2013 Year In Review: Comic Book Movies

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Hugh Jackman in The Wolverine (2013) Movie Image

The Wolverine
Originally to be helmed by Darren Aronofsky, “The Wolverine” ended up in the hands of James Mangold instead. What we got was the movie many feel we should’ve gotten with the first attempt at a solo Wolverine movie. Darker, more violent, and more character driven, this film definitely captures the essence of who the character is. Inspired by the Chris Claremont and Frank Miller graphic novel covering Wolverine’s time in Japan, it had to go through some changes to fit into Fox’s X-Universe, while still standing alone. The focus on the Japanese setting allowed for a visually different film, while still being entertaining. With the release of the “Unrated Cut,” fans get even more — better pacing, more explanation of character relationships, and a deleted scene featuring a well known mask. “The Wolverine” may not be perfect, but it’s still an enjoyable movie featuring everyone’s favorite feral mutant.

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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.