Live Poll: Those Weren't The Good Ole Days: Comic Book Edition

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Which of the following DC Comic or Marvel Comic movies* that preceded the current extended universe franchises is the most embarrassing?

*Nonblockbuster tentpole studio feature-length films.

http://www.imdb.com/list/ls068553511/

http://www.imdb.com/poll/mrS6WCnbIy8/


Looking for alternative titles if someone can think of anything catchier, pithier.
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Stephen Atwood

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  • Deeply embarrassed for all none Extended Universe superheroes.

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rocky-o

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sorry to tell you this stephen, but i would rewatch any of these a dozen times over before rewatching the horrid garbage that was 'man of steel', or the boring 'captain america' and 'thor', or the complete mess that was 'the avengers', or any of the other current not so super hero movies for that matter...
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Stephen Atwood

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However, those sentiments aren't mutually exclusive.  My suggestion doesn't imply that the current spate of comic book movies (no matter the studio) are watchable or whatever.
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so well said stephen...so much so that i went thru the list again because i felt you deserved that much, and i came up with the least of these, which i would say is 'the punisher'...

again...really liked you explanation...great conversation...
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Nicholas Hammond starred in the Spider-Man movies on the list. Without looking anything up, what is his most famous role?

Don't know comics/comic movies, but maybe there's a few more on these lists...?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_films_based_on_DC_Comics
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_films_based_on_Marvel_Comics

Deeply embarrassed for all none Extended Universe superheroes
"for all none"?
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Already looked at those wiki lists.


As for Nicholas Hammond?  Not sure the relevance in that.  I have no idea who that actor is.  But these credits... seemed big(ish).
  1. The Sound of Music (1965) .... Friedrich
    ... aka "Rodgers and Hammerstein's The Sound of Music" - UK (complete title), USA (complete title)
  2. Lord of the Flies (1963) .... Robert


Not sure I understand this note:

Deeply embarrassed for all none Extended Universe superheroes
"for all none"?          
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I like this. I've seen very few superhero movies, from any era, and from this list, I've only seen one: The Fantastic Four. I didn't finish watching it, intentionally, which is rare for me, even if a film is really bad. 
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Not sure if they meet the requirement

Dr. Strange 1978
Captain America (1979) and the sequel
Wonder Woman (1974)
Steel (1997)  (my vote)
Howard the Duck (1986)
Supergirl (1984)


I did however kind of like the Swamp Thing movie.
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I'm leaving Howard the Duck which had a pretty impressive $37 million budget for a 1986 comic book movie, keeping in mind that Batman's (1989) budget was $35 million.

I'm also going to assume that Supergirl (whose budget was likely less than her Superman counterpart) was also a big studio project.

I'll gladly (or is it sadly) add the other films.  Lord have mercy on our deeply embarrassed souls.
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Tsar,

"The" should not be capitalized for your title to meet IMDb's style guidelines.

Please change poll title to:
Those Weren't the Good Ole Days: Comic Book Edition
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rocky-o

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isn't that being a bit petty...

what if he just left them all lower case...
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Done.  Changed in the list.  I tend to capitalize the The under the vague memory of the rules under the Chicago Manual of Style, my preferred grammar reference guide.
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Tsar,

Thanks for making the change.

I followed the Chicago Manual of Style in college for research papers. I have a copy of Kate Turabian's paper back that I carried with me and a thick orange hard back copy of Chicago Manual of Style that I used for more complicated writing questions.
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rocky-o,

Other than the minor title issue that Stephen corrected, his poll meets all the criteria for the IMDb home page.
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"Let's Shame of Thrones the respective filmmakers over her!"

"over here," I guess.
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Grammar shaming me?
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Stephen Atwood

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Typo fixed.
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From those I've seen the 1990 Captain America gets my vote
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Tsar,

Does the truly awful Supergirl (1984) qualify?

If not, my vote goes to Wonder Woman (1974 TV Movie).
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Supergirl's apparent budget according to Google and IMDb was around $35 million.  As much as Batman (1989).  Too much of a studio commitment for the 80s.  Sorry.
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It's gotta be Batman and Robin in those ridiculous tights: Batman: The Movie (1966)
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