4 Movies That Did Justice to Their Comic Book Versions

Many movies based on comic books or comic book characters have been made over the past few decades. However, it’s almost impossible to find movies that do justice to the comic books they are based on. Much of the qualities of the characters are left out and the script is rarely up to the mark. 

However, there are a few good movies that had an excellent script and were made well. The best movies are the ones that stay almost true to their original plot. Besides, they must be aesthetically pleasing as well. Here we’ve listed some of the best movies that didn’t compromise on their artistic and professional integrity:

1. Spider-Man

Watching someone take up the responsibility of making this world better by wearing a vigilante mask is truly inspiring. This is what makes this movie worth watching besides all its technical brilliance. Peter Parker is just another boy of the neighbourhood when he is not Spider-Man. 

This incredible character was originally created in the 1960s by Stan Lee and Steve Ditko. The most popular Spider-Man movie was released in 2002. Even today, those who’ve watched the movie remember that shy and quiet Peter Parker. He gets bitten by a genetically modified spider, and the rest is history.

2. The Crow

A crow resurrects Eric Draven from his grave. He goes on to avenge his fiancee, who was brutally murdered on the eve of their wedding in Detroit. He had died at the scene as well. The Crow was released in 1994 and is a film adaptation of the comic book by James O’Barr. Brandon Lee, the actor who played Eric Draven in this film, died after getting hurt on the set. 

It occurred due to defective ammunition, which was used during the filming. The film was received well and Brandon Lee’s performance was described as iconic. Even the film’s original soundtrack topped the music charts at the time. 

3. V for Vendetta

Based on the 1982 comic book created by Alan Moore, V for Vendetta features Natalie Portman and Hugo Weaving. The film is about a group of anarchists fighting against a futuristic oppressive neo-fascist regime in the UK. The character ‘V’ is played by Hugo Weaving, while ‘Evey’ is played by Natalie Portman. 

In the film, Evey is a young working-class woman who ends up getting tangled in V’s mission. The film is truly captivating with its action-packed plot and some memorable performances. While it was released in 2005, the film remains a classic.  

4. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

This is a lighthearted film based on the comic book by Kevin Eastman and Peter Laird. Although the first three films are packed with humour, they also have a bit of action. While the other movies of the franchise would be disappointing, the first three are fabulously entertaining. 

These films were released in the 1990s when their comic book versions were a big hit. Combining the dialogue and narrative with integrity, the first film truly adheres to the comic book plot. The second and third films moved away from their comic book plots, but still featured elements of their sources.

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