Probably a good time time for this thread…
1 Spider-Man 2
3 Sin City
4 Dark Knight Rises
5 30 Days of Night
6 X-Men DoFP
7 Iron Man 3
8 A History of Violence
9 Blade 2
10 Hellboy 2
Dredd & Winter Soldier just got eased out of the top10 in the end. Neither have as strong rewatchability factor as the rest of my list, Although they both had a strong impact.
I’m going for longetivity here, my list could change order and entries with rewatches, however Spider-Man 2 and X-Men will never leave my top 5.
Spider-Man 2 is the perfect comic book movie. I can still remember buzzing about with a group of friends leaving the cinema, contrast that with leaving disappointed, disecting more recent comic book movies.
X-Men I think I wore out the DVD on. It’s so often forgotten how this film rejuvenated the whole comic book movie industry. I watched it to death and I wasn’t even a fan of the X-men.
I rewatched 30 Days recently in a very intimate screening room at a festival recently so it’s boosted right up my list. So bleak. One of the most hopeless, haunting, desperate viewing experiences ever.
Sin City was mindblowing when it came out. A genuinely unique effort.
Dark Knight Rises was my favourite of a great Batman trilogy and ended it perfectly.
DoFP raised the game again after a lacklustre effort with First Class. It’s probably my favourite superhero movie in the last few years. A lot of fun.
Iron Man 3 is my favourite of the Marvel studio movies, the Xmas setting is so atmospheric and it has Shane Black’s talented fingerprints all over it. It dips a bit at the end, but it’s not often I turn to my wife in the cinema, tap her shoulder and whisper ‘this is fucking brilliant’ into her ear.
A History of Violence took a typically solid, well written John Wagner story and added some serious Cronenburg edge. Brilliant movie. That and the Eastern Promises back to back was a great period of cinema for the director.
Both Blade 2 and Hellboy 2 took great, fun, first entries and added some humour and more atmosphere & Del Toro influences to both.
The world of comic book movies miss him as a director.
Oh how I wish a director as talented as Del Toro or Raimi had their hands on BvS and the DC movie universe right now.