watch superhero movies for a number of reasons, but one of the most purely entertaining is the catharsis of seeing the hero overcome the odds and face the final confrontation. Whether
it is one last battle against the supervillain or foiling their evil plan
through a great act of courage, the equivalent of big boss fights in the genre show us the true strength of the hero and
leave the audience on a high note.
for such an important part of the experience, it's an element a lot of
superhero movies fumble the ball on. Even truly great recent examples of the
genre like Iron Man and Wonder Woman fumble the ball in their final
moments - at least compared to
the awesomeness that had come before.
On the other hand, there are other superhero movie action climaxes that are outright awful. They fall flat for a number of reasons: they're too brief, they come out of
nowhere, they're ludicrous and nonsensical, they're poorly conceived and staged
or, most importantly, they fail to give an adequate challenge to our hero. It's clearly a minefield.
buckle in for an onslaught of underwhelming action sequences and a heavy overuse of CGI...