Superhero Film Reviews

I don’t have the time or patience to review every film I watch in-depth, so in the name of simplicity, I will use a rating system. I think rating movies with numbers or letter grades is arbitrary and dumb, so instead I will use emojis. Yes, you read that right. Either I liked a movie, I didn’t, or I thought it was a mixed bag.

โŒ= Not Worth Your Time / ๐Ÿ™ƒ= Mixed Bag / โœ… = Worth Your Time / โญ๏ธ = REALLY Worth Your Time

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DC Animated (A-Z)

Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths (2010) โœ…

Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox (2013) โœ… Decent, but rushed. It could’ve benefitted from an extra 20 minutes of runtime.

Justice League: War (2014) ๐Ÿ™ƒ A mediocre origin story. Darkseid was great, but most of the heroes were incredibly unlikeable.

DC Live Action (A-Z)

Aquaman (2018) โœ…

Batman Begins (2005) โญ๏ธ Thematically, this film is perfect. Holds up incredibly well.

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016) ๐Ÿ™ƒ Just watch the Ultimate Edition.

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice: Ultimate Edition (2016) โœ… Too long, but decent.

Birds of Prey (2020) โญ๏ธMost fun I’ve had in a DCCU film. It surprised me way more than the Snyder cut did.

The Dark Knight (2008) โญ๏ธ

The Dark Knight Rises (2012)

Justice League (2017) ๐Ÿ™ƒ I honestly don’t remember a single thing about this movie.

Man of Steel (2013) โœ…

Shazam! (2019) โœ…

Suicide Squad (2016) โŒ It’s โ€ฆ not terrible, but it gets worse the more you think about it. Its only value is in preceding “Birds of Prey”.

The Suicide Squad (2021) โœ…

Wonder Woman (2017) โœ… Stumbles towards the end, but still good.

Wonder Woman 1984 (2020) โŒ There’s a lot to like, but the film has HUGE issues that sour the entire experience.

Zack Snyder’s Justice League (2021) โœ… Way too long, but enjoyable.

Marvel Cinematic Universe (By Year)

The Incredible Hulk (2008) โœ…

Iron Man (2008) โœ…

Iron Man 2 (2010) โœ…

Thor (2011) ๐Ÿ™ƒ Painfully average.

Captain America: The First Avenger (2011) ๐Ÿ™ƒ Painfully average, too.

The Avengers (2012) โœ…

Iron Man 3 (2013) ๐Ÿ™ƒ Severely underused my man Rhodey. And as the first post-Avengers film, it’s just really disappointing.

Thor: The Dark World (2013) ๐Ÿ™ƒ Also painfully average.

Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014) โญ๏ธ Political, but not preachy. Perfectly paced.

Guardians of the Galaxy (2014) โœ…

Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015) โœ…

Ant-Man (2015) โœ…

Captain America: Civil War (2016) โœ…

Doctor Strange (2016) โœ…

Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017) โœ…

Thor: Ragnarok (2017) โœ…

Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2 (2017) โœ…

Black Panther (2018) โœ…

Avengers: Infinity War (2018) โญ๏ธ

Ant-Man & The Wasp (2018) โœ…

Captain Marvel (2019) โœ… Average, but not painfully so.

Avengers: Endgame (2019) โญ๏ธ The shortest 3-hour movie I’ve ever seen.

Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019) โœ… Pretty overrated, but still good.

Black Widow (2021) โœ… It’s all right. Could’ve been better.

Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings (2021) โœ…

X-Men (By Year)

X-Men (2000) ๐Ÿ™ƒ This has not aged well.

X2 (2003) โœ…

X-Men: The Last Stand (2006) ๐Ÿ™ƒ I never hated it like other people did, but it’s still not great.

X-Men: First Class (2011) โญ๏ธ Visually stunning, character-driven, and well-paced.

The Wolverine (2013)

X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014) โœ…

X-Men: Apocalypse (2016) โœ… A decent sequel the general public just decided was bad.

Deadpool (2016) โœ…

Logan (2017) โญ๏ธ No one talks about Marco Beltrami’s soundtrack โ€ฆ It’s outstanding!

Deadpool 2 (2018) โœ…

Misc. Superhero (A-Z)

Chronicle (2012) โญ๏ธ I really connected with this film emotionally.

Fant4stic Four (2015) โœ…The third act is rushed, but it’s really not that bad, guys.

Power Rangers (2017) โญ๏ธ Diverse and character-driven. This film deserved more success.

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