Sunday, December 26, 2010

ON MOVIES ~ Movie Marvels...

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MONDAY MOVIE MEME

Molly looked around for a weekly meme about movies and did not have any luck. So therefore she decided to start her own! Andy will play along as well - hopefully you will too. Go to your blog and create your own post on the topic, linking back to us in your post, then come back and leave a link to your post here in our Comments section. If you don’t have a blog, just share your response in the Comments section.

This week's movie topic is all about Comic Books...


Have you heard about Broadway's most dangerous show, Spiderman? Where the performers fly above the audience's heads to the sound of Bono & The Edge's music? Where sometimes the performers' safety cables snap and send them crashing down to serious injury? Perhaps they should have left the live comic book portrayals to the movies. Film does the world of comic books proud. Here are some of our favorite examples. Share on your blog those comic book characters and collectors in film that you prefer, linking back here at The Bumbles. And don't forget to visit your fellow participants!
  • Unbreakable (2000) - Samuel L. Jackson plays one devoted comic book collector who believes the superheroes exist as a parallel to gifted folks in the real world. Bruce Willis is the man with remarkable luck who Jackson discovers and tries to convince of this theory. Shyamalan wrote and directed this curious movie.
  • Sin City (2005) - A movie that truly looks like a comic book come to life. Incredible visual graphics, great cast and a talented collection of directors, including Frank Miller himself, present a collection of his work inspired by his comics.
  • Dick Tracy (1990) - Visually another wicked cool portrayal of the comic book world. Great make-up and costuming made this movie truly feel like the familiar comic. The color scheme even stayed true to the print colors. Combine that with an all-star cast led by Warren Beatty and featuring Al Pacino, Dustin Hoffman and Madonna, and it became a blockbuster.
  • Batman (1989) - This is a nostalgic favorite. Another cast of heavy hitters, a great script and cool costumes. I was honestly shocked that Mr. Mom Michael Keaton pulled off a perfect Bruce Wayne. Such a big to-do over his physique! Tim Burton created a masterful entry into this chain of films based on the Dark Knight.
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8 comments:

kaye said...

as I scanned through the list on Wikipedia the only one I had seen was Spiderman and I only saw the first one. It was OK, but I'm not a big fan of comics. You've got a great list. I'm off for a day of shopping with the girls. I hope you had a good Christmas :)

The Gal Herself said...

Like Kaye, I'm not big into comic books, so I really can't add much to the conversation this week. But I do dearly love Bruce Willis, and was happy to see two of his more quiet and intense performances on your list. There's so much more to him than Moonlighting and Die Hard!

Sandy Nawrot said...

Fortunately (or unfortunately as it were) we see alot of comic adaptations because of the kids. Batman is usually a good series, no matter who is in charge. We also like the Spiderman movies. The first Iron Man was good, second not so much. The Hulk - eh. Fantastic Four - eh. Ghost Rider - awful. I could go on and on.

Sorry for the lack of participation on my part. I promise, after the holidays, I'm back on board! I had to squeeze in my Best Of before the end of the year!

stacybuckeye said...

I've added my two cents, for what it's worth. Don't think my choices are particularly inspired. Sin City is one that I need to add to Netflix right now. I really hated Unbreakable, sorry. It's been so long that I don't exactly remember why but I'm sure I had good reasons ;)

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Lindsey said...

Love the choices; especially Batman! My choices can be read HERE.

Amy said...

Fun topic choice! I haven't seen too many comic book adaptations but I've enjoyed the few I have seen.

Unbreakable was an interesting, odd movie (usually my favorite kind!) Dick Tracy is a movie I've always meant to see & forget about. Thanks!

I think Broadway should leave comics to the print & film crowd!

~ Amy

An Eerie Tapestry said...

Some good choices (though Dick Tracy didn't work for me). My choices can be read here though there are lots of comic book based movies that I keep meaning to see (American Splendor, Road to Perdition, and Ghost World spring to mind).

Kathleen said...

Unbreakable got pretty lousy reviews as I recall but I really loved it. You are reminding me that it is time to watch it again one of these days!