What’s Your Favourite Superhero Movie?

What’s Your Favourite Superhero Movie?
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With the Snyder cut of Justice League finally out after a supremely arduous process and plenty of controversy, it’s worth spending some time talking about other superhero movies.

Given how wild the Justice League director’s cut is — the budget is larger than most movies at $US70 million — it’s a perfect time to chat about superhero movies more generally. So that’s what Leah and I will be doing on our weekly stream, talking all things superhero from 2.30pm to 3.30pm AEDT.

It’s a good chance to go back and remember the other decades of superhero movies: the campy days of ’90s Batman, how insanely good Kick-Ass still is, and my contention that The Matrix probably set the stage for all the Marvel Cinematic Universe films that were to follow.

You can join in and catch up with us via the Twitch stream below, or follow directly via this link.

You can join our Aussie Discord server as well. We’ve got a lovely little community going, and you can ping myself or Leah any questions, or hang out with the other TAYbies. Lot of chill, funny folk in there.

Comments

  • Don’t think I really have one. Every path seems to lead to ‘but I liked the comic more’. Maybe The Losers? Not technically superheroes but I’d say they count in the magic guns sense.

  • Might be worth asking the favourite that isn’t The Dark Knight Trilogy.

    The ones that jump out are Watchmen, Logan, Guardians of the Galaxy, and Thor Ragnarok. Raimi’s first two Spider-man movies are great and so is Into the Spiderverse.

  • Logan, with my honourable mention going to Blade.

    And don’t give me the “Blade’s an antihero not a superhero!” spiel… Both Logan and Blade are the most stab happy ‘Meh to the world…’ nutbars who still try to protect and avoid killing innocents.

    Look up a superhero list and Wolverine is pretty much guaranteed to be on it, while Blade isn’t… Why? Is it because Wolverine wore a uniform and enagaged in team building exercises?

  • Damn its really hard to pick one. For me at least its a close tie between The Dark knight and Captain America Winter Soldier.

  • Do the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles count as superheros? If yes, my vote goes to the original 1990 TMNT live action movie. Batman Begins would also be up there.

    • Oh yeah, and if you’re going to count The Matrix as a superhero movie, then it’s a vote from me for that too.

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