Based on Comics


Addams Family Values (1993) - Sappy sequel soaked in nostalgia
Addams Family, The (1991) - Addams Family adaptation underfunny
Adventures of Barry McKenzie, The (1972) - Making light of Antipodean aspiration
Avengers, The (2012) - A Major impression in A minor role
Batman (1989) - Burton probes comic's noir tomorrow
Batman Returns (1992) - Examining a madness born of anger
Darkman (1990) - Insulting the good name of comics
Dennis the Menace (1993) - Sadism, humiliation as entertainment
Flash Gordon (1980) - Flash back to escapism's pure roots
Flesh Gordon (1974) - Spoofing the sex implied in the serials
Greystoke: The Legend of Tarzan, Lord of the Apes (1984) - Hard to take cartoon society seriously
Howard the Duck (1986) - Existential humour missing in action
Legend of the Lone Ranger, The (1981) - Stolid star dooms ranger's return
Mask, The (1994) - Comic triumph has comic-book roots
Masters of the Universe (1987) - Making movies to move inventory
Popeye (1980) - Sailor man a singing superhero
Rocketeer, The (1991) - Celebrating yesteryear's pulp heroics
Sheena (1984) - Three-step plan guaranteed failure
Super Mario Bros. (1993) - Great game bombs on the big screen
Supergirl (1984) - Girl of Steel more Disney than DC
Superman II (1980) - Lester's sequel less than stellar
Superman III (1983) - First love lost in comic mess
Superman IV: The Quest for Peace (1987) - Superhero series end disappoints
Superman, The Movie (1978) - Superman falls for wonder newswoman
Tales from the Crypt (1972) - Screen shocks from banned books
Tarzan the Ape Man (1981) - Bo fleshes out role of Tarzan's mate
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1990) - Quick-quipping reptiles fight crime
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Secret Of The Ooze (1991) - Few treats here for the big kids
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III: The Turtles Are Back . . . in Time (1993) - Delicious departure from the formula

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