It's sad to say, but there was once a point in time when comic books were so low on Hollywood's radar, that fans were happy just to have a movie. And those movies tended to be extremely low on the quality scale. A comic book movie, let alone a good one, was a pretty rare occurrence. Now, you can't swing a dead cat without hitting a movie or a TV show that's based on a comic. And Hollywood has begun taking the medium far more seriously than they used to, because they've realized that when a comic-based movie is treated with respect instead of scorn, it tends to do extremely well at the box office. But for every Avengers or Dark Knight, we still get a Catwoman or an X-Men Origins. And then there are those incredibly divisive films like Man of Steel or Amazing Spider-Man. However, initial reactions can sometimes be far too heated, and there are those films that despite their flaws, are not the train-wrecks that people first proclaim them as. Here are ten such movies that, while far from being perfect, are well worth another, more open-minded viewing.
Percival Constantine is the author of several novels and short stories, including the Vanguard superhero series, and regularly writes and comments on movies, comics, and other pop culture. More information can be found at his website, PercivalConstantine.com