Almost every other film released nowadays is a superhero movie.
Whilst, superhero films of the past often failed to meet expectations due to
questionable CGI and storytelling, the modern era of the superhero film has
seen an unparalleled success rate with new films churned out each year rarely
missing the mark. The Fantastic Four reboot was certainly an unwelcome reminder
of how it can still sometimes go wrong.
However, this is the age of television, in which silver
screen success is increasingly brushed aside in favour of streaming services
promoting an unyielding wave of quality TV series…and the superhero genre has
certainly not missed out.
The likes of Jessica Jones, Luke Cage and Marvel Agents of
Shield have finally brought legitimacy and quality to a genre of TV that has
often resided in the annuls of embarrassing television. Early Spiderman series
are unwillingly funnier than any comedy produced today.
But, even though it may seem that Marvel, DC and co. are, like
Superman, too overpowered to fail, some still don’t quite get it right. To be
honest, anything before 2000 can’t be considered a misfire but inherently a
leotard and cape–clad turkey.