View Full Version : hero films--which ones should i watch?

02-28-2006, 03:01 PM
to get into the hero mood. i was wondering if you guys had any recommendations?

Brandon Rice
02-28-2006, 03:02 PM
Batman Begins. X-Men.

Jeremy Ordan
02-28-2006, 03:07 PM
There's only one movie that could adequately prepare you for Hero fest... Snakes on a Plane

Brandon Rice
02-28-2006, 03:10 PM
LOL! Right on Yankee!

Matthew B. Moore
02-28-2006, 03:15 PM
Who are the heroes that influenced you the most? Your film will be it's best if you stick to what you know and do what feels right.

Unbreakable for some, the Fantastic 4 for others.

Lobo to Shane to the Flash

02-28-2006, 03:28 PM
You gotta watch Meteor Man. The Costume changing scene. Classic. What not to do for a superhero.

02-28-2006, 03:34 PM
Conan is a classic

02-28-2006, 03:35 PM
Um ... Richard Donner's Superman anyone? :)

02-28-2006, 04:56 PM
X-Men 2, Spiderman 1 & 2, Batman, Batman Begins...

Z B Brox
02-28-2006, 05:21 PM
The Incredibles.

Captain KickAss
02-28-2006, 08:19 PM
The Punisher - Not the new one, but the one with Dolph Lundgren

Robert Eldon
02-28-2006, 08:49 PM

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02-28-2006, 10:09 PM
Donnie Darko, then Donnie Darko Director's Cut... in that order if you haven't seen it.

02-28-2006, 10:33 PM
Interesting Kholi... while Donnie Darko is one of my favorite films, it didn't come to my mind as a "super hero" film. hmmmm

02-28-2006, 11:59 PM
Last action hero

03-01-2006, 01:47 AM
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Z B Brox
03-01-2006, 05:06 AM
Donnie Darko is definitley one of those movies that stretches the line. I think the name helps. ;)

I'm gonna add another Brad Bird movie: The Iron Giant.

03-01-2006, 06:16 AM
Perhaps the "Artie: The Strongest Man in the World" episode of Pete & Pete?

Mike McNeese
03-01-2006, 06:34 AM
The TV show 'Roswell' isn't known as a superhero show, but it's got aliens with superhuman powers that are used for good.

03-01-2006, 06:56 AM
Conan is a classic

I like Letterman better, personally.

03-01-2006, 06:58 AM
Perhaps the "Artie: The Strongest Man in the World" episode of Pete & Pete?

Or maybe the Powdered Toast Man bits from Ren & Stimpy

03-01-2006, 07:43 AM
My first post...Hello everyone

There are many movies I would like to list, but I will just name the one and only all time favorite for most. The movie that set the standard for all other hero movies.


03-01-2006, 08:46 AM

Z B Brox
03-01-2006, 08:49 AM
Serenity?! I suppose River could be termed a superhero, but it's a bit of a stretch.

Buffy the Vampire Slayer probably ualifies, though.

03-01-2006, 08:53 AM
A psychic with super human strength and reflexes,
hells yeah thats a superhero!

buffy was a wuss, river would rip her apart.

03-01-2006, 02:48 PM
Perhaps the "Artie: The Strongest Man in the World" episode of Pete & Pete?

haha, looks like you and me think a lot alike!


03-01-2006, 03:42 PM
How about the superhero flick "Mr.ExpirationDate" ?

It's hard too find, but it blows away Batman, IMO.

If I was going to enter this fest, I wouldn't watch the super hero movies. Just pick up "The Dark Knight" series by Frank Miller. Then try and take that sense of reinvention or genre shifting, and put it into your short.

Also, please consider the "costume" carefully. Spandex is as bad as speedos for the 'ole banana boat effect. And keep your sidekicks un-homoerotic (not that there's anything wrong with that).

If I can get my hands on an HVX and a story, I'll see ya in the sandwich fest. :beer:


Z B Brox
03-01-2006, 03:51 PM
A psychic with super human strength and reflexes,
hells yeah thats a superhero!

buffy was a wuss, river would rip her apart.

Well, no denying the girl has super-powers. The question, though, is is she a superhero? She's got the super, but I don't know about hero. She's mostly acted in self-defense or the defense of her close friends. She doesn't seem to have any particular moral code she adheres to, nor a distinctive name or trademark. I don't think she's really a superhero without those more heroic qualities.

Buffy, though, has specific evil-fighting duties, and a title (the Slayer) which is distinctive.

Don't get me wrong, I *far* prefer Firefly/Serenity to Buffy, but that's how I see the superhero question. ;)

03-01-2006, 03:52 PM
mystery men

03-01-2006, 08:46 PM
mystery men

thats one of my favorites movies for some odd reason... i've seen it soo many times

Ben Sliker
03-01-2006, 09:48 PM
The Crow. Gotta love the dark hero.

Brandon Rice
03-01-2006, 11:04 PM
YEAH, mystery men!

03-02-2006, 06:26 AM
YEAH, mystery men!

there's no bigger superhero movie spoof out there ;)

03-04-2006, 09:23 AM
For those that were fans of Donner, who directed the first Superman but who was fired midway through on the 2nd one...possibly a new cut of Superman 2.
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03-04-2006, 09:40 AM
And I do have to say, even though its somewhat cheesy, the original Batman (starring Adam West) was a favorite when I was a kid.

03-04-2006, 01:02 PM
Adam West is a lot funnier on Family Guy..

"And who's Adam We? Wait... who am I? I'm Adam We... nobody gets the best of Adam We."

03-12-2006, 11:04 AM
watch the original batman, jack nicholson is the best villan ever!!

03-12-2006, 01:01 PM
Spider-Man (Sam Raimi's)
X-Men 2 (Bryan Singer)
Batman (Tim Burton's)
Batman Begins

and you've got to watch the 1966 Batman movie at least once, for the Shark Repellant!