Friday, April 4, 2008

Worst Comic Book Movies & Other Movie News

Entertainment Weekly published a list of the Top 20 Worst Comic Book Movies Ever. They're not ranked so I can't nitpick one being worse than another. Thankfully. But looking at the list - yes, Ghost Rider was pretty bad and you couldn't give me a copy of Catwoman even if it had a $20 bill inside. Some of them I haven't seen (Barb Wire) or blocked out of my childhood mind entirely (Howard the Duck). I actually enjoyed The Punisher and Fantastic Four but I won't get into defending them at the moment.

For me, hands down, the worst comic book movie is Spider-Man 3. I refuse to give that movie a second chance. My brother got the DVD for Christmas and I won't even touch the case. At some point, I'd like to do a list of my personal Top 10 Favorite Comic Book Movies but we'll save that for another time, as well.

In future movie news, they're working on a Harbinger film which, I believe, will be the first ever movie based on a Valiant Comics property. I never really got into Harbinger much but I am looking forward to movie studios delving into more independent comics. Plus, if it does well, I hope they'll delve into other Valiant properties like Shadowman, Turok or Magnus: Robot Fighter. Valiant always put out pretty solid stories. The other comic book movie I'm looking forward to is an animated Bone film . I haven't finished reading the entire series yet but the graphic novels I've read have been great.

1 comment:

adriana said...

I read this post, went to the link, and then immediately added "The Phantom" to my Netflix. :-)