Batman vs Iron Man
Having now seen The Dark Knight a second time, I guess I won’t have to turn in my Iron Man fan-club card just yet.
The Dark Knight is still a great movie, but it loses quite a bit of it’s intensity when you see it a second time and know what happens next. With the highs and lows of the roller coaster gone, it becomes just another ride. The Joker alone nearly makes up for it, but the-Joker-to-long-ass-movie ratio just isn’t good enough.
Overall, I give Iron Man the nod over Batman because it’s just more fun to watch and stays that way every time you see it. Robert Downey’s performance nearly matches Ledger’s and there are barely any scenes where he isn’t in Iron Man.
For the record, my top comic book movies:
- Iron Man
- The Dark Knight
- Spider-Man 2
- Batman Begins
That list stinks. Batman Begins was easily the best Comic book movie made. And I’m even a huge Batman fan.
Here’s a real list:
1. Batman Begins
2. Spiderman 2
4. The Dark Knight
Still smoking the crack eh? =P
Obviously, you are not thinking of the classics:
1: Captain America (1990)
2: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III
3: Fantastic Four (90s version, unreleased)
5: Ernest goes to Jail (Ernest has Electro-like powers that helps him foil a bank robbery, remember?)
Well, you did say comic book movie, so maybe 4& 5 get nixed since they are superheros, not comics. If we are thinking comics, what about 300, or Sin City?
Who says those weren’t my 6-10?
Have you actually seen the unreleased FF? I have, and while it ranks right up there with the modern FF movies, I think I’d rank Ernest above it at least. =P
I have a hard time calling 300 a comic book movie since the basis of the comic was historical (and it was only 5 issues).
I liked part of Sin City (the Mickey Rourke and Elijah Woods story) and love the stylized way Frank Miller’s movies are done, but couldn’t really get into the other story lines.
That said, I’m looking forward to The Spirit and I hope like hell that the Watchmen movie lives up to the trailer. The trailer alone is nearly good enough make it into my list.
I’m still on the fence about Watchmen. Never even heard of it until I saw a few trailers on Aintitcool.
If you really want to see a classic then you need to watch the unreleased Justice League TV show. Here’s a taste if you haven’t seen it.
I can only hope the Avengers will turn out better than any previous attempt to put a super team together. =P
I forgot one that might be moved to the top?
Howard the Duck
It had a longer run as a Marvel comic than five issues, I think.
Lol. That one will at least always be known as the first Marvel comic to make it to the theaters. Since I never read the comic, I have no idea how good it could of been, but either way, I’ll add that one to the list of things George Lucas has touched and turned to shit.