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marine at 10:12AM, Nov. 5, 2007
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Phantom Penguin
V for Vendetta
The Punisher
Not Old boy?
I fixed your sig :)

Why not Icchi the Killer as well then?
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Sidwarrious at 11:49AM, Nov. 5, 2007
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Ichi! I love that. Oddly the booklet that I draw my comic into is sitting on Ichi right now!
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Darkmax at 1:21PM, Nov. 5, 2007
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Blade Runner was a comic 1st ?????
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Shadow99 at 1:24PM, Nov. 5, 2007
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. Those are great!
DSCV. Bet you don't know what it means! Read coconut Voltage
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jalford at 4:36AM, Nov. 6, 2007
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I go for some of the underdog movies(and I don't mean the actual UNDERDOG movie!)like Bulletproof Monk, Ghost World, Rocketeer, League Of Extraordinary Gentlemen, etc. Plus, I liked all the Peanuts movies.
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Sidwarrious at 11:01AM, Nov. 6, 2007
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I never liked Bulletproof Monk. The scene where he watches the bullet annoyed me.
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marine at 12:58PM, Nov. 6, 2007
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I never liked Bulletproof Monk. The scene where he watches the bullet annoyed me.

I watched a little of it on FX and it was pretty bad.

How about films based on books?

I'm going to vote for Fight Club and A Clockwork Orange. Those two were masterpieces.
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Sidwarrious at 1:04PM, Nov. 6, 2007
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Marine, don't you ever. ever. ever. Say anything I'm thinking again. I will beat you with an extension cord with the lamp still attached. Be that as it may Fight Club is one of my more fave movies. So is American Psycho. Both in my top ten. Maybe top 5.
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DAJB at 4:16PM, Nov. 6, 2007
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Batman Begins
Batman (1966) - yes, really!
X-Men 2
Spiderman 2

Oh, and I'll also add my vote to the "Sin City isn't as good as everyone says it is" campaign! It looks good. I'll even agree it may be the best looking comic book movie ever. But the script was dreadful. I suspect Frank Miller is to blame for insisting on co-directing it. The dialogue works in the books. I love the books - they read like classic film noir. But movies are not comic books and, on-screen, the dialogue just sounded cliched, corny and unconvincing.

Oh, and it has Clive Owen in it, too. Always a bad sign.
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Gavin at 4:24PM, Nov. 6, 2007
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I never read 300 but I liked the movie.

Batman Begins was sweet, but I've grown sick of it. I think the next one will blow it away.

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marine at 6:01PM, Nov. 6, 2007
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Marine, don't you ever. ever. ever. Say anything I'm thinking again.

I know this because Patrick Bateman knows this. I saw the film before I read the book. I wish the movie had him talking about music more like he does in the novel.



Gavin
Batman Begins was sweet, but I've grown sick of it. I think the next one will blow it away.

Especially if its a straight adaptation of The Killing Joke like I've heard. That'd be, wonderful.
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polo at 6:39PM, Nov. 6, 2007
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Batmon Begins…
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Phantom Penguin at 6:46PM, Nov. 6, 2007
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Phantom Penguin
V for Vendetta
The Punisher
Not Old boy?
I fixed your sig :)

Theres a OldBoy comic? I gotta find that.
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ozoneocean at 8:31PM, Nov. 6, 2007
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Theres a OldBoy comic? I gotta find that.
Yup. ^_^
 
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Sidwarrious at 11:02PM, Nov. 6, 2007
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And now I went back and RE-watched American Psycho, thanks. And I was never too into the music talks in the book, mostly cuz I don't know THAT much about 80's music anyways. I could keep up in the movie, but Bateman's inner monologue drove ME insane sometimes. The clothes. AH THE CLOTHES!
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SpANG at 10:52AM, Nov. 7, 2007
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There have been so many gems among the flops. Here are my all-time favorites (in no particular order):

Superman: The movie
Spider-man 2
Mystery Men
Men in Black
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Conan the Barbarian
The Mask
Hellboy
Addams Family
Popeye
(This film is amazing and under-appreciated)
X-Men
Sin City
Heavy Metal
Over The Hedge
The Crow
Batman
(BEST BATMOBILE EVER, I might add)
V for Vendetta
Daredevil
(Yeah I SAID IT!)
Batman Begins
“To a rational mind, nothing is inexplicable. Only unexplained.”
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DAJB at 11:13AM, Nov. 7, 2007
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Daredevil (Yeah I SAID IT!)
Hah! And there I was, thinking I was the only one! How could I have forgotten it? I'm belatedly adding the Director's Cut of DareDevil to my list too!

(Okay, so the see-saw scene was laughable, but every comic book film has at least one bad moment!)
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Sidwarrious at 11:45AM, Nov. 7, 2007
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I hated the action in DD. It was really really really corny. And not in the fun or cool sense. In the “Why am I watching this? I could do better action then that” sense. The only part I enjoyed was seeing Kevin Smith and laughing at DD's “Street Justice” motiff in the begining.
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marine at 1:53PM, Nov. 7, 2007
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It was really really really corny.

Thats what comic books are. Did you forget that he's wearing a costume to fight crime? Even his red pleather movie costume was rather corny.

Sidwarrious
The only part I enjoyed was seeing Kevin Smith

Ever read Guardian Devil? Some of the scenes from the movie come from that story from Daredevil volume 2, written by Kevin Smith. For example the fight on the jungle gym is in the comic, except Daredevil is fighting with echo not Elektra. Another scene that was partially from the comics is a confrontation between Bullseye and Daredevil in a church. Other than that, a lot of the theme and story comes from Frank Millers run on Daredevil from the 80s. Its some of the best comic book stuff you can ever read. Daredevil in the movie was changed into some kind of violent murdering daredevil, which pretty much changes the whole idea of Daredevil as this catholic guy who believes in the law above his own justice. It could be argued that he's not grown into that character until the end of the film, but by the films standards it appears as though Daredevil has been fighting crime for a while.

I wouldn't consider Conan The Barbarian a comic book movie. Its based more on the books. The comics hadn't started at the time of the films release, had they? I know he borrowed Thusla Doom from Kull the Conqurerer, and I think that Conan fights him in the comics a few times, but thats from the mid 80s. Conan as released in 82. So there is a possibility of influence. Comic book and book Conan don't look like Arnold in the movie. Had he just died his hair black or wore a wig, he would've without a doubt been a live action Conan. Also the movie didn't portray his arrogance enough. I will agree with the statement that Popeye was great. “I'm so mean I hit myself.”

I can't believe not a one of you mentioned Creepshow. Its inspired by old horror comics and has Stephen King carry a whole segment by himself.

On that note, I'll say that I loved Tales From The Crypt's tv show. It was based, often quite faithfully, on vault of horror and other old pulp EC comics stuff that I've had the pleasure of reading.

I liked Spider-man, Punisher, X-men, Constantine, and a lot of others released recently. I just have some gripes with them. Be it a power ranger green goblin costume, the fact that Frank Castle isn't a vietnam veteran but is portrayed as a FBI agent changes the entire dynamic of the character, not even attempting to follow the comics, changing key things like settings and the religious characters that appear, and things like that. I prefer my comic book movies to be right off the page or as close as possible. Sin City & 300 proved that can work. Lets just have hope for Watchmen to be more like Sin City than 300.


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Sidwarrious at 2:18PM, Nov. 7, 2007
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I said it was corny in a badway. I don't mind corny in a Sin City way ^__^;; heh. And The Kevin Smith thing, I jes liked seeing him. That was it really. I never read his comics, and even if it drew inspiration from Smith I still didn't like it. I didn't like it to hate on it. I really wanted to enjoy the movie, I really did, but I jes didn't. Sometimes I wish Deadpool HAD sent his head into the negetive zone with that ipod with duct tape.
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usedbooks at 3:36PM, Nov. 7, 2007
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Mystery Men
Popeye
(This film is amazing and under-appreciated)
I love these. :) It seems so few people like the same stuff I do…
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Sidwarrious at 6:12PM, Nov. 7, 2007
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Wasn't Robin Williams in Popeye? I can't remember. If so it was alright. If not, I got high and imagined it or soemthing.
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lastcall at 3:34AM, Nov. 8, 2007
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My husband loves Popeye. He watches it constantly on DvD. (sigh)

I'm a Batman fan, but I just wish they would get away from all the glitzy Hollywood stuff and stop making latex Batman suits, and give him a cloth costume, like he originally had. …Batman Begins would probably be my favorite because you can tell they tried to get back to the basics with story and the origin of Batman, but then they glossed it over with big Hollywood glitz and big “look-how-big-my-dick-is” Batmobiles (despite the fact that they were trying to do the whole Frank Miller design), and they also had too many villains. The Scarecrow wasn't needed in that film.

I am anxious to see with what they do in “The Dark Knight” and yet a little nervous at the same time. Jack Nicholson rocked as the Joker and I don't want them to f**k that up. Although I hear they are basing this Joker on The Killing Joke, which is cool.
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Darkmax at 5:07AM, Nov. 8, 2007
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SpANG
Mystery Men
Popeye
(This film is amazing and under-appreciated)
I love these. :) It seems so few people like the same stuff I do…

Popeye was good for the song He's Mean alone
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DAJB at 5:44AM, Nov. 8, 2007
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Batman Begins would probably be my favorite because you can tell they tried to get back to the basics with story and the origin of Batman, but then they glossed it over with big Hollywood glitz and big “look-how-big-my-dick-is” Batmobiles (despite the fact that they were trying to do the whole Frank Miller design)
I agree. The whole film was suitably earnest and brooding until they introduced the Batmobile. It did look cool but, all of a sudden (i) hey, it's “let's save Rachel Dawes” time, no matter how many other lives we endanger in the process and (ii) oooh, let's make Gordon a comic relief character even though we've spent the whole film up until then making him credible.

But, as I said in an earlier post somewhere up there, every comic book movie has at least one cringe-worthy moment!
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Sidwarrious at 6:12AM, Nov. 8, 2007
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There were two villians in Batman Begins. And the scarecrow did like he always did, just kinda suck. And I don't think Batman nowwould wear a cloth costume and would instead opt for a more technologically sound one. Maybe cloth if it was covered in that Blankman elixer.
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jalford at 12:57AM, Nov. 9, 2007
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I wonder about Bats' rubber movie costumes. Can he actually turn his neck in that thing? That makes him pretty vulnerable to being blindsided.
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Shadow99 at 2:18PM, Nov. 20, 2007
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Hahahahaha!
DSCV. Bet you don't know what it means! Read coconut Voltage
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korosu at 8:33PM, Nov. 27, 2007
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The Tim Burton Batman movies (love ‘em or hate ’em), X-Men and X2, and Road to Perdition.
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Exzachly at 1:33PM, Dec. 2, 2007
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And now I went back and RE-watched American Psycho, thanks. And I was never too into the music talks in the book, mostly cuz I don't know THAT much about 80's music anyways. I could keep up in the movie, but Bateman's inner monologue drove ME insane sometimes. The clothes. AH THE CLOTHES!

Brett Easton Ellis is and always has been an over-hyped hack. He writes intentionally shallow to hide the fact that he's really not that deep an author. The fact that every single thing he writes is about shallow, rich assholes probably points to the fact that he can't write real/soulful characters.
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