2016 Superhero Films Ranked From Worst To Best

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2016 was an extremely interesting year for Superhero films. It was the first year of the beginning of the DCEU, Marvel had their annual two films, and Fox released two films from their X-Men Universe. There was a lot of interesting releases and a lot of controversy, but this year has marked a new age in the recent trend of shared universes.  It’s been a big year not only for us as a site, but also for all of you who get to see all of our favorite heroes come to the big screen in big and exciting ways. With the year winding down it’s a good time to look back at the films that came out this year and see which one stands at the top. While I enjoyed almost all of them there were films I found to be better than others. So without further ado onto the list!

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Christian Michael Stoic

Christian Michael Stoic is a writer, filmmaker, and comic lover from Los Angeles, CA. Heroic Hollywood is his introduction into the world of Journalism which...

  • Lorenzo Ladogana

    100% agree with the list, altough i did not see Apocalypse.

    • Joseph Chaisson

      Watch everything wrong with and you won’t have to waste money on it

  • Anti homophobe

    BvS is better than CW and SS

    • Thanostic

      No on both; 100x no as related to CW.

    • Keiran S-C

      totally agree CW was just a terrible film

    • sam7447

      BvS is my fav superhero movie this decade and I ain’t ashamed to admit it

      A gem!

    • Chris27

      Not even close.

    • Fenix

      Lol good one!

    • frelling_cute

      Except for that incoherent script.

  • Joseph Chaisson

    Great list

  • MetalMonkeyInc

    CW
    BvS
    Dr. Strange
    Deadpool
    X-Men: Apocalypse
    TMNT 2
    SS

    • Maxi Iroh

      Deadpool > Dr.Strange

  • Maxi Iroh

    HAHAhaha.

  • Thanostic

    1) Civil War
    2) Deadpool
    3) Dr Strangge
    4) X-Men Apocalypse (go watch it again – it’s better on repeated viewings)
    5) Suicide Squad
    6) BvS
    7) TMNT2 (didn’t see it, but I’ll just assume)

    • Keiran S-C

      BVS>>CW

      • Fenix

        BvS is lukewarm garbage.

        • Keiran S-C

          civil war is made up of green lantern clones and a lame villain who think retribution for his dead family means causing the team to have a bit of a spat and recruit more members xD

        • Nightwing

          It might be garbage for you if you have an underdeveloped brain.

      • Napi

        LOL, his name is THANOStic… what did you expect?

        • Keiran S-C

          i known yeah xD i just want to see how someone can justify CW being better than BVS in any way

        • Keiran S-C

          i known yeah xD i just want to see how someone can justify CW being better than BVS in any way

          • Axxell

            It’s already been done, ad nauseaum.

          • Thanostic

            True, but let’s cover the basics again…CW has a more developed plot, a more plausible reason for the conflict, and a more realistic fight, conceptually. The entire notion of Batman trying to fight Superman is so absurd as to defy logic. Oh, wait – Batman has a parlor trick/plot device up his sleeve…kryptonite! This illustrates the primary problem with Superman (who I personally like) – he’s so powerful, and so pure, that you have to basically go to the same well over and over again in order to present him a challenge. In Marvel, or at least the MCU, none of the characters are so powerful as to be unbeatable without a macguffin of some sort, and none of them are so pure as to be boring. They’re real people, with real flaws and weaknesses, and that makes them more interesting. That gives emotion and depth to the conflict of CW, something that seems either lacking or manufactured in BvS. Both sides think they’re doing the right thing, for the right reasons. In BvS, the conflict is driven by Batman’s nightmare scenario. “What if this super-being suddenly turns against us? Even though he’s a hero on a scale we’ve never seen before, I should kill him just in case.”

            Look, I’m on record multiple times on this site as saying I liked MoS a lot, and that I really wanted to like BvS. But the pacing was weird, the plot was lacking, and again, the premise behind the title fight was absurd. And don’t even get me started on “WHY DID YOU SAY THAT NAME?????”

            CW also did a better job of fleshing out its ancillary characters than BvS did. And, oh yeah – Spidey and Black Panther!!!

  • Maxi Iroh

    CW
    Deadpool
    BvS UE
    Dr. Strange
    SS
    X-Men: Apocalypse
    TMNT 2

  • Keiran S-C

    Civil War second XD lol probably last but i havnt seen TMNT or DS.

    BVS easily first, deadpool, SS, Xmen

    havnt seen a film with such terrible performances and such an incoherent narrative as CW since the first avengers film

    • Mateusz Sobczak

      Yes, try harder DC idiot…
      CW 8.0 IMDB, Metacritic 75% and 90% (7.6)
      BvS 6.8 IMDB(including 25,000 people rated 10/10 before the premiere …), Metacritic 44% and 27% RT (4.9)

      • Keiran S-C

        they also rated ultron high when it was released and we all had to sit through that mess. They killed a speedster with bullets ffs lmao sorry if i cant take these “critics” seriously clearly no superhero fan can enjoy films with such shoddy writing.

        CWs narrative just sucked and was so incoherent and constantly contradicting itself and then that massive cringy play fight urgh.. just killed anything vaguely mature the film had going for it on the spot.

        I dont see how causing the avengers to have a bit of a spat and recruit more members is adequate retribution for leaving zemos family to die in the middle of a battlefield stark created, that is just a moronic plot with a cop out of an ending bigger than insta killing an alien invasion with 1 lucky nuke(but never telling you about a hive mind).
        Or spiderman being the most forced in character in superhero movie history and having him agree to fight earths most beloved savior in the background while stark hits on the hot new milf after only just informing us he broke up with potts in a single emotionless sentence during the previous scene… and why did spiderman fight earths greatest savior in the first place? money? he decided to team up with stark who is in complete disgrace after nearly ending humanity with Ultron hes luckily to not be in jail.

        Why the f*** would the government want him as the face of the new team, to build up all that support from the hundreds or thousands of family’s of the ppl he got killed? i mean hes already shown not to care about the woman who blamed him for the death of her son since he was eager to run out and recruit the first underage wannabe hero he could get his hands on to fight histories greatest assassin O_o

        oh yeah lets not forget Mr. Stank pfff worse than going to get sushi.

        It was just a pitiful film, Black Pantha was the only positive to come out of it.

        • Axxell

          I dont see how causing the avengers to have a bit of a spat and recruit more members is adequate retribution for leaving zemos family to die in the middle of a battlefield stark created

          It’s not…Zemo’s ultimate goal was to have them kill each other since he had no superpowers or means to do it himself…which was a way better plan than trying to get Batman to kill Superman while doing everything to thwart your own schizophrenic scheme…

          Or spiderman being the most forced in character in superhero movie history

          I can prove to you that Spiderman was more influential to the plot of CW than Flash’s forced and absolutely nonsense “vision” that not only made NO SENSE (since last time I checked, Batman is not clairvoyant), but had ABSOLUTELY….NOTHING to do with the plot of BvS…and let’s not even start with the pointless fanservice videos of the JL…

          why did spiderman fight earths greatest savior in the first place?

          You mean “earths (sic) greatest savior” who decided he’d rather work without supervision as a vigilante? Yeah, why would a teenage whose idol just walked through the door and offered to work together NOT decline an offer to rein in a fugitive…

          Why the f*** would the government want him as the face of the new team, to build up all that support from the hundreds or thousands of family’s of the ppl he got killed?

          When in the movie does it say they picked him?

          It doesn’t. Stark volunteered. The government agreed to let them continue to operate as long as they report to them; the internal structure of the Avengers was never an issue to them as long as they could control them, and Ironman was the lead Avenger who stepped up.

          i mean hes already shown not to care about the woman who blamed him for the death of her son since he was eager to run out and recruit the first underage wannabe hero he could get his hands on to fight histories greatest assassin O_o

          At least it’s consistent with Stark’s reckless character, which is more than can be said about Batman going out to kill Superman without knowing anything about him, save (conveniently enough) for his biggest weakness…just because he MIGHT turn evil…Thankfully Superman’s grandparents saved the day by naming his mom “Martha”…

          • Keiran S-C

            zemo never planned to have them kill each other, he wanted stark kill bucky but he never planned for anyone else to die especially not for the team to kill one another and the childish play fight in which it was shown undermined any serious intentions zemos plot was struggling to cause.
            The final fight would have been pretty decent and serious, even with Evans smug face in ever shot, but since it was directly following the massive immature fight scene it just had nothing left to work with then sandwiching the scene with cap leaving him a phone so they can remain mates while stan lee delivers a parcel for mr stank was just the nail in the coffin.

            Batmans motivations to kill superman were solid he embodied the fear millions or even billions of ppl are feeling to the recent appearance of a god like being in their society and who destroyed half a city to kill one of his own species. He is still on the fence at the beginning of the film and wants the kryptonite, which LEX discovered(it sounded like you missed that part of the film) as a fail safe back up plan to stop superman if and when he goes rouge.
            LEX then convinces him and most of metropolis that superman has no moral compass and is willing to play judge, jury and executioner by killing the terrorists in the dessert and framing him.

            I dont see how this is a schizophrenic scheme in the slightest everyone is already afraid of this all powerful god, naturally, which no one has control over and lex manipulates that fear so that ppl see the worst in a good man. From Batmans perspective Superman has shown his true colours at last and started killing those he deems not worth living but unlike him nothing is stopping superman from flying down and ripping off the roof of the white house on a whim, as Amanda Waller points out in SS.

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            Flashs brief cameo wasnt the same as spidermans lazily forced in cameo and was never meant to be as big or apart of BVSs plot O_o this is text book DC using the flash to time travel and warn heroes of future events but not being able to control his timing, presence or running through events in a jumbled order. Its called foreshadowing and is being used to hint at the greater over arcing narrative of the DCEU.
            Just go read or even listen to infinite crisis and this is dead on DC.
            The entire reason so many dream scenes were used was to show the audience how batman doesnt just go wtf was that… and on a subconscious level adds to this desire to see superman dead because its not only images hes getting from his future self he is experiencing everything, and embodying a batman who HATES everything! about Superman then having supes put his fist through your chest might leave a bad taste in your mouth dont you think :/

            Batmans visions are a symptom of the flashs time traveling since he is altering history around batman as he makes contact, its nothing to do with him being clairvoyant ffs. Its feels like you didnt watch the film but read a bunch of reviews.

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            I know caps motivations were moronic and weak from the get go but Spiderman might have a few doubts since Starks latest blunder nearly ended humanity :/ thats pretty BIG. i know id question why to follow stark after such a horrific mistake that lead to god knows how many innocents dead. Maybe he doesnt have the best judgement ? maybe “Captain America” the man who embodies the american ideal and didnt nearly end humanity has a good reason to drop everything he is renowned for and go against the government and stark

            Stark recruiting a kid to do his dirty work was contradicting enough to his own storyline since the film opened with him being blamed for the death of a womans son you think he would be wary of bringing others into his fight and putting them at risk but nope, the first kid with superpowers he could get his hands on he threw straight at the Winter Soldier.

            BVS on the other hand opens the film with Batmans origin, showing Bruces parents gunned down in front of him with his father dying in the gutter saying his mothers name(more foreshadowing btw). Just imagine the effect that would have on you even hearing your parents names in general conversion would make you wince and bring up horrible emotions and memories.
            Now imagine you are Batman 20 years into a career built on that moment and have seen all sorts and been pushed to the edge of death countless times even had a teenage side kick mercilessly murdered, then you feel the need to take on a god something no man has ever done before and who you have no hope of defeating. That fight is going to be the most adrenaline fueled moment in Bruces life(and this is Batman remember) then as you beat him! and are about to kill this god he asks you to save “martha” that your letting him kill “Martha”

            Your essentially telling me you wouldn’t even hessitate or be shocked, angered, full of emotions and memories of your parents death or your fathers saying your mothers name as he dies. That this gods last words not being a plea for mercy or to spare his life like countless other villains you have fought but instead to save someone else someone with the same name your mother(humanizing both characters in the process), wouldnt strike you as unusual.
            No you would stop and reevaluate the situation instantly and come to the conclusion Lex is behind all of it as Superman tried to convince him of before the fight started its not like batman is at a disadvantage by pausing for a few seconds to make sure he isnt about to kill a good man for no reason…. he even has another kryptonite capsule left lol

            Your simply reducing a very powerful scene which was foreshadowed beautifully into one word because you and alot of ppl are too dense to read into what makes these characters who they are or simply basic storytelling heck most ppl i have pointed this out to didnt even remember Thomas Wayne saying Marthas name….

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            Yeaa stark volunteered and the government would have told him where to go lol they simply dont want a man responsible for mass murder, even if by mistake, as the face of their new shiny team of superheros that represent their country. It doesnt send a good message as the opeing scenes of the film showed perfectly he is hated by many and should by all reason be in disgrace after ultron, he should be crucifed by the media and so on.
            What they desperately wanted was for Cap to lead the team since his signature would convince many other super beings to come forward and sign up alongside him, they would be willing to do alot to get caps signature.

            Please tell me why Cap simply didnt bargain with them to take the kill order off of Bucky(the tortured brainwashed american soldier) in exchange for his signature and leading the team to bring Bucky back alive. Cap would be willing to do this since having the whole team working in unison would increase his chances of saving Bucky tenfold.

            I have already explained Batmans motives, he isnt killing superman because he might turn evil he is taking out a man whos very existences paints a target on earth as Zod proved, and as we know Darksied has seen. He recently played executioner in the dessert and it wont be long until he uses that judgement on others even Americans even figure heads such as the president.
            Lets say the president of america invades a country under the banner of peaces and to do good but superman sees it as a greedy bid for resources such as oil or some crap like that whats stopping him from deciding the president is responsible for thousands of deaths and deserves to be killed?

          • Axxell

            zemo never planned to have them kill each other, he wanted stark kill bucky but he never planned for anyone else to die especially not for the team to kill one another and the childish play fight in which it was shown undermined any serious intentions zemos plot was struggling to cause.

            Of course it’s undermined…if you try to interject your own nonsensical intentions into the plot, it’s never gonna make sense…Why would Zemo have bailed Bucky out if all he wanted was to kill HIM specifically? In all likelyhood the government was going to execute him, which would’ve achieved the same purpose, if that’s what it was. But then as you said yourself, this explanation doesn’t make sense in the context of the whole film.

            Compare that with Luthor’s plan…He wants to kill Superman, but for some reason he’d rather Batman do it, despite being the one having the weapon, resources and the disposition to do it. Not entirely sure how that’s justified, but we’ll leave that aside. So he needs Batman, but instead of just, maybe simply dropping the kryptonite directly on his lap…he decides he wants to lead Batman on a chase through the streets in order to get it, which is basically Luthor working against his own plans…mind you, this is following years of him goading Batman into doing something he already wanted to do, instead of just saving time by walking over to Wayne Enterprises and saying “Hey, this Superman guy’s an @sshole; here’s something to put him in place”…but no, that would make too much sense.

            But that’s not all! He also thought it was a good idea to give Superman an incentive to fight back against Batman, by kidnapping his mom…effectively making Batman’s job harder. If I didn’t know any better, I’d say Luthor hates Batman more than he hates Supes…Like I said, Luthor does things in this movie that make you question what the he11 he’s trying to achieve and why he’s trying so hard not to.

            Flashs brief cameo wasnt the same as spidermans lazily forced in cameo a

            nd was never meant to be as big or apart of BVSs plot O_o this is text book DC using the flash to time travel and warn heroes of future events but not being able to control his timing, presence or running through events in a jumbled order.

            Spiderman had a reason to be there…Captain America had just taken half the team with him and Stark needed reinforcements, leading to Spiderman being the one to turn the tide against Captain America’s team and their subsequent incarceration. That’s the opposite of “lazily forced”. Nothing like the Flash conveniently appearing in this movie just to deliver an inconsequential quip…THAT’s “lazily forced”. Claiming that he can’t control his power, ergo he just randomly pops up anywhere, is just about the laziest excuse for a cameo in the pantheon of excuses…and saying that Flash now has the power to give people visions of the future (extra convenient fan service explanation!) is just icing on the cake…

            I know caps motivations were moronic and weak from the get go but Spiderman might have a few doubts since Starks latest blunder nearly ended humanity :/ thats pretty BIG.

            It would be…if Peter Parker was aware that it was Stark’s blunder; from his perspective, he doesn’t know where Ultron came from. All the Avengers can be blamed for in the eyes of the public is not doing enough to stop this alien killer robot who came out of nowhere to threaten Earth.

            Stark recruiting a kid to do his dirty work was contradicting enough to his own storyline since the film opened with him being blamed for the death of a womans son you think he would be wary of bringing others into his fight and putting them at risk but nope, the first kid with superpowers he could get his hands on he threw straight at the Winter Soldier.

            “You think he would be wary”? Based on what? This is Ironman, the guy who constantly rides an experimental flying battlesuit since years ago…If you watched MCU movies for the last 8 years, you’d know that by now. And considering how Spiderman handled himself, I’d say Stark’s assesment of his skills were pretty spot on, and he was never in any serious danger, even against the Winter Soldier.

            BVS on the other hand opens the film with Batmans origin, showing Bruces parents gunned down in front of him with his father dying in the gutter saying his mothers name(more foreshadowing btw). Just imagine the effect that would have on you even hearing your parents names in general conversion would make you wince and bring up horrible emotions and memories.

            No…because I’m a grown man, and by age 40 I’ve already heard my mother’s name countless times and learned to deal with it. To say that someone would be affected by hearing the name of a lost one enough to stop you from killing this monster who has the power to wipe out mankind, just because my father might have said it the same way decades ago, is seriously stupid plot device. Trust me, it’s not as smart as you want to believe it is. And that’s why everyone except DC fanboys can accept it as such and make fun of it.

            Yeaa stark volunteered and the government would have told him where to go lol they simply dont want a man responsible for mass murder, even if by mistake, as the face of their new shiny team of superheros that represent their country.

            There you go again…lambasting the film because it doesn’t match your own forced interpretation…

            You say the government doesn’t want Stark as the face of the new team…but that it doesn’t make sense that they DID pick him, therefore the film is flawed. You just can’t see how bad that logic is, can you?

            Sure, there’s a big part of the public that hates Stark, but there’s an equal amount of people who support him. Again, the public doesn’t know he was responsible for Ultron. And sure, the government would’ve “desperately” loved to have everyone (including Cap) sign the accords, but they didn’t, so they had to make do with the next best option.

            Please tell me why Cap simply didnt bargain with them to take the kill order off of Bucky(the tortured brainwashed american soldier) in exchange for his signature and leading the team to bring Bucky back alive. Cap would be willing to do this since having the whole team working in unison would increase his chances of saving Bucky tenfold.

            But then that would mean signing the accords, which, if you hadn’t missed the discussion they had about it in Avengers HQ, you would’ve know it’s something Cap was opposed to. Seriously, watch the movie again.

            I have already explained Batmans motives, he isnt killing superman because he might turn evil he is taking out a man whos very existences paints a target on earth as Zod proved, and as we know Darksied has seen.

            Batman doesn’t know about Darkseid; nowhere is it suggested Batman is doing this to preempt any further extraterrestrial attacks; he’s doing this, as he clearly explained to Alfred when questioned, precisely because Superman might turn evil…your very next sentence supports that:

            He recently played executioner in the dessert and it wont be long until he uses that judgement on others even Americans even figure heads such as the president.

          • Keiran S-C

            This was just a painful comment to read.

            zemo wants stark to kill bucky while cap defends him that is his plan all along to destroy the bond they have and break the glue that holds the avengers together, he wants to ruin their relationship so that they can never trust eachother the same way again. This for some reason is good enough revenge for his family dying :S thats why the pplot to CW sucked beacues their were never any stakes other than wil stark kill bucky and put him out of his misery.

            His whole idea of redemption was to break up the family of superheros with a devastating event but it really wasnt that devastating and wound up with them staying mates anyway. how do you not understand the plot to a film you like so much O_O

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            You also dont seem to have understood Lexs role in the film. He wants both hero dead and out of his business since batman has been closing in on his operations and superman is the epitome of good he wants to see this stuck up symbol of arrogance gone and no longer standing in his way that has always been Lex Luthors motivations to hating superman since he was introduced in the comics, that and his hair loss. He feel superman has taken away the city he used to run and no one can be as perfect as everyone makes him out to be.

            now to BVS plot, Lex doesnt have the weapons until later, he is manipulating both superheros to slowly see each other as a threat so that one will kill the other or at least arrest the other in supermans case regardless, while all the time doing his best to tarnish supermans symbol(dessert scene) and break his spirit(bombing). He then seeks for import rites from the senator to bring in a foreign alien material he has proof will work against superman and he purposes this under the guise of a deterant in case superman ever goes rogue. and gets refused.
            The krptonite is going to be LEXS ace in the hole, his back up plan, its what he will use to safe guard himself and take out superman if and when he has the chance.

            Batman is never meant to get his hands on it.

            Batman then finds out about the material via the investigation at the ball and that it is being shipped over illegally on the white Persian or what ever it was called and attempts to steal it before it is locked up in Lex tower.
            He fails to nab it but succeeds in tracking the container with the homing device he planted earlier on(batmans backup plan).
            Also on a side note Lex uses the ball as a chance to put Bruce wayne in Clarks line of view since the ultimate addition has lexs ask exclusively for clark to cover the event then later reveals he knows who both superman and batman really are on the roof top, not that important to the plot but adds to the complexity of his plan.

            Batman then gets his hands on the kyptonite and by doing so forces Lexs to find a different contingency plan or in other words Doomsday. This is his hail-Mary move which is reckless and which he only hopes he can control but even though creating such a monster is insane his pride wont let him lose to superman who he has sent to kill the bat and is confident will do so since hes given him such strong motivations (kidnapping his mother).
            Even though batman has the krptonite Lex doubts he is strong enough or has had the time to prepare to kill this alien once supes has been given the instinctive to kill and even if he does then all the better 1 hero down either way.
            If not and superman kills batman he has succeeded in bringing down this arrogant symbol of good he hates so much, killed 1 hero anyway and then it doesnt really matter if he is arrested or not since he has broken superman, obviously he would prefer not to be arrested and kill both since he creates doomsday regardless.

            When superman inevitably proves too good to be corrupted and thwarts lexs plan and saves his mother he falls back to his only remaining option, Doomsday.

            Lexs doesnt want his hand to be seen in any of the actions leading up to the fight or for batman to know he is involved at all otherwise exactly what happened to stop the 2 fighting, were batman realizes Lex is responsible and superman is innocent, will happen before he gets around to killing superman or before the fight even starts.
            This is why he cant simply walk up to wayne tower and give him some krptonite because batman might find that a little suspicious dont you think?……. this has to feel like Bruces decision if he even suspects he is being lead on or manipulated by Lex then the whole plan will come crashing down, this obviously happens anyway when batman succeeds in obtaining the kryptonite but by then theirs no point to inform Bruce that he was behind it all along otherwise batman wont even attempt to fight superman to the death he would attempt to reason with him the same way superman tried.

            This is how you write a complex supervilian plot, back up plans on top of back up plans with a guaranteed contingency plan in case it all goes wrong at the end. Lexs plot was 100% solid everything he did or attempted lead to something in his favor with the heros occasionally doing something unexpected and not following his plan, but through foresight and quick thinking he always had a way to deal with each new circumstance and when the heroes(mainly supes) turns out to really be as good as everyone makes him out to be you release Doomsday on him to win at any cost.

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            Spiderman was thrown into a film as filler when his arrival should have been epic it should have been a huge addition to the franchise especially since they are expecting to launch a standalone series from it with future crossovers. He is one of if not the biggest marvel hero having him simply used to boost starks numbers in a fight he has no reason to feel the need to be apart of is lazy! he should have been a strong addition to the narrative adding in some crucial story point which im guessing he is in the comics from the images ive seen of him revealing his face to the media but in the film stark gets blamed for the death of a womans son then recruits a kid to do his dirty work.
            Spidey then disappears 5 minutes in to the fight leaving no impact on the narrative.

            Flash can never control his time travelling O_o what ? just what? do you know nothing about the character. When has the flash ever shown he can control this ability when he mistakenly creates the world of Flashpoint with Aquaman committing genocide and sinking part of Europe while batman is Thoms Wayne and the Joker is Martha Wayne? were Wonder Woman beheads Mera or during Infinite Crisis where he doesnt even understand he is time travelling and has to piece the timeline together by unwillingly being thrown into different time periods and experiencing the event in a jumbled backwards order a dozen times over only to get so angry and run so fast that he briefly appears for 30 seconds, long enough to save and quickly communicate with a team of heroes.
            Do these sound like the actions of a dude who knows how to t ravel through time and his only method of controle is running? he doesnt even understand what the speedforce is let alone know how to manipulate it, he usually falls through time by mistake.
            Just watch the new TV show were he is running around the city and sees a mirror image of himself running along side him then later literally everyone is killed in an explosion, green arrow, the hawks, atom, felicity ect everyone and he simply tries to out run the explosion and falls back through time untill a day ago by sheer luck.

            BVS keeps true to the comics and shows a flash from the future attempting to warn bruce that superman turns evil with the arrival of darkseid and set up the story arc of the DCEU their is no quip O_o what are you on about? a quip is having your 2 heroes fight while one says “i can gooo all dayyy” …. or beating up a mass murdering god then having your hero comically throw him around while sprouting “Puny God” quips are supposed to be funny(cringy in the MCU case) not deadly serious, mysterious and informative.

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            you are telling me stark has 0 character development through the franchise that a woman blaming him for the death of her son had no affect on his judgment, that unleashing ultron and killing thousands had no affect on his personality and he experiences no guilt. For these reasons alone he would not hire a kid and throw him into danger especially the worlds greatest assassin, yes he knows he is pretty freaking strong and can shoot webs thats it he is still inexperienced and most importantly UNDERAGE!! if he simply wawsnt underage then this wouldnt be contradicting to the opening scene. That aside caps team dropped a couple tons worth of metal on his head and hoped he would catch and be able to hold it they were lucky he didnt end up crippled like warmachine being shot by visions death rays.

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            You are questioning the fundamentals of batmans character he never gets over his parents death, never. That is why he spent nearly a decade training and exploring foreign lands to come home and create the Batman, because his parents were murdered in front of him. The latest trinity comic has batman relive his parents death with superman and wonder woman their to comfort him.
            http://www.flickeringmyth.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/Trinity-3-1-600×922.jpg

            Simply to say batman needs to grow out of it is a moronic stand point, his parents deaths created a scar on his physique and is what drives him to be batman and fight criminals every night its not something you grow out of. For some people they resolve to drugs, booze, suicide, therapists batman resolved to beat up criminals, he has the most famous motivations for a character in comic history and to hear an alien god ask you to save your own mothers life when you are about to kill him and not a plea for his own life would make any one stop and reevaluate the situation let alone Batman.
            as i said a man in his position would learn to hide his feelings when hearing their names in general conversation but not during the most adrenaline fueled moment in his life they would come bursting out in confusing and anger as they did , then give way to understanding and reasoning/acceptance<<< incredible character development right there.

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            My reasoning was perfectly sane the government would never want a man responsible for mass murderer as the face of their new superhero team. i really dont understand how anyone can dissagree with me. Yes the film forced him into that position because hes the main character and the biggest profit earner but they completely disregarded any realistic repercussions after Age of Ultron.

            The general public all know stark is responsible for Ultron hence why a member of the public confronts him in the opening scene drawing a great amount of attention to the fact he should feel responsibility and guilt then craps it all away by having him hire a kid, superpowers or not.

            omg read my comment xD yes i know cap is against the accords but his biggest priority right now is saving his best friend at all costs! he has always followed government direction thats what he signed up for in WW2 signing this isnt much different he is simply agreeing to follow common laws when dealing with foreign countries and to follow government instructions as is usual for him.
            I understand he has lost faith in them after the actions of Winter Soldier but if it meant saving the last man on earth which links him to his old life, his best friend no less who has been tortured and brainwashed for decades he would do anything! to guarantee his safety and the best possible way to do that ATM is to have the whole team work together towards bringing him in SAFELY without a kill order on his head.
            The government would much rather have cap lead the team instead of stark and would agree to take the kill order off in exchange for his signature after all its a tortured brainwashed veteran american soldier they put the kill order on in the first place.
            .
            Nothing is stopping Cap from going vigilante later and breaking the contract but Bucky needs him right now to sign the accords and focus on saving him. Not to run off with less than half the team to play vigilante because he refuses to sign the accords out of sheer pride. All he does is lower his chances of succeeding in saving Bucky by doing so.

            I know what happened in the film im saying it was a moronic choice to have happen and a number of decisions were simply made out of bullheadedness and as lame tools to drive the plot forward whether they made sense or not.

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            As i said in my comment "as we know Darksied has seen" we, WE know, an alien attack has already happened simply because superman is located on earth and that attack nearly ended humanity their is nothing stopping more attacks from happening and batman sees that threat. But as i have pointed out multiple times this is not the only driving motivation for batman or the strongest, the dessert scene shows superman becoming judge jury and executioner something he can play with anyone such as the president if he simply disagrees with his decisions. He could very easily become humanities overlord if they dont agree with him and no one can stop him. who gave him the rite to judge human lives and deem them not worth living?

            I pointed out Darseid to show how batmans and most of societys suspicions and fears of another attack are not unfounded in fact they are real and on the way as the audience knows. This means batman is 100% right to think of superman as bait for more attacks.

            This also shows a realistic way to deal with the repercussions of mass murder when a hero is accidentally responsible, the only difference between supermans story line and starks in this instance is superman had no control over where he was sent as a baby, stark created ultron out of stubbornness and a refusal to listen to his team mates telling him not to medal with alien tech or curiosity for short. Which fit both characters perfectly the after affects of their actions on the other hand were handled perfectly by BVS and terribly by CW.

    • Easy Tab

      “I havnt seen a film with such terrible performances and such an incoherent narrative as CW since the first avengers film” Luckily not many people tend to share your opinion good sir…

      • Keiran S-C

        unfortunately :/ i dont understand how any superhero fan can be happy with an alien invasion insta dying without even being told about a connection between the aliens thats 101 of a hive mind story just play Mass Effect 2 and youl see how it should be done.
        Or the villain being comically beaten up like some cartoon character and completely disregarding the severity of his actions and the hundreds of people hes killed including coulsen.

        I dont understand how superhero fans can enjoy a film were a speedster is shot to death ffs o_o clearly it was not written or directed by ppl who have read comics in their life.

        CW had better performances than both the avenger films (which isnt hard) but worse writing for nearly every character besides Black Pantha(the only positive to come out of the film). some of the comments approve go into more detail but they are all glaringly obvious when watching the film. Weak motivations, a continuation of the truly terrible miss use of comedy the MCU is famous for and an incredibly lame villains plot even if he had the best villian backstory in the franchise.

        “Mr.Stank” sums up CW :/

  • BvS
    X-Men: Apocalypse
    Deadpool
    SS
    TMNT 2
    Dr. Strange (Flavor of the week, obviously)

    • Axxell

      Thanks for providing your own worst to best ranking…You missed CW, though.

      • Added it and you know how I judge these movies? Based on story and Quality. Marvel’s quality has been dwindling down since the Avengers movie. Civil War was just plain disappointing to it’s fanbase and heck, I didn’t hate it, but it wasn’t deep enough for me. It had potential, but the execution was lacking. Dr. Strange was pretty much what I expected. It was Ant-man. At least I enjoyed and laughed with Ant-man. Dr. Strange was… meh.

        Understand that I do NOT want to have this list. If every movie was amazing, I’d be more than happy.

        • Axxell

          Of course you would; so would everybody else who liked CW better than BvS…

        • Easy Tab

          “Civil War was just plain disappointing to it’s fanbase” You say that as if your opinion is in the majority….

  • Marquis DC Sade

    This list is based on personal opinion, there can be no definitive list of best/worst CB films of the year because film is a subjective medium. Now if you want to talk about which films made the most money, that’s another story because that’s something you can quantify.

    • frelling_cute

      Isn’t giving their opinion what bloggers and critics do for a living. Of course it is subjective.

  • Caio Lourêncio

    My personal order:
    1-BvS
    2-CW
    3-Doctor Strange
    4-Deadpool
    5-X-men: Apocalypse
    6-Suicide Squad

    • Carl’s a pretty weird dude…

      TRUE!

  • batghost

    1. Civil War – all around fantastic movie. (You are either a liar or a cynical @$$hole who doesn’t like fun if you say otherwise)
    2. Deadpool was good, but not nearly as great as people tend to make it out to be.
    3. Doctor Strange was a totally good film one could expect from Marvel, but with no improvement on the flaws that even the fans find in the movies. Still not enough to knock it down though.
    4. Suicide Squad had great characters and a few great performances, but you can barely even call it a movie.
    5. X-Men: Apocalypse is typical garbage from Bryan Singer’s X films. This franchise desperately needs to have a soft-reboot (First Class is still the best by far)
    6. Never saw TMNT 2
    7. BvS is an insult to film lovers and comic book fans and will easily be remembered as one of the worst comic book movies ever made.

    • Nightwing

      Damn, my Feige(r) counter went off charts here. “You are either a liar or a cynical @$$hole who doesn’t like fun if you say otherwise” It was really a lame movie man. And I love Marvel movies. Winter Soldier is still the greatest. CW was just a big letdown.

      • batghost

        Winter Soldier is the best. Agreed on that. Civil War was a fantastic movie that built further on the story from Winter Soldier. Sooo…are you lying or are you a cynical @$$hole?

        • Nightwing

          So, WS killed Stark’s parents, but Cap just can’t see past Bucky being his childhood friend. If he gave Barnes to the authorities there would be no civil war. Then you have Stark who killed some student in Sokovia but he doesn’t give a damn because he goes on to recruit a kid to fight a bonafide superhero team. Also, Stark is supposed to be heart broken after what happened to Pepper, but he’s got his game face on when he notices May. And after all that, the government wants a killer like Stark to lead the avengers? Oh, wait, this movie had a villain right? Zemo is marvel’s equivalent of Lex Luthor, relies mostly on luck to execute his plan. Then you have the marvel’s courage of killing off characters. They tease us with Rhodes but he turns out fine. Just like BvS this movie had to lay ground for future heroes, but in a better way. Big showdown is nothing fantastic, it’s like watching every other marvel’s movie fight scene. Score is a forgettable mess, just like the movie, but marvel’s movies have always been plagued by bad scores.

          • batghost

            Cool. Cynical. Thanks for the response. Enjoy your day.

          • Nightwing

            Or you can just get it through your thick skull that not everyone likes the movie.

          • batghost

            Right. Cynical @$$holes. Cheers.

  • Chris27

    CW
    Deadpool
    Dr Strange
    BVS
    X Men
    SS

    Was close with CW/Deadpool but I think CW was better movie.

  • thecozmicleague

    Pretty bad list. No way Dr strange and SS beat out BvS.

  • Ausmaan Raja

    BVSUE
    CW
    DEADPOOL
    DRS
    XMEN
    SS
    TMNT

    For me BVSEU is such a different tone to all the others it actually tackles serious issues regarding superheroes. Im all for seeing my heroes on a pedestal but I’ve seen that do death now. what WB and Snyder did was break our DC heroes down to build them better and greater than they where before. Also they had the balls to actual kill a leading hero unlike another CBM movie.

    Im just getting sick of nothing actual ever happening in the MCU its become predictable now. It literally feels like Saturday morning cartoon.

    Finally on my point I’m kinda glad people keep on ripping on DC because it means comic book fans especially regard the DC heroes much higher than they do Marvel. Ultimately it means we will get (hopefully) better and better DCEU films. See every one in June for Wonder Woman.

  • Getting on soapabox: So the only meaningful context for a discussion like this is personal taste. We can state why we personally like one film more than another and so forth. The reasons why we react as we do to films are ultimately subjective and idiosyncratic, imo. It our personal life history, individual states, unique personality structure, and events that have shaped us that determines why something in a film strikes a chord with us or leaves us cold. Who am I to presume to tell anyone else what they should or should not like? Or which films are “objectively better or worse” than one another? Same thing. that would be asinine of me.

    Anyway, with that said, my personal ranking:

    5) Deadpool – I’m sorry, I don’t know this character from the comics. And evidently maybe one has to in order to really enjoy and appreciate Deadpool. I understand that he is a parody of Deathstroke and is intended to spoof all sorts of comic book genre conventions. He breaks the 4th wall all the time as a part of that, etc. I can find no fault with any of the elements of the film which were all extremely well executed. I just don’t relate to the character concept. The humor fell flat for me as forced and contrived. It just was’t for me. I love the illusion that superheroes feel like they really could exist. Deadpool’s humor works against that (for me).

    4) Doctor Strange – I realized after watching this film, and comparing Steven Strange with Tony Stark, that with every prior lead superhero character in the MCU I have really liked the character as a person. Steven Strange is the first one that isn’t inherently likable. He’s kind of a jerk. I realize he’s supposed to be. But still, I therefore had a little more trouble connecting with him and caring about what happens to him regardless. I didn’t find myself instinctively rooting for him very much. Also, although Mikkelsen is a great actor, his character as written still feels to me like a cardboard cutout villain. His motivations felt like a prop to transparently propel the plot forward. The film didn’t impart to me a sense of who the character is as a person, or what motivates him beyond a broad superficial level. (When will the MCU give as a new villain that rivals Loki?) I also felt a bit letdown by how magic was handled. To me it did not feel mysterious or “numinous.” Instead it felt kind of Matrix-y. I also felt that the kaleidoscopically folding cityscapes action theme was overused. Otherwise the film is strong. It just didn’t pull me in.

    3) Suicide Squad – I felt let down by this one, although I did manage to get more enjoyment from it than not. It managed to be at least superficially entertaining because the characters were a lot of fun, and the actors playing them did a really fine job. Margot Robbie in particular. Will Smith and Jay Hernandez were also excellent. But the story itself had some obvious editing problems. The reshoots of the ‘dossiers’ of each member of the crew set to a theme song apparently left no room for scenes that I’m sure would have told a more coherent story. At least that’s how it seemed to me. I haven’t seen the Extended Cut with its whopping 11 minutes of additional footage (waiting for the 4K blu ray of that). But anyway, this is a film that should express a darkly cynical view of how the military and intelligence agencies would deal with meta-humans, extra-terrestrials, and divine magic, etc. I was hoping for it to have a more ominous, eerier, creepier tone. But the suits at WB were all freaked out about the reaction to BvS, For me, SS missed an opportunity to drive home why if all this superhero stuff was real we should deeply distrust the powers-that-be to deal with it. (Kudos to Jonathan Kent’s instincts about that in MoS.)

    2) Captain America: Civil War – This is another film that I was personally underwhelmed by. The fight scenes were fun, but after so many of them it started to lose impact and feel like a Kung Fu movie to me. This is probably just me, but I also didn’t feel much of a sense of stakes to what motivated the characters, or gravity to the events. Parallel criticisms of BvS’s Martha moment are fair (although I have concocted my own ‘good enough’ explanation of it from the film that satisfies me)–but this film too ends on a weak plot point to my mind, namely that Tony Stark clearly should have grasped that the WS had no control over his actions whatsoever. Plain and simple. That wasn’t “Bucky” but rather a kind of programmed automaton. And this movie gives us a more grown up, mature, sober Tony Stark! But all that said, it was still fun to watch the fights. About all I really cared about in this film was the fight scenes. And the introductions of Black Panther and Spidey were well executed.

    1) BvS – Achieves this top ranking on the basis of what I believe is Snyder’s project of asking “what would it look like if these superheroes actually inhabited the real world? What are the implications of that?” I had never seen that done before. And for me, the films has a feeling of mythic, epic, gravitas. Yes, the film is flawed! (For that matter so am I! So are you. ;-P) But the film’s shortcomings and problems are relatively minor to me compared with just how bold the film’s vision is artistically (at least in my mind). I only watch this film in the UE version paired consecutively with Man of Steel, also in 4K. And I’d be lying if I didn’t acknowledge that the fact that I can watch both films in 4K influences me. (Disney please release your MCU films in 4K already!)