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Comics to Movies…

For the past several years, there have been a lot of Comic Books which made its way to the big screen.

 

What once used to be a hit from comic stands now dominates the box office.

 

For some people, the younger generation, they will see these movies as entertaining but for the older ones, I am sure that they have mixed comments on these movies as some of them did not stay true to the characters when they were still in comics.

 

As some directors say it, their films are “loosely” based on the comic books, but how can they say that if the movie is all about the comic’s main character? Others will say that they had to make amendments to the hero’s origin as it is no longer applicable during the present time.

 

Whatever they say about it, it still feels good that comics are considered as a good material for big budgeted movies. I can’t wait to see what other movies we can expect in the future.

 

For those people asking on which of their beloved comic books has been made to movies, here’s a list…

 

Animated Films are very tricky but I have decided to include them on this list.

 

30 Days of Night, 2007

 

300, 2007

 

A History of Violence, 2005

 

Art School Confidential, 2006

 

American Splendor, 2003

 

Barb Wire – Pamela Anderson Lee, 1996

 

Batman

v      Batman – Michael Keaton, 1989

v      Batman Returns – Michael Keaton, 1992

v      Batman Forever – Val Kilmer, 1995

v      Batman and Robin – George Clooney and Chris O’Donnel, 1997

v      Batman Begins – Christian Bale, 2005

v      The Dark Knight – Christian Bale, 2008

 

Blade – Wesley Snipes

v      Blade, 1998

v      Blade II, 2002

v      Blade Trinity, 2004

 

Bulletproof Monk – Chow Yun-Fat, 2003 

 

Cat Woman – Halle Berry, 2004

 

Captain America – Matt Salinger, 1990

 

Constantine – Based on Hellblazer – Keanu Reeves, 2005

 

Dare Devil – Ben Affleck, 2003

 

Dick Tracy – Warren Beatty, 1990

 

Electra – Jennifer Garner, 2005

 

Fantastic Four – Ioan Gruffud, Jessica Alba, Chris Evans and Michael Chiklis

v      Fantastic Four, 2005

v      Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer, 2007

 

From Hell – 2001, was based on the Graphic Novel with the same title

 

Garfield

v      Garfield: The Movie, 2004

v      Garfield: A Tail of Two Kitties, 2006

 

Ghost Rider – Nicholas Cage, 2007

 

Ghost World, 2001

 

Heavy Metal, 1991

 

Hellboy – Ron Perlman

v      Hellboy, 2004

v      Hellboy II: The Golden Army, 2008

 

Howard the Duck, 1986

 

Iron Man – Robert Downey Jr., 2008

 

Josie and the Pussycats, 2001

 

Judge Dredd, 1995 – Sylvester Stallone

 

Men in Black (MIB) – Tommy Lee Jones and Will Smith

v      Men In Black I, 1997

v      Men In Black II, 2002

 

Monkeybone – Brendan Fraser, 2001 was based on the Graphic Novel Dark Town

 

Mystery Men – Based on the Flaming Carrot, 1999  

 

Nick Fury – David Hasselhoff, 1998 – this movie was made for TV

 

Popeye – Robin Williams, 1980

 

Punisher

v      The Punisher – Dolph Lundgren, 1989

v      The Punisher – Thomas Jane, 2004

 

Richie Rich – Macaulay Culkin, 1994

 

Road to Perdition, 2002

 

Sin City, 2005

 

Spawn – Michael Jai White, 1997

 

Spiderman – Tobey Maguire

v      Spiderman, 2002

v      Spiderman II, 2004

v      Spiderman III, 2007

 

Supergirl – Helen Slater, 1984

 

Superman

v      Superman – Christopher Reeve, 1978

v      Superman II – Christopher Reeve, 1981

v      Superman III – Christopher Reeve, 1984

v      Superman IV: The Quest for Peace – Christopher Reeve, 1987

v      Superman Returns – Brandon Routh, 2006

 

Tales from the Crypt, 1972

 

Tank Girl, 1995

 

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

v      Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, 1990

v      Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Secret of the Ooze, 1991

v      Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III, 1993

v      TMNT, 2007

 

The Crow – Brandon Lee, 1994

 

The Incredible Hulk

v      Hulk – Eric Bana, 2003

v      The Incredible Hulk – Edward Norton, 2008

 

The League of Extra Ordinary Gentlemen, 2003

 

The Mask – Jim Carrey, 1994

 

The Rocketeer – Bill Campbell, 1991

 

Timecop – Jean Claude Van Damme, 1994

 

Transformers, 2007

 

V for Vendetta, 2006

 

Wanted, 2008

 

X-Men

v      X-Men, 2000

v      X2: X-Men United, 2003

v      X-Men III: The Last Stand, 2006

 

I will try to update this list for as much as I can. If you have any comments or anything that you would like to add, please send me an e-mail or a comment.

 

Last update: 18 June 2008

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