Now that the major Superhero movies of the summer are behind us, and after ranking them on (title pending), (albeit with a glaring omission, LOL) I decided to turn this month’s Top Ten list to the topic of Superhero movies. I’ll slightly differentiate from last week’s (title pending) list by specifying that these have to be based on a comic book character, how’s that? That way I don’t have to work in “The Incredibles” or “Unbreakable”, either. Let’s keep this focused.
Much like the “Western” or the “War movie”, the “Superhero movie” is currently in the midst of its run as king of the Hollywood genre offering, and it’s not likely to go away anytime soon, with all three big Superhero movies this summer pulling in massive dollars.
So let’s take a look back at the best of those that have been released so far – based on a comic book character. Here’s my list of the Top Ten Superhero Movies.
After a couple of guest hosting gigs, it felt GREAT to be “home” on the (title pending) Movie Podcast with Tank and Fogs!
This episode we break down three movies out in theatres now… “The Sitter” with Jonah Hill, the second installment of Robert Downey Jr.’s Sherlock Holmes franchise, “Sherlock Holmes: Game of Shadows” and the blockbuster action movie, “Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol”.
Listen in for a great discussion on those flicks, plus advice on how to save money on your taxes, how to help your kids find the self-respect to stand up to bullies, plus the real reason science can’t isolate the Higgs Boson (God) Particle!!
Ok, none of that other stuff… but you know what you’re getting! It’s (title pending) awesomeness! You can download it directly, by clicking here, or search for us on iTunes! CHECK IT OUT!! :D
Following up on their hit movie from 2009, Robert Downey Jr., Jude Law, Rachel McAdams and director Guy Ritchie reteam to bring us “Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows”. This time around, they’re joined by Noomi Rapace (of “The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo” fame) as a fortune-teller who gets entangled in the goings on, and Jared Harris (of “Mad Men”) as the infamous Holmes villain, Professor Moriarty.
Fans of the first one will certainly enjoy this, while those who weren’t as thrilled with the first offering probably will find their gripes represented here as well. Which is not exactly to say this movie is more of the same – Harris as Moriarty is an excellent addition to the franchise.
Yet regardless of how the new elements factor in, the crux of the issue – to me – remains the same. Your enjoyment of these films will be directly correlated to your tolerance of the directorial stylings of director Guy Ritchie.
Premiering Saturday night on Cinemax was 2010’s “Due Date”, starring Robert Downey Jr. and Zack Galifianakis.
In it, Downey plays a man who needs to fly home for the birth of his first child. But after an incident prior to take-off where he and Galifianakis are mistaken for terrorists, both are forced off the plane and put on the no fly list. As Downey’s character is unable to take his bags off the plane prior to take off, he has no ID and no money with which to rent a car. Enter Galifianakis, who he already can’t stand due to the aforementioned “incident”, but who happens to be also headed to Los Angeles. Downey begrudgingly accepts his offer of a ride and they embark together on an uncomfortable cross country journey.