Mark Millar Comments On THE WOLVERINE; Names TDKR Among His 'Best Of 2012'

The always outspoken writer has posted his best of 2012 list, and names a couple of superhero flicks among his top 3 movies. He also reveals that he has en 10 minutes of James Mangold's The Wolverine, and it sounds as if we should be excited..

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By Mark Cassidy - 12/19/2012

Millar names The Grey as his favorite movie of 2012, but his 2nd and third picks were Chronicle and The Dark Knight Rises respectively. He offers high praise for Josh Trank's found-footage "superhero" flick, calling the final fight scene his "favourite conflict in a superhero movie ever". Here is what he has to say about Christopher Nolan's Batman swansong (Batsong?) in full..

"Third would have to be Dark Knight Rises. Controversial, I know, but I think this might be my favourite of all the Batman movies. It has it's problems, especially Nolan's reluctance to make Batman himself especially interesting, and the pay off with Bane SO anticlimactic after such a brilliant build up. But it's got so many good moments and was so incredibly ambitious that I think it clobbers Avengers in terms of pure cinema. Avengers was a very fun popcorn movie with a lot of good jokes, but in terms of actual scale and depth I think Dark Knight rises to the top for Summer 2012 for me."

Millar goes on to list The Amazing Spider-Man among his "misfires", but states that he didn't think it an outright bad movie, merely a step "backwards" for the genre because of the retelling of the origin story. Then, perhaps most interestingly, he comments on The Wolverine. "The script is amazing and Mangold is such a brilliant director," writes Millar. "Seen the first 10 mins and it looks like David Lean doing a superhero movie. This the one that's going to surprise people. This and First Class were Year Zero for the Fox Marvel movies as far as I'm concerned."

Click on the link back to the Millarworld forums below to read his list in full.

Source: Millarworld
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Jollem - 12/19/2012, 3:10 AM
wolverine sounds good. i agree with the avengers/tdkr thing. i really enjoyed the avengers, tho. and for tasm, i think the retelling of the origin will pay off in the second and third movie. it is a different take after all, and i believe is set up to tell the "untold"/new story

apparently chronicle is good. i should probably see it
Happy11 - 12/19/2012, 3:21 AM
I to am looking forward to wolverine as I think the Japan story was one of the best in wolverine comic history so if they frick this up then I think this would be Jackman's last solo outing, there is a lot riding on this for everyone concerned.
Gunslinger - 12/19/2012, 3:24 AM
It's Mark Millar. For him, verbal diarreha is a way of life.
ScRipt69 - 12/19/2012, 3:29 AM
For once I agree with him, All three films were excellent, all three had there flaws, all films do, you either enjoy it or you don't, (or you come on websites and troll making yourself sound emo, cool and sarcastic)
ScRipt69 - 12/19/2012, 3:32 AM
@Jollem Chronicle is very good, alot of fun and completely what I would imagine I would do in terms of if me and two of my mates all got abilities, fingers crossed for a sequel
Jollem - 12/19/2012, 3:36 AM
@ScRipt69 - i was just thinking of it as a "Jumper", or something. didn't know it was a "found-footage" deal. i'm a sucker for that sh!te
tazmaniak - 12/19/2012, 3:56 AM
He says the Amazing Spider-Man was a misfire because they retold the origin story. Aren't they going to have to retell the origin story in Fantastic Four?
ComixBookGuy - 12/19/2012, 3:56 AM
Mark Millar is lining up Joe Carnahan to direct Nemesis, Josh Trank is set for The Fantastic Four, and he's also got Matthew Vaughn to direct The Secret Service.
Newbus - 12/19/2012, 4:03 AM
I'd rather spend money having "fun" than watching miserable self obsessed so-called hero. And no doubt he will say Days of Future Past will be the best superhero film of all time.
sinsear912 - 12/19/2012, 4:27 AM
The dark knight is easily the best of the trilogy, its time you nolanites admit he served you shit on a stick with tdkr!
jaewest215 - 12/19/2012, 4:27 AM
His opinion.
JacksonVegaIII - 12/19/2012, 4:30 AM
DREDD was the best CBM of the year without doubt

Chronicle was great, definetly one of my favourite super power movies and in all honesty I enjoyed it more than TDKR (a fine end to nolans trilogy but not without its faults) and The Avengers (i left halfway thru wen seeing it at the cinema but on later veiws i enjoyed it more but i still dont get the ridiculous amount of praise thats heaped on it, the alien army shouldve been built up to be way more threatening, lokis magic stick/hawkeye was a pretty feeble idea, Capts suit was abysmal, it was all just a little to hammy for me... saying that its more rewatchable than TDKR which is in my opinion still the better film)

Dredd was by far my favourite CBM of the year, with Chronicle (the final scene is as close to a good Akira adaptation as were gonna get) a close 2nd
YoungThanos - 12/19/2012, 4:48 AM
Millar is full of s**t! How'd he go from kissing Marvel/Disney's a$$ and begging for help to deeming Avengers a glorified popcorn flick? As if any FOX-Marvel films or Kickass was any better.

And for the record Chronicle was a good film but better than TDKR and Avengers...? Seriously?

Sure that nod to Trank doesn't have anything to do with a certain FF reboot your masters at FOX are about to re-ruin?

People if you have an ounce of common sense don't buy into this d-bag's pandering. He went from praising Marvel to snubbing them all together. Chronicle isn't the 2nd best superhero film of 2012 nor was it really Millars favorite if you ask me. So stop watching FOX ruin your favorite Marvel books. This guy is an a$$hat with an obvious conflict of interest.
Spideyguy94 - 12/19/2012, 4:51 AM
I think TDKR is a good movie, but it's nothing special, unique or new. Compare it to batman begins and the dark knight and its no were near as good a film. BB and TDK have got really tight scripts, TDKR has a lot of huge problems, and they are problems that you just wouldn't see in the other 2. When I walked out of the cinema I thought it was amazing, but as soon as I started talking about it I really started to see its problems. I think it's trying to hard to be bigger than the other 2. Had this been made by someone other than Nolan it wouldn't get the recognition it does.
Coldblood6 - 12/19/2012, 5:09 AM
Watching so many, those who have not accomplished anything near as great, trying to bring down the dominant force at the top is truly hilarious.

I now have little hope for FOX's CBM ambitions if this gut is in charge.
Coldblood6 - 12/19/2012, 5:11 AM
It continues to amaze me as how nolan's serious tone fools soooo many people into thinking his movie have depth. That is one skill that man has that is truly amazing.
Coldblood6 - 12/19/2012, 5:12 AM
I have little hope for FOX's CBM ambitions if this guy is in charge.
ScRipt69 - 12/19/2012, 5:13 AM
Too many opinions and too many people fighting for their opinions to be heard and accepted, show me a person who loves Avengers and I can show you two who hated it, simple as that, Yes TDKR has its problems, does it make me hate the movie or not want to watch it again, HELL NO. (Green Lantern can go to hell and so can Ryan Reynolds and Martin Campbell, making me wait my whole life to see GL on screen and then serving up that tripe) If you hate either film fine, its your opinion you are not wrong or right, but some people on here using marvelites and nolanites instantly stop me reading their comment as I have them down as 40stone loser 17yr olds in the parent basement, probably on another site slagging off the thing they were only just praising.
Coldblood6 - 12/19/2012, 5:20 AM
Tedious over-melodramatic dialogue.

Ridiculous intelligence insulting plot contrivances.

Abysmally bad choreographed, filmed, and edited fight/ action scenes.

Terrible pacing to the point of sleep inducing boredom.

A thoroughly uninteresting and out-of-character protagonist.

No sense of feeling a comicbook or its iconic characters brought to life.

B&R level nonsense, e.g., miracle healing broken back, magically appearing motorcycles in the stock exchange, day changing to night in minutes to facilitate Batman's appearance, etc., etc., etc.

Yet the 'serious tone' and 'ambition of scale' make it a great movie??!??

Well done nolan. Your ability to fool the feeble-minded masses and the pseudo-intellectual high rankers knows no bounds.
Coldblood6 - 12/19/2012, 5:24 AM
It's also obvious that since the tdk franchise ended in defeat, the MCU is now, by a great margin, the dominant force in CBM cinema, and he needs to knock that down a notch so that he can greater elevate FOX's projects.
TheDetectiveComicRises - 12/19/2012, 5:28 AM
Nice article yes TDKR is a awesome movie I luv it. I mean so many of you get bent out of shape when people talk about The Avengers not being their top film but jumped on the Kevin Smith band wagon when he said he like The Avengers a little more than TDKR & now Millar expresses his opinion and some of you get bent out of shape.

Grow up people have the right to their opinion. I agree with Millar. The Dark Knight Rises for me however is my top film of the year & as long as I like it that's what counts to me & apparently looking at the box office figures many more if not all approved ;)
ArtisticErotic - 12/19/2012, 5:32 AM
I agree with him.

Rises had it's problems but it had a lot good moments.

Avengers was fun but it's not something I would call brillaint or inventive, in fact none of them phase one Marvel movies arem, hopefully phase 2 improves on that.

TheDetectiveComicRises - 12/19/2012, 5:32 AM
@Coldblood6 TDKR did not end in defeat it is tiring comparing TDKR to The Avenger & vice versa you have one franchise beginning and one ending & be careful about the MCU not by a great margin because if what I am seeing from Man of Steel from the trailer is what's to come the DCU is allowing one flagship Superhero "The Batman" pass it on to another "Superman" & the future looks bright ;)
ArtisticErotic - 12/19/2012, 5:33 AM
Yeah I will say it, Chronicle was better than both It may not have had the big Budgets that Rises and Avengers had but it had much more heart.
GodzillaKart - 12/19/2012, 5:35 AM
I agree with him about Avengers: Fantastic popcorn film.

I have to scratch my head about his Batman comments: Sure Bane's death sucked, but Batman himself is never interesting. THE MAIN CHARACTER IS NEVER VERY INTERESTING AND YET IT MAKES YOUR THIRD PLACE?!?!!


bazinga85 - 12/19/2012, 5:38 AM
This guy has good tastes in movies. It wasn't the best of the year, but The Grey was a great movie.
Coldblood6 - 12/19/2012, 5:42 AM
@ TheDetectiveComicRises


Puctuation and grammer dude.

The tdkr franchise ended in defeat. Of this there is no doubt.

I like Zack Snyder as a director, but for now MOS just looks like more nolan-like tedious melodrama.
Coldblood6 - 12/19/2012, 5:43 AM
@ Squaremaster

What movie are you talking about? Memento?
DarkBat - 12/19/2012, 5:44 AM
Well said, Squaremaster.

Anyway, it's fun to see the marvelites so pissed about TDKR being in so many favourite lists. ;)
Coldblood6 - 12/19/2012, 5:51 AM
With respect to I said, nolan's ability to fool the feeble-minded masses knows no bounds.
jimoakley666 - 12/19/2012, 5:55 AM
After seeing TDKR and setting it sit in my mind for a while, I'm personally of the opinion that it's the weakest of the three Nolan Bat films with TDK riding high at number one. That was a really epic movie, in the truest sense of the word.

TDKR was far too dour and due to that I also feel that the Avengers, a fun movie in every sense, also bettered it to a place in my heart.
Coldblood6 - 12/19/2012, 5:59 AM
@ TheYoungMan

I couldn't give rat's @$$ about critics. Their opinion is of little value.

BOX-OFFICE is where it matters in reality. If you cannot realise that then noone can help you.

And to me personally how I value movies is how they make me feel when I watch them. THE AVENGERS I saw eleven times in theatre. tdkr I started to watch and turned it off after 55 minutes due to sheer boredom and the utter nonsensical ridiculousness of "I knew you were Batman from your eyes", motorcycles in the stock exchange, etc., etc.; I still haven't seen the entire thing except for clips of the ending, the 2 mini-Bane vs Batman fights, and mini-Bane's death. Nothing has ever inspired me watch the whole movie.
TheDetectiveComicRises - 12/19/2012, 6:00 AM
@Coldblood6 u comment on every Nolan/Batman posting...I think U r a bigger of his than anyone. Just to proud to admit it.

& btw 11x seeing the avengers, dude get a life...
Coldblood6 - 12/19/2012, 6:02 AM
@ TheDetectiveComicRises

If I were a bigger fan of nolan than anyone then I would have actually watched tdkr in it's entirety in theatre instead of for free on burn-dvd and turning it it off after 55 minutes. Don't you think?
AwesomeSauce - 12/19/2012, 6:07 AM
Bane was a pedophile who was in love with Thalia when he helped her escape as a kid. Grown ass man following a kid and this was before they joined the League of Shadows.
KaneRomita - 12/19/2012, 6:08 AM
The Grey.?? Really.? I kinda thought that movie one of the worst I saw this year.
TheDetectiveComicRises - 12/19/2012, 6:10 AM
@Coldblood6 hard to see your point because U r hating on Nolan & wanting attention so badly. Maybe try stop being so bias & being on every Batman/Nolan thread then I will see your point.
JacksonVegaIII - 12/19/2012, 6:14 AM
Someone get the hose! we really need to wash all this sand from these folks vaginas
TheDetectiveComicRises - 12/19/2012, 6:21 AM
@Squaremaster I feel U I myself have watched TDRK many times because I enjoyed it. I enjoy movies with a great story it has scenes that are inspiring like Batman's intro, Bruce climbing out of the cave & the ending. I didn't go to the theatre as many times as our dear friend Coldblood6 did to see the Avengers lol.

Nah but seriously I like the Avengers to I own it but I don't watch it much I its fun and entertaining nothing wrong with that but not something I will watch over and over.

I love great challenging stories like movies from TDK trilogy, Braveheart, Gladitor & Inception to name a few I find them masterpieces.

@Cloodblood in all seriousness no film is perfect. I luv TDKR as a movie. I respect your 11 times viewing the Avengers you have every right ;)
RorMachine - 12/19/2012, 6:21 AM
"I couldn't give rat's @$$ about critics. Their opinion is of little value. BOX-OFFICE is where it matters in reality."

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