And the MTV Movie Award for Comic Books Goes To…
The annual MTV Movie Awards are pretty much the exact opposite of the Academy Awards. They’re funny and irreverant, the music’s decent and the voters are the public instead of an exclusive club of insiders. The categories change from year to year, and most importantly, comic book films actually manage to win on occasion.
So, when MTV announced the nominees for this year, I scanned the list for our four-color friends and called them out here. Some of the entries, though, were a bit surprising. After reading the nominees, be sure to go to the official site and cast your vote.
Alien vs Predator (Alien vs Predator: Requiem). Comic fans can claim this one since the two characters first crossed over in comics. I was impressed with Predator’s stirring emotional performance but it felt like Alien was playing it for the Academy.
Tobey Maguire vs James Franco (Spider-Man 3). I was so rooting for the Peter Parker vs. Mary Jane dance-off getting nominated, but Parker’s fight with Harry Osborn/New Goblin was pretty cool, too.
BEST SUMMER MOVIE SO FAR:
Iron Man. This is an interesting category since most of the entries haven’t come out yet. But if we’re going to be true to the "so far" part, then yes, Iron Man wins. It’s a no-brainer at this point, really.
Topher Grace (Spider-Man 3). This just makes me sad that the movie didn’t feature Spider-Man nemesis Venom a bit more instead of forcing him to share the spotlight with Sandman, a bad guy whose big exit involved crying and floating away.