With Iron Man 2 coming out this Friday, I thought I would create a top ten list for the best superhero movies ever:
10. X-Men (2000)
This movie does pretty well at balancing the characters and that it did a good job at staying faithful to the comics.
9. Iron Man (2008)
I’m not a huge fan of Iron Man. I thought it was overrated and at times I found difficult Tony Stark to be a jerk. But, it is interesting to see a superhero that has major character flaws.
8. Hellboy (2004)
An interesting film about an different kind of superhero, one who doesn’t give a crap.
7. Batman (1989)
Tim Burton made a new Batman world with his eerie and mildly campy touch. Five words: Jack Nicholson as the joker.
6. Hellboy II (2008)
Hellboy’s sequel is higher on my list because was more epic and had more twisted creatures from the mind of Guillermo Del Toro.
5. Batman Begins (2005)
This movie did a great job at exploring the psychological aspects of being a superhero. It focused on reality, not special effects.
4. Watchmen (2009)
My major complaint regarding this film was that it was too violent, I feel that the story kind of sold itself using the hyper-violence that the graphic novel was trying to dispel. Otherwise I felt that this movie was epic and quite faithful to the book.
3. Kick-Ass (2010)
This movie is a self-aware superhero movie. It pokes fun at the genre, even though it has some parts of a generic superhero movie. It is just fun. Read my review here.
2. V for Vendetta (2005)
Some people probably don’t consider this to be a superhero movie because it’s about a freedom fighter in a future dystopian society, not a nerdy teenager that gets exposed to something radioactive.
1. The Dark Knight (2008)
The Dark Knight showed us that superhero movies can be dark and smart. Blockbusters that actually make you think are too rare these days.
There’s supposed to be a teaser for the next JJ Abrams project before Iron Man 2! J J Abrams has dispelled the rumors that the teaser is for anything related to Cloverfield.
If you’d like to share, I wanna know what your list is, I’m sure it’s a little different then mine.