My Ranking of 2016 Superhero Movies

*This is my personal opinion, so if you disagree, that’s completely okay.*

  • Title image credit: Heroic Hollywood

 

There were some good comic-book films that were released this year and some iffy ones, so I’ll share my thoughts on the ones that I have seen. SPOILER ALERT! There will be a few minor spoilers within this piece, so if you haven’t seen a particular movie on this list yet and don’t want to know about it, please come back after you’ve seen it. Everyone good? Those still here – let’s jump right in!

 

 

Deadpool

1) Deadpool – 9/10

Pros:

  • Balance of incredible comedy and heartfelt moments
  • Personality (takes advantage of hard R-rating)
  • Pacing
  • Creativity – low budget and opening credit sequence
  • Villain

Cons:

  • Not long enough

 

 

Captain America Civil War.jpg

2) Captain America: Civil War – 8.5/10

Pros:

  • Airport action sequence
  • Iron Man and Captain America
  • Introduction to Spider-Man and Black Panther
  • Characterization
  • Tone

Cons:

  • No memorable soundtrack
  • Slightly unsatisfying conclusion
  • Villain

 

 

Trinity in action

3) Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (Ultimate Edition) – 8/10

*Theatrical cut – 6.9 or 7/10*

Pros:

  • Epic action
  • Amazing soundtrack
  • Wonder Woman
  • Ben Affleck
  • Cinematography
  • Setting up the DC Universe

Cons:

  • Slightly too dark of a tone
  • Not enough action and interaction between Batman and Superman
  • Africa sequence and storyline
  • A little more heroism and heart
  • Pacing/Editing

 

 

suicide-squad-group-shot

4) Suicide Squad – 6/10

Pros:

  • Deadshot
  • Harley Quinn
  • El Diablo
  • Amanda Waller
  • Batman and Flash cameos

Cons:

  • Messy and stupid plot! Particularly the last half
  • Misuse of Katana’s character
  • Joker (not enough to fully tell yet)
  • Killer Croc
  • Slipknot
  • Rick Flag
  • Forced humor
  • Villain

 

*Haven’t seen X-Men: Apocalypse or Doctor Strange yet.*

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