movies based on comic books

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Captain America - Civil War (2016) poster

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(on Wikipedia)
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3498820/
http://www.marvel.com/captainamerica

Leftovers from a previous movie come back to haunt The Avengers, who tear themselves apart because they lack conflict resolution skills.

Another superzero movie. Only good if you're not just into this genre, but into this series. Other movies set in this universe must be watched to appreciate some of this one.

  • Properly titled Captain America: Civil War



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Batman v Superman - Dawn of Justice (2016) poster

Yet another bland superhero movie.

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(on Wikipedia)
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2975590/
http://www.batmanvsupermandawnofjustice.com/

A privileged white nerd-boy never got his patriarchy membership card, so he sets up the most powerful being on earth by using astonishingly advanced alien technology because astonishingly advanced alien technology isn't good enough and he has to take down competitive patriarchy because something about good and god and evil and stuff.

This movie makes no fucking sense on so many levels, I may as well give it that fuckmenazi description. Characters don't make sense. Motivations don't make sense. Lots of action that didn't need to happen, or happened in the wrong way.

A character that gets whipped up out of nowhere, who only the comic book nerds will vaguely recognize.. and not even understand. Does anyone think all the little comic book nerd boys always wanted to be a woman-superhero? Uh, no. So not popular. So having no explanation, she was dropped in as a deus ex machina. A hot awesome one, but terribly-written and disruptive.

Furthermore, the appearance of The Flash (who I had to look up), made no fucking sense whatsoever. It wasn't even a deus ex machina, it was entirely unnecessary and confusing fluff.

  • Properly titled Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice
  • Yes, it's properly titled Batman v Superman, because American theatre-goers know neither "versus" nor "vs.".



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Deadpool (2006) poster

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http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1431045/
http://www.foxmovies.com/movies/deadpool

Dying of cancer, a dishonourably-discharged special forces soldier submits to experimentation to save his life, which was actually to enslave him and resulted in mutant powers with a scarring side effect, forcing him to hunt down his creator for both revenge and the cure.

An adequate movie on-par with the other adequate superhero movies. This has some significant laugh-out-loud moments, and with a lot of blood and cursing to make it an R-rated movie, it rides on the ho-hum samey-same superhero movie trend all the way to success.

Features nothing new or interesting in the expanded universe. In fact, involves nothing from any other movie whatsoever.

Recommended for those who are hipster for the "superhero genre" movie trend.


Blood - The Last Vampire (2009) poster

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http://www.imdb.com/title/tt806027/
http://lastblood.asmik-ace.co.jp/
http://www.sonypictures.com/movies/bloodthelastvampire/

Vampires are real, and a secret council, whose formation is never explained, support a good-vampire on her mission to mercilessly slaughter bad-vampires in search for the worst-vampire who she was told killed her father.

For a while I was quite captivated by this movie. It was good in every respect, but it seemed to take a turn for the worse half way through, and just kept sliding. Overall it's good, but elements of it are too similar to other famous movies for me to really find it interesting, especially since those elements are rushed.

It's decent enough to recommend for a one-time watch.



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Heavy Metal (1981) image

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http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0082509/
http://www.sonypictures.com/movies/heavymetal/

A girl kills her father, blows up her house to hide the evidence and flees the scene.

While this might have been good at the time, and particularly notable because of the nudity, it's only vaguely entertaining like a sort of late-night TV-movie. It's too low-brow compared to science fiction movies, too adult compared to fantasy movies and too childish for grownups.



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Fantastic Four (2015) poster

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http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1502712/
http://www.fantasticfourmovie.com/

Five young scientists invent a technology to teleport to some other world, but there are terrible consequences.

An adequate movie. Recommended if you're already into this class of movie. Apparently this superhero retardation is now an entire class of movie. God dammit this is some lazy bullshit.

  • Stylized as Fant4stic

    • No, really.
    • I'm not sure if this is actually done in print with text or only with that image/logo.
  • Honest Trailer



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Avengers - Age of Ultron (2015) poster

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http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2395427/
http://www.marvel.com/avengers

Iron Man is a prick, dooming the world unless The Avengers can save it.

Another comic book movie. Meh. I'm sure it made money, but it makes no contributions to anything whatsoever. Recommended for pop comic book movie fans.

  • Properly titled Avengers: Age of Ultron.



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