Oh god... I thought that was just a horrible dream....MovieBob said:Either way, the series was such a massive hit that it inspired a wave of fantasy/action copycats seeking to apply the Raimi/Tapert style to everything from Sinbad to Robin Hood to Mortal Kombat (yes, really).
It gets worse: there was also a Saturday morning cartoon.WanderingFool said:Oh god... I thought that was just a horrible dream....MovieBob said:Either way, the series was such a massive hit that it inspired a wave of fantasy/action copycats seeking to apply the Raimi/Tapert style to everything from Sinbad to Robin Hood to Mortal Kombat (yes, really).
Given that, in his video reviews, his usual snapshot of "Best Super Hero Movies" goes Spiderman 2, Superman 2, The Dark Knight, I would assume that this is a case where he recognises TDK as an excellent movie (and important to the history of the genre in terms of public perception ect.) but it's just not one of his personal 5 favourite super-hero movies. Kinda how like I'm never gonna try to argue that High Fidelity is a better movie than say Citizen Kane, Shawshank Redemption, Godfather II or their ilk, but it's still my personal favourite movie of all time.NinjaDeathSlap said:Really? The Dark Knight isn't even in you Top 5 super-hero movies?! I know Nolan's trilogy isn't perfect (Too full of itself at times, a little too self-consciously 'dark', Christian Bale's Bat-Voice, costumes that aren't actually any less ridiculous that the infamous 'Bat-Nipples'), but I would have thought at least 1 of that trilogy would be in your Top 5. Are we now so quick to dismiss everything about Nolan's films that were legitimately fantastic just because Marvel Studio's on the other side have started having more fun?
Are you kidding me? One of the primary purposes of adapting ANY form of art or literature into film is to bring that story, style AND substance, into a living format. Which Raimi's "Spider-Man" movies do in spades.Rogue 09 said:The only way which the films can be viewed in a good light is in comparison to the previous Superhero movies that had come out. We'd just past through some terrible Batman movies, Superman was a perfect example of cheesy 80s movies, and X-men had only a shell of its comic book counterparts depth.
Spider-man was a decent movie for the time, but in no way could it compare with any of the more recent Marvel or DC movies which showcase actual characters. I like to think of them as a "rough rehearsal" of the actual production.