Your Top 5 CBM's You Consider Underrated

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  1. Leenie

    Leenie Well-Known Member

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    You know what? I'm going to have to agree with this.

    Sure, I may have some fond nostalgia towards this movie (it was actually one of the first movies I remember seeing in theaters, along with The Little Mermaid, and Duck Tales), but considering the tone of the film, it was actually a pretty ballsy move to make this film more like the early comics.

    There's a lot of stuff in here that makes this a film with heart and a coherent story, too. I personally think it's a good movie (it's very much undeserving of the RT rating right now, at the very least, if you ask me). I would much rather rewatch this movie over pretty much any mediocre CBM out there right now.
     
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  2. Lantern Venom

    Lantern Venom Lego SUCKS

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    That film was way ahead of its time. A limited budget adaptation of a comic with conceptually whimsical lead characters who inhabit a dark world should have been disaster. Even now, the film still holds up as a cohesive piece of cinema.
     
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  3. The_Manhunter

    The_Manhunter DCEU & MCU Fan

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    I have to compliment you here. While I personally don't like the FF films I am very glad that someone else did!
     
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  4. henzINNIT

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    Not a lot to add here. Blade and Blade 2 are often forgotten about. Kick Ass has been somewhat soured by a mediocre sequel. Superman Returns has some pacing issues but is quite lovely.

    My pick is definitely Spider-Man 3. While I can understand the complaints, and recognise the strains of a troubled production; it's still more good than bad, excellent in places even. Raimi reigning champ of superhero trilogies imo.
     
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  5. halo10

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    1. Sin City
    2. Wolverine:Xmen Origins
    3. Daredevil
    4. 30 Days of Night
    5. Blade 2


    6) Incredible Hulk
    7) Kick Ass
    8) Constantine
    9) V for Vendetta
    10) Blade

    ( honorable mentions: League of Extraordinary Gentlemen,Hulk, Spawn)
     
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  6. lordofthenerds

    lordofthenerds Not a Goddamn Side-Kick

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    1. The Amazing Spider-Man
    2. Hulk
    3. Daredevil
    4. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2014)
    5. Batman Forever
     
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  7. Doctor Octopus

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    Agreed about Hulk and Daredevil.
     
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  8. Rorschach2012

    Rorschach2012 I'll Cancel the Pizzas

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    The First Avenger
    Watchmen
    Batman Forever
    First Class
    Blade
     
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  9. Mandon Knight

    Mandon Knight Uncle Ben's top boy

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    Daredevil is HUGELY underrated, for me the director's cut is up there with the genre greats....
     
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  10. Spider-Aziz

    Spider-Aziz Raul Boston's Dish Gaunt

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    It has a good amount of improvement over the theatrical release, but still retains a good number of flaws that holds it from being one of the greats.
     
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  11. PeterBenParker

    PeterBenParker Wallopin' Websnappers!

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  12. Mandon Knight

    Mandon Knight Uncle Ben's top boy

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    Would add Thomas Jane's 'The Punisher' to this list....
     
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  13. scarlet-witch

    scarlet-witch Heart of Fire

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    1) Sin City
    2) Hellboy 2
    3) Thor: The Dark World
    4) The Watchmen
    5) X-Men

    They're all talked about a lot (except Sin City) but they never seem to end up on favorites lists.
     
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    Further evidence from the "How it all began" thread.

    Case in point it's completely absent from most ^ narratives.
     
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  15. Iceman

    Iceman Daffy Duck Vs The Joker

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    Watchmen, and from this year GotG2. I think a bit too much low level humour masked a lot of surprisingly good emotional moments.
     
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  16. Iceman

    Iceman Daffy Duck Vs The Joker

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    That doesn’t make it underrated really as I think most people like that film? Its influence isn’t mentioned because most people don’t know it’s based on a comic. After decades of reading comics and seeing countless more in shops, I can’t ever remember seeing a Zorro comic. Would love to try one though.
     
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  17. Mondragon

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    It's not directly based on those comics, yet those original 40's - 50's comics were retelling of the original McCulley pulps, so yes inderictly.
    I agree with you. That's why I said...
    I recognize why it's not included due to it's roots in the pulps.
    Despite it being a comic, before many comic book hero films, or even their comics.
    As far as the character in the "superhero" movie genre in the broadest sense from Fairbanks to Mask in the later boom.
    Yeah I think that's where it's impact is underrated.
    I think the quotes from the "How it all began" thread, do speak to that.

    The who started the "all black costume" discussion becomes hysterical in this context.
     
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  18. FeedOnATreeFrog

    FeedOnATreeFrog (A Metal Gear reference)

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    X-Men
    Spider-Man
    Thor
    Spider-Man 3
    Batman Forever
     
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  19. Iceman

    Iceman Daffy Duck Vs The Joker

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    Oh right. I didn't know about the background, thanks. If people had seen it as being in genre it would have likely given it a boost, but I think the biggest influencers will always be your super-well-known, modern day, traditional costumed heroes (mostly) with superpowers. That's just what people seem to think of when talking CBMs even though a comic could theoretically be about anything from a romcom to a real world military story. It's just a medium and I think people are ignoring that and mainly talking superhero films, even if they were original and made for film rather than based off a comic. The conversation is making me want to rewatch Zorro :up:
     
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  20. Mondragon

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    So would I.
    Here's another one, the idea of Old Man Zorro?
    The Banderas Zorro pretty much already launched with Old Man Zorro.
    Seems many forget the first one was already just as much about Old Man Zorro.
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    Even has a bit of the bad-ass blade wielding estranged Daughter raised, by the bad guy trying to control her.
    (lol not a fair comparison one is runing her blade through watermelons, the other human heads!:oldrazz:))

    Both with the "Old Man" dying and finding solace passing the mantle and greater purpose to his daughter.
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    Yeah I went there...
     
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