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#1 Edited by gor724 (826 posts) - - Show Bio

What comic films do you think is underrated or under hyped? Ones that everyone who saw it liked, but has been forgotten, and is still one your favorites. Or, ones that mostly no one liked and you liked, or you don't think it deserves to be hated on as much as it is.

Mine?

Don't get how this movie is just OK to people, its in my top 5.

An example of a forgotten one. When I mention this movie people pause to think about it and say "Oh yeah I saw that.. I think" I adore this film

Another forgotten movie. Its not the movie people bring up when talking about the MCU. Its my favorite MCU film besides Avengers. I LOVED Ed Norton as Hulk, and I think he did a better job than Ruffillo

To me this film is GOOD. And stoping there. Did it live up to the expectations to the first 2? No. But I think it doesn't deserve the beat down it gets. Solid flick. Just a solid flick, but defiantly doesn't deserve the hate it gets.

#2 Posted by AllStarSuperman (21619 posts) - - Show Bio

1989 Punisher, everyone hates it, I love it.

Kick-Ass, to some its okay, i think its amazing

#3 Edited by TDSOTMFLTA94 (34 posts) - - Show Bio

#4 Posted by BiteMe-Fanboy (7729 posts) - - Show Bio

None of those are underrated. The most underrated comic book film of all time has got to be:

#5 Posted by Fallschirmjager (16512 posts) - - Show Bio

X-Men 3 is not underrated. Its garbage.

Look no further than the 3rd character on that movie poster, Angel. They introduce him in this movie and he serves NO purpose other than to see a guy with his shirt off with angel wins. The only time he is actually invovled with the story is when his Dad (who hates him) is about to die and he conveniently shows up to save him.

And lets not get into how bad they handled Cyclops in that movie.

Or how they turned Iceman-Rogue-Kitty into some stupid love triangle that no one wanted.

The only movie I agree with on your list is Watchmen. That movie did horrible at the box office and I don't know why. It was excellent imo. Luckily it seems to be more appreciate on comicvine, so even then its pushing it a bit.

#6 Posted by judasnixon (6465 posts) - - Show Bio

#7 Posted by NorrinBoltagonPrime21 (5777 posts) - - Show Bio

X-Men 3 is not underrated. Its garbage.

Look no further than the 3rd character on that movie poster, Angel. They introduce him in this movie and he serves NO purpose other than to see a guy with his shirt off with angel wins. The only time he is actually invovled with the story is when his Dad (who hates him) is about to die and he conveniently shows up to save him.

And lets not get into how bad they handled Cyclops in that movie.

Or how they turned Iceman-Rogue-Kitty into some stupid love triangle that no one wanted.

The only movie I agree with on your list is Watchmen. That movie did horrible at the box office and I don't know why. It was excellent imo. Luckily it seems to be more appreciate on comicvine, so even then its pushing it a bit.

Lol, I never noticed that.

#8 Edited by Veshark (9058 posts) - - Show Bio

I agree with Watchmen. It's not perfect, but it's not bad either.

Another that springs to mind are the two Hellboy movies. No one ever mentions them, but they're both fantastic - Perlman is the man.

Uhh Incerdible Hulk wasn't bad...but it just felt kinda dull, to be honest. I much preferred Ruffalo's I'm-in-control-kinda Bruce to Norton's more...I don't know, skinny normal Bruce?

#9 Posted by Xwraith (17200 posts) - - Show Bio

TMNT 1990, Tim Burton's Batman and Batman Returns.

They may not have been underrated in their day, but I feel they are now.

#10 Posted by RUKM (279 posts) - - Show Bio

Scott Pilgrim vs the World...

#11 Posted by Wolverine08 (41041 posts) - - Show Bio

TMNT 1990 is underrated as hell. One of the best CBMs in my opinion.

#12 Edited by SirMethos (1321 posts) - - Show Bio

@gor724:

If you've read the V for Vendetta comics, the movie(as an adaptation of the comics) is garbage. If you don't compare it to the comics though, and see it as a stand-alone movie, it's brilliant.

That said:

Red(starring Bruce Willis)

Dr. Strange(from 1978)

Road to Perdition

and A History of Violence

are all very underrated comic book films. The last two especially, are brilliant.

#13 Posted by RUKM (279 posts) - - Show Bio

@sirmethos: As you said about V, Road to Perdition as an adaptation ain't that great but on it's own, Magnificent

#15 Posted by Wolverine08 (41041 posts) - - Show Bio

@wolverine08 said:

TMNT 1990 is underrated as hell. One of the best CBMs in my opinion.

Its underrated for a good reason. The movie was campy garbage and the turtles looked awful and laughable. Its a disgrace to any TMMT fan.

#16 Posted by chem86 (358 posts) - - Show Bio

@xwraith said:

TMNT 1990, Tim Burton's Batman and Batman Returns.

They may not have been underrated in their day, but I feel they are now.

TMNT 1990 is underrated as hell. One of the best CBMs in my opinion.

Hells yes to both! TMNT and burtons batman!

Also I thought Green hornet was alright, not amazing but I enjoyed it.

#17 Posted by The_Tree (7280 posts) - - Show Bio

American Splendor doesn't get nearly enough recognition. What an amazing, inspiring film.

#18 Edited by AllStarSuperman (21619 posts) - - Show Bio

@chem86 said:

@xwraith said:

TMNT 1990, Tim Burton's Batman and Batman Returns.

They may not have been underrated in their day, but I feel they are now.

@wolverine08 said:

TMNT 1990 is underrated as hell. One of the best CBMs in my opinion.

Hells yes to both! TMNT and burtons batman!

Also I thought Green hornet was alright, not amazing but I enjoyed it.

I watch that TMNT movie like once a week, its really great. also Green Hornet wasnt bad by any means, could be better though.

#19 Posted by HeraldofGanthet (3361 posts) - - Show Bio

@veshark:

I'm surprised that "Priest" isn't up here. Love that movie.

#20 Posted by SirMethos (1321 posts) - - Show Bio

@rukm: Actually, I thought Perdition was a good adaptation of the comic. They've made some changes on the characters, but they manage to keep the generally "message" of the comic, unlike V for Vendetta, that completely butchered the original message/theme.

#21 Posted by YourNeighborhoodComicGeek (20143 posts) - - Show Bio

The various Punisher films were pretty underrated.

#22 Posted by Deathstroke02 (2248 posts) - - Show Bio
Kick-Ass

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#23 Posted by Veshark (9058 posts) - - Show Bio

@veshark:

I'm surprised that "Priest" isn't up here. Love that movie.

I never got around to watching that one. I think most aren't aware that it was based off a Korean manhwa either.

#24 Posted by mxb (52 posts) - - Show Bio

@chem86: @allstarsuperman: @wolverine08:

Hell boy maybe?

TMNT 1990 was huge when it came out. So back then it wasn't underrated. I love that move, but your right now a days it's massively underrated. I think people forget how original it was for its time. It was considered "dark" then and I believe it was also an independent film.

#25 Posted by Skyfire (726 posts) - - Show Bio

Tom Jane's Punisher.

#26 Posted by hyiena (1790 posts) - - Show Bio

League of Extraordinary Gentlemen

#27 Posted by 14NC3 (1752 posts) - - Show Bio

@rukm said:

Scott Pilgrim vs the World...

This

#28 Posted by Rossnrachel4ever (82 posts) - - Show Bio

I don't think any of these are underrated. I also don't believe art can be over or under rated. It can be under appreciated, maybe. I definitely don't think the original TMNT is under anything. That's like saying that Apocalypse Now is underrated because the kids these days don't talk about it. It, like TMNT, has secured its place in entertainment history.

Back on topic. Dick Tracy was huge in its initial release but has suffered from a bare bones DVD release and no Bluray. I watched that movie every day during summer vacation one year. Road to Perdition doesn't get a lot of credit, but I think it was amazing. It holds a special place in my heart because it was the last movie I saw in the theatre with my father while he was alive. Watchmen didn't do great at the box office because the general public doesn't want to see a 3+ hour film that doesn't have the Titanic in it, but it is one of the best CBMs ever made in my opinion. American Splendor probably IS the best CBM ever made. V for Vendetta was pretty cool until I read V for Vendetta. Now I wouldn't watch that garbage if someone payed me despite it's being full of great actors. Lastly, even though it's not based on a comic, I think Orgazmo is one of the better superhero movies ever made. It hits all the points a good superhero origin needs to, plus it's hilarious. I know it's not for everyone, but I think it's a masterpiece. My girlfriend and I quote that movie more than just about any other.

#29 Posted by nerdSmokeja (26 posts) - - Show Bio

DAREDEVIL!!!!!!!!

#30 Posted by AllStarSuperman (21619 posts) - - Show Bio

@mxb said:

@chem86: @allstarsuperman: @wolverine08:

Hell boy maybe?

TMNT 1990 was huge when it came out. So back then it wasn't underrated. I love that move, but your right now a days it's massively underrated. I think people forget how original it was for its time. It was considered "dark" then and I believe it was also an independent film.

the highest grossing independent movie until blair witch

#31 Posted by AllStarSuperman (21619 posts) - - Show Bio

DAREDEVIL!!!!!!!!

I CONCUR! that movie really isnt that bad, i would watch it before Ironman 2 or 3 and its slightly better then Green Lantern

#32 Posted by Negativecreep94 (64 posts) - - Show Bio

Tim Burton's Batman seems to be treated like crap now since The Dark Knight Trilogy.

#33 Posted by HeraldofGanthet (3361 posts) - - Show Bio

@veshark: I never got around to watching that one. I think most aren't aware that it was based off a Korean manhwa either.

This could be the issue as to its underrated status. But first chance you get, you should rent it. It's a roller coaster of visuals, actions and more than a couple of plot twists for good measure. And Maggie Q. Yum!

#34 Edited by BigL (246 posts) - - Show Bio
#35 Posted by RUKM (279 posts) - - Show Bio
#36 Posted by Veshark (9058 posts) - - Show Bio

@veshark: I never got around to watching that one. I think most aren't aware that it was based off a Korean manhwa either.

This could be the issue as to its underrated status. But first chance you get, you should rent it. It's a roller coaster of visuals, actions and more than a couple of plot twists for good measure. And Maggie Q. Yum!

Hah, I'll check it out some time.

#37 Posted by The Stegman (23902 posts) - - Show Bio

@14nc3 said:

@rukm said:

Scott Pilgrim vs the World...

This

Yup.

Also, A History of Violence and RED

#38 Posted by ccraft (5199 posts) - - Show Bio

@14nc3 said:

@rukm said:

Scott Pilgrim vs the World...

This

I didn't like the movie, but I did love the comics or manga whatever it was.

overrated or underrated, idc what people rate my favorite comic book movies, as long as I enjoy them.

#39 Posted by cameron83 (7185 posts) - - Show Bio

@ccraft said:

@14nc3 said:

@rukm said:

Scott Pilgrim vs the World...

This

I didn't like the movie, but I did love the comics or manga whatever it was.

overrated or underrated, idc what people rate my favorite comic book movies, as long as I enjoy them.

True

Also,

Captain America

Incredible Hulk

Watchmen

Thor

#40 Posted by youmessinwithme (1186 posts) - - Show Bio

Dare Devil, There was very little changed(from comics) or wrong with this movie other than colin ferel, and for a comic book movie that's reallly good.

#41 Edited by kamrenamir (212 posts) - - Show Bio

Kick-Ass, to some its okay, i think its amazing

@hyiena said:

League of Extraordinary Gentlemen

Dare Devil, There was very little changed(from comics) or wrong with this movie other than colin ferel, and for a comic book movie that's reallly good.

@veshark said:

Another that springs to mind are the two Hellboy movies. No one ever mentions them, but they're both fantastic - Perlman is the man.

All of these are at the top of my lists.

#42 Edited by kgb725 (6440 posts) - - Show Bio

The two Hellboys and the first two Blades

#43 Posted by RelloMan (62 posts) - - Show Bio

Not my favorite movie by any means, but the Tom Jane Punisher movie was vastly underrated... I would love for someone to tell me why, other than maybe the Punisher not being that popular a character... Or maybe the portrayal of the Punisher wasn't the most faithful adaptation to the character... Slow-paced... There were things wrong with it, but none of that makes it a bad movie IMO

Also, I'm watching the Fantastic Four (the old one) right now... Its terrible, but I'm enjoying right now... To me its a bad kids movie from the early 90's... Bad movie, but I enjoyed it

But any movie can be good if u come in it with the right mind set

#44 Edited by DareHulk (216 posts) - - Show Bio

Incredible Hulk, Spider-Man 3, X-Men: Last Stand, Fantastic 4 and both of the Donner Superman films are all good to great CBMs that people just love to hate. If that's your opinion than fine, hate them. But I will be watching all those for years to come and no one can stop me from loving them.

#45 Posted by Chibi_cute (4515 posts) - - Show Bio

Blade 2 is the probably the most underrated.. hell its even much much more better than some of the garbage superhero movies coming out today like x men 3,daredevil,green lantern. ghost rider 2 amazing spiderman,

#47 Posted by Bierschneeman (3936 posts) - - Show Bio

@chem86 said:

@xwraith said:

TMNT 1990, Tim Burton's Batman and Batman Returns.

They may not have been underrated in their day, but I feel they are now.

@wolverine08 said:

TMNT 1990 is underrated as hell. One of the best CBMs in my opinion.

Hells yes to both! TMNT and burtons batman!

Also I thought Green hornet was alright, not amazing but I enjoyed it.

Green Hornet wasn't a comic movie

it was a radio show for more than half a decade before being reinvented as a film serial... there was an eventual comic book that came out, but even in the commentary for the new movie they mention the radio show and the serials as huge influences for the new reimagined movie, but don't ever mention the comic book.

I totally agree with TMNT though

#48 Edited by Squares (5503 posts) - - Show Bio

@deathstroke02: Kick-ass sucked. Granted, it WAS better than the comic, but that's not really an achievement.

#49 Posted by tikhunt (676 posts) - - Show Bio

If we are adding Green Hornet then I guess I gotta point out that the Zorro movies are never mentioned and those are some of my faves since I was a kid.

#50 Posted by Ace20XD6 (235 posts) - - Show Bio

@relloman said:

Not my favorite movie by any means, but the Tom Jane Punisher movie was vastly underrated... I would love for someone to tell me why, other than maybe the Punisher not being that popular a character... Or maybe the portrayal of the Punisher wasn't the most faithful adaptation to the character... Slow-paced... There were things wrong with it, but none of that makes it a bad movie IMO

Also, I'm watching the Fantastic Four (the old one) right now... Its terrible, but I'm enjoying right now... To me its a bad kids movie from the early 90's... Bad movie, but I enjoyed it

But any movie can be good if u come in it with the right mind set

I never considered Thomas Jane's Punisher underrated, especially since War Zone was supposed to be a sequel until Thomas Jane dropped out because of too many rewrites to the script. Despite it's changes I thought is was a good version of the old school Punisher from the 80's and early 90's, and a fair adaption to The Punisher: Welcome Back, Frank.