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2013 was another year that saw the release of multiple comic book films. The big blue Boy Scout finally made his long-awaited return to the big screen. Marvel Studios and Disney once again earned another billion dollars with the third entry in the Iron Man series. Kick-Ass 2, the sequel to Kick-Ass, was finally released after three years of fans begging to Hollywood. Not only that, the shocking news that Batman, played by Ben Affleck, and Superman would finally combine forces in 2015 was announced, along with the casting of Gal Galdnot as Wonder Woman.

Many, in fact, every superhero film this year was met with mixed reactions from fans and critics. This year contained two of the biggest fanbase backlashes ever in fanboy history. The film adaptation of a certain villain far surpassed the fan backlash the Dark Knight Rises received last year. One of the most anticipated superhero reboots in recent memory was released to mixed results and is widely considered a disappointment.

While the genre has vastly improved, every film still finds itself facing the same problems of its predecessors. The lessons included in this article are common problems every superhero film has. Readers, expect every superhero film to recieve their fair share of criticism and praise. No one film was perfect nor do any deserve extreme hatred. So without further ado, let’s start…


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This article was first posted on December 29, 2013