#1 Posted by Jonny_Anonymous (32710 posts) - - Show Bio
  • Hell Boy 1& 2
  • The Crow
  • A History of Violence
  • Dredd
  • Scott Pilgrim Vs the World
  • The Losers
  • Sin City
  • Red
  • Road to Perdition
  • The Rocketeer

What comic book movies do you think are underrated?

#3 Posted by Spawn92 (284 posts) - - Show Bio

Definitely The Losers, Dredd, and Crow. I don't think Hellboy is all too underrated. That series has a big cult following and was generally well received.

#4 Posted by Jonny_Anonymous (32710 posts) - - Show Bio

@spawn92: Yea but I still think Hellboy is slept on by most

#5 Posted by John Valentine (16270 posts) - - Show Bio

Dredd was f&*king awful and Losers was an average film at best.

Road to Perdition and History of Violence were just damn good movies, let alone comic book movies.

I wouldn't say either of the Hellboys are underrated. I didn't really enjoy either of them that much but the source material's not really to my liking either.

Sin City underrated? I'd say it's definitely not underrated as tonnes of my non-comic friends love it. Same goes for Scott Pilgrim.

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#7 Posted by QueenCorp15 (1021 posts) - - Show Bio

OMG a history of violence is AMAZING!!!!! Dredd was also EXTREMELY good but underrated& sin city was great losers was really good too i thought

#8 Posted by John Valentine (16270 posts) - - Show Bio

@john_valentine: Dredd is a great film, what are you talking about?

Maybe it's just me, my friend really enjoyed it too. I must confess that I'm not familiar with the source material and went into it expecting it to be entirely different than it was. The film just seemed so low budget and B-move-esque. Just wasn't a fan. Maybe I'll give it a rewatch!

#9 Posted by Wolverine08 (38608 posts) - - Show Bio

Batman Begins. It is IMO superior to The Dark Knight in every way besides the villain, but people always forget about it because of Heath Ledger's classic Joker performance.

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#10 Posted by Skyfire (706 posts) - - Show Bio

Tom Jane's Punisher.

#11 Posted by Jonny_Anonymous (32710 posts) - - Show Bio

@jonny_anonymous said:

@john_valentine: Dredd is a great film, what are you talking about?

Maybe it's just me, my friend really enjoyed it too. I must confess that I'm not familiar with the source material and went into it expecting it to be entirely different than it was. The film just seemed so low budget and B-move-esque. Just wasn't a fan. Maybe I'll give it a rewatch!

Yea you really should try it again and maybe try a Judge Dredd trade?

#12 Posted by John Valentine (16270 posts) - - Show Bio

@john_valentine said:

@jonny_anonymous said:

@john_valentine: Dredd is a great film, what are you talking about?

Maybe it's just me, my friend really enjoyed it too. I must confess that I'm not familiar with the source material and went into it expecting it to be entirely different than it was. The film just seemed so low budget and B-move-esque. Just wasn't a fan. Maybe I'll give it a rewatch!

Yea you really should try it again and maybe try a Judge Dredd trade?

Yeah, I'm British and I've never given it a try, I really should!

#13 Posted by RideASpaceCowboy (516 posts) - - Show Bio

3) Dredd

2) Kick-Ass

1) Scott Pilgrim vs. the World

#14 Edited by theTimeStreamer (2841 posts) - - Show Bio

hellboy 1 & 2 are one of the few movies i would watch on the drop of a dime. so good. they have shown me the greatness that is ron pearlman. and remembered me how hot selma blair is.

#15 Posted by Yung ANcient One (4601 posts) - - Show Bio

  • Hell Boy 1& 2-Yes but... people still love the movie they just don't praise it that much.
  • The Crow-What now?
  • A History of Violence-Who?
  • Dredd-I haven't watched it, so I'm going with people haven't given it a chance.
  • Scott Pilgrim Vs the World-YES, Yes... Totally underrated
  • The Losers-What? Maybe because it was decent but... it was just decent.
  • Sin City-I think it has a strong cult following but yes more people need to give it a shot.
  • Red-Really? I say it was alright
  • Road to Perdition-What happened?
  • The Rocketeer-Who is this?
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#16 Posted by Jonny_Anonymous (32710 posts) - - Show Bio

@yung_ancient_one:

The Crow was made in 1994 and was about a man named Eric Draven (played by Bruce Lee's son Brandon Lee) who was brought back from the dead to avenge the murder of his girlfriend. Based on the comic by James O'Barr

A History of Violence is a Vertigo crime thriller comic written by John Wagner and was later adapted in to film by David Cronenberg starring Viggo Mortensen

Road to Perdition is another Vertigo crime thriller that was made in to film by Sam Mendes staring Tom Hanks, Jude Law, Daniel Craig and Paul Newman

The Rocketeer is a pulp inspired comic book character created by Dave Stevens and had a film in 1991 directed by Joe Johnston starring Billy Campbell, Jennifer Connelly and Timothy Dalton

Also you REALLY should watch Dredd

#17 Posted by MonsterStomp (15872 posts) - - Show Bio

@jonny_anonymous: So glad to hear that someone thinks The Losers are underrated!

#18 Posted by turoksonofstone (13199 posts) - - Show Bio

@yung_ancient_one:

The Crow was made in 1994 and was about a man named Eric Draven (played by Bruce Lee's son Brandon Lee) who was brought back from the dead to avenge the murder of his girlfriend. Based on the comic by James O'Barr

is another Vertigo crime thriller that was made in to film by Sam Mendes staring Tom Hanks, Jude Law, Daniel Craig and Paul Newman

The Rocketeer is a pulp inspired comic book character created by Dave Stevens and had a film in 1991 directed by Joe Johnston starring Billy Campbell, Jennifer Connelly and Timothy Dalton

Also you REALLY should watch Dredd

#19 Edited by sinestro_GL (3050 posts) - - Show Bio

I don't think that Road to Perdition is underrated, nor was it ever. It received quite a few Academy Award nomination including one for Paul Newman (John Rooney)

#20 Edited by Jonny_Anonymous (32710 posts) - - Show Bio

@sinestro_gl: Yea but you ask someone to name there top 10 comic book movies and it won't even get a second thought

#21 Posted by sinestro_GL (3050 posts) - - Show Bio

@sinestro_gl: Yea but you ask someone to name there top 10 comic book movies and it won't even get a second thought

I think that's mostly because people forget that it's a comic book movie, and they tend to associate superheroes with the genre. Same thing with V for Vendetta.

#22 Posted by Jonny_Anonymous (32710 posts) - - Show Bio

@jonny_anonymous said:

@sinestro_gl: Yea but you ask someone to name there top 10 comic book movies and it won't even get a second thought

I think that's mostly because people forget that it's a comic book movie, and they tend to associate superheroes with the genre. Same thing with V for Vendetta.

exactly, more pepole should be reminded that comics are not just superheroes

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

Hellboy 1 and 2.

And seriously, Iron Man 2 is not that bad. Yes it has its flaws and is far below IM1, but it's still an entertaining movie.

#24 Posted by mightyrearranger (1461 posts) - - Show Bio

The Rocketeer was fantastic, I've always loved that film.

Gotta give kudos to Darkman as well.

#25 Posted by OptimusPalm (1803 posts) - - Show Bio

@skyfire said:

Tom Jane's Punisher.

Glad somebody else thought of this.

@john_valentine: Dredd is a great film, what are you talking about?

The problem with Dredd, is The Raid.

#26 Edited by SavageDragon (2248 posts) - - Show Bio

V for Vendetta for sure. Dredd was awesome and probably Punisher War Zone.

#27 Edited by tupiaz (2170 posts) - - Show Bio

I didn't even know Road to Perdition was a comic book first. Great movie.

The Crow is kind of chessy and dated. I wasn't the biggest fan. Haven't read the comic though.

The problem with Dreed was that we saw his face.

#28 Posted by PrinceAragorn1 (16024 posts) - - Show Bio

The crow was nice..

The shadow was good, too.

And watchmen should be a bit more popular, it's a very nice movie..

The league was quite well made, too.

#29 Posted by Captainamerica119 (200 posts) - - Show Bio

Watchmen, The Avengers, Scott Pilgrim vs. the World.

#30 Posted by tupiaz (2170 posts) - - Show Bio

The Avengers

The movie is probably the most hyped and popular comic movie ever and even though it was a good action movie it wasn't groundbreaking nor the best.

#31 Posted by Jonny_Anonymous (32710 posts) - - Show Bio

@tupiaz said:

I didn't even know Road to Perdition was a comic book first. Great movie.

The Crow is kind of chessy and dated. I wasn't the biggest fan. Haven't read the comic though.

The problem with Dreed was that we saw his face.

No we didn't

#32 Posted by tupiaz (2170 posts) - - Show Bio

@tupiaz said:

I didn't even know Road to Perdition was a comic book first. Great movie.

The Crow is kind of chessy and dated. I wasn't the biggest fan. Haven't read the comic though.

The problem with Dreed was that we saw his face.

No we didn't

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hciOHXoucCU at 31 minutes.

#33 Edited by Wolverine08 (38608 posts) - - Show Bio

TMNT 1990.

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#34 Posted by Chaos Prime (10842 posts) - - Show Bio

Sin City imo its more of an underground cult film.

#35 Edited by Tyrus (1083 posts) - - Show Bio

COME AT ME BRO

#36 Posted by NightCrawler358 (199 posts) - - Show Bio

Rocketeer deserves much more attention.

but alot of those movies you listed don't really seem underrated, people generally like them!

TMNT 1990.

YES. Basically the best movie that could ever come from the brand, take that as it may be.

#37 Posted by SpideyIvyDaredevilFan26 (5834 posts) - - Show Bio

Daredevil was underrated as hell. Never got why that one didn't become a superhero classic.

#38 Edited by The Stegman (23048 posts) - - Show Bio

People need to watch A History of Violence..seriously.

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#39 Posted by RisingBean (3574 posts) - - Show Bio

I agree that DD is not as bad as it is made to be. Though with all the people complaining about A efforts like MOS and Avengers, I can see it. Give people a cow and do they enjoy the milk? Nope, they complain about the $h!+.

#40 Edited by Jonny_Anonymous (32710 posts) - - Show Bio

@tupiaz said:

@jonny_anonymous said:

@tupiaz said:

I didn't even know Road to Perdition was a comic book first. Great movie.

The Crow is kind of chessy and dated. I wasn't the biggest fan. Haven't read the comic though.

The problem with Dreed was that we saw his face.

No we didn't

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hciOHXoucCU at 31 minutes.

Aaah nit that horrible movie, I was talking about this one

#41 Posted by CyberWarrior (1445 posts) - - Show Bio

Batman Begins. Seriously, the first part of the trilogy is way better than both sequels.

#42 Posted by Pokeysteve (8038 posts) - - Show Bio

The Rocketeer. Seriously. How much fun is that movie. A jet pack is boring. A jet pack in the 30's is amazing!!! Such a simple concept.

Batman Begins was great the first time you see it. After that the first 45 minutes are painfully boring and serves as a reminder that Bruce never does anything to hone his mind.

@tyrus said:

COME AT ME BRO

I got your back jack. That was my favorite of the three.

#43 Posted by tupiaz (2170 posts) - - Show Bio

@pokeysteve: @tyrus: Ok action movie however it had very little respect for the source material.

#44 Posted by Jorgevy (5114 posts) - - Show Bio

Rocketeer was comic book first??? what? I always thought it was the other way around wtf


Batman Begins. Seriously, the first part of the trilogy is way better than both sequels.

so true, even though Im not a big fan of the trilogy, the first movie is my favorite


@tyrus said:

COME AT ME BRO

I got your back jack. That was my favorite of the three.

I got both of your backs! tied with the first one in my opinion, both were great, Iron Man 3 might actually take the lead after I rewatch both again

#45 Posted by CyberWarrior (1445 posts) - - Show Bio

@jorgevy: Nice to see that at least someone liked the 3rd IM part as I did. I still concider the first one better, but Iron Man 3 is a movie that is doubtlessly woth your money.

Liam Neeson rocks!!

#46 Posted by Jorgevy (5114 posts) - - Show Bio

@jorgevy: Nice to see that at least someone liked the 3rd IM part as I did. I still concider the first one better, but Iron Man 3 is a movie that is doubtlessly woth your money.

Liam Neeson rocks!!

yeah the first one was really good but I dont know the third seemed like a really good ending to the trilogy and was so fun... they're super tied in my mind