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Old 06-13-2007, 11:42 PM   #76
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Hands down,Suprman The Movie is still is the greatest on screen super hero adaptation.

Followed very closely by Batman Begins and then Spider-Man 2.
Truer words were never spoken.
I would maybe include X2 in your "Followed very closely by" category and that's it.

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Old 06-14-2007, 12:36 AM   #77
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Superman, X2, Batman Begins, Spiderman 2.

To say which of these four great films is better shows bias, that simple.

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Old 06-14-2007, 01:33 AM   #78
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Not really. I mean, I'm a big X-Men fan, but - while certainly good - I was never wowed by X2. I actually prefer X1 to it.

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Old 06-14-2007, 06:41 AM   #79
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It's the characters, acting, art direction, cinematography, subplots, and character analyzation that makes B89.
Yeah, exactly.

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Old 06-14-2007, 06:42 AM   #80
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Personally, I've never been a big fan of Superman: The Movie. I've always found it to just be TOO campy and outdated. Donner presented some great ideas and a true and tried plot, but I think how he reduced the villains to little movie than a joke hurt any drama or greatest the film could've hoped to achieved. I wouldn't even list it in my top ten best, personally.
I think a post-crisis remake would do very well with the public and fans alike.

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Old 06-14-2007, 01:09 PM   #81
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I re-watched this movie yesterday for the first time in years. When I was younger I thought it was horrible, too much love story, not enough action and no fight scenes. But now re-watching it the movie has more resonance. I mean the film was about emotion, and I think that older fans can understand that more because they've expericed the feelings of love and loss. I'm not sure if I consider it to be the best superhero film ever, I guess because I wasn't born in the time it came out, so I missed some of the magic and hype. I will say that I have developed a true respect for this movie and consider it to be one of the greats.

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Old 06-17-2007, 08:53 PM   #82
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my personal favorite is Superman II, actually.

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Old 06-18-2007, 09:51 AM   #83
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Dude, I thought you were above the whole, "I'm a proper fan and you're not" nonsense.
I'm not the dogmatically blind follower of the comics since I don't read them, but I do think to be a proper fan you have to understand the essence of the character you're a fan of since why are you a fan if you don't know what's so great about the character?

That's why I detest X3 and can't believe people will defend that abomination of the essence of x-men that singer for all his faults captured so well.

So I don't think it's black and white. As in: "You need so and such exp points to be a true fan," but funamentally I believe knowing why people are fans of something in the first place is always a plus.

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Old 06-22-2007, 01:28 PM   #84
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I re-watched this movie yesterday for the first time in years. When I was younger I thought it was horrible, too much love story, not enough action and no fight scenes. But now re-watching it the movie has more resonance. I mean the film was about emotion, and I think that older fans can understand that more because they've expericed the feelings of love and loss. I'm not sure if I consider it to be the best superhero film ever, I guess because I wasn't born in the time it came out, so I missed some of the magic and hype. I will say that I have developed a true respect for this movie and consider it to be one of the greats.
That's great, I'm really pleased. I've always loved the Superman films, I used to watch them all the time as a kid. Although, like you I appreciate Superman: The Movie more now than I did then.

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Old 06-22-2007, 01:32 PM   #85
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They aren't. these kids just like the flashy cgi and think that's quality filmmaking.

Well this movie is easily still the best. Reeve is magic. Williams is perfection. From frame one to the last, it's all captivating. only drawback is otis.
Except for the fact that I liked Otis, I agree with you entirely. I still don't think anyone will ever top Superman: The Movie, it's just become such a classic!

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Old 06-23-2007, 12:24 AM   #86
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The first half of S:TM bores me past death.


Thank the maker for the skip button the DVD remote.

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The first half of S:TM bores me past death.


Thank the maker for the skip button the DVD remote.
Really? The majesty of Krypton? The beautiful Rockwell-like Smallville? Brando as Jor-El?!

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Not really. I mean, I'm a big X-Men fan, but - while certainly good - I was never wowed by X2. I actually prefer X1 to it.
I prefer X1 to the other two X-Men movies.

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SFII, Superman II has way too many plot holes to be considered better than the first. I think Superman II set a record for most improbable coincidences in a movie. How in the world did General Zod know how to speak twentieth century English?

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SFII, Superman II has way too many plot holes to be considered better than the first. I think Superman II set a record for most improbable coincidences in a movie. How in the world did General Zod know how to speak twentieth century English?
Why are you criticising Superman II for that when it was established, not only in the first Superman movie, but in the comics themselves that Kryptonians speak English?

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Old 06-24-2007, 11:39 AM   #91
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SFII, Superman II has way too many plot holes to be considered better than the first. I think Superman II set a record for most improbable coincidences in a movie. How in the world did General Zod know how to speak twentieth century English?
What about not speaking Russian too (on the moon as well as talking in a vacuum).

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Old 06-25-2007, 01:52 AM   #92
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Why are you criticising Superman II for that when it was established, not only in the first Superman movie, but in the comics themselves that Kryptonians speak English?
Kryptonians speak Kryptonian in the comics.

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Kryptonians speak Kryptonian in the comics.
I concur.

Though they strangely spell things the same way as (presumedly) American English just with different symbols.

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Kryptonians speak Kryptonian in the comics.
Only post-Byrne.

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They aren't. these kids just like the flashy cgi and think that's quality filmmaking.
You like GHOST RIDER...

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Old 06-25-2007, 10:13 PM   #96
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S:TM wasn't my favorite as a kid, but now I'm inclined to agree that it's probably the best comicbook film ever made. It treats the material with respect, but doesn't take itself so seriously that it forgets to be fun.

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Old 06-26-2007, 11:56 PM   #97
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I found this link over at supermancinema.co.uk which was originally posted by filmcritik.
http://www.celebutopia.net/forum/sup...8-t28696.html?

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Old 06-28-2007, 11:44 AM   #98
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I love STM,but I don't feel that it's the best superhero film to date.Sure it started it all,but I think it has been surpassed,but only by a few films,such as:Batman Begins,Spider-man's 1 & 2,and Superman II.Of course this is just my opinion,as it is I grew up in the 90s going into the new millenium so most of these are the major superhero films of my generation(minus Superman II).STM still holds a great place in film history for not only giving us the greatest actor to portray Superman,but for kickstarting the whole wave of Superhero films and showing that they can be done in a serious manner.But as I said before I grew up in a different generation of superhero films,but comic books as well.The comics have changed much since '78,and so those are what I'm most familiar with.I didn't first see STM until it came on T.V. about three years ago,until then I was only a fan of Smallville,the comics,and the Superman Animated Series.Still STM ranks in my top 5 superhero films of all-time.


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Old 06-28-2007, 01:16 PM   #99
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Superman: The Movie is second to the best Superhero movie of all time which is Spider-Man 2.

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Superman: The Movie always was and probably always will be the greatest Superhero film ever made. It's very obvious that it set the standard for the comic book films that followed it. I think part of what makes it great are Christopher Reeve, Margot Kidder, and Marlon Brando's performances; John Williams amazing score (The Planet Krypton has got to be the best piece of music i've ever heard); and the special effects for its time (and I'm 20 yrs old, I'm going to college for 3D animation and yet I still enjoy the wirework/greenscreen flying).


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