This to me is the pinnacle of what a movie based off a comic book should bee. True to the gritty, dark and raunchy nature of the comic books Sin City captures the idea of what an adapted movie should be arguably better than any title out there. The cast is full of stars and every single character is dead on and knocks their performance out of the park. Hats off to Rodriguez for making such an amazing film that seems like its going to go down as a true cult classic.
2. The Dark Knight
We had seen Batman before this sure but never like this. In this installment of Batman we get a ass kicking bad ass conflicted vigilante that sounds like he smokes about 3 packs a day who has never been more fun to root for. And then there's Ledger's performance, one of the best bad guys ever captured on film, so good that honestly I don't think I want to see another person play the Joker ever again. I know that in a lot of ways this movie took liberties but it never made me feel like I wasn't watching Batman, it was everything that I have ever wanted in a Batman movie.
This one surprised me, I went into Constantine expecting to hate it but was proved me wrong. Reeves was pretty dead on as John Constantine, the movie looked good and managed to not come off as cheesy. I also liked the way that hell was portrayed. Top it all off with some brass knuckles of Christ and you have yourself a winning movie!
Hellboy is one of the best examples of what taking a liberty in a movie and do it right. Hellboy's love interest in Liz, in retrospect probably would have somehow made the comic better (certainly helped the movie). Even adding a character like Myers helped the story along well. Mix this with a great script and visuals and a perfecting casting job with Ron Pearlman and you got a damn fun movie
This is another movie where a lot of liberties were taken but they were done right. I, like most fans that I talk to were totally ok with jumping over Gwen Stacey and going to MJ, changing over to a genetically altered spider...etc. What made this movie great is I totally enjoyed watching Spiderman swinging through New York while dealing with real life problems at the same time. Also gotta love the Bruce Campbell and Macho Man and J.K. Simmons characters.
6. Kick Ass
What a fun action comedy this was. This movie even made me kind like Nic Cage for a short while then they set him on fire. All good right, of course it is. I could have done without that little douche McLovin in the movie but he wasn't to bad in this so I got over it.
7. The Watchmen
One of those moves that people either love or hate, from what I noticed about it if you read the comics you tend to love it if you did not you tend to hate on The Watchmen. Simply put I thought it was great, extremely well done.
8. V for Vendetta
A more poetic hero you would be hard pressed to find. V is charismatic and often bad ass in his quest to blow up Parliament and it is amusing. V is the reason that I remember the 5th of November. V is also the only non Matrix movie I like with the Wachowski name on it, suck it Speed Racer!
9.Scott Pilgrim vs The World
I'll be honest I have never read the Scott Pilgrim comic but I really liked this movie, its use of the camera and its overall feel. It's one of those movies I could see myself re-watching a lot just because its enjoyable, also making Cerra not a complete tool is a plus.
The only casting job that was better than Pearlman as Hellboy is Robert Downy Jr as Tony Stark/Iron Man. Even if you go back and look at old Iron Man comics it really seems to look like RDJ was destined to be Iron Man all along. His performance really is the saving grace of the movie as well, he pulls what would have been a mediocre movie at best in to an entertaining romp in to the world of Stark Industries.