The two Hellboy
films are pretty damn good too, particularly in the visual effects department. I enjoyed the "making of" documentaries on the DVDs almost as much as the films themselves. Guillermo del Toro is nothing less than an absolute visual genius. If his scripts were a little tighter, he'd be up there with the best filmmakers of all time.
Also, I kinda take issue with the title here. Most
superhero movies (including some of the ones we already have topics for) are a bit rubbish, but there are quite a few that are way better than anything that's ever been done with some of the "major" superheroes. I mean, out of the big names it's only Batman and (to a much lesser extent) Superman who have had any genuinely great movies made about them, as opposed to just ticking boxes for pre-existing fans.
(Is this a thread about superhero movies, or just films made from comics in general? I wouldn't really class V or Judge Dredd as superheroes, but if we're talking great films made from comics then Ghost World
is the best one I can think of by a very long way. Scott Pilgrim Versus the World
and Sin City
are both rather good as well. Oh, and Akira
, if we're counting Manga.