2013 Year In Review: Comic Book Movies

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Live Action Films

Robert Downey Jr. in Iron Man 3 (2013) Movie Image

Iron Man 3
The year started off with a bang and the explosive return of Tony Stark in Shane Black’s “Iron Man 3.” The first CBM of the year is also one of the most controversial, and is a true “love it or hate it” movie. Personally I am in the “love it” camp. Sure, there could’ve been a better villain than Killian, and yes I know people are still pissed about the Mandarin, but Sir Ben Kingsley made me love Trevor Slattery. I have always been one to deal well with change, and I was okay with all the changes. Bring on the hate, I know its coming, but I personally enjoyed “Iron Man 3″, and there were enough people out there who did as well. To me, it was a great way of wrapping up this arc of Tony Stark’s life. It was fun, emotional, even had some social commentary, and kept me interested. If you haven’t seen this because of the naysayers, make your own decision and check it out.

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  • Aegon the Conqueror

    Favourite live action of the year was definitely Man of Steel (watched it again last night) with Thor coming in second.
    Favourite animated films were Dark Knight Returns part 2 (Mnr Weller somehow made a huge leap forward as the voice of Batman from part 1 to part 2) and Flashpoint Paradox.
    Least Favourites were Iron (vomits a little in back of Mouth) Man 3 and Superman Unbound which, in the aftermath of Dark Knight Returns, came off as a little underwhelming.
    Sigh it’s a good time to be a geek.

    • http://www.beyondhollywood.com/ Dedpool

      Pretty much the same for me for favs with the Live action.
      Animated I really enjoyed TDKR but I have to put Flashpoint Paradox above it in terms of story and animation. But TDKR is definitely #2 Flashpoint is tied with Under the Red Hood for my all time favs. I liked Unbound but to me it was lacking some action, and they really could’ve let him cut loose.
      It is indeed a good time to be a geek!

  • Aegon the Conqueror

    Finally got around to seeing KIck Ass 2 last night. Dunno why people hated it so much, sure its not perfect but I enjoyed it more than I did the previous one.

  • Sauron

    At first i was pissed because the Mandarin not being real and ofc the villain was like not good enough but after a while when i was thinking about the film i really saw the big plot there. Imo they tried to show how a mare man deals with the life after the big event from the Avengers. Ofc he is Tony Stark (genious, billionaire … etc. etc.) but his experience so far is nothing compared to the others(Thor, HULK , Captain America). After all i like how the movie showed his struggle with accepting all that happened. It was funny, action was good and overall a solid performance. Big movies are coming up and we should look at the movies Marvel universe as something new and not to compare it with the comics and the animated movies. I am really looking forward with great expectations and a chill for the next movies and how they will show thing and what innovations will they present to the public. Cheers.