The other week I posted a list featuring My Top 10 Comic Book Movies. The list was varied and brought about some good discussion in the comments section regarding my list and what other people thought should be on there.
At the end of the list I gave you all the chance to vote on your favourite, and as the vote is now closed, and as promised, I will share the results with you.
I’ll start at the bottom and work my way to the top, working through the list from 10 to 1.
There were four films on the list that received no votes whatsoever; Spider-Man 2, Watchmen, Hellboy 2: The Golden Army and Iron Man 3 all failed to receive a single vote. The only surprise there for me was Iron Man 3, as I thought it was popular enough to be a few people’s favourite. Perhaps though, it is too soon for people to be regarding a film that only came out last year as their all time favourite.
Next up were Superman, Blade and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles which were all tied with 7% of the votes. I’m glad people still have time for the original Superman movie, I understand it’s dated & its impact may have lessened for modern audiences, but to me it is still a crucial film not just for the superhero/comic book genre but also for films in general. It’s also great that Blade & the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles still have an audience out there, as they, like Superman could be regarded as too old to be on many a fans list.
Next up is Dredd on 13%. The Karl Urban starring effort from 2012 seems to have garnered a cult following since its release on DVD & Blu-Ray, with many efforts made to try to get a sequel green-lit so far proving unsuccessful, but that doesn’t seem to be preventing an army of fans from trying to continue the movies legacy. A sequel was written, but only in comic book form, which immediately sold out by the way. A sequel so far seems unlikely, but with all the support being shown for Dredd, there’s always hope.
Finally, and maybe somewhat disappointingly for some, we have a tie for first. Yes, with 33% each of the votes, The Dark Knight and Avengers: Assemble are top of the pile. Like having to decide which of your children you prefer the most, voters could not pick one or the other. Between The Dark Knight’s sense of anarchy and all out tension, to the colourful comic book vibe of Avengers: Assemble, people are clearly hard pressed to pick a winner. I myself struggled with which one should sit atop my list, so I completely understand the result being shared.
Lastly I’d just like to thank you all for voting. I had great fun writing the list and I hope you all enjoyed reading it and taking part in it.