10 Superhero Movie Clichés Everybody Secretly Loves

Nobody likes cliches, but every so often one comes along that you can only pretend to hate.

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It's no secret that superhero movies have become one of the biggest cinematic draws in recent years. With the launch of Marvel's cinematic universe in 2008 thanks to the release of Jon Favreau's Iron Man - as well as Christopher Nolan's second dive into the Caped Crusader in the same year - the conversation surrounding superheroes began to shift from one of ridicule and insincerity to one of admiration and intrigue.

Superheroes now dominate the box office, allowing characters such as Ant-Man, Doctor Strange, and the Guardians of the Galaxy to not only get a shot in the spotlight but, many times, outshine it.

However, with this increase in production and critical acclaim, the genre has also begun facing far more scrutiny. People expect more from these films now than they ever have before, and with such high expectation and examination, we notice every little detail, especially the tropes that seem to reappear in nearly every movie.

We groan at the countless clichés - but do we really hate them, or are we just trying to preserve a veil of sophistication when deep down, we love them every time we see them? Either way, here are some superhero movie cliches everybody secretly loves.

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