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Posted by EnriqueH at on July 17, 2000 at 15:25:59:

In Reply to: indeed posted by goatboy116 on July 17, 2000 at 14:34:37:

Superman I and II were incredible movies. Great performances all around. Brando, Maria Schell and Terence Stamp were superb in the Krypton scenes from part 1. Reeve was the Man of Steel incarnate and Hackman was a memorable Lex Luthor. The epic battle in Times Square from part II was classic.

I enjoyed Superman III with Richard Pryor. Obviously it wasn't up to par with the first two, but Reeve and Pryor made it extremely fun. I thought Reeve gave a standout performance as an evil Superman.

I somewhat agree with Reeve: "The less said about Superman IV, the better." I thought it had its moments though and it didn't totally suck.

Batman Returns was very good and I know there are people who will disagree with me here, but I thought this was by far the best of the Batman films.

I thought the first Batman was terrible. None of the good guys were personable, all very unlikeable. I found myself rooting for "The Joker". Yeah, you can say that Batman is supposed to be unlikeable, but I don't care how unlikeable you're supposed to be. Batman is the hero, and there is a way to be dark and mean and still have the audience root for you. Keaton was just too uptight IMO. He was infinitely better in part 2.

Batman Forever was just ok. I enjoyed it for what it was, but it wasn't great. I did like Chris O'Donnell as Robin quite a bit. Batman & Robin was worse. While O'Donnell's Robin was an engaging, sympathetic and energetic character in Forever, he was reduced to a whiny, immature brat in this one. I liked Clooney in the role of Batman; he did what he could with a terrible script. Same goes for Schwarzenegger in the role of Mr. Freeze.

I haven't seen Blade yet, but I've been wanting to.

It's been years since I saw Captain America and The Punisher, but from what I remember, the first 20 minutes or so of Capt. America were ok, but the movie disintegrated like a leaf in a mushroom cloud after that. The Punisher was decent because I took it for what it was: an extremely limited, low-budget rendition of a comic character.

I never saw Spawn even though I really liked the comics because I have yet to hear a good thing about it. Every person that has ever seen it has told me the same: baaad. Figured it would be a waste of time.

I also loved the TV movies of Spiderman starring Nicolas Hammond. I still have a couple on tape.

Finally, I really liked X-Men. I thought it was the best comic film since Batman Returns, arguably since Superman II. I liked the characterizations. They got a great cast to bring the X-Men to life. And of course, Patrick Stewart and Ian McKellan simply brought an air of authenticity to the film.

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