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10 famous movies adapted from comics but not related to Marvel or DC

In the present era, when it comes to comic-book movies, many viewers will immediately think of the MCU or DCEU. These two cinematic universes have almost absolutely dominated the superhero movie line for many years, and each year they bring new stories to continue to conquer world audiences. However, comics adapted from comics actually existed for a long time, and also varied in genres.

Unlike Marvel or DC, these movies don’t just focus on superheroes and how they save the world (and sometimes the universe). They also bring a very new way of telling stories, which can be classified into many other genres, from detective, crime to drama. MCU and DCEU are really great, but let’s not forget that the movie market has, is, and will be, with many equally worthy works that have nothing to do with these two universes.

Hellboy (2004 & 2008)

Although a new version of Hellboy has just been released recently, but two films directed by Guillermo del Toro still leave too many impressions in the hearts of fans. Based on the Hellboy: Seed of Destruction comic by John Mignola, of Dark Horse Comics, the Red Devil first entered the big screen in 2004 under the talented acting of Ron Perlman. Although he possesses a somewhat bizarre, fierce appearance, but in fact, this guy is very kind and has repeatedly played generously. The post-story released four years later with the name Hellboy II: The Golden Army, also received a lot of positive feedback from the audience.

The Crow (1994)

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Despite being out 27 years ago, The Crow is still one of the comic book adaptations of the franchise that is worth watching. Based on the James O’Barr series of the same name, The Crow revolves around the revival of musician Eric Draven (Brandon Lee) to avenge his humiliated and murdered fiancée.

Part of the success of this movie is due to an occupational accident that caused the male lead Brandon Lee to die while filming. However, the attraction of The Crow is also in catching the right trend at the time when the film line with the dark script is making great progress thanks to the works of Batman and Blade Runner by Tim Burton.

Dredd (2012)

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Karl Urban is best known for his role as Leonard “Bones” McCoy in Star Trek, and a small role as Hela’s assistant in the MCU’s Thor: Ragnarok. But perhaps many viewers have forgotten (or do not know) he starred in the 2012 adaptation of Judge Dredd. This film takes place in a dark future universe, where Crime is constantly increasing, but few people dare to stand out to confront them. Fortunately, Dredd is in this few, and he is ready to shoulder the responsibility of destroying the most dangerous threats.

Sin City (2005)

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Sin City by Frank Miller and Robert Rodriguez is one of the most classic comic books in the world, and of course, it also contributes to the creation of excellent movies. This comic book adaptation takes place in a city full of crime, where violence, sin, and physical temptation take the throne. Therefore, the main heroes of the film are both courageous, strong, but also very arrogant and dangerous.

In the list of movies listed in this article, Sin City is probably the name that offers the best picture, creating the most comic atmosphere. Although the post-story movie, sin City: A Dame to Kill For, was released nine years later, the first part is always a name that is more remembered by the audience and left a deeper impression. in the audience.

Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World (2010)

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From a dark dark place to a colorful, fun world, that’s the best expression as we move from Sin City to Scott Pilgrim. This movie is based on Bryan Lee O’Malley’s series of the same name, revolving around a young man who has to fight the evil ex-lover of a girl he has a crush on. Fans of the superhero movie series probably will not feel too strange before the cast of Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World, including Chris Evans (Captain America, Human Torch), Brie Larson (Captain Marvel), and Brandon Routh (The Atom).

300 (2006)

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Quiz test your cinematic knowledge: What does 300 have in common with Man of Steel (2003) and Sin City? The answer is very simple, is the same director – Zack Snyder, and the same “father”, comic book author Frank Miller. 300 focuses on the story of King Leonidas (Gerard Butler) leading an army of 300 elite soldiers to confront Xerxes’ 300,000 army. By taking advantage of the narrow ravine terrain, the 300 recreated the legendary battle of Thermopylae between the ancient Greek city states and the once powerful Persian Empire.

Snowpiercer (2013)

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Chris Evans is no stranger to the comic book adaptation when he played Johnny Storm / Human Torch in two Fantastic Four, and especially Captain America of the MCU for nearly a decade. However, in 2013, Evans once took on a role that is much darker than the familiar superhero character – Curtis Everett of Snowpiercer.

This film is adapted from the comic book Le Transperceneige by Jacques Lob and is set in the post-apocalyptic Earth. In efforts to prevent global warming, humans have accidentally pushed our planet into a new ice age. At this time, the lucky survivors all live in a giant ship called The Snowpiercer that runs across the continent to be able to cope with the cold outside.

However, over time, whether outside the big world or inside the narrow ship, humanity gradually formed class divisions. The wealthy piled up on the upper carriages with comfortable living conditions, pushed the rest of the train down and used armed armies to control them. At this point, Curtis, the character of Evans, decided to rebellion to reclaim equal rights, and gradually uncover the terrible secrets behind this miniature ecosystem.

Kingsman: The Secret Service (2014)

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Can a loser become a hero that even super-agent James Bond must envy? The answer is yes, at least in the first Kingsman movie, The Secret Service, adapted from the comic book of the same name by Dave Gibbons and Mark Millar.

This movie revolves around Gary “Eggsy” Unwin, a very ordinary person who suddenly “changes his life” when recruited and trained by a super secret spy organization. Thought assigned to the mission to defeat Richmond Valentine, an illusionist rich man embracing the ambition of controlling and destroying the entire world.

This movie features many famous stars, with Taron Egerton, Samuel L. Jackson, Colin Firth, Mark Strong and Michael Caine.

Men In Black (1997)

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So far, Men in Black has become an extremely famous franchise in the movie world with many different films. However, the first film, released in 1997, has always been rated as the most classic and attractive. Inspired by the comic series of the same name by Lowell Cunningham and Sandy Carruthers, this film is one of the works that brought the name Will Smith to Hollywood’s starry sky, after he achieved so much success. with Bad Boy and The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air sitcom.

In the fictional universe of Men in Black, aliens not only exist, but also know very well about the Earth as well as our planet’s position in the vast galaxy. However, they do not always come to Earth with good will, and sometimes even conduct many terrible schemes that threaten the survival of mankind. Fortunately, there is a secret organization (comprised of members dressed in black) that specializes in handling cases involving aliens, while also “brainwashing” unrelated people. with special equipment to keep the identity of friends from extraterrestrial.

Ghost World (2001)

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Comic-book movies are often based on fantasy, sci-fi, or horror genres. However, Ghost World, based on the Daniel Clowes series of the same name, is the exception. There are no crazy future technology ideas at all, this work just revolves around the lives of two teenagers Enid and Rebecca and the biggest fear they have to face: growing up.

According to CBR

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