Originally Posted by Jeffbiscuits
For pure popcorn entertainment, the first Blade has that hands down, but I prefer BladeII. It's a Del Toro fil through and through and it's got Cat from Red Dwarf in it! Ang Lee's film is definitely the better Hulk and a really good film, but lacks in action for a superhero film. Superman Returns is a beautiful film and clearly fits in with Superman and Superman2 but watching it is a distinctly hollow experience. Spawn is arse.
Thanks for pretty much agreeing with me.
From what I remember, Superman Returns was aesthetically accomplished. However, unlike videogames, I very often do not look for that in a film. I look for something to engage me, such as story, or characters, or for there to be suspense, or scares. Superman Returns had none of these.
I have to say that Hulk, for me, had loads of action! More so than the X-Men films. Hulk fights tanks, planes, giant mutant dogs, and then his dad!
I dunno, for some reason, I just found Hulk a very satisfying expierence, through and through.
OK, I'll give Blade that, as far as it being a good popcorn movie. Some of the lines are WAY to cheesy though. Some of them even compare with Wesley Snipes' "always bet on black" line from Passenger 57!
For what's it's worth, my favourite Superhero films, not in any particular order:
Films I particularly dislike as I feel they are missing something (even if that 'something' is that they failed to live up to my expectations), though that's not say I won't watch them:
The Incredible Hulk
X-Men 1, 2, and 3
Spawn (though this is a far worse film than all of the the above)
They may not necessarily be bad
films, as films go, they just don't do it for me.
Oh, and from what I've seen of Daredevil, it was actually pretty enjoyable to watch.