Nukid101's Top 30 Comic Book Films: 30 - 26Nukid101's Top 30 Comic Book Films: 30 - 263 months ago in Reviews & Guides More Like This
Welcome everybody to my newest countdown. With Korra done, I’ve got the time to focus on counting off my favourite comic book films of all time; of course when I say comic book I am not ruling out graphic novels and manga, for which there will be entries to both.
One thing that needs bearing in mind folks is that this countdown is based on my favourite at the moment. Since we are living in the Golden Age of Comic Book films, there will undoubtedly be comic books film that would become one of my top 30 favourites. Why next year films like Kingsman: The Secret Service or Avengers 2: Age Of Ultron have very good chances of rankin very high on my list, so please understand folks that this list of mine is not set in stone. It is likely to change.
With that, let’s kick it off with part 1, featuring choices 30 to 26!
Nukid101’s Top 30 Comic Book Films: 30 – 26
30) A History Of Violence (2005)
We’ll start this cou
Nukid101's Top 30 Comic Book Films: 15 - 11Nukid101's Top 30 Comic Book Films: 15 - 113 months ago in Reviews & Guides More Like This
Hey everyone. Here’s Part 4 listing my picks from 15 – 11. Enjoy!
Nukid101’s Top 30 Comic Book Films: 15 – 11
20) Sin City (2005)
I highly doubt this one is a shocker.
There is no denying that Sin City is the most visually stunning comic book film ever made, and one of the greatest in all of film. While the best comic book films have captured the ‘feel’ of a comic book, director Robert Rodriguez took it one step further. Lifting panels directly from the comic book, Rodriguez created a film that felt like the comic book had come to life and it makes for one of the most visually stunning film experiences I’ve ever had in my life.
The film is Noir at its Noir-ist, and the black and white old school presentation fits this perfectly. The film has no single story, but is instead four separate stories all interconnected with each other through small crossovers and interloping moments. The one big connection however is in
Remember, The Choice Was YoursI gave you a choice,Remember, The Choice Was Yours5 years ago in Urban & Spoken Word More Like This
I made it clear.
"If you still care,
come talk to me.
If you don't anymore,
I have nothing to say. "
You chose the latter,
you didn't even say thanks.
You don't care anymore,
maybe you never did.
I guess that will never be for me to know.
You don't care,
why should I?
You have left me,
with no reason to care.
You weren't worth my time,
it was a mistake opening up to you.
I had let you get the better of me,
and handed you the power to tear me down.
I gave you a choice,
you took the one I hoped not for.
You don't care anymore,
there's no reason for me to.
I have nothing to say.
the choice was yours.
Don't come running to me,
the next time you crash.
Because, I won't turn a hair,
or give you a second of my time.
I will show no sympathy,
or offer any comfort.
You will not lie in my arms,
and we won't be talking long into the nights.
Sure, you understood me well.
Sure, you thought me a lot.
Sure, you meant a lot to me,
and maybe you still do.
Nukid101's Top 30 Comic Book Films: 10 - 6Nukid101's Top 30 Comic Book Films: 10 - 62 months ago in Reviews & Guides More Like This
Hey everyone. Here’s Part 5, knocking off 10 – 6. Enjoy!
Nukid101’s Top 30 Comic Book Films: 10 – 6
10) The Dark Knight (2008)
I doubt anybody is surprised to see The Dark Knight on this list, but what I daresay some of you are surprised that it did not even reach my personal top five. Heck, I’m sure some of you half expected it to be number 1.
The answer to that is that for all the many great things about this film, there are two things holding it back for me. Two things I can’t really let go of, despite my love for the film. My biggest problem with the film – and to a greater extent The Dark Knight Rises - is that it is pretty pro-neoconservative.
Don’t get me wrong; I don’t begrudge the film for having a political stance (lord knows more films and shows need to have the balls to do so), but I am free to criticise the stance said film takes, and I take serious issue with some of the opinions this fil
Nukid101's Top 30 Comic Book Films: 5 - 1Nukid101's Top 30 Comic Book Films: 5 - 12 months ago in Reviews & Guides More Like This
Hey everyone. Well here we are, the top 5! What are my personal top 5 comic book films? Let’s find out!
Nukid101’s Top 30 Comic Book Films: 5 – 1
5) Watchmen (2009)
Boy do I like the controversial ones, huh?
For many people the film adaptation of Watchmen is a travesty of a film that had the audacity to change things from the graphic novel with a certain big change to the ending. More than once I’ve even seen it on lists of ‘worst comic book films’.
I however think it’s a masterpiece, and a damn near perfect adaptation of the infamous graphic novel.
If I haven’t made it clear already, I know that adaptations are not considered good solely by how accurate they are to the source material. Films and comics are very different beasts, and the best comic book films have understood how to balance the changes films need whilst also sticking true to the comics. Watchmen is one such film; a film that truly brings the comic b
Nukid101's Top 30 Comic Book Films: 25 - 21Nukid101's Top 30 Comic Book Films: 25 - 213 months ago in Reviews & Guides More Like This
Hey everybody. Here we are with the latest countdown addition. Enjoy!
Nukid101’s Top 30 Comic Book Films: 25 – 21
25) Wonder Woman (2009)
I’ve yet to see all of the DC Animated Films – something I will one day rectify – but I made sure to see their film based around Wonder Woman when I could, and as it may be quite obvious right now, I thought it was pretty damn good.
While no sequels have been made the film is the origin story of Diana who leaves her Amazonian paradise for our world when the Greek God Ares – who has been stripped of his powers and been imprisoned for centuries – escapes in a bid to throw the world into chaos which fuels his power. With her is Steve Trevor, a USAF Pilot who crash lands on Themyscira and assists Wonder Woman in defeating Ares.
Oh and they naturally fall in love, but hey, it’s executed well enough.
As a set up for Diana’s introduction to the outside world and her role as Wonder
Top Five Episodes of BlackadderI love Blackadder. It can nestle comfortably as being one of my top five TV shows of all time, and like the four other shows on that list I can rewatch any episode of the series over and over again and not get sick of it. I have the Collector’s Edition that comes with all the specials, cast interviews, documentaries and behind the scenes trivia.Top Five Episodes of Blackadder2 years ago in Reviews & Guides More Like This
The show never fails to make me laugh. Except for the first season we all like to pretend never happened, naturally.
I love the characters, I love all three main incarnations of Blackadder, and I love the writing and the settings. By God, thank you Mr. Elton and Mr. Curtis.
And so, I have been inspired to write a tribute to one of the greatest sitcoms to grace television, by writing up a countdown of my five favourite episodes of Blackadder. Here we go.
5) Ink and Incapability
Part of what I love about this episode is how it makes my literary buff giggle like a schoolgirl.
The Prince decides to becom
Nukid101's Top 30 Comic Book Films: 20 - 16Nukid101's Top 30 Comic Book Films: 20 - 163 months ago in Reviews & Guides More Like This
Hey everyone. Here’s part 3 where we crack the top 20. Enjoy!
Nukid101’s Top 30 Comic Book Films: 20 – 16
20) Batman Beyond: Return Of The Joker (2000)/Batman: Under The Red Hood (2010)
Yep, it’s a tie.
Neither film being here was going to surprise anybody as they are largely regarded as two of Batman’s finest films, but I ultimately decided to place them together because they share the same central themes and set out to do the same thing; deconstructing the Batman mythos.
Both films take a good, hard look at the various tropes that follow much of Batman’s lore and show the consequences of his actions. Batman having a ‘no kill’ policy? Well psychotics like the Joker will always just keep coming back. Batman keeping his friends and allies at a distance? They’ll grow up to despise him and he ends up sad and lonely man. Batman never giving up on his war against crime? It’s a war he eventually loses because
Catholic Points 2-- July 8 2011July 8 2011Catholic Points 2-- July 8 20113 years ago in Philosophical More Like This
It's been about a week now since I was last confronted about something I believe in. Specifically, why I can't be "more openminded" and why I follow such a strict faith.
Well, this is what I say.
Firstly, let's look at the term "open-minded".
In today's modern society, definitions left and right are constantly being upended by minorities who want the power and respect that they would rather deny others. The definition of "marriage" is "a union of a man and a woman", but now the Gay Rights activists are pushing desperately to water this down to just mean a simple union between two people, removing gender from the equation. But if you remove an element from something, it's no longer that thing.
Likewise, "being open-minded" is defined as "being willing to understand another's view". However, the modern mindset equates "open-minded" with "accepting".
Okay, this is where the "modernism" movement fucks up.
Not to brag but I try to be v
Nothing To ForgiveYou ask for forgiveness.Nothing To Forgive5 years ago in Urban & Spoken Word More Like This
There was never a grudge held,
There was no anger,
I never did hate you.
What is there to forgive?
All there ever was,
Was hurt and pain of your departure,
In your ways of dealing with the issue.
It isn't forgiveness you're looking for,
There's no forgiveness for me to give.
It's my trust you're looking for again.
But tell me,
How am I supposed to trust you again,
When you once broke me,
From inside out.
I've been hoping for this,
But perhaps thinking that it would never happen.
Now that it has happened,
Why do I feel so at lost?
I think it's handing you my heart again,
That's the part that scares me.
Yes, I still care.
But how do you hand your heart,
Back into the hands of the person,
Who once slashed it?
Let us hope,
That I have the courage,
To trust you again.
But trust me,
If you repeat the same mistake,
There will be hatred,
There will be revenge,
And you will not be forgiven.
Nukid101's Top 30 Favourite Films: 10-6Nukid101's Top 30 Favourite Films: 10-62 years ago in Reviews & Guides More Like This
Hey everyone. So here we are, the top 10. My 10 (sorta) favourite films. Major emphasis on the favourite part because I am not for a second saying these are the most wonderful, awesome, perfect, undeniably greatest films ever made.
I have to remind people here because…well, if you’re looking at the picture above, you may already guess that this is probably my most controversial part. One film in particular might need some serious justification on my part, so here we go. These are my next five favourite films!
Nukid101’s Top 30 Favourite Films: 10-6
Princess Mononoke (1997)
In the past few decades, we’ve seen several attempts to create a story about man vs. the environment. technology vs. nature, and a battle between those who would tear nature down and those who would protect it. Done well it can be a great story……but we all know the hole most of them fall in. While the side of nature is portrayed sympa
She Doesn't Get ItShe doesn't know what she's doing to you.She Doesn't Get It5 years ago in Songs & Lyrics More Like This
She thinks what she's doing is for the best,
but she didn't understand,
what she's doing was just hurting you so bad.
She doesn't know what it feels like,
being shut off from someone who you cared so much about.
She didn't get it,
how much she meant to you.
You loved her,
you would've waited,
you could've put up with anything,
you would've done whatever.
You cared about her,
you thought she cared.
You had it all wrong,
she tripped you up, took your heart,
then used you, and pushed you away.
You didn't mind being friends.
You would've been happy just to be able to stay by her side,
guarding her silently,
being her guardian angel.
You didn't mind doing whatever she wants,
you didn't mind standing in her shadow.
You could've taken anything.
Anything, except being deleted from her world.
But she wasn't thinking along the same lines,
she decides to shut you off completely,
not realizing that it hurts even more like this.
You cared about her,
Galkgrokst FirearmsGalkgrokst FirearmsGalkgrokst Firearms1 year ago in Settings More Like This
The first galkgrokst firearms were developed a little over 900 years ago by the engineer-philosopher Krashee Palkst Dzal. His patron, the Empress of the Unalloyed Will, commissioned him to create a more powerful version of the hurled bombs in use at the time. In his typical fashion, Krashee Palkst Dzal instead delivered an entirely new weapon system. He adapted existing grenades into conical projectiles filled with explosives. The projectiles were fired from rifled tubes, propelled by pre-measured explosive charges. These early weapons, though large and primitive by today's standards, led to tremendous changes in the nature of warfare.
At their core, the basic design of firearms has changed little since Krashee Palkst Dzal's day. Most galkgrokst weapons consist of a long, rifled barrel, with a magazine and firing mechanism located at the rear and a trigger mechanism located near the front. This forward placement allows the narrower end of a user's tentacle to depres
Summary ExecutionHe ran.Summary Execution6 years ago in Science Fiction More Like This
He ran in fear, complete fear. A Guardsman of the Imperial Guard. He knew what he was now. A coward. He didnt want to be here. Anywhere but here. He didnt dare look back. Fearful of what he had seen. He had seen Chaos. Ripping apart his comrades in arms. Forever defiling his previous views of war. He had believed the propaganda, and had joined the ranks of the Imperial Guard for the glory and victory. He didnt see any of that back there. All he saw was thousands of men and women being slaughtered. He had seen them dutifully march to their doom. Then the enemy came. Monsters and horrors that were blasphemous and terrifying. Hed seen a girls head explode in a shower of matter, an entire squad incinerated by a flamer, a doll that had until then miraculously survived, only to be stamped out by the skull of a tank crewman. There was no glory. There was no honour. All a lie. So many other things he saw he could not wipe from his mind. And so he ran. Ran
Read between the linesWhatever,Read between the lines5 years ago in Urban & Spoken Word More Like This
No, not whatever, I still fucking care.
You can ignore me as much as you want,
STOP ignoring me. Please.
You can yell at me as loud as you want,
You don't care, and it fucking hurts.
You can act like I'm not there all you want.
Look at me, talk to me. I beg you.
I'm too tired of it already,
Those words you said, they touched my heart, and I took them seriously.
Did you say those words meaning it as a joke? Because if you did, you should've told me.
I'm too tired to care,
Then I wouldn't have cared so much for you, and let you in, in the first place.
And besides that,
Then I wouldn't be hurting like this, the way I'm hurting right now.
I know for a fact,
If those words were meant as a joke and you had told me that, I wouldn't be hurting at all right now.
That I care and you don't.
You don't even glance at me anymore, so I follow suit.
You don't care,
You don't even greet me anymore, and I play along.
Why should I?
Why do I just play along? Because I don't want you to
Nukid101's Top 30 Favourite Films: 25-21Nukid101's Top 30 Favourite Films: 25-212 years ago in Reviews & Guides More Like This
Hey everyone. Well we're off to a good start with my last part of the countdown, though I was surprised by how many people hadn't heard of some of films on my list. Guess my tastes must be more obscure than I imagined! Thankfully, I think this part will be a little more accessible to most people; I think all of these people will most likely recognise at once.
With that said, let's begin. This is part 2 of my countdown!
Nukid101's Top 30 Favourite Films: 25-21
How To Train Your Dragon (2010)
Let's talk about DreamWorks Animation for a moment.
For as long as they've been creating computer animated films, they've often been compared to the wildly beloved and highly successful Pixar Studio, most often less favourably. This started with the corresponding releases of A Bugs Life and Antz (which looking back, was pretty damn dark), and would later have their first real big hit with Shrek and it's superior sequel,
A Spiritual HaikuWhy yes, I am oneA Spiritual Haiku3 years ago in Haiku & Eastern More Like This
Of those Christian people.
Is that a problem?
Oh no, I am one
Of those atheist people.
Is that a problem?
Why yes, I do think
That's a problem because I
Think you have it wrong.
Well yeah? I too think
That's a problem because I
Think you have it wrong.
You know what, when you
End up in Hell, don't blame me.
I tried to warn you.
You know what, when you
Die and nothing happens, then
You'll see how you're wrong.
No you're wrong, and on
Judgement Day God Himself
Will say 'you were wrong.'
I regret to inform you that the poem must end here because the conversation portrayed proceeded to go on for thirty pages and got absolutely nowhere. I apologize for any inconvenience caused.
Nukid101's Top 30 Favourite Films: 15-11Nukid101's Top 30 Favourite Films: 15-112 years ago in Reviews & Guides More Like This
Hey everyone. I apologise profusely for the wait on this one, but work has been taking away a lot my time, and having recently started a gym, it became quite hard to get updates up. That said, I'm back with a new edition to my countdown. With that said, let's begin Part 4
Nukid101's Top 30 Favourite Films: 15-11
The Mask (1994)
I have one reason for placing this so high on my list, and this reason is effectively a free ticket for just about anything: Nostalgia
Ladies and gentlemen, I grew up on this film. I used to watch several times in a row as a
child, usually just me skipping to the parts with The Mask in it, but I was always entertained, always engrossed by it, and watching it again, I do think it has aged very well.
The story of the film follows twenty-something Edge City banker Stanley Ipkiss, a loser who is never able to catch a break in this film. He's bullied at work, he's bullied at home, he's ripped off by car mechanics; the only p
Eulogy for Sergeant AJ JohnsonEulogy for Sergeant AJ Johnson4 years ago in Profiles More Like This
Sergeant Major Avery Junior Johnson was undoubtedly the most badass soldier to live aside from the Master Chief Spartan 117.
Avery Johnson's behavior seems to be eccentric, often delivering outlandish speeches to boost the morale of those serving under him. However, as shown in Contact Harvest, when it came down to it, he was a no-nonsense NCO, who, although caring deeply for his troops, pushed them hard during training. He first came into our world back in 2001 with the release of HALO: Combat Evolved, where he delivered his most well known speeches.
"Men, we led those dumb bugs out to the middle of nowhere to keep 'em from getting their filthy claws on Earth. But, we stumbled onto something they're so hot for, that they're scrambling over each other to get it. Now I don't care if it's God's own anti-son-of-a-bitch machine or a giant hula-hoop; We're not gonna let them have it! What we will let them have is a belly full of lead and a pool of their own blood to drown i
The Fearsome Future Chp. 3The Mad Actors MonologueThe Fearsome Future Chp. 36 years ago in Science Fiction More Like This
I dont get why we gotta patrol this area every damn night, the young cop said as their car plunged down the deserted highway.
Its been standard procedure for our department for decades, her partner replied.
Yeah, and thats what I dont get! Theres nothing down here, the young cop said. I mean, look at the scenery. This is all just woods. No houses, no buildings, no people.
One house, replied the older cop.
Deep in the woods. You cant see it without taking a short hike. None of the streets lead to it.
Ah, I see. So we go all the way out here to check on one house that you cant even reach by car? the young cop grumbled. No ones going to go this far out of their way to gaze at some rotting relic out in the woods!
Sweet HomeSweet Home7 years ago in Science Fiction More Like This
A Ghost Story
By William Cope
The three people clad in black cackled hysterically as sirens bleated from almost every direction in the distance. Brilliant crimson hues behind them mingled with the sickly mauve night sky while an inky serpent of smoke poured slithered into the atmosphere.
"Did you see the tower go?" said one of the runners. "It was like a house of cards!"
"I was worried when the second set of explosions didn't go. Must've been a faulty fuse," another said.
"It went off eventually," the third chimed in. "Probably fires caused by the first set reached the second set of bombs themselves."
"Who cares? The building would be a smoldering pile of rubble with or without the second set anyway!" laughed the first. "I can't believe we actually did it!"
"Are we close to the safe area, Roland?" asked the third.
"I think so," the first said.
"You think so?" repeated the second. "Thin