In what world would Batman from 1989 be #48 on a list like this?
Apr 15 - 05:58 PM
No Ichi The Killer?
Apr 15 - 05:59 PM
agreed, I think the author just picked from a list off their own site, cut and paste.
Apr 15 - 10:36 PM
Really??? The new dark knight beat out the first spiderman? I'll take a classic over a muscle blockbuster any day of the week.
Apr 15 - 06:26 PM
The dark knight is the greatest comic book movie of all time and it isn't even close
Apr 15 - 08:26 PM
I believe he was refering to the Dark Knight Rises, but Spider-man is definitely a "muscle Blockbuster" too... And The Avengers is right up there with The Dark Knight.
Apr 15 - 08:42 PM
I believe that title goes to The Avengers my friend, but nice guess. :)
Apr 15 - 08:44 PM
To each his own. I found both to be great in their own way, but if I had to choose I'd go with The Dark Knight. It's the kind of film that really benefits from repeat viewing, plus as much as I loved Loki, Heath Ledger gives arguably the greatest performance ever for a comic book villain.
Apr 16 - 04:29 AM
The Dark Knight is a masterpiece, while the Avengers is a summer movie for 12 year-olds.
Apr 18 - 03:08 PM
I was referring to the dark knight rises. But spiderman is more of a classic blockbuster in the sense that it used didn't need to shock and awe as much with explosions and over-the-top action sequences.
Apr 17 - 10:34 AM
*...that it didn't need...
Apr 17 - 12:14 PM
Luis Enrique Salas
Im not agree with this list!!! Totally disagree!! Kick ass in number 33!!! Really?? and BAtman returs that is very riculous better than v for vendetta?? Really??? And watchmen??????????????? Wtf???
Apr 15 - 07:32 PM
Apr 16 - 06:38 PM
I have to admit, I am beyond glad that RT finally didn't put something with a lower rating above The Dark Knight to avoid being "typical." Could this finally be the end of the lame trend of people trying to be "edgy" by siding with good-but-not-great blockbusters (namely the Burton adaptations) over the Batman adaptation in a league of its own?
(Still, I'll never understand RT's score tampering "formula" for ranking films.)
Apr 15 - 07:37 PM
They are going by the average rating out of 10 not the tomato meter. So if the average critic rating for Movie 1 was 8/10 and the average for movie 2 was 7.5/10 yet Movie 2 was at a 95% and Movie 1 was at a 87%, Movie 1 would take the #1 spot.
Apr 16 - 08:39 PM
Are you sure? I considered that before, but from old lists to here, we have stuff like Superman Returns over Oldboy, when Oldboy beats it in both categories.
They've already shown us their complex "formula" (some math equation that takes the number of reviews, etc. into account) and the score out of ten wasn't on there. I just think they have a problem with the fact that that would make too much sense.
Apr 18 - 12:45 AM
Umbrellas! Get your free heavy duty umbrellas! Certified to protect you from movie related crapstorms!
*personally I loved The Dark Knight*
Apr 15 - 08:13 PM
No complains about The Dark Knight on the top but Flash Gordon over Thor? please.
Apr 15 - 08:36 PM
Or Capt America over Thor?! ha!
Apr 15 - 08:43 PM
I preffered Thor over Captain America but they're close enough that I don't mind them switching ranks.
Apr 16 - 04:30 AM
If I had to choose between watching Flash Gordon or Thor ten times in a row, I would pick Flash in a landslide. You might be able to argue Thor is better, but there is no question of which is more fun.
"No one, but no one dies in the palace without a command from the Emperor."
Apr 16 - 05:19 PM
I'd like to see X-men and X-Men 2 a little higher on the list they are fantastic movies and should be the flag bearers for the X-Men over First Class...that being said First Class was very good.
Apr 15 - 08:40 PM
One of the worst list I have ever seen! It's pretty much irrelevant and invalid.
Apr 15 - 08:46 PM
*lists. At least get that right.
I honestly believe that you have no idea what the hell you're talking about, but alas, I would like to know why you think it's irrelevant. It's a list about comic book movies...it contains comic book movies.
Apr 18 - 08:12 PM
1. The Dark Knight Rises
2. The Dark Knight
3. Batman Begins
4. Hellboy 2
6. Iron Man
Animated (not counting manga based anime):
Batman: Mask of the Phantasm
The rest aren't worth mentioning.
Apr 15 - 08:51 PM
iron man 1 and 2
hellboy 2 was fine
the first spidey plus the new one
Apr 20 - 09:13 PM
Wow such a terrible list. Barbarella, Red, wanted, over the hedge, The 70's Batman Addams family values, WTF? Ninja scroll number 20 , Watchmen in top 5. I'll stop there
Apr 15 - 10:32 PM
Watchmen isn't even in the top 50.
Also, personally I thought all the films you mentioned (excluding Barbarella and Ninja Scroll as I haven't seen these) were pretty entertaining if not exactly great films. The 1966 Batman movie in particular is one of the funniest comic book movies ever, with endlessly quotable dialogue. It was everything Batman Forever and Batman and Robin tried and failed to be.
Apr 16 - 03:59 AM
Watchmen was very polarizing with critics so you will never see it on an RT list. I myself found it better than 90% of the movies on the list though.
Apr 16 - 05:34 AM
it based on the ratings isn't it? as in they didn't make this list they just put it in order from highest to lowest
Apr 15 - 10:51 PM
Yes based on the average critic rating
Apr 16 - 08:41 PM
Even before I checked the list I knew it wasn't going to please a lot of people. Let's face it, there's always going to be a lot of unfairness when comparing films with barely more than 20 reviews to those with more than 200 reviews (and of course just because a film got a really high tomatometer score doesn't mean critics thought it was great, just that most of them liked it), plus everyone will have his/her own personal top 50 list, but overall nearly all of the choices here are pretty solid even if I find the ranking to be way off in some cases (Batman Begins at number 15? Personally, I don't think there's ever been a comic or graphic novel adaptation that's as well made in every regard as Batman Begins. Everytime I watch it, I enjoy it more. I'd rank it only second to its sequel. Superman 2 I think is a little too high, but then again it did admittedly set the standard for how to make a worthy comic book adaptation followup, while V for Vendetta is ranked way too low in my opinion).
However, they couldn't have picked a better choice for number 1 in my opinion. I also think the top five is really great if slightly different than how I'd do it.
Apr 16 - 04:13 AM
I 100% believe that Spider-Man 2 is still the best Super-Hero film yet made. It is the perfect balance between The Dark Knight and The Avengers, also two of the best Comic-Book adaptations. I also feel that the original Spider-Man should be in the top ten, and Batman Begins is enormously superior to The Dark Knight Rises.
Apr 16 - 09:38 AM
one of the best sequels i think batman begins is
Apr 20 - 09:14 PM
First Class was truly terrible. I have never seen a film that I so strongly disagreed with the consensus on and I wonder what exactly I'm missing. Terrible acting, laughable effects, overly long, and silly plot even by comic book standards. Perhaps the inclusion of darling Lawrence masked its obvious flaws for some, I dunno. Or maybe X3 provided such contrast that FC seemed like Lawrence of Arabia.
Apr 16 - 10:32 AM
I really do not get how Watchmen is not on this list...especially at some of the mediocre drivel they put on here.
Apr 16 - 11:05 AM
Those terrible reboot of Spiderman and Superman we're better than V for Vendetta? No way. Glad to see Dark Knight #1 where it belongs. Also very surprised to see how highly reviewed/ranked del Toro's Hellboy movies have been.
Apr 16 - 11:12 AM
Why you're surprised is beyond me. They're class films
Apr 16 - 11:53 AM
For me it be either Dark Knight or Spider-man 2 at number 1.
1. Spider-man 2/Dark Knight
2. Old Boy (Could be #1 as well)
4. Road to Perdition
5. Batman Begins/Dark Knight Rises/Spider-Man
Even though I like both, Iron Man and Avengers are probably rated too high. And First Class and Kick Ass do nothing for me.
Apr 16 - 11:14 AM
This list was clearly created just to get people angry and write lots of comments. Right?
Apr 16 - 01:41 PM
Paulo Freitas Jr.
wow, this list is a wreck.
Apr 16 - 07:47 PM
New animation from studio Laika
Frozen takes #1 in 3rd week
The season's movies ranked
Gallery of early Oscar favorites