Hello interweb, Nate here. So this post was actually more of a suggestion by a friend then a request but I didn’t have anything specific planned today so I though, why not? So this blog is no stranger to the cinematic universes of DC and Marvel as well as cartoons and comics (this blog isn’t even really strictly about DC and Marvel to begin with and just superheroes as a whole, including anywhere from Ben 10 and Danny Phantom to Ninja Turtles, but I just stick with Marvel and DC because their heroes or more well known). But which superhero movies are my personal favorite? Well let’s take a look.
See my other Top 10s (or 5s) here.
- Marvel or DC only
- Must be live action, no animated movies
- These are my personal favorites, meaning that it’s not necessarily the most popular, just the ones I enjoy watching more for one reason or another
- Only one movie per trilogy
#5 – Captain America: The First Avenger
Literally this Saturday my family rented Captain America: The Winter Soldier from the Redbox and I’ve got to say, I like this one better. If you read my Top 10 Marvel Superhero list, then you know I didn’t really like Cap before the Avengers. But after I watched that, I re-watched this movie and liked it quite a bit. I love Cap as a whole, but this movie just did a great job giving Captain America his origin and while Iron Man may be a more popular movie, I like this movie better. Sorry, I just do.
#4 – The Amazing Spider-man
Yes, I like Amazing Spider-man better than Spider-man despite the nostalgia of growing up with that movie. And there several reasons. First off, I like the villain better. If you’ve seen my Top 10 Spider-man Villains, then you know that The Lizard is my second favorite Spider-man villain ever, and I honestly like him better than Green Goblin. Second, I just like Andrew Garfield better than Toby McGuire. There are a few other reasons, but those are the two major ones and I was really disappointed when this movie was followed up with the movie we got. But you know what, this movie was great, and I like it better than the first origin story.
#3 – X-Men: Days of Future Past
Being a huge X-Man fan, I was excited to see this movie as it is my first (and so far only, if you don’t count The Wolverine) X-Man movie and it did not disappoint. The action was great, the sentinels all looked fantastic, and I was on the edge of my seat the whole time. And a lot of my favorite X-Men showed up such as Quicksilver, Kitty Pryde, Blink, Colossus, and Beast (although some of those guys weren’t there for long). I was excited about it ever since the movie was announced and it did not disappointing in the least. Frankly, I’m excited to see the X-Men: Apocalypse movie that’s coming out in a few years.
#2 – The Avengers
What can I say, this was my favorite film that came out in 2012 (and I’m not the only one saying that). First off, it definitely captured the heart and soul of the Avengers and what we loved about the comics and the cartoons. It felt like I was watching an episode of Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes in live-action form and that’s what a superhero movie is suppose to do. It brought all the characters to life and managed to make it very comic booky without going over the top and cheesy.
#1 – The Dark Knight
Out of the Nolan’s Trilogy, I have to say that the Dark Knight is the best. Heath Ledger did a great job with Joker and I absolutely loved it. Nolan tried to make this movie a bit more realistic so some Batman elements from the comics, cartoons, and video games were taken out but I honestly don’t care. Batman is my favorite superhero EVER and the fact that this movie captured the Batman vibe that well was just amazing.
What are some of your favorites? Leave it down in the comments below or my Facebook page and I’ll see you guys later, Peace XD