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Because Ive only seen 2 good ones, I have to know what you guys think, surely some of you are into comics, Im sure ive missed a few, but on the most part ive got the lump of them. I had a hard time deciding, V for Vendetta was just fucking mind blowing, but I have a hard time finding an adaption that was to me as 5 star as The Punisher, just evil, evil, shit. and by far imo the greatest comic book adaption to big screen ever. and I might ad, will be next to immposible to ever top.

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I was a BIG time comic geek years back and I do love a good comic book movie to this day... I haven't seen all of the ones you have listed here but I gotta go with my boy Spider-Man, he was always my favorite character, and finally seeing him on the big screen after waiting over a decade for that movie to be made, hell, that was a dream come true.

 

I've also enjoyed many of the Batman and Superman films, the problem with them is, for every good film featuring those characters, there have been an equal # of bad sequels ("Batman and Robin" anyone? "Superman IV: The Quest For Peace?")

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I'm not into comics but my favorite so far is Ghost Rider which I didn't see on the list.

 

Thats cause I hate Dick Cage

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V for Vendetta was just fucking mind blowing.

 

 

I read V for Vendetta even before it hit the big screen. Never entered to me that it would be mind blowing. Also thought (wrongfully) that the story won't work as a movie. V is far from being THE WATCHMEN w/c is Alan Moore's greatest work. The Sean Connery movie "League of Extra-Ordinary Gentlemen" was based loosely on The Watchmen.

 

For me, the best comic adaptation was and will always be Superman.

 

Though I loved the X-men before, I never understand what the hell happened with it on the movie. The studio just took a little from here and there and made it into a movie.

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The only comic books I ever read were really the Ren & Stimpy ones and I've not seen a lot of these movies, but damn I'd be surprised if any are better than the awesome 'Sin City'. I know it kicks the ass of 'X-Men', 'Spiderman' and Batman' (the only ones I've seen here).

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Guys! im talking about best adaption, sorry, Spider was my favorite to, but Toby Maguire is about as demeaning to the roll as Ashton Kutcher would be to play The Green Lantern! it's gotta sell me, not just the special effects, i mean fuck! all the special effects in the world couldnt make Toby acceptable, and that new superman was just white washed till it was fucking horrid, and to you sir that commented on V for Vendetta, did you say youd seen the movie, because if your operating under ussumption here, your missing the single coolest grand finale fight in motion picture history, I to have read V, the movie is a little political as is the books, and its got a drastic drama slant on it, as opposed to action, but the action it does provide is excellent, and what I love in my comic book\superhero movies, havent any of you fuckers seen The Punisher, it's the greatest adaption hands down, I mean it's almost to dark, and realistic, but Thomas Jane was a no name actor, something I think any good comic book movie should start with, that way you have absolutely no expectations on the person filling the role, but this is just my Humble Fucking Worthless Opinion, I should just vote on The Punisher from 88 with Dolph Lundgren in it, now thats an action flick!!!

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I used to read comic books a lot! But, I really don't anymore. I have seen some of those movies though. My favorite is The Punisher!

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I should just vote on The Punisher from 88 with Dolph Lundgren in it, now thats an action flick!!!

 

Dolph's version of The Punisher was a decent enough action movie, but as a comic adaptation it was pretty weak. I actually wrote a letter to Marvel Comics about that one back when it first came out on video (yea, I was a geek like that)... they screwed up SO many of the details, it seemed to me like someone just had a generic action movie script laying around and they stuck the "Punisher" name on it just to sell it. Frank Castle was never a police officer in the comics (he was a Marine), he didn't have a secret hideout in the sewers of New York (he's not a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle!) and he wasn't even wearing the skull emblem on his chest when he went out to do his work... how could they make a Punisher movie where our boy Frank just wore a plain ol' black leather jacket for cryin' out loud!!

 

I haven't seen the newer movie with Thomas Jane in the role, but I hope it was a little more faithful to the source materials!!!

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I should just vote on The Punisher from 88 with Dolph Lundgren in it, now thats an action flick!!!

 

Dolph's version of The Punisher was a decent enough action movie, but as a comic adaptation it was pretty weak. I actually wrote a letter to Marvel Comics about that one back when it first came out on video (yea, I was a geek like that)... they screwed up SO many of the details, it seemed to me like someone just had a generic action movie script laying around and they stuck the "Punisher" name on it just to sell it. Frank Castle was never a police officer in the comics (he was a Marine), he didn't have a secret hideout in the sewers of New York (he's not a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle!) and he wasn't even wearing the skull emblem on his chest when he went out to do his work... how could they make a Punisher movie where our boy Frank just wore a plain ol' black leather jacket for cryin' out loud!!

 

I haven't seen the newer movie with Thomas Jane in the role, but I hope it was a little more faithful to the source materials!!!

 

Freddy! Im telling you man, that new Punisher is so riveting, and disturbing and dark, you couldnt be mad at me if you went and watched it, you would feel it, it's nothing like the one from 88, and you hit it right on the head, as a Lundgren action flick it was fine, but had nothing to do with the punisher, it was a little more shoot them up, the new one is dark, depressing, Jane comes acrossed as a normal human being, that bleeds and crys and then finally snaps, the entire family being massacred isnt just a bunch of shooting and then referenced later, it is numbing, as we watch his wife and child murdered right in front of his face, John Travolta plays an excellent heel, the background is referenced, but he's just done his last job, (DEA or Cop) but at the ceremony his exemplarary service to his country as a marine is more then shown, go watch it man, im telling you, it's not like any other comic movie ive ever seen, Fuck, it's deeper and better then a majority of the non comic movies released!!! Which is probably why it is so looked past when this conversation comes up, alot of people dont like there comic book movies so dark. I for one purchased it, and look forward to a sequal if it is done by the same director and Jane is in it.

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I went with Spiderman by a web over Batman and X-Men.

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I guess that last Batman with the scarecrow in it was alright, it's pretty obvious the mainstream comics are the ones that get scene, I wanna make a porno called "V for Vagina" and itnstead of Headstone Daggers, the dude will throw Headstone Dildos!!! I also know that the new Fantastic 4 movie coming out this summer has the baddest villian of all time in it!!! Silver Surfer!!!!

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V for Vendetta was just fucking mind blowing.

 

 

I read V for Vendetta even before it hit the big screen. Never entered to me that it would be mind blowing. Also thought (wrongfully) that the story won't work as a movie. V is far from being THE WATCHMEN w/c is Alan Moore's greatest work. The Sean Connery movie "League of Extra-Ordinary Gentlemen" was based loosely on The Watchmen.

 

For me, the best comic adaptation was and will always be Superman.

 

Though I loved the X-men before, I never understand what the hell happened with it on the movie. The studio just took a little from here and there and made it into a movie.

 

Well it looks like your getting your wish Nelson, here's some info for you, The Watchmen being made by the same guy that did V for Vendetta! I saw a thing about this on IFC and looked it up, no official press releases that I know of, but they should start being released closer to when the movie is!

 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Watchmen_%28film%29

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I'm a Super collector of classic comics (specially golden years for me 1960/1990) Superman, Batman, Avengers, Captain America, Flash, Green Lantern, Thor, Iron Man, Tarzan, Legion of Super Heroes, Defenders, Hulk, Teen Titans, X-Men, Action Comics, Adventure Comics etc etc i have a complete collections from my favorites Comics from DC and Marvel.

 

Now in this case who is the best Super Hero Superman the best movie Superman easy to me because now exist a lot of technology but Superman movies with Christopher Reeve are Super classics the same as compare to Thin Lizzy with The Poodles for example nothing as the real Classics.

 

My second fav is Hulk but not this CRAP Hulk movies in the new millenium, the real Classic series with Lou Ferrigno of course.

 

Then Batman, Ghost Rider, X-Men, Spiderman & Spawn.

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The only movies on the list adapted from specific books were V and SIN CITY, I went with SIN CITY but I actually prefer 300. ROAD TO PERDITION was good too.

 

I have enjoyed all the recent DC/MARVEL movies, including the animated ones.

 

WAITING FOR WATCHMEN!!!

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WAITING FOR WATCHMEN!!!

 

Have they sorted out all the legal crap surrounding that movie yet? I know it's been finished for a while but it's supposedly shelved until some sort of wrangle involving a different studio (who claim they owned the rights to make the film since the late 80s) stepped in and said they want a piece of it.

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For the best adaptation its gotta be Superman.

 

1977 - the original and prob still the best.

 

Has there ever been better casting than Christpher Reeve as Superman?? Me thinks not.

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WAITING FOR WATCHMEN!!!

 

Have they sorted out all the legal crap surrounding that movie yet? I know it's been finished for a while but it's supposedly shelved until some sort of wrangle involving a different studio (who claim they owned the rights to make the film since the late 80s) stepped in and said they want a piece of it.

 

yeah that was sorted about a week ago, its all good and back on track for March i believe :tumbsup:

 

for me, its Sin City hands down, if nothing else....thats my fave movie

 

but, its a perfect adaptation, all the camera angles are exactly like the comic, it just moved from page to screen!

 

although i notice that LXG is missing, and From Hell....i know that LXG bombed but i actually liked it when it came out

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I gotta go with the Batman from the strength of the first with Keaton, and the last two with Bale.

 

I didn't see Iron Man on your list. It was pretty good. They did change his origins a bit, though, so that lost it points from the "faithful adaptation" standpoint. The Spider-Man movies (I haven't seen the latest) were all pretty good as well. The first X-Men movie was good, the second was ok, the third....didn't really care for it that much. Ghost Rider was alright, though Nick Cage does play the exact same part in every movie and the villian in it (Black Thorn?) was ok at best as an actor.

 

I'm dying to see Watchmen. That looks wicked!

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I gotta go with the Batman from the strength of the first with Keaton, and the last two with Bale.

 

I didn't see Iron Man on your list. It was pretty good. They did change his origins a bit, though, so that lost it points from the "faithful adaptation" standpoint. The Spider-Man movies (I haven't seen the latest) were all pretty good as well. The first X-Men movie was good, the second was ok, the third....didn't really care for it that much. Ghost Rider was alright, though Nick Cage does play the exact same part in every movie and the villian in it (Black Thorn?) was ok at best as an actor.

 

I'm dying to see Watchmen. That looks wicked!

 

i believe the villain in Ghost Rider was Blackheart :tumbsup:

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I gotta go with the Batman from the strength of the first with Keaton, and the last two with Bale.

 

I didn't see Iron Man on your list. It was pretty good. They did change his origins a bit, though, so that lost it points from the "faithful adaptation" standpoint. The Spider-Man movies (I haven't seen the latest) were all pretty good as well. The first X-Men movie was good, the second was ok, the third....didn't really care for it that much. Ghost Rider was alright, though Nick Cage does play the exact same part in every movie and the villian in it (Black Thorn?) was ok at best as an actor.

 

I'm dying to see Watchmen. That looks wicked!

 

i believe the villain in Ghost Rider was Blackheart :tumbsup:

 

That's it! I knew it was Black-something, but couldn't recall it off the top of my head.

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The Spider-Man movies (I haven't seen the latest) were all pretty good

 

You can safely skip "Spider-Man 3" -- it was nowhere near as good as the first two. They crammed two or three movies' worth of stuff into one film, it's rushed and overstuffed. It seems like Sam Raimi just picked out 40 or 50 of his favorite Spider-Man comics and tried to put a little bit of each of them into one movie. Spider-Man vs. Venom should've been a movie all by itself, not just one of about a dozen sub plots!!

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