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Subj: And which ones really stand out ...
Posted: Thu Oct 15, 2015 at 07:03:43 pm EDT (Viewed 24 times)
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(1980) Flash Gordon
(1980) Superman II
(1981) Condorman
(1982) Swamp Thing
(1983) Superman III
(1984) Supergirl
(1984) The Toxic Avenger
(1986) Howard the Duck
(1987) Superman IV: The Quest For Peace
(1989) Batman
(1989) The Punisher
(1989) Return of the Swamp Thing
(1989) The Toxic Avenger Part II
(1989) The Toxic Avenger Part III
(1990) Captain America
(1990) Darkman
(1990) Dick Tracy
(1990) Super Force (TV series)
(1990) Swamp Thing (TV series)
(1990) Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
(1991) The Rocketeer
(1991) Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II
(1992) Batman Returns
(1993) The Meteor Man
(1993) Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III
(1994) Blankman
(1994) The Crow
(1994) M.A.N.T.I.S. (TV series)
(1994) The Mask
(1994) The Shadow
(1995) Batman Forever
(1995) Black Scorpion
(1995) Darkman II: The Return of Durant
(1995) Judge Dredd
(1995) Tank Girl
(1996) The Crow: City of Angels
(1996) Darkman III: Die Darkman Die
(1996) The Phantom
(1996) Vampirella
(1997) Batman & Robin
(1997) Black Scorpion II
(1997) Spawn
(1997) Steel
(1998) Blade
(1998) The Crow: Stairway to Heaven (TV series)
(1998) The Mask of Zorro
(1999) Mystery Men

Superman II was classic, I still prefer the theatrical over the Donner cut, warts and all.

Batman is not my favorite adaption but it's pretty good and it let moviegoers take the character seriously again.

Darkman is full of cheese but a fun stylish adventure yarn.

Dick Tracy is pretty enjoyable if for nothing else the art design. But the rest is pretty good, too.

The Rocketeer is pretty much a perfect throwback to an adventure serial, I enjoy it a lot.

The Crow isn't really even a superhero, just a ghost story but very good production and enjoyable flick.

The Mask is a fantastic cartoon come to life.

I think The Mask of Zorro is probably the most solid movie on this list. Watching it again it really follows the template of the superhero origin followed by the best current Marvel movies. A-list actors, high production value, epic buildup and good writing. I never really thought of Zorro as a superhero growing up but if he's got a secret identity, a mask, a Zorro-cave hidden behind a fireplace and such, it must be.

I must be the only person who really loves Mystery Men and finds it very quotable and a hoot. It was a big bomb but I don't know why.

Blade of course was just a solid action movie and set the tone for the MCU to come.

THE BAD:

Superman IV - mostly suffered from poor production value.
TMNT sequels - way too cheesy and slapstick.
Batman & Robin - too silly for such a high budget action flick.
Vampirella - unfortunately too indie and small budget. I expected a cult movie but it was just bad.
Steel - too silly and too many Shaq jokes. Too many audience winks.



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