In the right hands, comic book movies are the pinnacle of blockbuster entertainment and, despite the grumbles of naysayers, it looks like this trend isnt ending anytime soon. A quick glance at the most anticipated movies of the coming years is a who's who of graphic novels. However, superhero movies havent always been this awesome Back in 1997, a younger version of me remembers being genuinely thrilled when the world's tackiest Justice League Of America film premiered on TV. It's impossible to imagine now, but in a year when Batman & Robin was the most successful comic book movie, even something as shoddy as that was cause for excitement. Fortunately, we've come a looong way since then, but even the best comic book films contain vestiges of this shameful past. While we're no longer subjected to Bat-Nipples and the like, no superhero movie is perfect, and that includes the very best that Marvel and DC has to offer.
15. There's No Heartbeat! - Captain America: The Winter Soldier
Few things are certain in life, but as sure as day follows night and Fantastic Four movies suck, there is no such thing as death in the world of comics. Those affected by Agent Coulson's demise in The Avengers had the rug pulled out from under them when he suddenly cropped up in Marvel's Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D. and while Quicksilver seems to be down for the count at the moment, anything is possible by the time Avengers: Infinity War rolls around. This is why few audience members were surprised when Nick Fury miraculously rose from the dead two thirds of the way through Captain America: The Winter Soldier. Don't get us wrong. The initial build-up leading to Fury's 'death' was exhilarating to watch, much like the rest of the film, but even those happy to see Fury alive still felt cheated by the way he was brought back. That old "I took a drug to slow down my heartbeat" trope has been flogged to death over the years and it's disappointing that Marvel's most intelligent film fell back on such a tired cliche. Next thing you know, Marvel will try to bring back Malekith or Ronan the Accuser, claiming they took some magic potion seconds before they died, and let's face it, no one wants to see that. Not even Malekith or Ronan.
David is a primary school teacher who tries his best to turn every math lesson into a discussion on the latest Pixar film. Passions include superheroes, zombies and Studio Ghibli. In between going to the cinema, moving to South Korea and eating his body weight in KFC, David writes for a number of movie sites, http://becarefulyourhand.blogspot.co.uk/