Bats trilogy...

"Yeah, well, that's like your opinion, man."
"Yeah, well, that's like your opinion, man."
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7:08AM on 04/29/2013
Sorry, but Nolan's Batman is the new Titanic. Way too over hyped & over rated. His Batman films are alright (TDKR was pretty lame though), but this is ridiculous.
Sorry, but Nolan's Batman is the new Titanic. Way too over hyped & over rated. His Batman films are alright (TDKR was pretty lame though), but this is ridiculous.
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7:07AM on 04/29/2013

Good grief, A.Kavanagh.

Bipolarism and piss-poor grammar aside, couldn't you have put all your comments in one post? Wouldn't have to downvote them each separately that way.
Bipolarism and piss-poor grammar aside, couldn't you have put all your comments in one post? Wouldn't have to downvote them each separately that way.
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6:23AM on 04/29/2013

Too much Nolan-love for my taste...

"Batman begins" was good, "the Dark Knight" was great (at times) but "Dark Knight returns" was a mess and should be at the very bottom of that list (if even)! And BTW were are "Blade", "Watchmen" and "Superman 2"???
"Batman begins" was good, "the Dark Knight" was great (at times) but "Dark Knight returns" was a mess and should be at the very bottom of that list (if even)! And BTW were are "Blade", "Watchmen" and "Superman 2"???
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5:54AM on 04/29/2013
Good choice for number 1. Everything in this movie just fits perfectly. However, in my opinion, notable mentions should go to Spider-Man 2, Watchmen, The Rocketeer and The Punisher (Dolph Lundgren and Thomas Jane's versions).
Good choice for number 1. Everything in this movie just fits perfectly. However, in my opinion, notable mentions should go to Spider-Man 2, Watchmen, The Rocketeer and The Punisher (Dolph Lundgren and Thomas Jane's versions).
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5:52AM on 04/29/2013

good list

Glad the Nolan tril was included, would have had begins above TDK tho.
Also the crow should have been there, pretty good list tho.

Glad the crappy spider-man films got left out and glad it isn't a marvel fest.
Glad the Nolan tril was included, would have had begins above TDK tho.
Also the crow should have been there, pretty good list tho.

Glad the crappy spider-man films got left out and glad it isn't a marvel fest.
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5:52AM on 04/29/2013
The scene where Superman first appears and flies to save Lois Lane from falling helicopter with Superman Theme in the background still gives me chills and goosebumps.
The scene where Superman first appears and flies to save Lois Lane from falling helicopter with Superman Theme in the background still gives me chills and goosebumps.
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5:51AM on 04/29/2013
I too doubt that Marvel could pull The Avengers off but they did it with flying color, mainly due to give characters their own movies before assembling them in The Avengers. Good call too.
I too doubt that Marvel could pull The Avengers off but they did it with flying color, mainly due to give characters their own movies before assembling them in The Avengers. Good call too.
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5:50AM on 04/29/2013
At first I wondered how Nolan could top The Dark Knight. However, The Dark Knight Rises still surprises me and it's an absolute conclusion on epic proportion.
At first I wondered how Nolan could top The Dark Knight. However, The Dark Knight Rises still surprises me and it's an absolute conclusion on epic proportion.
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5:48AM on 04/29/2013
On top of this, Danny Elfman's Batman score is pure classic, especially the end titles where the camera slowly move upward the building to see Batman on the rooftop watching the Bat Signal with pride.
On top of this, Danny Elfman's Batman score is pure classic, especially the end titles where the camera slowly move upward the building to see Batman on the rooftop watching the Bat Signal with pride.
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5:44AM on 04/29/2013

best joker he have had.

This and begins are the live action films for batman fans.
Rises too.
This and begins are the live action films for batman fans.
Rises too.
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5:43AM on 04/29/2013

best joker he have had.

This and begins are the live action films for batman fans.
Rises too.
This and begins are the live action films for batman fans.
Rises too.
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5:39AM on 04/29/2013

no way

Is this better than the first.
This is the only website that gives this film such praise.
Every other review gives it average scores, because its a very average film.
Is this better than the first.
This is the only website that gives this film such praise.
Every other review gives it average scores, because its a very average film.
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5:37AM on 04/29/2013

oh yeah

I completely forgot, this list also needs a little DREDD
I completely forgot, this list also needs a little DREDD
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5:35AM on 04/29/2013

for christ sake

If iron man one isn't one this list you have to be joking.

On what planet is 3 better than 1? Its isn't even better than 2.
If iron man one isn't one this list you have to be joking.

On what planet is 3 better than 1? Its isn't even better than 2.
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5:34AM on 04/29/2013

for christ sake

If iron man one isn't one this list you have to be joking.

On what planet is 3 better than 1? Its isn't even better than 2.
If iron man one isn't one this list you have to be joking.

On what planet is 3 better than 1? Its isn't even better than 2.
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5:00AM on 04/29/2013

Agree with 3 Nolan-Bat films

But where is Watchmen?
But where is Watchmen?
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4:53AM on 04/29/2013
Yes, this did sound like one of those projects that was just too big to pull off, but I guess Joss Whedon showed us all. Impeccable balancing act juggling all these heroes and making them work as a cohesive team. Really good writing and directing from him .
Yes, this did sound like one of those projects that was just too big to pull off, but I guess Joss Whedon showed us all. Impeccable balancing act juggling all these heroes and making them work as a cohesive team. Really good writing and directing from him .
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4:52AM on 04/29/2013
Brought Batman back form the neon-lit ashes. Liam Neeson was incredible in this one, I really love the role reversal with Gary Oldman playing the honest and wholesome Jim Gordon and Neeson as the extremist Ra's al Ghul (both did awesome). Cillian Murphy was really chilling as the Scarecrow too. The weakest link was Katie Holmes, I'm glad she was replaced when The Dark Knight rolled around.
Brought Batman back form the neon-lit ashes. Liam Neeson was incredible in this one, I really love the role reversal with Gary Oldman playing the honest and wholesome Jim Gordon and Neeson as the extremist Ra's al Ghul (both did awesome). Cillian Murphy was really chilling as the Scarecrow too. The weakest link was Katie Holmes, I'm glad she was replaced when The Dark Knight rolled around.
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4:51AM on 04/29/2013
Naah. With time this movie will become known as the stinky black sheep mess of an otherwise great trilogy. (As a guilty pleasure) I would actually prefer watching x-men: the last stand.
Naah. With time this movie will become known as the stinky black sheep mess of an otherwise great trilogy. (As a guilty pleasure) I would actually prefer watching x-men: the last stand.
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4:51AM on 04/29/2013

Spiderman 2 deserves to be here

strong list, although i think 4 Bat films is a bit overkill I do admire your choice to do it anyhow, personally I'd say you could've swapped any one of those films from the franchise (besides TDK) for Spiderman 2's rightful place, but thats just me.
strong list, although i think 4 Bat films is a bit overkill I do admire your choice to do it anyhow, personally I'd say you could've swapped any one of those films from the franchise (besides TDK) for Spiderman 2's rightful place, but thats just me.
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4:50AM on 04/29/2013
I still like it a whole lot. I think a lot of the dislike attached to this movie is hype backlash. It was being built up as this impossible pinnacle of human achievement, and I guess perhaps some found satisfaction in picking it apart. But I think this really serves as a momentous finale to The Dark Knight trilogy, bringing the curtain down in grand fashion. Tom Hardy was great as Bane, Anne Hathaway's Catwoman is my favourite other media version apart from Adrienne Barbeau's in B:TAS, Joseph
I still like it a whole lot. I think a lot of the dislike attached to this movie is hype backlash. It was being built up as this impossible pinnacle of human achievement, and I guess perhaps some found satisfaction in picking it apart. But I think this really serves as a momentous finale to The Dark Knight trilogy, bringing the curtain down in grand fashion. Tom Hardy was great as Bane, Anne Hathaway's Catwoman is my favourite other media version apart from Adrienne Barbeau's in B:TAS, Joseph Gordon-Levitt's fresh-faced idealism as Blake didn't feel out of place in Nolan's Gotham as it well could have...I'm standing by this one!
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4:46AM on 04/29/2013
It's hard to imagine that at the time, almost everybody thought a dark and brooding superhero movie would be completely out of the question. Burton took a fair number of risks (not least of which was casting Michael Keaton), but it's safe to say those risks paid off. There are bits that I'm not super fond of (Jack Napier being responsible for the Waynes' death) but on the whole, this was a great way for Batman to make an entrance onto the modern silver screen. I think it's a good thing that
It's hard to imagine that at the time, almost everybody thought a dark and brooding superhero movie would be completely out of the question. Burton took a fair number of risks (not least of which was casting Michael Keaton), but it's safe to say those risks paid off. There are bits that I'm not super fond of (Jack Napier being responsible for the Waynes' death) but on the whole, this was a great way for Batman to make an entrance onto the modern silver screen. I think it's a good thing that Burton was reined in on this one, because yeah, Batman Returns falls juuust outside the acceptable "weird" boundary for me.
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4:44AM on 04/29/2013
All the elements fit really well for this - the style, the tone, the characters (Edna Mode and her hatred for capes rule), the action, the John Barry-esque score from Michael Giacchino...really raised the bar as far as animated features go. And on top of all that, Samuel L Jackson wondering what happened to his super suit.
All the elements fit really well for this - the style, the tone, the characters (Edna Mode and her hatred for capes rule), the action, the John Barry-esque score from Michael Giacchino...really raised the bar as far as animated features go. And on top of all that, Samuel L Jackson wondering what happened to his super suit.
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4:43AM on 04/29/2013

Agreed; its the best out of franchise

Always loved this one and am one with you about the first installment, good elements but overall so-so. Happy to see the X universe seems to be in good hands again and look forward to what Singer can do with it once more.
Always loved this one and am one with you about the first installment, good elements but overall so-so. Happy to see the X universe seems to be in good hands again and look forward to what Singer can do with it once more.
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4:43AM on 04/29/2013
Agreed, Shane Black did an outstanding job with this. It had the right mix tone-wise, without going super grim but still putting Tony in some pretty bad jams. The Barrel of Monkeys sequence was really well done - as is all the action in this one, really. Yeah, maybe some fans won't like how the Mandarin was ultimately handled, but I think Ben Kingsley did a really good job in the role.
Agreed, Shane Black did an outstanding job with this. It had the right mix tone-wise, without going super grim but still putting Tony in some pretty bad jams. The Barrel of Monkeys sequence was really well done - as is all the action in this one, really. Yeah, maybe some fans won't like how the Mandarin was ultimately handled, but I think Ben Kingsley did a really good job in the role.
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4:40AM on 04/29/2013

Always liked "Batman Returns" better (from the originals)

this was good but you felt like Burton only got freedom on the second installment. With that said this does work better as a Batman movie and the second works as a Burton movie. Anyhow its hard to even think of these since Nolan arrived on the scene.
this was good but you felt like Burton only got freedom on the second installment. With that said this does work better as a Batman movie and the second works as a Burton movie. Anyhow its hard to even think of these since Nolan arrived on the scene.
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4:40AM on 04/29/2013

Incredibles deserves to be in the list

But its was Pete Docter's UP. Brad Bird did Ratatouille.
But its was Pete Docter's UP. Brad Bird did Ratatouille.
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4:39AM on 04/29/2013
A really exciting, colourful, imaginative piece of work. I've heard the troll market scene has been compared to the Cantina scene in Star Wars, and I think that's a great comparison to draw. The art design was just spectacular, all the sets, costumes, puppets, prosthetics and make-up...I really, really want to see a third one from del Toro!
A really exciting, colourful, imaginative piece of work. I've heard the troll market scene has been compared to the Cantina scene in Star Wars, and I think that's a great comparison to draw. The art design was just spectacular, all the sets, costumes, puppets, prosthetics and make-up...I really, really want to see a third one from del Toro!
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4:36AM on 04/29/2013

Love this film and want a sequel

BTW Brad Bird didn't make UP, just saying.
BTW Brad Bird didn't make UP, just saying.
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4:23AM on 04/29/2013

Nice list

That's a ballsy move, Chris, to put all three films from the same franchise on that list. That's not saying I don't agree, hell you can just check my avatar and I get that they're all different in tone and bring something fresh to the series, but I guess I would just combine them into a trilogy and leave some place for two more movies. I think both Blades deserve a mention, possibly one of the Spider-man movies, I also loved Watchmen and V for Vendetta. Yet all in all, I liked most of your
That's a ballsy move, Chris, to put all three films from the same franchise on that list. That's not saying I don't agree, hell you can just check my avatar and I get that they're all different in tone and bring something fresh to the series, but I guess I would just combine them into a trilogy and leave some place for two more movies. I think both Blades deserve a mention, possibly one of the Spider-man movies, I also loved Watchmen and V for Vendetta. Yet all in all, I liked most of your choices, especially mentioning Hell Boy II, one of Del Toro's great flicks and Avengers, a really solid and impressive finale to a groundbreaking event.
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4:17AM on 04/29/2013
No Spider-Man 2 or Superman 2? These are two of the best sequels to a comic book franchise ever(Dark Knight aside).
No Spider-Man 2 or Superman 2? These are two of the best sequels to a comic book franchise ever(Dark Knight aside).
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4:17AM on 04/29/2013

TDKR? Seriously?

I wouldn't even add it to my bluray collection. Such an overrated film. People were calling it a great movie long before ever seeing. That's the power of hyperbole for you.
I wouldn't even add it to my bluray collection. Such an overrated film. People were calling it a great movie long before ever seeing. That's the power of hyperbole for you.
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8:37AM on 04/29/2013
And people were calling it shit before it came out. Theres even more hyperbole for you.
And people were calling it shit before it came out. Theres even more hyperbole for you.
3:56AM on 04/29/2013
What the phuck? All the three batman movies? Is this to impress the fanboys? The Dark knight is overrated and pretentious.its become popular due to Heath ledger's unfortunate death.it gave the franchise real momentum.it is sympathy popularity.and TDKR is rip-off of Bond film The world is not enough.really can you see these films repeat times ?
What the phuck? All the three batman movies? Is this to impress the fanboys? The Dark knight is overrated and pretentious.its become popular due to Heath ledger's unfortunate death.it gave the franchise real momentum.it is sympathy popularity.and TDKR is rip-off of Bond film The world is not enough.really can you see these films repeat times ?
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4:25AM on 04/29/2013
I'd say he did it despite the fanboys, as you can see from the backlash he's been getting
I'd say he did it despite the fanboys, as you can see from the backlash he's been getting
4:15AM on 04/29/2013
Oh my god I didn't even notice they ripped off The World is Not Enough....wow...
Oh my god I didn't even notice they ripped off The World is Not Enough....wow...
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3:54AM on 04/29/2013
Shocked to see Spider Man 2 not even the list. It battles with Dark Knight being the best comic book movie.

Shocked to see Spider Man 2 not even the list. It battles with Dark Knight being the best comic book movie.

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3:50AM on 04/29/2013

What?!

All three Nolan's? I can understand including one as a reference to the (inexplicable) success, but all of them!? TDKR was farcical, TDK is a bloated bore, BB is horribly written but the most watchable of the three. And Hellboy 2? That episodic, nonsensical turd? No Spiderman 2? Please.

Oh, and Batman Returns is a masterpiece. Loyalty to source material be damned.
All three Nolan's? I can understand including one as a reference to the (inexplicable) success, but all of them!? TDKR was farcical, TDK is a bloated bore, BB is horribly written but the most watchable of the three. And Hellboy 2? That episodic, nonsensical turd? No Spiderman 2? Please.

Oh, and Batman Returns is a masterpiece. Loyalty to source material be damned.
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3:40AM on 04/29/2013

Really?!?

All the Batman movies? Give me a break! Where is Blade 2?!?
All the Batman movies? Give me a break! Where is Blade 2?!?
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3:38AM on 04/29/2013

Really?!?

All the Batman movies? Give me a break! Where is Blade 2?!?
All the Batman movies? Give me a break! Where is Blade 2?!?
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2:57AM on 04/29/2013
While I know I'll get all the downvotes for questioning the choice of putting all the Nolan Batman movies on here, I'll do it in a different fashion. TDK and TDKR are fantastic films. Well made, well acted, decently shot (although I hate how stale and washed out, as opposed to Noirish such as in Batman Begins and how it should be), for sure.

However, what many of the so called "fanboy haters" have a problem with is that despite being great films, they are poor Batman films. I mean, the
While I know I'll get all the downvotes for questioning the choice of putting all the Nolan Batman movies on here, I'll do it in a different fashion. TDK and TDKR are fantastic films. Well made, well acted, decently shot (although I hate how stale and washed out, as opposed to Noirish such as in Batman Begins and how it should be), for sure.

However, what many of the so called "fanboy haters" have a problem with is that despite being great films, they are poor Batman films. I mean, the third installment opens with him retired...not for being too old (and that injury bullcrap was pointless since "magic kneebrace that he couldn't have still had when put in the hole but somehow still didn't limp") but because his girlfriend died and he took the blame for killing the ONE thing keeping Gotham together...ya know, because they didn't already have a hero that gave them (and Harvey) hope.

And...bracing for hate...Heath had a great performance, but a poor Joker WHICH IS NOT HIS FAULT BUT THE WRITING. The point of Joker isn't to spread chaos and teach Gotham a lesson, the point is that he IS chaos and gives zero f*cks about anything or anyone, without giving lectures about how few he gives. That, and he never does anything that doesn't have a punchline. It's supposed to be funny. Twisted, but where was the style? Where was the creativity? He was little more than a mad bomber, interchangable with Bane and Ra's Al-Ghul. Actually, I take that back, Ra's had a plan that seemed comic-booky, not a bomb on a boat or a nuke in a truck. If we're talking best superhero films, I think we need to define if we mean movies that capture the fun and fantasy of comic book worlds while still being good films (a la Batman 89' or Avengers) or good films that feature superheroes that are overall irrelevant to the plot. Batman was barely even in TDKR. Hell, Nolan's series could have been completely original films with no specific names from the comics but all the same characters as is and you'd have the exact same movie. In that way, I think they fail, plot holes and conveniences be damned.

Seriously, how did no one recognize Wayne in the cafe? Or, how did he get from the middle east to Gotham in a matter of days WITH NO MONEY...even if he managed to get out of the desert and sneak on a ship, the bomb would have already gone off by then...let alone getting past the blockade. What, did he swim?
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9:49AM on 04/29/2013
thank you. the main reason I think TDKR shouldnt be on this list is the plot holes that took me outta of the film, from the knee brace, the "I know you batman just cuz I looked at you" with the blake character, to the "sacrifice" at the end of the movie. the way certain characters were portrayed compared to the comics didnt help either. Talia and Blake namely.
thank you. the main reason I think TDKR shouldnt be on this list is the plot holes that took me outta of the film, from the knee brace, the "I know you batman just cuz I looked at you" with the blake character, to the "sacrifice" at the end of the movie. the way certain characters were portrayed compared to the comics didnt help either. Talia and Blake namely.
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2:36AM on 04/29/2013
I like that all 3 Nolan films are on your list. Mine would have all 3 as well, since I consider them masterpieces that can stand on their own.
I like that all 3 Nolan films are on your list. Mine would have all 3 as well, since I consider them masterpieces that can stand on their own.
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2:29AM on 04/29/2013

Get ready for some FAN RAIN

agreed.
agreed.
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