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Dredd for sure
there are the Nolan Batman movies, the iron man and avengers flicks and the first few superman films, but there are good random superhero flims in the last 20 or so years that dont get their due.
my top 5.
Dredd, incredible movie that will likely never get the appreciation it deserves
Darkman, a sam raimi film with Liam neeson as an indestructible badass out for revenge
Spawn, a weird as fuck film that while not great, is fucking cool as hell and one of the few movies that has a black superhero.
Punisher: War Zone, probably the goriest superhero film i have seen, nonstop action and destruction
The Hellboy series, the first two were awesome, they need to finish the trilogy. del toro needs to get off his ass before ron perlman gets too old to pull off the role.
know it gets shit on a lot, but i still love Constantine. Might be my favorite Satan on film.
on Hellboy, both Del Toro and Pearlman have said they wanted to do another, but the money isn't there
Can't believe i forgot consantine that moview was great despite its inclusion of Shia. And yeah Defendor was a good watch.
Super was great, i wanna fuck that juno chick in the nastiest ways. another good one
The Guyver, for a cheap campy flick it was surprisingly sweet.
Not sure if under rated but Mystery Men was a great one.
I know it gets mad shit (and that's what makes it under rated), but it's one of the few shamalamadingdong movies that was actually good.
i watch unbreakable every time i see it on cable, the worst part is his pussy ass son and the fucked up shit he gets away with. if i pointed a loaded gun at my dad or snuck a bunch of weights on the barbells my dad was using id have gotten the shit beat out of me. god i hate shyamalans kid characters.
Yeah, it's got some retarded scenes that mostly involve the kid.
I just think it was an interesting take on a super hero movie, and I respect that he did it before the whole super hero movie fad kicked in. So it wasn't just cashing in on a popular idea, but it was an honest to god creative idea on his part. The only part I really remember without re-watching it is Bruce Willis standing on the roof in a poncho in the rain ala batman and the over reaching story of him slowly coping with the fact that he's a god damn comic book hero.
It wasn't so much the "big plot twist" gimickry that M. Knight devolved into. The entire concept was a twist on a different concept. And that was just enough to make it good (even with the retarded kid. The movie could be better, and Samuel Jackson has the range of playing Samuel Jackson). Much better than when he started to try too hard.
I wonder how much of it was Bruce Willis, or Bruce Willis's "people" with script review. M. Knight went to complete dogshit when those two parted ways.
he did quite well in Signs with mel gibson even though i wanted the aliens to take his son away. i was a M night fan for a while, got everything up to lady in the water on dvd/blu ray. he is worthless now.
Dredd, Losers and Unbreakable, though I agree with the complaints about it.
When I think super hero movies, I think Men in Spandex. This probably isn't good but all the best DC/Marvel movies to me were not about super powered people in neon colors.
Give me Blade and Dredd over Superman and Spiderman. Just my personal preference. Are those really super hero movies or just graphic novel adaptations, though? Nolan's Batman is my favorite, but is not underrated. Unbreakable remains probably the most underrated superhero movie I've seen. It's just excellent.
I can't remeber if it is underrated but if we are moving to graphic novels then From Hell is way up there. I would put it in the same category as constantine
As soon as movies like Dredd or Hellboy are mentioned (in the OP), I have to assume he really should have named the thread "Underrated Comic Book Movies." Because those certainly aren't superheroes in the traditional sense that I think of them at least. Losers, Constantine, hell half of the movies mentioned here aren't really superhero movies, they just happen to have come from a comic book. So I have to assume that's what Astro really meant.
Another vote for Unbreakable here. I remember taking a bunch of friends to see that, and everyone (including myself) feeling let down when the lights came up at the end. Upon further viewing though, I love the movie. My favorite scene is the one where he stands in the subway with the Enigma-like music playing and touches all the people, seeing the horrible things they've done and deciding who he is going to stop. That scene still gives me the chills every time I watch it (partly because the music fits it perfectly).
I really liked Watchmen. Obviously wasnt as good as the comic, but still a good movie.
I get your point, because something like Defendor isn't necessarily a comic adaptation (as far as I know anyway). So we need another term then, because Dredd is not a superhero, but is a comic. Losers qualifies because it is a comic, but something very similar like The Expendables doesn't, because it isn't a comic. So what do we call it?
Defendor, Constantine, and The Punisher (thomas jane) were all great films, and they should be left the fuck alone. A Dredd sequel would be awesome however.
The Thomas Jane punisher short from a year or two back was awesome i wish they would let him make another that was just two more hours of that.
i watched unbreakable for the first time in over 10 years again, it's a good movie if you look at it from Mr. glass' perspective(jacksons) cuz bruce willis/his character/his family/his kid are very boring and a bore to watch.
what ruined it for me was the last few lines of texthell i don't even like sam jackson, i think he ruins most movies with his pulp fiction character, cuz that's the only character he's played that's worth a damn, but he does pretty well here givingSpoiler:a story, actually probably the best one from that perspective.Spoiler:
don't get the wrong idea on this mnite train tho, we (friends) tried to do a m nite viewing... and after signs/the village i couldn't get to lady in the water, it was just too horribad.(airbender was never an option, i don't even know anyone that owns that bluray)
but yea unbreakable... focus on mr glass/ forget the last 10seconds of narration text/ and stop thinking about "with a twist" and it's pretty good.
I disagree with almost everything you said in that post, but movies are always a matter of opinion so I'm not going to belabor it beyond saying that Bruce Willis' character, and the portrayal of his journey, was incredibly well done in my opinion. Even the twist was actually very well done, it just fell flat upon initial viewing for some reason I still can't figure out.
I really liked Push. The movie itself was shit, but the characters and dialogues were interesting enough and the utilization of each person's superpower was very unique.
It might have been a great movie if the script and the direction of the movie were given to a different writer and a director. I still think it should've been given a sequel of sort.
Limitless is a drug movie. Jumper was truly a shit movie with no redeeming quality. Hayden Christensen is a movie destroyer.
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