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Thursday, February 16, 2006
Goal in life

It's important to have a goal in life. For some, it is to be the best in their chosen career. For others, it is to find true love, and/or be a good father/mother. Some set their sights even higher, striving to win a Nobel Prize, or find a cure for cancer. While I certainly wouldn't object to attaining any of those, I have chosen something a bit more reasonable in its likelihood of success. I think I mentioned this once before on my blog, but decided to formalize it here (yes, such an exciting post, no?). For me, my goal in life is to see every single comic book movie ever made. A lofty and admirable dream, I know. Now, as with all well-thought-out plans, certain rules have been established . . . and here they are:
  1. It must either be a live-action film or (if animated) a theatrical release. I'd have a better shot at winning the Nobel Peace Prize than trying to keep up with all the cartoon direct-to-video & made-for-TV releases.
  2. The movie must be based on a specific comic book or graphic novel. Superhero movies with completely original characters (ala The Incredibles) do not qualify.
  3. Qualifying movies are not limitted to superhero themes. If the movie is based on a comic book or graphic novel of any kind, it's on the list.
  4. Movie sequels only qualify if the original movie qualified. So, if a movie comes out, spawns a comic book, and a later movie sequel is made, the sequel is considered based on the original movie, not the comic book.
So, there are the rules. And now that you know the rules, I'm asking for your assistance. If you are aware of a movie meeting the criteria which is not on the below list, please let me know.

Have seen:
30 Days of Night
300
A History of Violence
Alien vs. Predator
Aliens vs. Predator: Requiem
The Amazing Spider-Man
American Splendor
Aquaman
Art School Confidential
The Avengers (2012)
Barb Wire
Barbarella
Batman (1966)
Batman
Batman & Robin
Batman Begins
Batman Forever
Batman: Mask of the Phantasm
Batman Returns
Blade
Blade II
Blade Trinity
Bulletproof Monk
Captain America (1991)
Captain America (1979)
Captain America II: Death Too Soon
Captain America: The First Avenger (2011)
Casper (the Friendly Ghost)
Catwoman
Conan the Barbarian (2011)
Conan the Barbarian
Conan the Destroyer
Constantine
Cowboys & Aliens
The Crow
The Crow: City of Angels
Daredevil
The Dark Knight
Dark Knight Rises
Dick Tracy
Doc Savage
Dr. Strange
Dredd 3D
Elektra
Fantastic Four
Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer
Faust: Love of the Damned
Flash Gordon
From Hell
Garfield
Garfield: A Tail of Two Kitties
Generation X
Ghost Rider
Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance
Ghost World
Green Lantern
Hellboy
Hellboy II: The Golden Army
Howard the Duck
Hulk
The Incredible Hulk (1977)
The Incredible Hulk (2008)
The Trial of the Incredible Hulk
The Death of the Incredible Hulk
The Incredible Hulk Returns
The Incredible Hulk: Married
The Incredible Hulk: Death in the Family
Iron Man
Iron Man 2
Iron Man 3
Jonah Hex
Josie and the Pussycats
Judge Dredd
Justice League of America
Kick Ass
League of Extraordinary Gentlemen
The Losers
Man-Thing
The Mask
Men in Black
Men in Black II
Men in Black III
Monkeybone
Mystery Men
Nick Fury: Agent of Shield
The Phantom
Popeye
Priest
The Punisher (1989)
The Punisher (2004)
Punisher: War Zone
Red
Red Sonja
Renegade (aka Blueberry)
Richie Rich
Road to Perdition
Robocop
Robocop 2
Robocop 3
The Rocketeer
Scott Pilgrim vs. the World
The Shadow
Sheena
Sin City
Son of the Mask
Spawn
Spiderman
Spiderman 2
Spiderman 3
Spiderman: The Dragon's Challenge
The Amazing Spiderman (1977)
Spiderman Strikes Back
The Spirit
Supergirl
Superman
Superman II
Superman III
Superman IV
Superman Returns
Surrogates
Swamp Thing
Red
Return of the Swamp Thing
Tank Girl
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III
T.M.N.T. (2007)
Thor
Timecop
Ultraviolet
V for Vendetta
Virus
Wanted
Watchmen
Whiteout
Wonder Woman (1974)
X-Men
X-Men 2
X-Men 3
X-Men Origins: Wolverine
X-Men: First Class
Haven't seen yet:
300: Rise of an Empire
Amazing Spider-Man 2
Captain America: The Winter Soldier
Guardians of the Galaxy
Kick Ass 2
Man of Steel
Oblivion
Red 2
R.I.P.D.
Sin City: A Dame to Kill For
Steel
Thor: The Dark World
The Wolverine
X-Men: Days of Future Past

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