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The Top 10 Superhero Movies Of All Time

I got to thinking about this thanks to a forum post at one of the sites I frequent.  Someone said there hadn’t BEEN ten good ones, which just seemed silly, so I quickly banged out my list.  But there are so many more movies, I know you guys will differ!  So I present to you, the poll for your top 10 Superhero movies:

Top 10 Superhero Movies Of All Time

  • The Dark Knight (18%, 12 Votes)
  • The Dark Knight Rises (15%, 10 Votes)
  • The Avengers (14%, 9 Votes)
  • X-Men: First Class (6%, 4 Votes)
  • The Amazing Spider-Man (6%, 4 Votes)
  • The Incredibles (5%, 3 Votes)
  • Iron Man (5%, 3 Votes)
  • Captain America: The First Avenger (5%, 3 Votes)
  • Batman Begins (3%, 2 Votes)
  • X-Men (3%, 2 Votes)
  • X2: X-Men United (3%, 2 Votes)
  • Iron Man 2 (3%, 2 Votes)
  • The Crow (3%, 2 Votes)
  • Hellboy 2: The Golden Army (2%, 1 Votes)
  • Hellboy (2%, 1 Votes)
  • X-Men: The Last Stand (2%, 1 Votes)
  • Batman (Burton) (2%, 1 Votes)
  • The Watchmen (2%, 1 Votes)
  • Kick-Ass (2%, 1 Votes)
  • Superman (2%, 1 Votes)
  • Mystery Men (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Judge Dredd (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Jonah Hex (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Blade 2 (0%, 0 Votes)
  • X-Men Origins: Wolverine (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Spider-Man (Raimi) (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Batman Returns (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Spawn (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Spider-Man 2 (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Hancock (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Blade (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Fantastic Four (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Blade: Trinity (0%, 0 Votes)
  • The Incredible Hulk (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Thor (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Superman Returns (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Green Lantern (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Superman 2 (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Spider-Man 3 (0%, 0 Votes)
  • The Spirit (0%, 0 Votes)

Total Voters: 31

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A few notes…this is semi-complete as I left off some of the lesser-known options (and of course ones I didn’t think of).  If you are missing a top choice, let me know and I can add it, but I think I’ve got the ones that will be on most of your lists.  The choices aren’t ranked in the poll, just put your 10 best (use the comments if you want to post a ranking) and I’ll see which moves get the most votes.

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Movies With Repeated Theater Viewings

The title says it all – I thought I’d start a discussion about what movies you just HAD to see more than once in the theaters.  Where possible, I will be putting how many times I saw it and any other details I think of.

  • Despicable Me – (2) – Once was at the drive-in for a triple feature.
  • The Incredible Hulk – (2) – Another involving the drive-in
  • Iron Man 2 – (2) – Just love Iron Man.
  • Iron Man– (3) – Once at the el-cheapo theater for a couple of bucks.
  • Ponyo – (2) – Such beautiful animation, just had to check it out on the big screen again at a matinee.
  • The Lord of the Rings – (3, 2, 2) – That’s for each movie, of course.
  • Transformers – (2) – Screw you, I enjoyed it for what it was, definitely a big screen movie.
  • Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull  – (2) – Another feature at the drive-in.

If I remember more, I’ll add them in later, but that’s a start.  Really, I like to see the blockbuster/action type movies on the big screen more than once if I can, since some of that doesn’t translate well to the small screen.  What do YOU have?

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Lanterns, Hornets and Captains of America

Some Twitter discussion sparked by back to back viewing of the Green Lantern and Green Hornet trailers has got me thinking about these movies.  Okay, and other comic book movies forthcoming too.  The question is:  why are fans the way we are?

Think about what happens when the first stills and teasers and trailers appear.  You had one of two reactions.  Regular movie-goers either thought ‘Cool!’ or ‘Lame!’ and moved on.  The rest of us, who grew up with the comics or the shows, immediately started looking for flaws.  They picked HIM?  The color green is ALL WRONG.  That guy can’t act in his native language, why make him speak English?  That uniform is NOTHING like what he wore during <insert favorite story arc> so the choice to use it is STUPID.  They left out <favorite obscure character only you care about>!

The thing is, none of these changes should matter if the movie is good.  I guess the movie industry only has itself to blame, as they set the bar high in the modern era of superhero movies from the start (X-Men, Spider-man).  There’s not much margin for error.  Iron Man was fantastic, but Iron Man 2 probably got more heat than it should’ve, it was still a fun ride.  I liked Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer, but a few unfortunate choices by the filmmakers is all anybody talked about (Jessica Alba’s hair).  Daredevil is just plain terrible, though, no one denies this.

My point is this:  can’t we just enjoy these movie adaptations for what they are, and not worry over what changed in adapting it?  If the movie is bad, fine, but don’t put two strikes against it because you don’t like this actor, or the stripes on the uniform are off.  Pop in Hellboy, ignore the fact that Liz isn’t supposed to be a love interest for Hellboy, and enjoy.

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Movie Review: Iron Man 2

Saw this Friday morning, which is a great way to spend a day off, by the way.  Very much enjoyed it, a worthy successor to the first, but not without a few minor flaws that keep it from being ‘better’.  But really, who cares?  It was still GREAT.

Spoilers to follow…consider yourself warned!