There are thousands of reasons why comic books get adapted into movies all the time. Their graphic nature lends itself perfectly the creation of a movie with bold and visionary design, and most of the time, they already come with a fanbase eager to see more character development and storylines. However, the quality of the movie still depends on the directing and producing team, regardless of how successful the comic. Here’s a compilation of some of the best and worst comic book movies of all time.
Best: 300 (2006)
While Frank Miller’s 300 was first a graphic novel before a movie, Zack Synder’s 2006 adaptation has far surpassed the graphic novel it was based on in popularity. Going on to become a fan-favorite of both action and comic book fans.
300 perfectly captured the art of the book, in some cases creating shot-for-shot remakes of images that could be found in the novel. The film was primarily shot on a sound stage with the exception of single setting which was filmed on location, allowing the post-production artists to manipulate the images to look like they sprang to life from the pages of Miller’s novel.
Unfortunately, the prequel movie 300: Rise of an Empire didn’t fare so well in the box office, and was critically panned.