I think it started with Spiderman starring Tobey Mcguire which was a huge box office hit and then of course this was followed by sequels, and threequels, cos they’ve got milk it for every penny or Million dollars they can get right? The public was loving it so Marvel and DC comics then went into overdrive.
Soon afterwards other movies followed (almost all of ’em with sequels or prequels or some kind of spin-off): Ironman, X-men, Batman, Hulk, Blade, Superman, Fantastic Four and more recently Thor. Daredevil and Elektra being pathetic attempts. The less said about those 2 fiascos the better.
And these movies all wanna blow you away with special effects, hot girls and guys with bulging biceps. And to enahance your experience, NOW IN 3D. Yes it’s sometimes fun to watch and I’ll admit I’m a Spiderman fan although I do get tired of seeing so many 4 year old boys dressed in Spiderman costumes(they everywhere) in shopping malls terrorising their moms.
My all time favorite superhero movie which might I add is extremely underrated is Unbreakable starring Bruce Willis and Samuel L. Jackson. It’s a slow quiet movie and there is no fast paced action scenes or special effects. I don’t profess to know much about movies or anything but I think it was beautifully told and there was actually a storyline one could follow. I hope someday it will have a cult following like all cool movies.
Another personal favorite is Scott Pilgrim VS the world, all the battle scenes are awesome esp the one with the twins – I just have one word for the movie f***ing hilarious. Oops my bad that’s 2 words.