Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Top 10 Best Comic Book Movies

Top 10 Best Comic Book Movies
Full reviews coming soon and they'll be linked from this list as they're updated!
  1. Transformers: The Movie (Animated) - 99: There are few things that give me goosebumps like Prime showing up to turn the tide as you hear "You've got The Touch!"
  2. Batman - 98: Elfman, Burton and Keaton leave one helluva impression. It's hard to beat the original. The look of Gotham and the triumphant score vault it to the top.
  3. Batman: The Dark Knight - 97: You haven't really lived until you've seen Heath Ledger's Joker in a nurse outfit. His Joker actually tops Jack's because he's oh so creepy. The original Batman had more inner turmoil and struggle, but I'm not sure whey they don't write this into the new Batman script. Bale can handle it, but they're writing him into too much luxury. The third installment should have PLENTY of inner Bruce Wayne turmoil and more of a focus on Bale's character. Here's hoping!
  4. A History of Violence - 97: Viggo and Bello scorch the screen and the inner turmoil throughout is a brilliant depiction of leaving your past behind.
  5. Batman Begins - 96: This movie exposed the mainstream world to the crazy intensity of the unmatched Bale. The best Batman since the original. If it had Elfman's score, it'd be the best. It's that good.
  6. X-2: X-Men United - 95: A comic book movie making you want to cry? Yes. It's Famke and it's X-Men 2. Now that the introductions were out of the way, bring on the storylines!
  7. Heavy Metal - 94: Taarna headlines a series of animated shorts that are all tied together by a green, glowing ball of evil. Based on the old fantasy mags and featuring a rock soundtrack that includes Journey, this one has unlimited replay value.
  8. 300 - 93: Visually stunning. I'd watch Butler in anything, so when you star him in FrAnk Miller's masterpiece, that's a winning combination. The story may not translate perfectly to the big screen, but the visuals take it to the next level.
  9. Hellboy - 92: Perlman's first take on Hellboy was fresh and original and the movie does a good job of taking Mignola's art style and creating an acceptable alternative. The Predator-like baddie doesn't hurt.
  10. Superman II - 92: I still have nightmares of the three villains Ursa, Zod and Non. Superman could have not even been in the movie and they would make it epic. I still think I'm going to get trapped in a glass square and spend eternity floating through space.
  11. Sin City - 92
  12. Spider-Man - 92
  13. Road to Perdition - 92
  14. Superman - 92
  15. TMNT (2007) - 92
  16. Akira - 91: Responsible for creating so many new anime fans, Akira features wicked societal circumstances and even cooler motorcycles. Put your thinking cap on for this one and make sure it matches your red jacket.
  17. The Incredible Hulk (2008) - 91
  18. V for Vendetta - 90
  19. Ghost World - 90
  20. X-Men - 90
  21. Tank Girl - 90
  22. American Splendor - 89
  23. Ghost in the Shell - 89
  24. The Crow - 87
  25. Appleseed -87
  26. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles - 86
  27. Transformers (2007) - 86
  28. Metropolis - 86
  29. Spider-Man 2 - 85
  30. Stardust - 84
  31. Hellboy II: The Golden Army - 84
  32. Batman: Mask of the Phantasm - 83
  33. Conan The Barbarian - 82
  34. Blade: Trinity - 81

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