Superhero movies have become a summer blockbuster staple now and every year we get a hand full of them.
There are some great ones, some not so great ones, and everything in between.
So I'm wondering what your top 5 superhero movies are.
Mine would be:
1. The Dark Knight (2008) Everything you'd want in a live-action superhero movie. This super high budget picture's got a believable script and handles 2 villains with a certain grace. It's has loads of memorable scenes with major moments shot in IMAX format and the acting is great across the board. It's incredibly ambitious, it's technically dazzling, and it's socially relevant.
2. Spider-Man (2002) It really set the bar for superhero movies for me. This fun action-packed flick's got the cast, humor, drama, and romance. They did an awesome job detailing the origin story and simultaneously build conflict with the main antagonist for the inevitable showdown.
3. Batman Begins (2005) This realistic origin tale surprised me with many things including ninja goodness. No superhero movie is better paced and no origin story is better told.
4. X-Men (2000) I liked the way they handled the ensemble cast and I can still remember the opening scene with Magneto at the concentration camp. The action is great, the dialogue is snappy, and story is intriguing and moves.
5. Iron Man (2008) Robert Downey Jr. is great and really injects first-rate humor in surprising ways. He's cocky, smart, and perfect as Iron Man. Hands down the most bad-ass suit of any superhero.
Runner-Ups including: X-Men: First Class, Spider-Man 2, The Avengers, X2