Top 10 Anti-heroes Fighting The Superhero Film Monopoly

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7. V FOR VENDETTA

If a superhero is defined by his or her acceptance into society, then VENDETTA is about as anti-superhero as you can get, with its action-packed and very cynical view of a dystopian future and references to British history and the Guy Fawkes legend. Natalie Portman sports a fairly hot shaved head in this rousing film, adapted by the Wachowski brothers (of MATRIX fame) from the graphic novel. “Remember, remember, the fifth of November…”

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