Nostalgia Critic - Are Superheroes Whiny Little Bitches?

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  • Mizu Takishima
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    Huh, just fresh from watching the anniversary trailer and now I get to see this! :D
  • LikaLaruku
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    Did anyone read the title card & think of Superboy Prime?
  • Malidictus
    Superbitch Prime? Good call! :)
  • thehulk86
    (insert "I'll Kill You To DEATH!!!" reference here)
  • ladydiskette
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    God help us all if they actually MAKE a real Superboy Prime movie =(
  • Spike_prime
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    No. GOD no. Just... just NO. That will never happen. Ever. EVER.
    The character is so hated and unpopular that the likelihood of him making any kind of appearance in any medium other than the comics is so remote as to be practically non-existent. It'd be like Jason Todd as Robin turning up in Man of Steel 2 (Superman vs Batman), it's just not gonna happen.
  • Kamdan
    Just to let you know, Mario Puzo's script for the film was overly campy and it took James Bond scribe Tom Mankiewicz and director Richard Donner to bring it to the level it became.

    I wonder why there was no mentioning as to the BIGGEST problem with Superman Return's idea of "drama," which was the dead beat dad angle. If that's all you can think of doing with a character like Superman, to need to get the fuck out.
  • Blakout
    Great video, Nostalgia Critic!
  • Elphaba645
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    Great vid, and an interesting opinion too... He always has great things to say in these editorials.
  • Fantasiaxylie
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    I don't mind movies trying to bring more human aspects to superheros. In my opinion that makes them much better characters.
  • MattheJ1
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    That can be good when done well, but I prefer my superheroes to be...well, superhuman. You can do both - look at The Dark Knight - but if you had to choose between superhuman action and angsty character development, I know which one I'll keep coming back to watch.
  • Josephes
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    Good video as usual, Doug. :)
  • Travoltron
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    These guys seem to think that Jesus imagery makes their films "deep". But it comes off as simply an annoying 2000 year old pop cultural reference to non-religious types like myself.
  • gojirafan430
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    It wasn't meant to be deep it was a wink to the audience.
  • Sewblon
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    Nothing you said is incorrect. However, I have never met a Christian who ever explicitly said that Jesus imagery in movies that are not about Jesus actually makes those movies better. If anything they just find it offensive to their religious beliefs.
  • JasonShepard  - Well
    I wasn't totally with you, but then I understood it all. Then you went a little too far, but I don't think it was a deal breaker, so in the end I agree with you.
    P.S. I think Tobey Maguire has the better movie with 2.
  • TooMuchFreeTime  - Spot on NC
    Absolutely, it's all about balance.
  • snoofulus
    When it's done well, it's drama, when it's done badly it's whining :)

    Also, the Avengers have been notably angst-free so far :)
  • Angrier_Jack
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    Well that's the thing with having literally ALL of your characters already set up in previous movies. However if you lump in the recent Marvel Movies with the avengers there's a shitload of angst.
  • snoofulus
    The Hulk (the bastard child of the bunch, in a way) had the most - the others not so much.
    Chris Evans had one little moment after his friend died, RDJ got maybe a little contemplative about his weapons and then got drunk in the sequel, and Thor had lots of "come back to our father, brother!" dialogue but that's something else than sitting in your corner and weeping. So no, not exactly a "shitload".

    Also, I think X-Men is seriously the wrong example to cite here - the only one who's "moping" is Anna Paquin and she's kind of not a superhero in that movie.
  • Melkiador
    Are you talking about the Avengers-verse movies or Marvel movies in general. Most of the Avengers-verse stuff is pretty moping light, except for the Hulk movies. Hulk mope makes sense, since he only has two speeds: Regular guy and Monster. There just aren't many healthy action ways of dealing with your problems when you are Bruce Banner.
  • Thatpirate
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    I completely agree with you. Here are some superhero movies that I felt did it incredibly well.

    X2
    Kick Ass
    X-Men First Class
    Batman: Mask of the Phantasm
    The Dark Knight
    and Iron Man

    I think that the main thing is
    1. You need really good fitting actors for the roles.
    2. You need it to be grounded in something real. Whether it's persecution, the death of a loved one, fear over your own death, losing a loved one to some outside force (them turning evil, leaving you for someone else), or your work being corrupted are all real things to feel upset about, not, boohoo I'm stronger and faster than everyone else.
  • 34PJM43
    The Dark Knight amped up the emotion a little to much. To the point where it was out-of-character.
  • rguy1  - request
    can you review rookie of the year ?
  • Eyeshot
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    In an alternate universe, Spoony is commenting on this page about how the Nostalgia Critic is wrong, wrong, WRONG!!!
  • SpeedyEric  - Please don't review MoS. PLEASE.
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    I don't have a problem with comic book heroes being more emotional than they were in the golden and silver ages. I understand that the writers and actors portraying them make them feel more human. Also, to put it to Linkara's words, Superman is the most human of superheroes, and it truely shows in Man of Steel.

    I'm more conected with the Christian Bale Batman more than I do with the Michael Keaton one, because we didn't get a real backstory on the Keaton version as we did with Bale, and I feel that The Dark Knight Trilogy has more to do with the titled character than the Keaton films (I just feel that they were half focused on Bruce/Batman and the other half were on the villains and supporting cast.)

    Also, with Supes' battle with Zod in the end of Mos, there was that type of city damage in both the comics and in animated form, and Supes killed Zod because he had no Phantom Zone Projector (and this taught him the "no killing" thing).
  • //  - dont buy it
    So who did you kill before you realized you shouldn't do it?

    The problem isn't that the action is so massive, or that supes even killed. The problem is there was no acknowledgment of the destruction he helped create and there was no lead up to the killing which is what made it so out of place (they should have added a line or something to set up the fact he might have to kill Zod)
  • Me Wise Magic
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    That's where I was coming from with that movie as well. Superman reacts to what happened after it because he didn't want to do it; but Zod gave him no choice. After it's done Superman just doesn't walk away from it like it was nothing. He's upset about it. I think after the film it shows that in time he realizes he needs to do everything in his power from this kind of event from happening and causing this amount of destruction.
  • AlucardsQuest
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    He screams about it, but in the next scene he's fine with not only Zod's death, but the death of hundreds of thousands of unevacuated people. No mention of them at all, and Metropolis seems to be rebuilt faster that 100,000 Flashes on the job. Everyone keeps saying that it'll be addressed in the next film, but it's such a glaring flaw that it was begging for it to be woven into the narrative and we never got it. Since it wasn't, it reflects very irresponsibly on everyone from the writers, the director and the producers (as does the over-the-top product placement) as well as the character himself.
  • Melkiador
    Zod gave him a choice. Kill or let these people be killed. It isn't like Superman didn't already let his own father be killed by Tornado to save no one, so I don't really see his motivation for killing Zod. "Letting people die" was the mantra he was raised under. Basically, Superman killed Zod because the movie needed to be wrapped up.

    Of course the murder of Zod wasn't nearly as bad as the genocide of destroying the Genesis Chamber.
  • LordNifty
    As I recall, Superman was originally supposed to be at least partially a metaphor for Moses.

    So, based on this video, does this mean that Doug thinks "Batman Forever" is better than "The Dark Knight"? Doug really overdid the mockery of Peter Parker's mourning of his uncle. I know that the Spider-Man comics have too much angst, but come on! It was hard not to imagine him at a funeral, making fun of everyone and calling them f*gs.

    Personally, I think the angst is from the Tolkien style "reluctant hero" trope that is used for to make characters more "accessible".
  • TheOnlyThing
    Saying "Don't review this movie because I like it." just makes you look bad. He's reviewed a lot of technically bad movies that a lot of people like for whatever reason. Hell, a few weeks ago, I watched the first Power Rangers movie and enjoyed the hell out of it then watched his old review and laughed my ass off. I can't really say MoS is better or worse than that movie because I haven't seen it (but let's be real, if it isn't better than the Power Rangers movie, something's wrong). I know it's not the same thing because Power Rangers is campy as shit, but you get my point.

    You need to stop acting like things you like are infallible. If you like it, like it. Liking something while recognizing its flaws makes a true fan. And if you don't agree that what he thinks are flaws are actually flaws, then... well ok.
  • SpeedyEric  - @TheOnlyThing
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    I only said that, because I don't want a flame war to start in the comments if that NC review comes along after the movie has its DVD and Blu-ray release.
  • Dust
    More emotional is great... if it fits the character.

    Superman: Raised by humans, understands us and wants to make things better.
    MoS: Showed flashbacks to the Kents teaching him... promptly forgotten at some point, since the writers wanted him to be angsty and isolated "because it's deep", and brawls because he can.

    "I'm gonna eye-beam those people if you don't let me go!"
    "Well, simply spinning us around so you aren't facing them is too much hassle - I'll just snap your neck!"
    ".. wait, what?"

    If they wanted to make something dark, they should have bought the rights to The Crow or something else that's MEANT to be dark, instead of forcing it.
  • GernBlanston  - Great essay about MOS's failures
    http://badassdigest.com/ 2013/07/03/film-crit- hulk-man-of-steel/

    Use this if the constant capitalization bother you:
    http:// www.convertcase.net/

    It's spot on about all of Man of Steel's failings and explains just why it doesn't work for so many people.

    It's a great read whether you liked the movie or not.
  • Spottedfeather
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    Except that Man Of Steel is not only a horrible movie, it's a really horrible Superman movie. It's more like a movie with a main character that kind of looks like Superman. The movie had no heart is the least Superman-ish version of the character that there's ever been. It was just awful. Jonathan Kent was a worthless coward. Lois Lane was a weak, bland, boring part. Perry White was black for no reason. Jimmy Olsen wasn't even in it. And Zod was only slightly more threatening that Screech from Saved By The Bell.

    And you're really out there on that no real backstory with Michael Keaton's Batman. Don't really need a backstory for the character. Everyone already knows it.
  • Robanah
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    These editorials are just great :)
  • doctorwho3600
    Okay, so the whole "superheroes are whiners" complaint has bugged me for a while now too, the people who claim that superheros are just mindless fun are clearly just idiots who know nothing of the Genre to begin with. In my opinion the reason for the constant cliches that you listed off their is because they truly are trying to tell the same story over and over again, person gains superpowers, existential crisis, when comics themselves do not work this way, after the origin, they expand themselves, create new and more complex stories, and interconnect with the other heroes of their world. Telling the origin over and over is no way to go, and simply having one hero with no-one else just plain doesn't work in my opinion. One reason why I legitimately love the Marvel cinematic universe is because it doesn't play into this, it started off as four writers for four movies, talking to each other and interchanging thoughts to ensure they didn't wind up writing the same thing over and over. Also, the whole idea that superheros becoming dark is getting old is, believe it or not, something that has been through before in comics on account of watchmen, called the dark age. Eventually balance was found their and it shall be found here.
  • Capt Harkness51
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    Are they? Pretty much 50/50 chance they are.
  • soulalcatraz
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    I think you're right and it's about balance, but for me personally I feel like too many of the recent super hero movies have been slightly off-balance in that they've been a little TOO emotional. Iron Man got it right because as a character Tony Stark is very upbeat and witty and so the heavier stuff doesn't drag down the atmosphere too much like it did in Man of Steel, IMO.
  • richtv
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    Great topic! I am so tired of the somber hero movies, it's why I loved The Avengers, it was just trying to have fun
  • MattheJ1
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    This guy gets it. That's the thing about most of the first round of the Avengers movies. The plots were clich├ęd beyond belief, but it didn't matter. Why? Because I didn't come to watch the 'prove your worth' storyline for the 500th time, I came to watch Thor hit stuff with his hammer!
  • ANIMEMASTER1111
    This is part of why I like the Thor film so much. Yes they delve into the emotional aspects, but it never feels like they're going too far. Thor deals with the humility aspect, but never forgets to have fun with the character.
  • Fantago
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    Oh c'mon, the first 2 Spiderman movies were still pretty good. Uncle Ben was pretty much his father. Isn't the death of a parent or loved one a classic driving force for superheroes? (Batman, Punisher, Superman...ish, etc.)
  • MattheJ1
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    It is, but you don't see Batman sobbing about it. And that whole Spiderman 2 subplot about how Peter Parker stopped being Spiderman WHILE Doc Ock was rampaging around the city - he was emo long before he put on the black suit.
    And yeah, the movies were good, but when I rewatch those movies it's not for the angsty subplots, it's for that one action scene where they throw the clock hands at each other.
  • Dore
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    Bruce Wayne was anything but normal, even as a kid. He grew up surrounded by fabulous wealth, and while losing his parents did affect him deeply (obviously), his life wasn't totally destroyed by it. He still had Alfred, and more money than god. His father was also more distant, since he was a "big important man" whith big important responsibilities. Bruce was also in no way responsible for his parents deaths.

    Peter, though, grew up in a somewhat poor family. Ben was EVERYTHING to him. Peter was "sobbing" about it because, in almost every respect, he was truly a normal kid and his only father figure (and the family breadwinner, too, I might add), just died because of HIS OWN actions, or inaction. Pete will have to live with that his entire life, Spider-Man nonwithstanding.

    There is a world of difference in sobbing about two people who you call your parents dying and someone who was literally your whole world dying. At least understand the "angsty subplots" instead of disregarding them. Pete has been shit on his whole life. He's got a goddamn right to shed a few tears now and then. It's hard to feel sorry for Wayne when he can buy a friggin' country with his pocket change.
  • MattheJ1
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    I'm not sure about the original comics, but in Batman Begins Bruce blamed himself for his parents' death, too. (Remember, that play he was at reminded him of the bats.) And he was, what, five? Peter was a fully grown adult, and he was sobbing way before he realized that he was to blame. Keep in mind, at this point, Peter had been given spider powers, was steadily becoming friends with the girl of his dreams, and had just beaten the crap out of a giant wrestler. I'd say he was doing just fine. And maybe I would've been more supportive of the 'Spiderman no more' storyline had he not done it while Doc Ock was still out there and building a doomsday machine!
  • The Dubya
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    Yeah ummm...one, Peter Parker is CLEARLY a teenager. In like, ya know, high school and all. Bruce Wayne is in his mid-30's and acts like an autistic 12 year old half the time.

    Two, everything going on with Doc Ock happened AFTER A) he thought he was already gone and defeated, and B) he lost his superpowers to begin with. He stopped being Spiderman because HE LITERALLY COULDN'T BE SPIDERMAN.

    Bruce Wanye is a destructive, antisocial, sociopathic manchild that doesn't care about anyone but himself. He was given the whole world since birth, but he still acts like he has a chip on his shoulder and puts it upon himself to be the vigilante by beating up low class muggers. "st00pid poor people killing mah mammy and pappy. I'll show them!" What a fucking wanker.

    At least with Peter Parker we understand that he's kind of an insecure geek that has an unremarkable/nothing special look to him that comes from a poor home, so I get why he's more introverted. And every little spark of hope Peter does get in his life, it always gets ripped right out from under him. It's like the world is conspiring to make him miserable...and yet he's still able to muster JUST enough optimism to be the hero NYC needs.

    (and ya know, not tear up half the fucking city to do it)

    Bruce Wayne's a well-loved beefcake Maxim model that pretty much OWNS Gotham City with his billionaire status, yet he scowls away all alone in his little batcave and refuses to have any friends because...reasons. All of his problems are completely and utterly self-imposed just so he has an excuse to mope (i.e. the retarded ending to The Dark Knight. Hey, blaming me instead of The Joker will give me the excuse to hide away for 8 years! Who cares if it doesn't make sense! I NEED MORE TIME TO BROOD LIKE A BADASS!) Bruce Wayne CHOOSES to be passive and lonely because "Badasses don't have friends."

    I seriously don't get why anyone over the age of 14 loves this unlikeable Trust Fund Baby douchebag so much.
  • MattheJ1
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    If I had a billion dollars, I'd act exactly like Bruce Wayne does. And his parents were killed when he was five - I'd say that's much more scarring than when you're a teenager.

    As for Parker, A) Why would he think he'd defeated him after only fighting with him once, and B) The whole losing his powers ordeal was psychological and entirely self imposed. So while the villain is busy building a doomsday machine, Spiderman No More just watches as crime ratchets up. Even after he got his powers back, he didn't go after the villain until his girlfriend was kidnapped - that's what only caring about yourself means.

    Compare that to Batman, who kept fighting Bane after he had caved his damn skull in. Later in the movie, he took a knife to the gut and a broken back, and he still managed to save the city despite being trapped in Death Hole. The biggest challenge Peter ever faced was overcoming his own whiny ass and saving the day.

    And don't even get me started on Spiderman 3, where Parker's unlikable personality and horrid behavior created BOTH villains AND killed Harry. I'll take brooding over actively destructive.
  • The Dubya
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    Pretty much EVERY superhero in both DC and Marvel combined have more tragic backstories than Bruce Wayne. Hire yourself a fuckin therapist for the next 20+ years of your life. You'll get over it. Peter Parker becoming Spiderman so soon after Uncle Ben's death is something that an emotional reactive teenager would indeed do. Superman was pretty much already a superhero good guy before officially donning the cape. What was Bruce's life like BETWEEN the years of his parents' death and his decision to become Batman? Other than the vague "Oh he saw crime in Gotham City rise", where if he wanted to he could move at any point (especially if it reminded him so much of his parents). That's what doesn't work for me about his origin story; there's literally a MILLION other things you could've done between the decade+ before donning your costume. And the fact that he's SO unbelievably well off/in a better spot than 99% of his cohorts, he should be acting more like Tony Stark, not Oscar The Grouch.

    Again, Peter loses his powers AFTER it looks like Doc Ock is no longer a threat anymore. Ock hides away for a bit, then sometime AFTER he loses his powers, he sneaks off to the Osbourne's to get what he needs for his doomsday machine.

    And while we're on the subject of Peter, Peter finally, for ONCE, gets a chance to have good things happen to his life....until he DOES see that he's unable to save people like he still wants to (the burning building scene). The scene where the little kid ask where Spiderman is and Aunt May gives him that speech, he's already decided that he wants to be Spiderman again. When they get attacked at the diner is just the point where they finally trigger back on.

    That's the ENTIRE theme of BOTH movies; Peter is sacrificing his own happiness for the greater good of NYC. He's breaking promises and lying to the people he loves left and right because he puts the safety of everyone else before his own. That's pretty much the DEFINITION of selfless. It's only at the end of the 2nd movie where Mary Jane finally goes "Look dude, you CAN have both. You CAN be Spiderman and be happy."

    So Spiderman can't take a punch as good as Chuck Norris Bat. Whoop dee doo.

    And are you kidding me? Not actively destructive? IN ALL THREE MOVIES Batman's vehicles are tearing the ever loving FUCK out of Gotham City left and right. He got his girlfriend killed in TDK and HIS ass sat around for 8 years and let crime get bad again because...reasons. Gee, maybe if you weren't a fucking dumbass and just told the people about The Joker instead of pointlessly taking the blame yourself, your lazy ass would've been in better to take on Bane (which he isn't even aware of until Bane starts wanting to play with Bruce's toys).

    Selfish manchild bat is selfish manchild bat.
  • MattheJ1
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    Crime didn't get worse when Batman disappeared, commissioner Gordon implemented those Draconian laws and crime was on the drop. Batman didn't come back until Batman needed to.

    And yeah, he knocked over a couple lampposts while he was driving around in his tank. Better than creating an evil monster Spiderman, or spurning a basically indestructible villain to seek revenge. And Bruce did leave the city. He toured around the world, beating up people in prison (not the most productive, I'll admit, but hardly sitting around watching Netflix either) and only returned to Gotham to bring it back to order. He didn't kill Rachel either; he saved her life earlier on and tried to save her, not knowing the Joker had switched them.

    And how's that 'safety of everyone else' going? Aunt Mae was brought to the brink of death, Harry hated his guts, and Mary Jane was captured in every single movie. He's only got three people, it shouldn't be that hard. And why is it MJ has to specifically tell him that he can have both? Why can't he figure that out himself? Is it, perhaps, because he perpetuates his own self-misery every chance he gets? That he's unwilling to accept that he's anything but a hapless self martyr?

    And the selfish argument really doesn't work when you're talking about a superhero, especially one who nearly kills himself on multiple occasions to save Gotham.

    And maybe Spiderman's not the world's greatest detective, but surely since he's seen the doomsday machine before, seen the Doc suffer great losses, seen him trying to steal money, surely he'd figure out that he wasn't exactly going away. Hell, if it was his first villain, maybe I'd understand, but he'd already done that dance before. Pattern recognition is hardly a superpower.
  • GernBlanston  - Agreed. I'll take those over the joyless reboot
    And crying about the death of your Uncle -- that's when you SHOULD cry!

    I'm still waiting for a video about the unlikable hero.

    Because Andrew Garfield's Peter Parker was an UNLIKABLE DOUCHEBAG. And he was far more whiny than the previous Parker, the previous one was more of a sadsack - different things. Also, he cried more in one movie than Maguire did over 3, Maguire's just a terrible on-screen crier.

    Sorry, I'm just still infuriated that they made Peter Parker into a horrible person.

    He's the most unlikable person in the remake and he's the damn hero! Worst of all, he has no character arc. Flash Thompson has more of a character arc than he does. He actually becomes a WORSE person by the end when he defies the dying wishes of Gwen's father. It's a slap in the face of the character I grew up reading.

    I don't know why people loved it so much, but Amazing Spider-Man was just so wrongheaded, tone deaf and ill-thought out. What they depicted wasn't a hero. He was an A-HOLE.
  • Unholy Shadow
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    Isn't it interesting how so many things come down to balance? Balance is so delicate and I think that's where the term "too much of a good thing" comes from. Some of these superhero movies have too much emotion to the point where it just becomes annoying.
    Personally, I thought the new Spiderman movie was an improvement over the other three, but I haven't watched it since it was in theaters.
    But it's good they're experimenting with it too. Without the experimentation, we wouldn't get anything other than movies that are entirely composed of one guy beating the snot out of another!
    That being said, I'm coming to enjoy these editorials more and more as you always seem to say some pretty good things in them! While I do enjoy the anger of the NC character, it is neat to see you voice such opinions on matters.
  • MattheJ1
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    I agree. The thing about balance, though, is that if you lose that balance, there's always one side you'd prefer to fall on. Me, I would prefer the cheesy action over the dark Nolan-y stuff.
  • SRanger1071  - UNCLE BEN!!!!!
    While I agree, that superheroes need some drama, there IS such a thing as going too far (as you demonstrated).
  • Critic_Critic  - Jesus stuff
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    I wanted to comment on Jesus symbolism and the Jesus formula archetype. Because a lot of people I think don't realize that the formula "savior comes to humankind, but is ultimately rejected, and suffers for humankind's flaws" predates Jesus a long ways. This story archetype has been used so many times because it's potent, can say a lot about the human condition, and was as dramatic for the ancient Greeks as it is dramatic for us today. Nevertheless, the rise and popularity of Christianity and Judeo-Christian mythos, perhaps begs the most weighted question in our lives: Are we ready for the Messiah? Particularly in light of modern times and our obsession with the end of the world (check out how many end of the world films/shows have been coming out lately). If the world were to end tomorrow, would humanity be saved? Which makes the juxtaposition of your modern superheroes, an allegory or various takes on an analysis of that question.

    I think that's a very important aspect of the central theme(s) of Man Of Steel, by the way. The film asks, repeatedly, is the world ready for Superman? I'll avoid the specific spoilers, but this lesson is hammered into Clark's head from an early age, and when he does appear to the world, how the world reacts and his own decisions because of that answer the question.

    Back to the "savior" formula, it's potent because it is at its crux (ha) a form of tragedy. Not just a personal tragedy, but a grand-scale one that reflects on all humanity. And like any tragic storytelling, if done well, you leave the audience with something impactful, something that resonates emotionally, and occasionally, tears.
  • Andruism
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    WE NEED A BOOSTER GOLD MOVIE!
    Someone who became a hero because he wanted to be famous. Let's face it, it's so incredibly different from the rest that it would definitely stick out. Either him or Deadpool, but honestly I think Booster Gold would translate into film better.
  • WiiStation360
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    Deadpool would be an interesting one, because Deadpool like many other character had a shitty childhood and a tragedy that lead to him becoming what he is but he jokes around and acts outrageous and lives for the moment despite that.
  • Dust
    Hell yeah, Booster Gold.

    With Sam Rockwell.
  • logan_nagol
    So how much longer are people going to compare the Amazing Spider man with the spider man trilogy? Between the first Spider man, and The Amazing Spider Man, Spider man wins it hands down.
  • pstrife
    Tom Cruise should never have been Superman in 2005, explains why it took so long to re-reboot it.
  • yoyomoboman
    you're joking about thinking Tom Cruise was in Superman Returns, right?
  • Vausch  - What?
    Tom Cruise wasn't Superman... that was Brandon Routh, the guy that plays Cyclops in the X-men movies.
  • Majkinja  - Uhm
    The guy who played Cyclops was James Marsden who was Louis Lane's husband in Superman Returns.
  • trepiechick
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    I hated Toby McGuire as Spiderman. He was just a dorky, annoying, wimp.
  • dougputhoff  - Peter Parker
    is just a dorky, annoying wimp.
  • TheKidCritic
    aww hell im religious and think the jesus imagery is a little overdone. good vid but there are times when it CAN be overdone
  • leikaitsndead
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    the answer is: no and who gives a fuck doug
  • warman622  - spiderman3 and the dark knight rises
    spiderman 3 and dark knight rises wimpy bitches, all other heroes aren't in my opinion. spiderman is meant to be relatable in fact thats why he is so big but spiderman made him emo. not emotionally i mean the stereotype emo. black suit spiderman is a badass and that movie didn't portray that. it may be cuz the movie had to try to please too many people. the dark knight rises pisses me off for the wimpy bitch reason. he quits two time which is something he would never do. when fighting bane he is cocky which is why he loses the first time however in the comics and cartoons its cuz banes pure strength is something batman didn't see coming. that change is something that hurts the badassness of batman. he quits cuz he lost his kind of girlfriend.... you know how many times he loses his girlfriend in the comics and cartoons. a lot all it does is make him dig himself in to being batman.
  • Captain Siberia
    I actually think you made a valid point in the /Cat in the Hat/ review. You said that adding adult jokes made the movie more childish. I think the same thing applies here. When studios make superheroes darker when it isn't appropriate, it's childish. They're like little kids who have just discovered bad words, so they go around saying them everyplace. It's especially annoying because they think they're being so adult, when they're really being immature.
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