The Shadow, the Phantom or Dick Tracy?

Discussion in 'Misc. Comics Films' started by Spider-Bat, May 28, 2007.

  1. Spider-Bat

    Spider-Bat BATMAN

    Joined:
    May 24, 2007
    Messages:
    1,472
    Likes Received:
    0
    Out of the three movies based on classic golden age heroes which was best, in your opinion.

    For me it's The Shadow. I loved everything about it. The look, the feel, the cast, it was all great. It made me sad though that Alec couldn't play Bruce Wayne/Batman in Forever, he'd have been great, not that Kilmer was bad but Alec as Batman, come on! That would've been very nice, his voice alone would be worth hearing in the cowl!!!

    The Phantom was good too, I saw that in the theater. It's a fun movie.

    Dick Tracy I like but not much, and I HATE Madonna.
     
    #1
  2. rogue trooper

    rogue trooper Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 8, 2007
    Messages:
    4,248
    Likes Received:
    3
    The Phantom. The Shadow a close second.
     
    #2
  3. The Shredder

    The Shredder Sharp Dressed Man

    Joined:
    Jan 19, 2006
    Messages:
    7,721
    Likes Received:
    0
    The Shadow I suppose ...
    Dick Tracy was a film I enjoyed for what it was.
    The Phantom was disappointing to me back in '96, but I recently bought it on DVD and like it alright now.
     
    #3
  4. TwilightPro101

    TwilightPro101 ........

    Joined:
    Apr 13, 2006
    Messages:
    7,032
    Likes Received:
    0
    The Shadow.
     
    #4
  5. Rezzo

    Rezzo The Fire Rises

    Joined:
    May 19, 2007
    Messages:
    6,574
    Likes Received:
    0
    The Shadow
     
    #5
  6. Mr. Socko

    Mr. Socko Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Mar 27, 2005
    Messages:
    23,329
    Likes Received:
    0
    Billy Zane as The Phantom
     
    #6
  7. TwilightPro101

    TwilightPro101 ........

    Joined:
    Apr 13, 2006
    Messages:
    7,032
    Likes Received:
    0
    I liked that movie, but it really didn't do anything amazing overall.
     
    #7
  8. Mr. Socko

    Mr. Socko Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Mar 27, 2005
    Messages:
    23,329
    Likes Received:
    0
    I never read a Phantom comic but I liked the purple suit and guns.
     
    #8
  9. Majik1387

    Majik1387 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 30, 2004
    Messages:
    41,631
    Likes Received:
    0
    1. Dick Tracy
    2. The Shadow
    3. The Phantom
     
    #9
  10. blind_fury

    blind_fury Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 9, 2003
    Messages:
    13,585
    Likes Received:
    0
    Dick Tracy

    and where's the freakin poll?
     
    #10
  11. Kevin Roegele

    Kevin Roegele Do you mind if I don't?

    Joined:
    May 2, 2000
    Messages:
    23,799
    Likes Received:
    4
    Who knows what evil lurks in the hearts of men?

    The Phantom? I don't think so.

    Dick Tracy? Please.


    The Shadow knows!
     
    #11
  12. Ceb-Man

    Ceb-Man Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 11, 2003
    Messages:
    2,539
    Likes Received:
    0
    The Shadow
     
    #12
  13. warren_sparta27

    warren_sparta27 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 30, 2006
    Messages:
    1,691
    Likes Received:
    0
    The Phantom
     
    #13
  14. Zombie_samurai

    Joined:
    Mar 28, 2007
    Messages:
    452
    Likes Received:
    0
  15. Dr. Fate

    Dr. Fate Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 9, 2005
    Messages:
    12,741
    Likes Received:
    0
    I don't really have a preference with them, I found them all entertaining in some way or another.
     
    #15
  16. Superman

    Superman The Man Of Steel (Is #1)

    Joined:
    Nov 21, 2001
    Messages:
    22,579
    Likes Received:
    0
    The Shadow with the Phantom a close 2nd.
     
    #16
  17. The Chris

    The Chris TDK Trilogy Forever!

    Joined:
    Apr 26, 2007
    Messages:
    7,279
    Likes Received:
    10
    Dick Tracy, still love that movie
     
    #17
  18. November Rain

    November Rain Single Mother

    Joined:
    Sep 27, 2005
    Messages:
    13,348
    Likes Received:
    0
    dick tracy reminds me alot of sin city...

    maybe they should do a remake of it in the same style...i'd love to see a black and white tracy with just his yellow coat and hat visible, it'd be awesome..
     
    #18
  19. Rezzo

    Rezzo The Fire Rises

    Joined:
    May 19, 2007
    Messages:
    6,574
    Likes Received:
    0
    The Shadow
    Dick Tracy
    The Phantom
     
    #19
  20. TheComicbookKid

    TheComicbookKid Swing n Miss

    Joined:
    Sep 11, 2006
    Messages:
    12,390
    Likes Received:
    0
    Rocketeer blows all these away. But the Shadow is a close second.
     
    #20
  21. Bat Attack

    Bat Attack Mirth

    Joined:
    Mar 22, 2005
    Messages:
    14,182
    Likes Received:
    0
    Dick Tracy, you can tell the cast was loving every minute of it. The matte paintings are beautiful, the animation is great, and the prosthetics still hold up today. Although the story is a little weak, the amazing visuals make up for that. Not to mention the awesome opening credits and Danny Elfman's great score.
     
    #21
  22. Majik1387

    Majik1387 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 30, 2004
    Messages:
    41,631
    Likes Received:
    0
    ^Elfman was on Dick Tracy?

    Awesome.:up:

    I alos liked Madonna's songs from the movie.
     
    #22
  23. Bat Attack

    Bat Attack Mirth

    Joined:
    Mar 22, 2005
    Messages:
    14,182
    Likes Received:
    0
    I never used to notice but, the score for Dick Tracy sounds nearly identical to the score for Batman in some parts. But then again Elfman's music always sounds somewhat similar.
     
    #23
  24. BobJM

    BobJM Who's Bad?

    Joined:
    Nov 9, 2005
    Messages:
    3,924
    Likes Received:
    2
    That's an interesting idea, and we all know how much Hollywood love their remakes!

    *cough*footloose*cough*
     
    #24
  25. Warhammer

    Warhammer Half Monk, Half Hitman

    Joined:
    Sep 27, 2005
    Messages:
    29,117
    Likes Received:
    0
    I love these pulp fiction films.
    You also should've added The Rocketeer.

    Hell, some may know my intense love for The Phantom and The Shadow, so I don't know which one I'd chose. Perhaps The Shadow. All 3 are great films, btw.
     
    #25

Share This Page

monitoring_string = "afb8e5d7348ab9e99f73cba908f10802"