Roger Ebert on Comic Book Movies

Wesley Snipes/Blade - New Line Cinema
"At a time when too many movies are built from flat, TV-style visuals of people standing around talking, movies based on comic books represent one of the last best hopes for visionary filmmaking." - Roger Ebert 
Roger Ebert, american film critic.
Roger Ebert, american film critic. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
This quote is from Ebert's 1998 review of Blade, which many people credit with kick-starting the superhero movie onslaught of the last decade. At the time, Ebert was one of the few major critics who respected comic books as an art form and didn't automatically trash any film that was based on them.
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