The opening scene of any movie is vitally important but especially in comic book movies. Here are 5 of the very best opening scenes from comic book movies.
Your film is only as good as its opening scene. Yet, never is this more the case with comic book movies. If your big Hollywood blockbuster featuring men (and occasionally women) in silly costumes fighting crime doesn’t start well then the audience won’t be onboard for the rest of the picture. That’s why it’s imperative that a comic book movie’s opening scene has to be good. You have to grab your audience from the very start and never let them go. That’s how you make a good comic book movie.
Comic book movies vary somewhat in their quality, yet over the last few years, we’ve seen a marked improvement (baring some of DC Comics’ recent attempts – Suicide Squad, Batman v Superman and even Justice League to a certain extent). We went through some very dark days in which comic book movie were terrible, yet nowadays people flock to their nearest cinemas in their droves to see the latest instalment in the MCU, or whatever comic book cinematic universe marketers are plugging.
So, I’ve decided to go through all the comic book movies I could lay my hands on and decide which ones have the very best opening scenes Well, I rewatched all their opening scenes on YouTube. I didn’t rewatch every single comic book movie ever made. That would be madness and a bit of a waste of time. As I said before, there were a lot of bad ones before now.
Here are 5 of the very best opening scenes from comic book movies (in my opinion):
5. Batman (1989)
4. Watchmen (2009)
3. X2 (2003)
2. The Dark Knight Rises (2012)
1. The Dark Knight (2008)
So there you have it. These are the 5 best comic book movie opening scenes. Remember, this is just my opinion and I’m sure a lot of people will have different lists, and I think one of two of you may agree with me. Special mentions have to go to the likes of Blade, X-Men: First Class, Sin City and Hellboy which all have terrific opening sequences.
I would have liked to have put Guardians of the Galaxy’s opening sequence in which Star-Lord dances to the music on his walkman but it’s not technically the film’s opening scene. Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 also has a great opening sequence in which the team fight a big octopus monster with Baby Groot dancing to ELO’s Mr. Blue Sky, but again, it’s not the film’s actual opening scene.
Do you agree with our list? Tell us which is your favourite comic book movie scene in the comments below.
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