The family will be packing in the "man"ivan soon to head over to the Park 60 Drive In. At dusk, we'll be watching "Spiderman 3", munching on popcorn and trying to keep the kids from killing each other. I love the drive-in, because we can all see a movie together without GalootJr. making a run for the exits before the first reel is over.
I'm looking forward to seeing this movie. Hopefully it will be entertaining. What follows are my favorite super hero movies. In no particular order...
- Spiderman 2 - Perfect balance of humor, hubris and action. This one managed to be a Sam Raimi movie, while preserving the integrity of Peter Parker.
- X-Men - Not bad for an "origin" story. Wolverine's entrance was memorable.
- X-Men 2 - Nightcrawler was well realized here. Shame the controls were turned over to Brett Ratner for number 3.
- Superman - Still rocks my world after almost 30 years. I loved Christopher Reeves' take on the character.
- Blade - Thoroughly entertaining bit of vampire killing. Wesley Snipes owned the character.
- Superman 2 - Richard Donner was asked to leave production after much of this one was in the can. I'd like to see his cut that is available on DVD.
- Batman Begins - Very, very cool! Almost perfect cast all-around.
- Batman - I liked the music, the sets and the costumes. I'm still not crazy about Michael Keaton though. And Jack Nicholson was good, not great.
- Ghost World - Based on a graphic novel about two teens facing life after high school graduation. Funny. Sad. Quirky.