#4. Marvel Civil War
As talked about in the podcast, I had extremely high hopes for this movie. The Civil War Story is one of my favorite comic storylines. Unfortunately, this movie fell flat nearly every front. The story had major deviations, the number of characters was extremely limited from the comics, and I thought Iron Man and Captain America were both weak, one-sided characters. All of the heroes and their abilities were incredibly well done, but overall I thought this was easily the worst hero movie of the year so far.
#3. Batman V. Superman
I know a lot of people hated this movie, but I thought it was pretty good. I look forward to seeing an extended edition that hopefully allows the story to flow more smoothly. I thought Affleck was great as Bruce Wayne and was pretty good in the suit. I thought the overarching sinister plot was terrific, and overall I thought it was an enjoyable film.
#2. X-Men: Age of Apocalypse
Despite Jean Gray being poisoned for me by Sansa Stark, I really enjoyed Apocalypse. I think they did a nice job bringing in a series of X-Men. It was no Days of Future Past, but it was a very solid hero flick with a big badass for an arch enemy. Plus, there was another Quicksilver scene.
Call it superhero fatigue or a breath of fresh air, I believe the Deadpool was the best hero movie of the year so far. By a mile. One of the funniest movies I’ve seen this year, regardless of genre. Colossus was extremely well done, and played well with the Merc with the Mouth. Overall, Deadpool is possibly my favorite movie of the year.
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