Top 10 Anti-heroes Fighting The Superhero Film Monopoly

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10. SCOTT PILGRIM VS. THE WORLD

Although it ostensibly follows the superhero/villain trope, a film starring Michael Cera couldn’t possibly be qualified as a superhero flick, in any way shape or form. Telling the tale of humble Scott Pilgrim, who must battle the 7 Evil Exes of his true love Ramona Flowers, this mashup of good vs. evil with a rock n’ roll sensibility stays true to its graphic roots and has a lot of fun in the process.

Don’t miss comic-to-film misadventure GHOST WORLD, airing on Sundance Channel this month.

Author: Dan Heching

topIt’s July, which means we are all hot, tired and pretty much superheroed out. We’ve weathered the explosive onslaught of THE AVENGERS and now (another) AMAZING SPIDERMAN, and still have a certain DARK KNIGHT to go. All this hoopla gets us thinking: are graphic novels and comic books responsible for classic fanboy superheroes, and nothing more? Of course not! This rich, literary (yes, literary) genre has inspired a wealth of other cinematic material, from dystopian yarns to biting black comedies, some of which you may not have even guessed.


Don't miss comic-to-film misadventure GHOST WORLD, airing on Sundance Channel this month.10. SCOTT PILGRIM VS. THE WORLD9.  30 DAYS OF NIGHT8.  GHOST IN THE SHELL7. V FOR VENDETTA6.  ROAD TO PERDITION5. THE CROW
4. A HISTORY OF VIOLENCE3. AMERICAN SPLENDOR2. PERSEPOLIS1.  GHOST WORLD