Sunday, January 27, 2013

Superhero Movies

Superhero movies is definitely one genre of movies that everybody enjoy:).Almost all of these movies are based on popular comic books.What people like most about these movies is the entertainment value that they provide.People remember superhero films for the jaw dropping action sequences and visual effects that they often come with:).Here are some of the best superhero films that i have seen:).

The Dark Knight (2008)
Without a doubt,one of the best superhero movies ever made is The Dark Knight:).The 2nd movie of the 21st century Batman franchise,this is yet another masterpiece by Christopher Nolan:).Here,Batman, Gordon and Harvey Dent are forced to deal with the chaos unleashed by a terrorist mastermind known only as the Joker, as he drives each of them to their limits.Nolan sets a new benchmark for how superhero movies must be made,with his wonderful dark feel to the movie.As if a brilliant script and direction weren't enough,this movie achieves even more heights,thanks to an outstanding performance by Heath Ledger as Joker:):):). Seriously who wins an oscar for playing a villain in a superhero movie?That's how brilliant his performance was:). For its outstanding script,direction and performances,this is definitely a must watch:).

Genre:- Action,Thriller.
Director:- Christopher Nolan.
Stars:- Christian Bale, Heath Ledger, Aaron Eckhart, Michael Caine, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Gary Oldman.
Oscar Buzz:-
Won 2 Oscars (Best Achievement in Sound Editing,Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role).
6 Other Nominations (Best Achievement in Art Direction,Best Achievement in Cinematography,Best Achievement in Film Editing,Best Achievement in Makeup,Best Achievement in Sound Mixing,Best Achievement in Visual Effects).
Bore Meter:- No chance of getting bored.Has Superb Pace:).
My Rating:-

The Dark Knight Rises (2012)
The Dark Knight Rises is again one of the best superhero movies i have ever seen:). This is the third and final movie of Christopher Nolan's Batman Trilogy.This movie takes place eight years after,when new terrorist leader, Bane, overwhelms Gotham's finest and makes the Dark Knight resurface to protect a city that has branded him an enemy.This movie mainly works because of excellent direction by Christopher Nolan:). Nolan once again manages to suck you into the world of Gotham and Batman:).Such was the movie's effect that i had to go home and watch Batman Begins and The Dark Knight again:) as i didn't feel like watching anything else:). The Dark Knight,i thought was a superior movie mainly due to its villain Joker:).Bane isn't as scary as Joker(who was completely unpredictable).But Batman is shown superbly in this movie,his gadgets and his newest toy, an armored flying vehicle called The Bat:),his escaping scene from the underground well like structure,his interactions with Catwoman(played well by Anne Hathaway).Everything is done brilliantly:).Overall TDKR is a superb movie with a photo finish to one of the best trilogies ever made:).

Genre:- Action, Drama.
Director:- Christopher Nolan.
Stars:- Christian Bale, Tom Hardy, Anne Hathaway,Joseph Gordon-Levitt,Marion Cotillard,Michael Caine,Gary Oldman.
Bore Meter:- Won't get bored.Has very good pace:).
My Rating:-

The Avengers (2012)
Another brilliant superhero movie of 2012,The Avengers is a very entertaining blockbuster:). Here, Nick Fury of S.H.I.E.L.D. brings together a team of super humans to form The Avengers to help save the Earth from Loki and his army.The Avengers first half starts off at a decent pace,where all the superheros come together,and struggle to work as a team against Loki.But its the second half which just takes off and takes the movie to a new level:).The final act,a thrilling alien-bashing fight on the streets of Manhattan, is absolutely brilliant:) and a must watch for all movie fans:). What i liked about the direction of Joss Whedon is that he gives equal importance to all 6 superheroes(members) of the Avengers:). It could have easily been a one superhero movie(Hulk or Iron Man) ,with others just supporting here and there:).But Joss balances the superheroes superbly:).Overall The Avengers is an entertaining blockbuster with some really good special effects especially in the second half:).

Genre:- Action, Sci-Fi.
Director:- Joss Whedon.
Stars:- Robert Downey Jr.,Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner, Tom Hiddleston, Samuel L. Jackson.
Oscar Buzz:-
Nominated for Oscar (Best Achievement in Visual Effects).
Bore Meter:- No chance of getting bored.Has great pace:).
My Rating:-

Spider-Man (2002)
Spiderman is definitely one of the most entertaining superhero movies i have ever seen:).In this film, when bitten by a genetically modified spider, a nerdy, shy, and awkward high school student gains spider-like abilities that he eventually must use to fight evil as a superhero after tragedy befalls his family. Spiderman is a typical fun pocorn blockbuster that you can enjoy with people of all ages.Right from the way Peter Parker becomes spiderman,the way he tries out his super powers,everything is just fun about this movie:).Watch this one for its pure entertainment value:).

Genre:- Action.
Director:- Sam Raimi.
Stars:- Tobey Maguire, Kirsten Dunst, Willem Dafoe, James Franco.
Oscar Buzz:-
Nominated for 2 Oscars (Best Sound, Best Visual Effects).
Bore Meter:- No chance of getting bored.Has Superb Pace:).
My Rating:-

X-Men: First Class (2011)
A prequel to the original X-Men movies,this movie is truly first class:).It shows the roots of the legendary rivalry between Professor X and Magneto.Playing the role of Charles Xavier,James Mcavoy gives one hell of a performance(his best that i have seen so far) and Michael Fassbender who plays Eric Lehnsherr(who goes on to become Magneto) is a treat to watch as well.First half of this movie makes you glued to your seats,aided by a fantastic script and superb performances,where Charles and Erik round up and train a group of new mutants,to strengthen their side against Shaw(the bad guy of this movie). Second half isn't as good as the first,but the thrilling action sequences make sure the film remains upto the mark.This is one summer blockbuster you don't want to miss:):).

Genre:- Action,Sci-Fi. 
Director:- Matthew Vaughn.
Stars:- James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Kevin Bacon, Rose Byrne, Jennifer Lawrence.
Bore Meter :-No chance of getting bored.Has superb pace:).
My Rating :-


  1. At last the post i've been waiting for. Nice list. Feeling bad that Iron Man didn't make the cut. :P The Batman series is a treat to watch. A timeless masterpiece. Enjoyed Avengers (Hulk the most) :D X-Men was an awesome series. Loved watching all 4 of them. :D Never cared for Spiderman though. Doesn't fit well with the other superheroes :P
    Keep them coming bro.

  2. @Ravi: Thanks for ur comment:)

  3. Hi Akshy.. had made a similar list ( including Graphic novels as well ) a week ago so was delighted to see another fun list on it.. I considered the Dark Knight as a trilogy because as you said, it was a complete series when you think of it..

  4. @RoShan: Hey thanks for ur comment:).Ur list is pretty good too:).

  5. Great!! :) hope there is a second list coming for same!!

  6. @Kram: Thanks:). There sure is:).

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