9 Critically Acclaimed Movies Based On Comic Book You Gotta Watch Right Away!

A wise man once said, “With great power comes great responsibility.”

But i have altered it little bit, “With great time on your hands, comes great responsibility to pore over Netflix, Amazon and every available streaming movie platform to remind people what’s worth their time.”

Below i have made a list of some comic book inspired movies which you will certainly want to watch, rewatch, or while its buffering you can play in the background.

Nothing says multitasking productivity like the sound of Tony Stark grunting. 

1. The Flashpoint Paradox (2011)

I was surprised when i found out that we can watch DC animated films on Hulu.

This movie is a gem which is adapted from DC’s Flashpoint crossover event.

The Flashpoint Paradox finds The Flash in an alternate timeline where Aquaman and Wonder Woman are leading a combined campaign against mankind.

Cyborg leads the global faction against them, and Batman, now Thomas Wayne, having taken up the mantle after his son BRUCE was killed, is hunting down The Joker (Martha Wayne)

A violent, unnerving episode in the DC animated-verse, Flash’s quest to undo the chaos  which becomes a form of self-sacrifice  is high stakes from beginning to end.

2. Justice League: The New Frontier (2008)

This one is another DC animated standout, this alt-universe Justice League story lifts the plot and Silver Age-inspired art from Darwyn Cooke’s acclaimed graphic novel.

The Justice League unite for the first time to battle an alien force known as “The Centre,” which has earned its own cult on Earth — it’s the blocky, graphic renderings of the heroes

3. Justice League Dark (2017)

While there are still rumors going on about the making of Justice League Dark movie.

DC animated delivered the next best thing, despite forcing Batman into the supernatural action mystery.

John Constantine, Zatanna, Deadman, Etrigan the Demon, Black Orchid, and Swamp Thing all enter the cartoon pantheon in this creepy adventure where they take on the master sorcerer, Destiny.

4.V for Vendetta (2005)

This movie is an adaptation of Alan Moore’s graphic novel, which is set in today’s political climate.

The the freedom fighting exploits of V and Evey may strike a more haunting chord. V for Vendetta combines Rorschachian politics of Moore’s original text with the glossy, Guy Fawkes iconography and a bleak backdrop that feels all too real in when given high-budget production value. But Iron Man this is not if the doom and gloom is too much for you, maybe hold off on this one for awhile.

5. Scott Pilgrim vs. The World (2010)

This movie is inspired and moreover based on the adaptation of the Bryan Lee O’Malley’s Canadian shōnen tale.

The vision involved with replicating O’Malley’s video-game influences and magical realist love story, while maintaining the cinematic voice established in Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz, makes Scott Pilgrim the kind of pure pop expression you only find at a modern art museums.

The dimensional, Super Nintendo-esque CG holds up, the cast is stacked, and the humor all springs forth from familiar, awkward situations. It all clicks. A masterpiece.

6. Speed Racer (2008)

Speed’s Mach 5 drifts and loops around the Grand Prix track, the Wachowskis splatter florescent motion effects across the backdrops to create the Hollywood blockbuster version of a Van Gogh.

Their Speed Racer is radical even at rest, faithful to the manga and cartoon down the character tics. It’s not for everyone but hopefully it’s for you.

7. Bulletproof Monk (2003)

Fact: Seann William Scott is an A-grade comedy talent and the only reason people think otherwise is because of the regressive, sophomoric flameout of the American Pie franchise. He’s underrated in movies like Dude, Where’s My Car?, Goon, and Cop Out, and while this adaptation of Michael Avon Oeming’s graphic novel won’t be topping action-movie lists anytime soon, his comedy chops alongside straight man Chow Yun-fat make this more than a Rush Hour knockoff. Believe it. Produced by (and owing everything to) John Woo, Bulletproof Monk is Americanized wuxia steeped in early 2000s pop culture, a play for Matrix money that proves casting and choreographing is all you need for a good time.

8. Atomic Blonde

Based on Antony Johnston’s graphic novel The Coldest City.

This thriller streaks icy Berlin with glowing neon for the ultimate ‘80s spy vehicle. 

This movie has some brutal fight sequences, a one-shot staircase brawl between Lorraine and two high-caliber goons that tumbles into a car chase. It’s worth muscling through the slower, more confounding parts to get that gut-punching pleasure.

9. Oldboy (2003)

I could do an entire list of movies based on manga, but i will leave it for Oldboy

This movie is based on Garon Tsuchiya and Nobuaki Minegishi’s mid-’90s manga series.

This movie is a grimy revenge noir has aged like a man trapped in a motel room for 15 years.

Unhinged and operatic, the journey of Oh Dae-su (Choi Min-sik) maintains the episodic nature of a Japanese page-turner, Park Chan-wook ratting the cage each time a nerve pops during incarceration, a synapse misfires and causes him to consume stuff a live octopus into his mouth, or his emotional compass cracks in two after... well, we still won’t spoil it. If you’ve only ever seen the side-scrolling hammer fight on YouTube, sit down and finally watch Oldboy

 

 


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