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Comic Book Villains (2002)

DVD Cover (Lions Gate)
Genres:
Black Comedy, Comedy Drama, Crime Comedy
Director:
James Robinson James Robinson
Starring:
Donal Logue Donal Logue
Cary Elwes Cary Elwes
Michael Rapaport Michael Rapaport
Natasha Lyonne Natasha Lyonne
DJ Qualls DJ Qualls

5.6 / 10 - Overall Rating

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When word hits the street that a nearby elderly gentleman has a cache of old, rare, and very valuable mint condition comic books, rival comic book shop owners Raymond McGillicuddy and Norman Link both set out to be the first to buy them. But when the old man declines to sell, the former friends turn into enemies, and a friendly rivalry becomes tainted with greed and turns to murder. --TMDb
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Review by Chad
Added: March 12, 2004
Fantastic movie. It goes a little something like this... Ray and Norman both run seperate comic shops. Ray has a pretty rundown joint, he's broke, but he really loves his comics. Norman is a richie, and is just in it for the money. So when the Cresswell kid dies, leaving behind oodles of uber-rare comics, they both try to get the collection for their own reasons. Archie, the narrator and friend of Ray, is caught in the middle after befriending Mrs. Cresswell. The movie shows what lengths these two guys will go to in order to get Mrs. Cresswell to sell to them, and not the other.

If you're a comic book nerd, you'll love this movie. If you're not, you'll still enjoy it. There's lots of comic references and such, so if you're in the know, some of the stuff will make more sense to you. But if you're clueless about comics, you'll still be able to enjoy it. Clear enough?

The storyline is marvelous. It flows from one scene to the next, always throwing out new twists and turns. Midway through, the ending will seem painfully clear; however, that's not the case, as it ends much differently than would be expected. That was a definite bonus for me, since having a twist ending is always a good thing. Most of the people in this movie have since went on to do other, bigger things with their career, so that should speak enough for the acting qualities.

Overall, this movie comes highly recommended from myself. 10/10.
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