The rich history of comic books means that any movie based on comic book characters have a lot of material to utilise and fall back on. As a result, a lot of iconic comic book scenes have already been depicted in such movies. Peter Parker being bitten by a spider, Tony Stark’s kidnapping, Bucky Barnes waking up as the Winter Soldier and Bane breaking Batman’s back are just a few examples of such classic comic scenes that have been immortalised on screen.
The future of comic book movies looks bright, with the likes of Marvel and DC now having plans in place for movies as far forward as 2019 (in Marvel’s case) and 2020 (in DC’s case) and that opens the doors for countless more classic comic book scenes to be depicted in live action.
Given that we know exactly what those films are going to be in both companies’ cases, it’s not difficult to take a stab at some of the best comic book moments fans will be seeing recreated in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, or MCU, in future. The following are eleven awesome comic book scenes that die hard fans are expecting to see on the big screen.
2008’s Iron Man is generally regarded as one of the best comic book movies of all time. The movie that kicked off the hugely successful Marvel Cinematic Universe currently has a Rotten Tomatoes score of 91% – and with good reason. It was a risky premise at the time – Iron Man was hardly at the popularity levels of the likes of Spider-Man, for example – and it could quite easily have bombed.
Robert Downey, Jr. is absolutely fantastic in the role of Tony Stark – totally justifying his then-risky casting by Marvel Studios – and it’s safe to say that, without this movie and Downey, Jr.’s great performance, the likes of the Thor, Captain America and Avengers movies would never have been made.
But Iron Man isn’t a perfect comic book movie – far from it, in fact – because it gets quite a lot horribly wrong and there are some quite careless moments on the production and writing teams’ parts at times. Countless mistakes, issues and plot holes prevent it from even coming close to being able to call itself the perfect comic book movie. This article is going to list just twelve of them – a dirty dozen of problematic issues with the movie, so to speak.
Prepare for some serious nitpicking.
The process of making a movie is a complex one – especially in the modern world, when special effects are often so important in completing the production process. However, even with all this technology and the endless smoke and mirrors, the timeless factors that generally determine whether a movie is great or terrible or anything in are, of course, the plot and the characters.
Characters, in particular, are essential to a movie’s success – a Hollywood offering is made or broken depending on how strong and relatables its leading personalities are. They are the heart of the movie and the aspect of any given production that audiences can relate to most.
The best and most memorable characters in movie history – the likes of Hannibal Lecter, Scarlett O’Hara, Indiana Jones, Norman Bates, Vito Corleone, The Joker or James Bond – tend to come from popular movies that, for one reason or another, are considered to be great. That isn’t always the case, however.
Some movies can be absolutely terrible, but may be marginally redeemed by one key character who’s so great, he or she actually makes the awful movie watchable. These are ten such rare and awesome characters, who were encumbered by otherwise terrible movies.
The official trailer of this weekends number one movie Pitch Perfect 2!
Television shows can define a generation. As new storylines are constantly pitched and it seems like a new series debuts every couple months, some shows make quick appearances and aren’t able to sustain viewers for more than a season. A few standout achievements in television, however, stick around for years. Now, online viewing platforms such as Netflix and Hulu have revolutionized TV viewing and have made thousands of these well-loved episodes available to viewers at any time of the day, long after they’ve gone off the air.
The popularity of a certain series can be measured in many different ways — longevity, viewership and its place in daily life, to name a few. A lot of popular shows have viewing parties and die hard fans who get attached to plot lines. People take their shows pretty seriously.
It seems like everyone has a few shows they love. They talk about them with their friends, reference jokes and catch every episode when it airs. If by chance they happen to miss it, they refuse to let anyone talk about the episode in their presence. You most likely have a few shows that you love too. Check below to see if any of your favorites made the list of the most popular shows of all time!