Friday, 7 January 2011
TOP 5 WORST COMICBOOK FILMS?
Here's my top 5 worst comic book films. You could argue that there are a lot worse out there, David Hasseloff's Nick Fury effort or the made for TV Justice League spring to mind but these have a kind of silver age 'charm' about them which makes them strangely watchable. Then there's the attempts at the 'Pulp' heroes, Alec Baldwin's the SHADOW and Bill Zane's the PHANTOM both aren't in any danger of being tagged classic but again (particularly with the SHADOW) these flicks have a guilty pleasure feel to them. My list consists of those soulless pictures which set out purely to create cash cows that could be milked to within an inch of there lives while misrepresenting and in some cases flat out ignoring everything that made the characters they portrayed great in the first place.
And in in the spirit of fair play (or just for shits and giggles) I will attempt to high-light at least one redeeming feature for each film in my list.
redeeming feature; Spidey swinging through the city on organic webs (I never liked the 'web shooters' thing but all you purists can expect to see them in the re-boot)
4: the FANTASTIC 4.
redeeming feature; Chris Evans as the Human Torch
3: BATMAN & ROBIN.
redeeming feature; Batman, Robin and Batgirl's costumes (apart from the nipples of course.)
2: JUDGE DREDD
redeeming feature; Mean Angel (should really have been the main villain)
1: TANK GIRL
It has come to my attention that I have failed to give mention to a flick which on paper must have sounded like a no brainer, a 100% solid gold 'can NOT possibly fail mega hit. I'm of course referring to the car crash that was CATWOMAN which knocks Spider-Man 3 of the list to take the No.5 spot. It's redeeming feature:....err....mmmm...........