It's easy to understand why comic book movies are the most lucrative genre in cinema. What comic fan isn't excited about seeing an iconic hero or villain being adapted for the big screen for the first time? Who doesn't want to see colourful characters have inventive and epic battles? What die-hard moviegoer isn't a little curious to see the latest reboot of Batman?
But there's one part of a superhero movie that moviegoers usually don't focus on; the ending. Most superhero films, even the best ones, have the same predictable climax. The hero defeats the bad guy, rescues the damsel-in-distress, and saves the world. You can probably count on one hand the amount of superhero films that don't have this tired and cliched resolution.
But sometimes, a generically satisfying ending isn't good enough. To really leave an impact, some superhero films conclude with a shocking revelation, a tear-jerking scene, a jaw-dropping tease for a sequel, or the perfect send-off for a character.
Having a mind-blowing finale is easier said than done but this list of superhero movies managed to pull it off.
James Egan has written 80 books including
1000 Facts about Superheroes Vol. 1-3
1000 Facts about Supervillains Vol. 1-3
1000 Facts about The Greatest Films Ever Made Vol. 1-3
1000 Facts about Video Games Vol. 1-3
1000 Facts about TV Shows Vol. 1-3
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