A Listmania! list by henryclay(Marietta, Georgia United States)
The list author says: "This list includes only "modern" comic book adaptations that I have seen, starting with the first X-Men film. Some classics such as the Christopher Reeve Superman Movies and Batman (1989) are not included but still definitely worth seeing. I usually watch these movies multiple times so my opinions are always changing. Because there are now so many comic book movies, I have started eliminating some of the more obscure--or disappointing--films from the list.
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"I am pleased to say that this movie lived up to its own hype. Ledger's portrayal of the Joker is as good as critics are claiming. Eckhart's Harvey Dent/Two-Face is noteworthy as well. Christian Bale and the rest of the returning cast (especially Gary Oldman as Jim Gordon) are fantastic. Dark, emotional, psychological, and action packed, this film should not be missed. (A+)"
"Excellent story and character development, plenty of action, and an awesome ending. Christian Bale is the perfect Batman/Bruce Wayne. The rest of the cast is superb as well. My appreciation for this film has increased since the release of The Dark Knight. It is rare that two films fit together as perfectly as these two. (A+)"
"Lives up to the hype! Joss Whedon has crafted a stellar movie. The dialogue is crisp and funny and the action is thrilling. The cast is superb and the final battle is possibly the best climax of any superhero movie. Thor's throw-down with Hulk is awesome as well. Every member of the cast gets a moment to shine. (A+)"
"Another of my top picks. Great story, amazing action scenes and special effects. Sam Raimi has done an excellent job with this character. The story and character development are great. Easily the best film in the franchise. If you come across the 2.1 version it has some extended fight scenes and added character development. Nothing huge, but it's a nice treat for the die-hard fans.(A+)"
"Bryan Singer is a filmmaker that I have complete faith in. Perfect amount of action and character development. The opening scene with Nightcrawler is great, as is Wolverine's showdown with a swat team. Expanded roles for Jean, Storm and Xavier as well.(A)"
"This film set the standard for the comic book adaptation. The cast is perfect, and the story is great. Not quite as good as its sequel, but still an essential. Some of the special effects are becoming outdated, but all in all, the action is still a joy to watch. (A)"
"Vastly superior to the last two outings. The cast is phenomenal with McAvoy playing a younger and more flawed Xavier and Fassbender making Magneto a sympathetic anti-hero. Some of the supporting cast gets lost in the shuffle, but Jennifer Lawrence is good as Mystique. The middle of the movie drags a bit. The action is great; especially the climax. (A-)"
"One of Marvel's best.Chris Evans owns the role by this point and Johansson continues to rock as Black Widow. Winter Soldier is an awesome Terminator-esque villain. The fight choreography deserves special mention as well. (Not sure why you can't preorder the blu ray here on Amazon) (A-)."
"The most faithful adaptation of a comic ever. Just like the books, which is either good or bad depending on if you like Frank Miller's style. Innovative filming with unique characters. Mickey Rourke is awesome as Marv. Extremely violent, so this film isn't for those with weak stomachs. This is the "Pulp Fiction" of comic book movies. (A-)"
"Even better than the first one. Plenty of action and humor, accompanied by some great special effects and imagery. Guillermo del Toro has become one of my favorite directors. Perlman is still great as Hellboy and Abe and Liz have expanded roles. Luke Goss as Prince Nuada is easily one of my favorite on-screen antagonists in recent memory. (A-)"
"I like this movie more every time I see it. Great and underrated film. Incredibly faithful to the source material. Great story and character development as well as plenty of action. Ron Perlman is awesome as the title character. (A-)"
"Great movie. A little different from the comic, but still captures its overall tone, however, I found the film to be a bit more inspiring. The cast is great, especially Hugo Weaving as V. A little slow in the middle but the last fight scene is one of the best I've ever seen. (A-)"
"A strong beginning to the franchise. Not as much action as its sequel, but does an excellent job of establishing the main characters. Hugh Jackman was a perfect coice to play Wolverine, and the rest of the cast works fine. With the exception of Wolverine, Rogue and Mageneto, the rest of the cast is underused. For a movie that is nearly a decade old it has aged well. (A-)"
"Downey is fantastic in the lead, and the rest of the cast is superb as well. The movie itself starts of strong and does a great job of showing Iron Man's origin, however, it looses steam in the final act and culminates in a wholly unsatisfying and anticlimactic final battle. The film does a good job of setting up the larger Marvel universe. (B+)"
"Best Marvel movie in years! This film is anchored on the performances of Hemsworth and Hiddleston who transform the hero and villain, who could easily be cardboard cutouts, into layered characters. The action scenes and special effects are entertaining as well. My only complaints are the slightly anti-climactic final fight and the rushed romance between Thor and Natalie Portman's character. (B+)"
"A fun and heartfelt sci-fi romp! The cast is universally excellent--Chris Pratt is definitely leading man material. The movie's strength lies in the interactions of its characters. There is quite a bit of humor. The action is serviceable but not exceptional. (B+)"
"A big step up from the last one. Great acting and a decent plot. The special effects and action scenes (especially the fight on the campus) are great. The entire cast handles their roles well. The Hulk is a tough character to bring to life, however, I think the makers of this film did as good as job as anybody. (B+)"
"An action packed Superman reboot. The casting is great and framing the movie as a first-contact story was a good decision. The Battle of Smallville is epic and the effects, all around, are superb. My main complaints are that the film is overly serious and the final battle is a bit much. Lois and Clark's romance is also way too rushed. (B+)"
"Fox continues to redeem themselves. The story is personal and compelling and Jackman gives his best performance as Wolverine yet. The supporting characters, especially Yukio and Meriko, are great as well. The unrated cut is a step up with extended action scenes and people actually bleed when they get stabbed! Phenomenal post-credits teaser! (B+)"
"It's bigger and funnier than its predecessor and Hemsworth and Hiddleston still own their roles. While the plot is nonsensical and the main villain is weak, it's a fun movie with some great action. Definitely better than Iron Man 3! (B+)"
"This has never been as bad as everyone makes it out. Brandon Routh is an good choice for Superman, and Kevin Spacey is awesome as Lex Luthor. This film is a little long and boring in places. It's too wedded to the Donner films. The scene where he rescues the plane is one of my favorite movie scenes of all time. (B+)"
"A loyal adaptation of the comic book. Jackie Earle Hayley is incredible as Rorschach and Patrick Wilson is impressive as Night Owl. I did not care for Matthew Goode as Ozymandias. The rest of the cast is good, but not great. Some of the mind-blowing dialog that was in the book is not as effective on screen. Fans of the book will enjoy this film more than those with no exposure to Watchmen. (B+)"
"I liked this more upon a second viewing. Chris Evans nails the character, and the cast as a whole is great. My main complaint is that instead of a strong action scene in the middle of the movie they settled on a bizarre action montage that doesn't work as well. Some moments are a bit cheesy.(B+)"
"An OK, yet unfulfilling end to the franchise. The first half is spectacular but it ultimately falls apart under its cumbersome plot and leaps in logic. The performances are superb with Tom Hardy's Bane and Ann Hathaway's Catwoman being iconic. Michael Caine and Gary Oldman get shunted off to the sidelines. It's certainly not the worst movie on the list, but it may be the most disappointing. (B)"
"This version is a drastic improvement over the original theatrical release. 30 minutes longer and rated R. In my opinion, truer to the character than the PG-13 version. Some of the action scenes are too far fetched for a character like this. The fight in the bar is pretty awesome. If you were turned off by the theatrical cut, I strongly encourage you to give this version a chance. (B)"
"Best action and effects in the trilogy, however, the weakest story. It doesn't really have an overall plot, its more like 4 subplots. The scene where Peter is dancing in the club reminds me of a scene from "The Mask" and was pretty out of place. The crane rescue scene is pretty amazing. I don't like how they incorporated Sandman into the death of Uncle Ben. (B)"
"A serviceable, yet uninspired reboot. The casting is great, especially Emma Stone as Gwen Stacey, but the story is cliched and predictable. A great fight between Spider-Man and the Lizard in a school marks the film's high-point. (B)"
"For an "action movie" this is kinda boring. There are really only two action scenes, both of which you see in the previews. Downey Jr., is still perfect and the rest of the cast is good as well, especially Scarlett Johanson as the Black Widow. The final battle scene is way better than the climax in the first movie. The scene after the credits is awesome and continues to set up the Avengers. (B)"
"A polarizing film, that for me was a disappointment. I don't like how they handled the Mandarin or their decision to keep Tony out of the suit for most of the movie. RDJ continues to own the role in this more personal story. None of the action scenes were particularly memorable. The Agent Carter short film is awesome though. (B)"
"Very loyal to the comic. The characters are great, as is the action. So far I have enjoyed this film less with subsequent viewings. It is definitely more style than substance, so it loses some of its effect after multiple viewings, but its still relatively solid. Hopefully Hollywood will keep producing movies based on Frank Miller's source material. (B)"
"This is a fun movie. Much better than the first one. A lot more action and excellent special effects. Silver Surfer looks amazing. I personally like the way they handled Galactus. My main complaint against this film is the abundance of corny dialog and what feels like a rushed conclusion, however, if you can switch your brain off this is an enjoyable flick. (B)"
"Disappointing. Jackman is still fantastic and Liev Schreiber gives a good performance as Sabretooth. However, the script needs some work, and surprisingly some of the special effects leave much to be desired. Ryan Reynolds is great, yet underused, as Deadpool. The same goes for Gambit. Plenty of action, so the movie is still enjoyable. It is better than X3. (C+)"
"Garfield and Stone are still great together and some of the action is phenomenal. Otherwise, this movie is a mess. The plot is jumbled and it's overstuffed with characters. Jamie Fox is laughably bad as Electro, Harry's arc is rushed, and the emotional moments are unearned. (C+)"
"Nicolas Cage is great in this film. Great special effects and a decent yet predictable story. It has some anticlimactic fight scenes and some corny dialog. It's a flawed film but if you can switch your brain off for a couple of hours its enjoyable. Ghost Rider is one of my favorite heroes so I liked this more than most people. (C+)"
"It's a flawed film, but not as bad as everyone made it out to be. Slow in the beginning and definitely too long. Once the Hulk does actually show up the movie is fairly entertaining. Great special effects, solid performances, and good character development. Ang Lee just shouldn't do comic book movies. (C+)"
"Very very disappointing. Hit or miss special effects, sloppy editing, anticlimactic fight scenes, and a muddled script keep the film from ever getting off the ground. Hal being trained by Killowog and Sinestro is the movie's high point. (C+)"
"Does a good job of introducing the five main characters. Not as much action as there could have been. My main complaint about this film was that there was only one fight between the Fantastic 4 and Doctor Doom. I also have to admit that Fantastic Four have never been my favorite heroes. Chris Evans was a perfect choice to play the Human Torch. (C+)"
"Sadly, Bryan Singer's absence is felt within the first five minutes of the film. It has plenty of action and great special effects, but virtually zero character development. A poor script and too many characters keep this movie from ever hitting its stride. Surprisingly, there are some great deleted scenes on the disk. (C+)"
"Another one that I didn't think was as bad as everyone made it out to be. Garner is good as the title character. Takes a little too long for things to get going for a movie that is this short. Anticlimactic ending. Some good fight scenes. My main complaint against this movie is how it was filmed. It is so dark in places you can't hardly tell or appreciate whats going on. (C-)"