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Top 5 “Superhero Origin Story” Movies!
To celebrate the release of Man of Steel, which retells the origin story of Superman, I have decided to do a Top 5 list of what I believe to be the best superhero origin stories ever to be put on film! In fact, these are in my opinion the only five good superhero origin stories ever put on film. As Man of Steel is released in New Zealand next week, you will not find it on the list!
5. X-Men: First Class
Although not technically an origin story as most mutants are born with their powers, it is quite interesting to see how the renown X-Men came together and how two best friends became archenemies. First Class can be quite cheesy at times but it still remains a very fun movie to watch and my favourite of the five X-Men films so far, we’ll have to see how the next two go.
4. The Amazing Spider-man
Although this does have to rehash a lot of what audiences already know, The Amazing Spider-man does a good job at bringing something new to the origin story of our favourite wall crawler, which keeps it refreshing and just as interesting, such as how Peter freaks gets into a little trouble with his sticky hands on a train, and I love the argument between him and Uncle Ben prior to a big mistake which will could be placed on Peter.
But of course I think the first movie that depicted Spidey’s origin story still did it the best. From a nerdy high school student to someone tackling wrestlers while struggling to get the girl, it is impossible to not feel any love for the guy. I also think this version of the origin story explained things better than what was done later, which probably ignored explaining things because it probably assumed everyone had already seen this film. This was also really the first proper (and decent) origin story ever put on film, and it deserves applause for that.
2. Iron Man
Unfortunately this is the only origin story in the Marvel Cinematic Universe that I thought was good, but when you think about it you honestly can’t blame me. However what an exciting origin story it is! As we get to see a douche weapons designer transform into a caring and respectful superhero, that still kicks sound series ass. I enjoyed every second of watching Stark’s transformation and I still do, seeing it as the highlight of the movie and always looking forward to getting the goosebumps of him escaping captivity and testing out his Mark II armour. No wonder this is one of my favourite movies, pity I can’t say the same about it’s two sequels however.
1. Batman Begins
Don’t worry DC fans, I have a movie for you here to, and it is in my favourite origin story ever. Much like Tony Stark, Bruce Wayne leaves a foreign country to return home where he becomes the hero hidden within them. What I love about this origin story in particular is how it does indeed start from Wayne’s childhood with the tragic death of his parents and it continues to effect him all the way to adulthood. The comics themselves don’t fully explain how Batman came to be, but Christopher Nolan and David S. Goyer do a good job at filling in the gaps which suit the story they wish to tell. I also love how this origin story is told as a nonlinear narrative, instead as a straight sequence of events seen in every other superhero film (although I do hear that Man of Steel is non-linear too). It’s also great to watch Wayne become the dark knight through trial and error, always adjusting his technique and trying new things, till he eventually gets it right. Just like Iron Man, this is one of my favourite movies, but unlike Iron Man, I am gladly say that it’s two sequels are also some of my favourite movies.
This origin story will be a tough act to follow.
All these five films are absolutely enjoyable to watch.via elvenstyle
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