Best Comic Book movie of the summer?

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Best Comic Book movie of the summer 2013

  1. Iron Man 3

  2. Man Of Steel

  3. The Wolverine

  4. Kick-Ass 2

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  1. AVEITWITHJAMON

    AVEITWITHJAMON Cloud kicks ass

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    Thor 2 still has a while to come out, but this summer brought us a lot of CBM's that all had varied levels of success and popularity. The 3 big CBM's released in the summer have done pretty well at the BO and more people seemed to like them than dislike them, but which one did you think was the best?

    I havent seen Kick-Ass 2 yet so wont be voting until I do, but everyone else please vote away.
     
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  2. Thoix

    Thoix Well-Known Member

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    1. Man of Steel
    2. Kick-Ass 2
    3. The Wolverine
    4. Iron Man 3
     
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  3. Green Goblin

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    TW. Didn't like the rest.
     
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  4. NosfeRomas

    NosfeRomas Well-Known Member

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    1. Man of Steel
    2. The Wolverine
    3. Kick Ass 2
    4. Iron Man 3
     
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  5. kane9321

    kane9321 oakland's finest

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    1) man of steel
    2) kick ass
    3) the wolverine
    4) iron man 3
     
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  6. StarLord

    StarLord Boogeyman

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    Iron Man 3, Man of Steel, Kick-Ass 2 and The Wolverine.
     
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  7. BatmanGoesToRio

    BatmanGoesToRio Well-Known Member

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    To be honest:
    Man Of Steel sucked, The Wolverine sucked and, sadly enough, Kick-Ass 2 sucked, too. Iron Man 3 was pretty good, though.
     
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  8. BH/HHH

    BH/HHH You Are My World

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    Man of Steel
     
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  9. ChukNoris

    ChukNoris Experienced Bra Fitter

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    I loved Wolverine and IM3, didn't like the others

    1. Wolverine
    2. IM3
    3. Kick-Ass 2
    4. Man of Steel
     
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  10. def28

    def28 Well-Known Member

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    This. I enjoyed them all though.
     
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  11. Kahran Ramsus

    Kahran Ramsus Well-Known Member

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    I have to go based on my first impressions so my pick may change after multiple viewings especially since there wasn't a blowaway winner. But for right now, I have to say I liked The Wolverine just a little bit more than Iron Man 3. Mainly because I felt the action in Wolverine was more inventive (especially the bullet train sequence), the setting was more exotic (Japan vs. Tennessee), and I thought Iron Man 3 dragged a lot at the beginning, taking too long for the plot to really get going. But emotionally it just connected with me more, especially with regards to the way they dealt with their respective PTSDs. In The Wolverine, it is a very real problem that consumes Logan and the bulk of the film and his relationship with Mariko is built around him overcoming it. In Iron Man 3, it is more of an afterthought really only affecting Stark when the plot required it to and resolved far too easily. The plot of Iron Man 3 was interesting and the villains and third act were better, but I cared more about the characters in The Wolverine.

    Kick-Ass 2 and Man of Steel weren't awful, but they were tremendously disappointing and not at the level of the other two.

    Rankings:

    1) The Wolverine 7/10
    2) Iron Man 3 7/10
    3) Man of Steel 6/10
    4) Kick-Ass 2 6/10
     
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  12. CyclopsWasRight

    CyclopsWasRight Well, he was.

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    1. The Wolverine
    2. Man of Steel
    3. Kick Ass 2
    4. Iron Man 3
     
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  13. Steamteck

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    (1) by a country mile-- Man of Steel
    (2) surprisingly good film-- The Wolverine
    (3) not up to the original but still fun--Kick Ass 2
    (4) Seriously damaged my faith in Marvel-- Iron man 3 ( only because there aren't any other superhero movies of the summer I can think of for the summer or it would be right out)
     
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  14. DACrowe

    DACrowe Well-Known Member

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    Well this year was kind of the "disappointment year" wasn't it? Not one film was really good per se, or at least exceptional. Though The Wolverine was much better than most thought it'd be, so I guess it has that going for it.

    1) Man of Steel: 7/10
    2) Iron Man 3: 7/10
    3) Kick-Ass 2: 6.5/10
    4) The Wolverine 6.5/10

    Well, Thor has an easy road to be the "best superhero movie of the year." So good luck to that.

    Also strangely, I already know that Kick-Ass 2 will be the only one I revisit more than once on DVD. I can just feel it.
     
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  15. Kahran Ramsus

    Kahran Ramsus Well-Known Member

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    Yeah. None of the comic book films this summer were really great, although I enjoyed all four.

    I'm sure Iron Man 3 will probably be the one I rewatch the most, but that's mostly because he's been my favorite superhero for over 20 years. So I'm biased in that regard.
     
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  16. flickchick85

    flickchick85 Loose Seal

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    Yep. I LIKED all of them, but none of them as much as I had hoped to...with the exception of Kick-Ass 2. That one exceeded my expectations, but only because my expectations there were pretty damn low.
     
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    1) The Wolverine
    2) Man of Steel
    3) Iron Man 3

    I can't see Kick Ass 2 until the Blu Ray hits though, I chose to see Elysium over it.
     
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  18. lordofthenerds

    lordofthenerds Not a Goddamn Side-Kick

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    Haven't seen Kick Ass 2 yet.
    1. The Wolverine
    2. Iron Man 3
    3. Man of Steel

    Pretty much the opposite of what I was expecting.
     
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    Loved Man of Steel as it had cool stuff Iron Man 3 failed to achieve, Wolverine was boring and underwhelming (mainly because I feel Wolverine is overrated and overexposed), Iron Man 3 was a let down on so many levels, mainly stemming from that idiotic plot twist. Hopefully Thor 2 won't disappoint.
     
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  20. Zeus

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    1) Man of Steel
    2) Wolverine
    3) Kick Ass

    4) Iron man 3
     
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  21. DACrowe

    DACrowe Well-Known Member

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    Strangely, while Kick-Ass 2 is the most poor in terms of craftsmanship, direction, arguably writing (IM3 and The Wolverine's scripts were fairly weak too)...I did have the best time watching it. I laughed throughout. But I do think IM3 and MOS are just better made films without scenes that are just cringe-inducing as well...save for Superman leveling Metropolis and all the 9/11 imagery there. I think Snyder really is oblivious in some ways to what audiences want.

    Anyway, it is a curious and perplexing thing, in my opinion.
     
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  22. batfreakforever

    batfreakforever A real fan

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    Really, why when destruction in a film is portrayed Americans always have to bring up 9/11??? What you can't just watch a movie.
     
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  23. batfreakforever

    batfreakforever A real fan

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    Just because a city gets destroyed makes it 9/11 imagery. No it does not.
     
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  24. flickchick85

    flickchick85 Loose Seal

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    I have a similar feeling. In terms of pure craftsmanship, IM3 trumps KA2 easily, imo. But I simply enjoyed KA2 more. And yet MoS is the one that got my vote, because I think it's somewhere in between the two, both in terms of craftsmanship AND the enjoyment factor, so it ended up being the most satisfying overall experience for me. Well that, and the added joy of finally seeing a solid Non-Donnerverse take on Superman, something I'd always wanted to see.

    So lots of conflicting thoughts on all of them for me, but the one constant that they all share is the nagging thought of wasted potential that clouds them all to to varying degrees for me.

    KA2 is the only one that I felt had even more potential to be worse than it did to be better (considering Wadlow's past work and the abysmal comic it's based on), so that's how it ended up being the only one to exceed my expectations, lol. Just a weird summer for blockbusters all around, really.
     
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  25. DACrowe

    DACrowe Well-Known Member

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    Because when a filmmaker deliberately puts images of planes falling into buildings and glass skyscrapers collapsing, it's intentional. Snyder WANTS you to think about 9/11. My guess is that he thought it was edgy and profound, similar to how Nolan got good notices and was well received for bringing up 9/11 imagery and War on Terror paranoia in The Dark Knight. Except when Snyder did it, it was grotesque and just numbingly stupid and awful.

    And I liked that movie overall.
     
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