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Comic-book adaptations: Miss
This summer saw the hugely anticipated "Iron Man 2" do OK at the box office and the extremely buzzed-about comic-book adaptations "Kick-Ass" and "Scott Pilgrim vs. the World" do not so well. Both "Kick-Ass" and "Scott Pilgrim" were well received by critics and many who saw the movies. But that seemed to be the problem: getting people to see them. After the success of the first "Iron Man," its sequel had huge shoes to fill, which might have contributed to the ho-hum reviews and the middling box office.
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-- Jevon Phillips
Photos, from left: Michael Cera in "Scott Pilgrim vs. the World" by Universal Pictures; Robert Downey Jr. in "Iron Man 2" by Marvel Entertainment; Aaron Johnson in "Kick-Ass" by Lionsgate