Discussion in 'Misc. Comics Films' started by Mandon Knight, Nov 27, 2017.
I voted for Superman, but I suspect that's due to nostalgia and an absolute love and respect for Reeve's performance.
However, of the modern era (say, post 2000) I can see why Batman Begins takes this - although Iron Man is a very, very close contender and Dr Strange isn't too far off.
Hmmmm... my top 10:
1. Superman (1978)
2. Batman Begins
3. Guardians of the Galaxy
4. Iron Man
5. Wonder Woman
7. Captain America: TFA
10. Man of Steel
Short answer: Batman Begins by miles. But if we are going to put them all on here a list of the absolute tops:
Great picks, DACrowe. I love all your choices. In addition, I also really like the first X-Men film in the original trilogy, and the first Captain America movie.
I don't see that movie ever being bested to come after the batman and robin fiasco no less
Iron Man would be my second choice
Superman The Movie
Captain America - The First Avenger
Batman Begins, by far. Such an elegantly constructed movie.
How is Batman 89' a origin movie? He's already Batman when the movie starts
I included it as there are flashback scenes to the key moments of his youth and death of parents, thus being a form of origin.
They flashed back in Forever, B&R and BvS as well
Yes, but they are sequels in a series following the first film in 1989.
Deadpool. Bat**** crazy... yet relateable. He doesn't have some moral epiphany and want to be a hero. He finally finds the love of his life... But gets terminal cancer. Takes a huge risk so he can be with the woman he loves without her watching him rot away... But is tricked into being a human lab rat then enslaved.
So he uses his new found powers not for altruism... But to murder the c*** who ruined his face.
I am torn between Batman Begins and Iron Man.
I think Iron Man holds up better over time but there is a masterpiece in Batman Begins under the cheesy one-liners, messy action and weak third act.
I like how Iron Man feels like a movie made by a "start-up" kind of studio but I like the ambition on display in Batman Begins even if at times I think Nolan lacks the means to meet that ambition.
1. Batman Begins
2. Batman '89
3. Captain America: The First Avenger
4. Wonder Woman
5. Man of Steel
HM's to Watchmen and Daredevil The Director's Cut
Wow, I can not believe you completely skipped over Wonder Woman. Did you not see the movie?
On the poll:
Superman The Movie (1978)
Captain America - The First Avenger (2011)
Wonder Woman (2017)
& not on the poll:
Ant-Man (2015) a somewhat reworking of the passing the mantle to his daughter
and criminal turned hero-in-training, theme from:
The Mask of Zorro (1998) which should also be on the poll.
Even though its not my fav on the list - Superman 1978 was the most epic superhero movie origin story. I know alot of ppl will say Batman Begins, but BB didn't have a central antagonist where as Superman had Luthor w/ Gene Hackman. Superman was an epic that one was on par with Ben-Hur, The Ten Commandments, etc, etc. Batman Begins was just one of the best cbm origins.