There have been some great Superhero movies and then there have been some very bad Superhero movies. But, no matter what you think of the particular movie, Superhero movies are just plain cool.
It could be the absolute worse movie you’ve ever seen, but you want to like it. You try to like it and try to talk yourself into liking it.
Out of all the Superhero movies out there, I have taken upon myself the task of ranking them in order from best to “this should be burned and never spoken of again”. After putting each movie through a strenuous criteria, and spending hours upon hours sifting through footage of bad costumes, horrid acting, and brilliant special effects, I proclaim my top 5 Superhero movies of all time!
The Top 5 Are…
5. Batman Begins I liked Batman Begins much better than The Dark Knight and just a mite better than the original Batman with Michael Keaton in the starring role. I still think Mikey is the better Batman, but give Begins the nod as the better movie because of the intensity of the movie instead of the comedic angle.
Batman Begins was a little edgier, darker, and I feel showed Batman as he really is. A messed up billionaire who has issues. Before this Batman was usually protrayed as someone who has it all together and does nothing wrong. Begins gave him more human qualities than superhuman.
4. Spiderman Yes, Spiderman 1. Not the second or third installments of the web slinging trilogy. The first one makes the cut for the top 5.
The other two were probably bigger and flashier, but the first one, I felt, was put together much better. Everything seemed to flow and there wasn’t really any gaps in the story, or weird things that popped up. The producers didn’t try to put too much into the story, they just told the story.
Yes, the dark Spiderman suit is cool. However, I think in respect to the movie itself, the first Spider-Man is a much more solid movie. The others were good displays of effects and flash.
3. Superman the Movie I was eight years old, sitting in the back seat of my parents Jeep Comanche, at the local drive-in when the larger than life Clark Kent, a.k.a. Superman, became my idol.
The movie was stunning. Yes, I had seen the television program and even the cheesy 1960 film adaptations of Superman, but this is the first time I was completely spellbound by Superman – The Movie.
Coming in at number three isn’t a slight on my personal favorite superhero. This was my favorite for a long time and, for a 1978 production, the movie still trumps all others as far as story and keeping the original story intact. The performances were truly great and I can’t think on anyone other than Christopher Reeve who could have matched up to the enigma of Superman any better.
2. Ironman I wrote about Ironman back a few months ago when it first came out on DVD. So, my love for it is no secret.
I will say that I had a hard time putting this above Superman. I don’t really like Ironman as a superhero. I never did. I never saw the reason for Ironman. Anyway, the movie was a sheer blast to watch and, even though Ironman still isn’t a favorite superhero of mine, I just finished watching the Iron Man DVD again a few days ago.
In the same way that nobody else but Christopher Reeve could play Superman/Clark Kent (sorry Brandon Routh), nobody could do what Robert Downey Jr. did for Tony Stark. The perfect person for this role and he played it brilliantly. He doesn’t even look like he’s working hard at it. It’s just effortless. That, I think, is the reason Ironman beats out Superman. The effortlessness of the movie. It just didn’t seem like anybody was stretching here. It just fit.
1. Transformers Never, ever has there been a movie made that lives up to the sheer magnitude of Transformers. Ever.
Transformers was a movie experience like no other. I have to admit. I wish I had seen it at the movie theater. I didn’t. I really didn’t think I was going to like it. I wasn’t really into the Transformer toys, the cartoon series, or anything to do with them. When it came out on DVD, I decided to see what the hype was about. It was a decision that changed my life.
What a thrill ride of effects, chases, suspense, explosions, cars, and just incredible experiences all through the entire movie. The action never really ceases and there is always something happening on the screen at all times. An action movie lover’s ultimate movie.
I don’t if you could classify Transformers as superhero’s, but I don’t care. Transformers would make number one on any movie list.
What about you? What are your favorite superhero movies?