August 01, 2012

Who's missing from this list?

The master of the comics Top Ten lists, Newsarama, has up a Top Ten Comicbook-Based Movie PERFORMANCES of All-Time. It should be no suprise that Heath Ledger's Joker comes in at #1, while Robert Downey Jr.'s Tony Stark/Iron Man ranks #2. You can check out the rest for yourself, but who did Newsarama omit? I can sure think of a few ...

Terence Stamp as General Zod (Superman II). Seriously? Is there anyone out there who would argue that Stamp doesn't deserve to be on this list? If so, check your papers. Stamp's Zod set the stage for comicbook film villainy, even moreso than another omission ...

Gene Hackman as Lex Luthor (Superman, Superman II, Superman IV). Although his role was a bit diminished in Supes II, Hackman was at his deviously hilarious best here. "BOW, YIELD, KNEEL!" he openly mocks Zod, and as the general is about fed up, Superman appears ... and then Luthor exclaims "Superman, thank GOD! I mean, GET 'IM!!"

Michael Fassbender as Magneto (X-Men First Class). He's simply brilliant as the troubled mutant who eventually parts ways with friend Charles Xavier to lead his own team against humans who would subjugate them.

Wesley Snipes as Blade (the Blade films). He's best in the first film, adding in his unique blend of cocky humor as he decimates vampires right and left. The fact that it was rated "R" works perfectly for Snipes.

Any others?

Posted by Hube at August 1, 2012 09:43 PM | TrackBack

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You stole my thunder with Fassbender! He was un-friggin-real!!! Jack Nicholson put the Batman franchise on the map. Not nearly as good as Ledger, but very cool nonetheless.

Posted by: Digby at August 1, 2012 10:00 PM

Jackie Earl Haley as Rohrschach in Watchmen.

Natalie Portman in V for Vendetta.

Posted by: Steve Newton at August 1, 2012 10:03 PM

Good call on Jackie Earl Haley, Steve!

Posted by: Hube at August 1, 2012 10:08 PM

Matt Salinger as Captain America. One of the finest performances in film history.

Posted by: thunderbird at August 2, 2012 08:24 AM

LMAO @ thunderbird!!!

Posted by: Hube at August 2, 2012 07:59 PM