Yes, I remember all those DC-based movies. Four Batman films, four Superman films, two Swamp Thing films, Steel and Supergirl. I’d say four of those were quite decent. (I’ll let you figure out which four.)
Granted, most of Marvel’s pre-Blade films were pretty bad, but they didn’t have a Batman or Superman to sell. And they ended up making the smart decision to stop offering their properties up to others and create their own studio. (DC couldn’t do that to the same effect, since they themselves are owned by a studio.)
Since Blade (which was more than decent; as was it’s first sequel - and likely it’s second), Marvel has put out a number of other films. Daredevil and The Punisher (v2) were flawed but hardly terrible. Hulk is debatable. (But I don’t really want to debate it. ) And the X-Men and Spider-Man films were excellent.
Catwoman is not a good start for DC’s new wave of comic book films. (Yes, I’m disregarding the Men in Black movies. The first was great; the second was the typical “bad Hollywood sequel”.) I’m hopeful that I’ll like Constantine as a film on its own, regardless of how fans of the character react. And Batman Begins has promise.
Superman? I can wait… some more.
How many Dark Horse films have there been so far? *Barb Wire. :eek: From Hell. Hellboy. The Mask. Timecop. Virus. (Never saw it.) * Anything else?