Mr. Byrne, I thought "Hancock" was a fantastic superhero movie, so I agree with you entirely. (I'm sure your day is made.)
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"The Incredibles" is a superhero movie and I loved it.
I think "Superman the Movie" succeeds as a superhero transition from comic book to film. "Superman II" kind of does also... but it suffers from it awful changes.
Spider-Man really makes it for me in "Captain America: Civil War", and good ol' br'er Hawkeye starts showing up finally in that movie too. But neither Hawkeye nor (especially) Spider-Man are based on The Avengers book. Oh, maybe Hawkeye was at one time, long ago...
If we're discussing comic book to movie authenticity - then "Teen Titans Go to the Movies" is a very good transition.
I want to say that "Wonder Woman" made it, but it's been so long since I've read a WW comic book that I just don't know it's about anymore. But I quite enjoyed the movie. I think the same for the Aquaman movie... I just haven't read Aquaman recently enough.
My favorite Batman movie, "Mask of the Phantasm", does seem as if it were taken right from the comics. But the live action movies showed such a flawed human Batman is that I can't imagine a comic staying published using him. Batman is not Spider-Man.
Otherwise, I get the impression that too many movies - especially the MCU - have made their movies generally based on the characters, and then left the comics to catch up to the cinematic changes. That SURELY isn't the direction the changes should come from.