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Best of the Decade: Comic Book Movies & Sci-fi (revised)

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Ok, so it's time for another entry into my series of best movies of the decade. Just to remind everybody, this is a series of blogs that is counting down the best of the decade in film, first through the top 10 of each genre, then the top actresses and actors of the decade, moving into a countdown of the top 10 films overall, and a list of the top 100 films of the decade. A lot of work? Perhaps, but I am up to the challenge and have been hard at work on this for a couple months now.


So, here we go. This week, I will look at comic book movies and science fiction films. First up: comic book movies.

This decade has seen an explosion of sorts with movies based on comic books to the extent that it went beyond just an occasional novelty - a la Donner's Superman, Burton's Batman, and every Howard the Duck and Steel in between - to a respectable genre of its own. Some say it started with 2002's Spider-Man, others claim 2000's X-Men, but I say it really started with 1998&#…