"Best Comic Book Movie Ever"

Well, American Splendor is better than Elektra, Man Thing and Battlefield Earth.
But can it be described as a comic-book movie? Or it's closer to a simply biopic?
 
Well, the comic came first, but if you're going to split hairs, then lets use Ghost World. Its also better than Elektra, Man Thing and Battlefield Earth. Iron Man is also better than any of those, and better than Ghost World too. See, its easy to compare different genres!
 
Many of the posters on here seem to be missing the point of this thread.
 
I saw Hellboy 2, loved it.

Best comic book movie ever? Nope.

Best Hellboy movie ever? Quite possibly.
 
No question. The best comic book movie ever without a doubt is Batman : The Movie.:word:
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<LI class=no_bullet>Batman(reading one of riddler's riddles): "What has yellow skin and writes? "<LI class=no_bullet>Robin: "A ballpoint banana. "<LI class=no_bullet>Batman: "Of course. " Take that Nolan.

...The Shadow Know!
 
No question. The best comic book movie ever without a doubt is Batman : The Movie.:word:
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<LI class=no_bullet>Batman(reading one of riddler's riddles): "What has yellow skin and writes? "<LI class=no_bullet>Robin: "A ballpoint banana. "<LI class=no_bullet>Batman: "Of course. " Take that Nolan.

...The Shadow Know!

If you mean, 'movie which replicates the very comics it's based on most accurately' then it is indeed the best comicbook movie.
 
How about Persepolis?

I did not know that this movie existed, but I watch all comic book films, so I sought out the DVD based on your post. This is a spectacular movie that defies the rules of animated films, and film in general. Thank you for bringing this movie to my attention...and yes...it is one of the better comic book movies and everyone should check it out.
 
Everything on the topic is a matter of opinion...of preference.

If you're a 'Spider-Man' fan, chances are you're gonna side with your guy.

The way I see it, you have to look at the individual film under a series of lights.

You have to look at the achievements of that film in terms of pushing the genre forward. You have to look at it in terms of the technical and financial limitations at the time of their production. Just how open were Studios to the idea of taking these larger-than-life characters seriously and bringing them into the world of live action flesh?

Were the audiences ready to embrace a figure primarily regarded as the stuff of childish novelty and juvenile literature?

You have to look at every single aspect of the production and just how in sync every department was to not only tell the story of these mythic heroes and deadly adversaries...but tell it with just the right balance of both bold reality and childish fantasy...of adult maturity and complexity with the right dash of comic book angst and tongue in cheek.

How well does the film present these characters as, what Frank Miller called them, the 'flamboyant fantasies' they are...while at the same time keeping their alter egos so grounded in depth and humanity that the audience can relate to them, sympathize with them and ultimately cheer for them.

Bearing all this in mind...

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Dick Donner's film did more for this genre than any of its kind...and the facts that it was the first of its kind in 1978, had the pressure of both fan expectation and general skepticism...and eventually achieved 13 weeks at number one while simlutaneously becoming one of Warners biggest Box Office draws of the entire decade say volumes of the impact that film made not just on the concept of bringing a comic book character to the big screen...but on the entire film industry as a whole.

That's why, at least in my opinion, "Superman: The Movie" is the Greatest Comic Book Film...

I say "Greatest" because "Best" will always be arguable.

CFE
 
Why is "Best Comic Book Movie Ever" bothering you so much? Why does it matter? Let people say what they want to say and feel.

:up:
 
You just can't top Chris Reeve. WOW!
 
I like how this thread originally questions the necessity of labeling comic book movies "The Best Comic Book Movie Ever" only to become a thread in which people actually list what they feel is the best comic book movie ever.
 
Everything on the topic is a matter of opinion...of preference.

If you're a 'Spider-Man' fan, chances are you're gonna side with your guy.

The way I see it, you have to look at the individual film under a series of lights.

You have to look at the achievements of that film in terms of pushing the genre forward. You have to look at it in terms of the technical and financial limitations at the time of their production. Just how open were Studios to the idea of taking these larger-than-life characters seriously and bringing them into the world of live action flesh?

Were the audiences ready to embrace a figure primarily regarded as the stuff of childish novelty and juvenile literature?

You have to look at every single aspect of the production and just how in sync every department was to not only tell the story of these mythic heroes and deadly adversaries...but tell it with just the right balance of both bold reality and childish fantasy...of adult maturity and complexity with the right dash of comic book angst and tongue in cheek.

How well does the film present these characters as, what Frank Miller called them, the 'flamboyant fantasies' they are...while at the same time keeping their alter egos so grounded in depth and humanity that the audience can relate to them, sympathize with them and ultimately cheer for them.

Bearing all this in mind...

christreevesup6.jpg


Dick Donner's film did more for this genre than any of its kind...and the facts that it was the first of its kind in 1978, had the pressure of both fan expectation and general skepticism...and eventually achieved 13 weeks at number one while simlutaneously becoming one of Warners biggest Box Office draws of the entire decade say volumes of the impact that film made not just on the concept of bringing a comic book character to the big screen...but on the entire film industry as a whole.

That's why, at least in my opinion, "Superman: The Movie" is the Greatest Comic Book Film...

I say "Greatest" because "Best" will always be arguable.

CFE

I think I have to agree. It was the trailblazer, opened the door and is definitely the most influential. So in that regard, it has made the greatest impact.
As far as best, I think it is a contender for that too. It had a lot of humor, but it really took the source very seriously and tried to put that spirit up on the big screen. The score, cast and acting, and visuals for the time make it an epic. It's a classic.
The only other in the genre that feels as epic is The Dark Knight, and I would put it alongside STM in that regard in which they both elevate the genre to the highest level. Spider-man 2 and maybe X2 came very close to doing that but not on the level of DC's two best entries have.
 
To me, maybe it isnt the best comic book movie, but my favorite and the best comic boo related movie to me is still BR. Followed by TDK
 
To me, maybe it isnt the best comic book movie, but my favorite and the best comic boo related movie to me is still BR. Followed by TDK


BR?....Batman and Robin?! :wow:
 
Everything on the topic is a matter of opinion...of preference.

If you're a 'Spider-Man' fan, chances are you're gonna side with your guy.

The way I see it, you have to look at the individual film under a series of lights.

You have to look at the achievements of that film in terms of pushing the genre forward. You have to look at it in terms of the technical and financial limitations at the time of their production. Just how open were Studios to the idea of taking these larger-than-life characters seriously and bringing them into the world of live action flesh?

Were the audiences ready to embrace a figure primarily regarded as the stuff of childish novelty and juvenile literature?

You have to look at every single aspect of the production and just how in sync every department was to not only tell the story of these mythic heroes and deadly adversaries...but tell it with just the right balance of both bold reality and childish fantasy...of adult maturity and complexity with the right dash of comic book angst and tongue in cheek.

How well does the film present these characters as, what Frank Miller called them, the 'flamboyant fantasies' they are...while at the same time keeping their alter egos so grounded in depth and humanity that the audience can relate to them, sympathize with them and ultimately cheer for them.

Bearing all this in mind...

christreevesup6.jpg


Dick Donner's film did more for this genre than any of its kind...and the facts that it was the first of its kind in 1978, had the pressure of both fan expectation and general skepticism...and eventually achieved 13 weeks at number one while simlutaneously becoming one of Warners biggest Box Office draws of the entire decade say volumes of the impact that film made not just on the concept of bringing a comic book character to the big screen...but on the entire film industry as a whole.

That's why, at least in my opinion, "Superman: The Movie" is the Greatest Comic Book Film...

I say "Greatest" because "Best" will always be arguable.

CFE
I second that emotion and it will be the best for me. cause i saw it as a kid and it floored me. I had never seen anything like it before. Christopher Reeve was just so awesome in it.
 

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