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4 best comic book adaptations
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Christian Bale in The Dark Knight (2008) - photo by Dylan Cannon
In an official press release, Marvel and Sony announced that they will be collaborating on future Spider-Man projects and that Spider-Man will appear in other Marvel films in some capacity. With this news, here are my four top picks of comic books turned into films.

'The Dark Knight'

In The Dark Knight, Batman/Bruce Wayne must contend with a psychopath dressed like a clown who goes by the name of The Joker. As Waynes butler observes, The Joker has no rhyme nor reason for his gratuitous violence and merely wants to see the world burn around him. Unfortunately for Wayne, The Joker also manages to convert the once wholesome Harvey Dent (Two-Face) to his cause of destroying Gotham. As the description suggests, The Dark Knight is very dark and gritty but incredibly well done, and Heath Ledgers take on The Joker demands to be seen.

'Spider-Man 2'

In Spider-Man 2, Peter Parker is having a difficult time balancing his life as a student, nephew, and friend with the demands placed upon his alter-ego, Spider-Man. Throw on top of all that stress the fact that his former mentor has turned into the villainous Doc Ock and a mysterious shortage of his superpowers, and you have one overwhelmed superhero. With its blend of action and human interest, Spider-Man 2 was hailed by many as the best superhero movie of all time. The film is often overlooked now due to the terrible third installment of the franchise and the subsequent reboot.

'X-Men: Days of Future Past'

In X-Men: Days of Future Past the present is a bleak time for both humans and mutants when highly advanced sentinels have been charged with finding and killing all mutants and any human that tries to assist them. In an effort to avoid the demise of the mutant race, Wolverine is sent to the past to stop the assassination that led to the approval of the sentinel program. X-Men: Days of Future Past is a fun film that messes with time and space and is my favorite of the X-Men films.

'Guardians of the Galaxy'

When Peter Quill, or Star Lord as he likes to refer to himself, steals an object worth millions, he quickly becomes the target of many other criminals, most notably a psychotic killer named Ronan. When Ronan threatens to take over the galaxy, Quill must gang up with a talking raccoon, a tree-like humanoid, and two aliens to stop Ronan. Marvel took a major risk when it decided to produce Guardians of the Galaxy, but the gamble paid off in big ways. The film was easily the highest grossing film of 2014 and benefitted from terrific performances by all the major characters.

What are your favorite comic book adaptations?
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