Kevin’s top 5 Super-Hero movies as requested by his brother Brian.

  1. X-Men 2
  2. Iron Man
  3. Spider-Man 2
  4. Rocketeer
  5. Spiderman

explanation: I only considered Super-Hero movies that were comic books first. So that eliminates a lot of movies, including the probably #1 on my list: The Incredibles.

X-Men 2 did it all for me. Great use of powers, great action, great character moments, great surprises, smart plot.

Iron Man is so recent it could drop in my mind as time goes on. But right now its hard not to place it 2nd.

Spider-Man 2 is easily the best of the Spider-Man films, and that is almost entirely due to the villain. Doc Ock was protrayed realistically as opposed to Green Goblin who felt like a campy send-up of a villain. I actually don’t mind the third Spider-Man filled, but it is the least enjoyable of the 3.

Honorable Mention goes to Superman which is great in a lot of parts, but even though I love the silliness of Gene Hackman’s Luthor I now find his character too over the top for a villain who should have felt like a real threat.

Rocketeer made the cut, which might surprise some people bit I find that movie just fun. In a pulpy way. Sort of a light Indiana Jones.

I wanted to put the Crow on but I think I enjoyed the imperfect Spider-Man films more. But the Crow made me believe a Spider-Man movie could be made.

I am also the person who enjoyed Mystery Men.

Better then all of this stuff? The Bruce Time cartoons. Batman: The Animated Series, Superman: The Animated Series, Justice League (in particular the 2nd season of the Unlimited episodes) and Batman Beyond.

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  1. Posted 5/12/2008 at 2:18 pm | Permalink

    Thank you.

  2. Posted 5/12/2008 at 2:20 pm | Permalink

    Also, does Batman Begins even crack your top ten?

  3. Kevhines
    Posted 5/12/2008 at 2:26 pm | Permalink

    I am sure it does. There is a pretty big drop off after those honorable mentions.

    I just got bored by the first half of Batman Begins, and found the second half a little too crazy. Plus I hated that Batmobile chase sequence.

    But I loved Gordon in that movie. The best live-action Gordon ever (both actor-wise and story-wise)! If there was more Gordon I would have liked it even more.

  4. Kirk
    Posted 5/12/2008 at 4:05 pm | Permalink

    I really liked Batman Begins, but it was the first time in a movie I ever suddenly realized, “Whoa, this is a car chase scene,” and that kind of took me out of it.

    You know what else is a good comic book movie? Richie Rich. I thought you loved that movie, Kevin.

  5. Cat
    Posted 5/12/2008 at 7:27 pm | Permalink

    You discussed animated tv shows and didn’t mention The Spectacular Spider-Man. I am disappointed. The theme song alone should give it a place on the list.

    Also, anyone who hasn’t seen The Spectacular Spider-Man: you are missing out!

  6. Kevhines
    Posted 5/12/2008 at 11:53 pm | Permalink

    Kirk, you are mistaken about my enjoyment of Richie Rich. Although the few episodes of DuckTales that are based on Carl Barks stories are really well done adaptions (like the one about Earthquakes).

    Cat, Spectacular Spider-Man is surprisingly good and grows on me with each episode. Even the most recent one which I found the least entertaining made me like the show more based on evolving plotlines. However, without even one season completed its hard to really evaluate it fairly. Maybe it deserves its own post?

    Also – you like that theme song more then me. No Spider-Man theme song can compare to the original.

  7. Posted 5/13/2008 at 7:36 pm | Permalink

    Cat doesn’t know what she’s talking about.

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