The last ten years have been pretty big for cinema in general, but no single genre has stood out more during the last decade than the world of superheroes.
We have seen the culmination of ten years of planning from Marvel Studios with Avengers Endgame, the struggle of the DC adapted films to keep pace with their rivals at Marvel, a string of other popular heroes from 20th Century Fox and Sony enter the fray at various times, and a few quirky and off-beat indie titles pop up here and there as well.
Throughout this last decade, there have been countless jaw-dropping or fist-pumping moments that have left audiences squealing with delight, but we are going to be looking back at ten which for one reason or another, stand out as the best.
10. Kick-Ass (2010) - Hit-Girl's Introduction
The most talked-about, controversial, and bad-ass moment in this beloved caped caper. Long before we had Deadpool's expletive-filled, violent, R-rated delights to feast upon, we had Kick-Ass.
The success of Kick-Ass might seem modest compared to the lofty heights that other R-rated superhero films have reached in the last few years, but its impact upon the genre and the influence it had on the development of future films cannot be denied.
Chloe Grace Moretz was only 12 years old at the time of filming when she played the part of Hit-Girl, and the first time we see her character in action would have been shocking enough if we were just watching a child stab a man through the back. But the following line she delivers, dropping a C-bomb as she playfully lines up her next targets and gleefully makes quick work of the dials it all up. It's equally as shocking as it is awesome.
This is the standout moment of the film for sheer ballsy brilliance, and it deserves to be remembered for defying both conventions and further innovating the way we approached superhero films in the 21st century.