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View Poll Results: Which hero/heroes had the best films, live action and animated?
Batman 7 30.43%
Blade 0 0%
Daredevil/Elekra 0 0%
Fantastic Four 0 0%
Ghost Rider 0 0%
Hellboy 1 4.35%
Punisher 0 0%
Spider-man 1 4.35%
Superman 6 26.09%
The Avengers (Capt. America, Iron Man, Hulk, Thor) 5 21.74%
The Justice League (main DC Comic except Batman and Superman) 0 0%
The Crow 0 0%
The Mask 0 0%
X-men 1 4.35%
DC "other" (Watchmen, The Spirit, V for Vendetta, Constantine) 1 4.35%
Dark Horse "other (Mystery Men, Tank Girl, Barb Wire) 0 0%
Original Films (Darkman, The Incredibles, Hancock, The Toxic Avenger, Chronicle, The Rocketeer, etc...) 1 4.35%
Voters: 23. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 07-26-2012, 03:02 PM
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So far, we've had several comic book heroes with their own film franchises. Mainly DC and Marvel (especially) have shoved out movie after movie, some as major hits, and others as major flops.

But out of all of them, which hero(es) had the best?

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Old 07-26-2012, 04:18 PM
 
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I want to say Batman because I love the comic so much but after Keaton did his two they movies were just about stuipd untill Nolan picked them back up. Sorry Batman I have to go with the Avengers this time.
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Old 07-26-2012, 05:27 PM
 
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The Dark Knight is one of the best comic book movies ever. But Batman Begins was just so-so. And the Schumacher and Burton films really drag down the rating. But throw in the Timm/Dini cartoons, and Batman returns as a contender.

But if you look at the entire body of work, I gotta go with HELLBOY. I loved both of Del Toro's films and both of the animated films. Fantastic stuff.
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Old 07-26-2012, 05:50 PM
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The Dark Knight is one of the best comic book movies ever. But Batman Begins was just so-so. And the Schumacher and Burton films really drag down the rating. But throw in the Timm/Dini cartoons, and Batman returns as a contender.
Schumacher I get..... Burton?
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Old 07-26-2012, 07:30 PM
 
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Schumacher I get..... Burton?
Yeah, I'm not a fan. There were things about Burton's first Batfilm I liked, but as a whole not so much. And other than Michelle Pfeiffer, I loathed and hated Batman Returns. Burton's problems is that he has the artistic temperment of a 12 year old who thinks every day is Halloween. It gets old.
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Old 07-27-2012, 01:24 PM
 
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[/i]. Burton's problems is that he has the artistic temperment of a 12 year old who thinks every day is Halloween. It gets old.
you mean 12 year old GIRL who thinks every day is Halloween.
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Old 07-27-2012, 01:30 PM
 
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you mean 12 year old GIRL who thinks every day is Halloween.
I respectfully stand corrected.
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Old 07-27-2012, 01:37 PM
 
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i actually only like a handfull of superhero movies, so this thread may not be for me, but perhaps i could give some insight as to which ones stand on their own as films for at least one individual who is not invested in comic books, superheros, ect.

these films i like:

Hancock
Kickass
The Crow

these films i kind of like:

The Punisher (Thomas Jane)
Spiderman
Batman Begins
X-Men

these films absolutley suck:

All the other Batmans. yes, that means TDK.
Spiderman 2 and 3
All the other X-Men movies
All the other Crow movies (soft subject)
Superman (1978) tried watching it last night. it was unwatchable. i know we're all suposed to like it for some reason, but its really, really bad.
Superman returns(2006-ish?)
The Hulk (Eric Banna)
Iron Man

those are the ones i've seen. all the rest fall into the category of "if it smells like rotten milk..."
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Old 09-09-2014, 06:33 AM
 
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I would say SUPERMAN but I suppose Im saying that because I like him more than any else

Christopher Reeve and the original SUPERMAN (forgot his name) were the BEST ever for that part
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Old 09-09-2014, 06:12 PM
 
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The first two Superman movies, with genuinely witty scripts by Mario Puzo, stand out as good films, not just good superhero films. The other two flicks in this franchise were dull.

The first two Spider Man pictures with Toby Maguire were very well done. The third was an over cluttered mess. The different takes on The Hulk have been interesting...and the above represent pretty much the only superhero films I have found worthwhile.

There was something wrong with all four of the original Batman flicks. The first was all atmosphere with a thin, immature storyline and Jack Nicholson killing himself trying to inject life into his unsophisticated lines. The second I lost track of the plot and spent most of the movie wondering who I was supposed to be rooting for. The third had that horrible over the top performance by Jim Carey as the manic and emotionally unrestrained Riddler, and the 4th was the one with Clooney as dumb, gay Batman and Alicia Silverstone as the least believable Batgirl possible.
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