If anything is to be said about the films of the last decade (and before), it is that super hero films have ruled the box offices. Looking back over the years you can follow the transformation of comic book characters who were less well received due to insufficient movie making technology as they grew into the largest box office draws ever in move history. We have come a long way when we look at past versions of Superman, Batman, Hulk and various other characters and super hero teams. It wasn’t too long ago that I remember the unveiling of Sid and Marty Krofft style-series like “Shazam!”, “Electra Woman and Dyna Girl” and several other made for TV hero movies as being the best there was to offer.
Who can forget the “bam, boom, bang” of retro Batman series shows? Or the Lou Ferigno versions of Hulk?
Well, we here at HorrorNews.net love our superhero movies! In fact it is safe to say that they rank among absolute favorites whether horror rooted or not. With that said, I wanted to make an area where we could list all the hero films created that came to theaters (and even a handful of ones that were limited to TV only).
For reviews, we are still playing catch up, but you’ll find many of these titles being re-watched and reviewed to add to our collective. As of this page, there is already word of several more hero film realizations in production (not to mention the ever popular box office draws of Marvel Universe films).
DC of course has their Superman and Batman base characters which despite being reinvented several times with several actors doesn’t deter from movie watchers arriving in droves to see their heroes on screen.
Those from younger generations should feel thankful. We didn’t have the privilege of seeing such intense FX-rooted comic book characters like “The Avengers” getting proper interpretation on the movie screen.
A great example can be found in the hard to find TV realization of “The Justice League of America” that still used editing overlays to produce effects. Want to get a slice of real retro hero action? Then you’ll want to seek out a copy of “Legends of the Superheroes” to compare to.
For the purpose of this list we have limited the choices to mostly superhero’s that appear within the Marvel and DC comics universe. A few exceptions such as Spawn, The Crow, Constantine, and handful of important other films have also been added.
Howard the Duck
Superman 4: The Quest for Peace
The Return of the Swamp Thing
The Crow: Salvation
X-Men: Days of Future Past
Guardians of the Galaxy
Top List of Superhero Films