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Old 06-26-2013, 11:07 PM   #77
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Default Re: What are the worst comic book movies of all time?

Originally Posted by cherokeesam View Post
"zomg POS, IM2, IM3, TDK, TDKR, TASM, SR, FF, GL, Watchmen, AngHulk, CATFA hurr durr"

Trollus majorus. Sorry, I meant Trollus majorii.

Haters may not like one or more of those, but to call any of them "the worst comic book movies of all time" is complete and utter bullswipe, and everybody with even an ounce of superhero movie gumption knows that.

There are CBMs that have been controversial because of "omg not canon --- teh rapin mah childhood" fanwankery, but CBMs that have been made in earnest and in good faith, and with large budgets to support that, don't deserve to be on lists of "the worst comic book movies of all time."

The Worst CBMs of all time have to be reserved for the shoddy workmanship, ****ty writing, complete and utter disregard for source material, and shoestring budgets of the *real* stinkers of the genre:

Superman IV
The Crow: City of Angels
The Spirit
Punisher 1989
Captain America 1990
Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance
Jonah Hex
Howard the Duck
Red Sonja 1985

And that, thankfully, doesn't even begin to cover the direct-to-video and TV movies that continue to be dredged up even on SyFy to this day.

So wait, if a movie has a high production value that means it can't be among the worst ever? That's similar to people saying that if a movie makes a lot of money then it must be a good quality movie by definition. I just don't see it that way.

And I resent the notion that we somehow owe the studios for deigning to descend from on high and making the movies we peasants always wanted them to make. It's the other way around. They owe us. Without our patronage they never would have existed in the first place. And throwing bajillions into a project doesn't mean it'll turn out any better than the shoe-string budgeted B-films of a generation ago.

2018 Movies so far:

1. Ready Player One (A-)
2. Black Panther (B+)
3. Rampage (C+)
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