Monday, July 21, 2008

Best and Worst Superhero Movies

Best and Worst Superhero Movies

Just as Will Smith's darkly comedic 'Hancock' flies into theaters, we count down the best (and worst!) films featuring the costumed men (and women), mutants, scientists and billionaires who've saved our planet many times over. Superheroes of the silver screen, we salute you ... Or diss you, depending on which list you fall.

Thought Spider-Man was the first superhero torn between a girl and his obligation to humanity? Think again. Here Supes faces a choice: Defend Earth from three evil Kryptonians or get n*ked with Lois Lane. Luckily, Margot Kidder ain't so hot.

You know what they say, "The family that saves the day together, stays together." Or something like that. We only know that the Mr. and Mrs. must be doing something right, because their three kids (and the Pixar film) are just super.

Bat-fans freaked when Michael Keaton was chosen to play the Caped Crusader, but they needn't have worried. Inspired by Frank Miller's Dark Knight series, Tim Burton's film gave us a brooding antihero whose angst doesn't keep him from kicking ass -- or getting the girl.

Just a few bars from John Williams' chills-inducing score will transport most of you back to childhood, when an azure-eyed Adonis named Christopher Reeve became the Man of Steel. He flew through buildings, saved lives and proved tights can be manly


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