I always hear people say that the book or comic book was better, when talking about movie adaptations, but I'm wondering if there are any that turned out to be better than the book or whatever source material they were adapting it from. I hear this most with Scott Pilgrim, Kick-ass, and Watchmen. I've never read any of those, but the movies seem nice enough. I think the closest a movie has gone to surpassing its original material is "the Shining", but I haven't even seen that movie yet. What do you guys think?