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Power and Resposibility
List creator: mjscott76
Created on: May 28, 2004 - 2:54 PM PDT
Description: The best movies based on comic books

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Spider-Man (2002)
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  The best comic book movie ever! Great acting, writing and directing. More importantly, it completely captures the angst and emotion that makes Spider-Man such a compelling character.
X2: X-Men United (2003)
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  Second only to Spider-Man, and really only because I'm more fond of Spidey comics. Bryan Singer does a near perfect job with this one, and Hugh Jackman was born to play Wolverine.
Batman Beyond - Return of the Joker (2000)
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  The best Batman movie of any form. It is everything a Batman movie should be, without the tedium of Burton or the camp of Shumacher.
Superman II (Special Edition) (1980)
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  Improves in many ways on the first, notably because of some the best villains ever in film, and the great emotional turmoil Clark goes through in the movie.
Superman: The Movie (1978)
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  The archetype for them all. The first hour is much stronger than the second, but still a great origin movie.
The Crow (1994)
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  Dark, brooding, and angsty. Exactly like J. O'Barr's comic. The late Brandon Lee give what may be the best performance of any movie on this list.
The Rocketeer (1991)
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  Perfectly capture the spirit of Dave Stevens original book. Rousing action with a classic serial feel. One of the true unappreciated gems of the genre.
Blade II (2002)
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  Fairly superficial, but with amazing action. Blade is without a doubt one of coolest characters in movies.
Timecop (1994)
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  Changes quite a bit from the comic, but is still an excellent action movie, with a solid performance from Van Damme. Easily his best.
Hulk (2003)
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  Yeah the ending blew, but I admire Ang Lee for trying to do something with this movie. It was an ambitious failure, but I give it much credit for trying to be a movie based on a comic, not a comic book movie.

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