Poll The Superhero Films of 2017

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Favorite Superhero movie of 2017 (Vote for One)

  1. Wonder Woman

    25 vote(s)
    44.6%
  2. Justice League

    3 vote(s)
    5.4%
  3. Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.2

    9 vote(s)
    16.1%
  4. Spider-Man: Homecoming

    4 vote(s)
    7.1%
  5. Thor Ragnarok

    7 vote(s)
    12.5%
  6. Logan

    8 vote(s)
    14.3%
  7. Power Rangers

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  1. JD

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    I went with Logan for my favorite, it was a good story carried by two of the most amazing performances I have ever seen in a supehero movie.
    I'd put Wonder Woman, Homecoming, Ragnarok and GOTGv2 as a tie for my very close second place.
    Justice League would be just a little below those four.
    I enjoyed pretty much all of the superhero movies to one degree or another.
    I haven't seen Power Rangers.
    If Lego Batman were there would go with the second placers.
     
  2. The Realist

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    Wonder Woman is not only 2017's best superhero film, it's probably the best superhero film since Superman '78 (the latter being basically the Beatles of superhero movies: everything that comes after is just competing for second place).
     
  3. Serveaux

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    Superman 78 is not really quite a whole movie, but it certainly made an impression at the time. What it really is, is a single remarkable performance embedded in a lot of episodic narrative of inconsistent tone and quality.
     
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  4. Snaploud

    Snaploud Admiral Admiral

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    It's a tough call between Logan and Wonder Woman, but I'll give my vote to Wonder Woman.
     
  5. tomalak301

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    It was Wonder Woman, Logan and then everything else. A lot of these Superhero films now are blending together in terms of not being all that memorable. I did like Justice League, for what it's worth.

    I'm looking forward to Deadpool, as I worry that will be the last time we get a superhero film like that until everything gets disney-fied.
     
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  6. Jeyl

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    Wonder Woman. Freaking Wonder Woman. Wonder Woman won! Women won! Women can do things! Women were the best part! We need more female lead Superhero Films! (and films in general)

    I can't wait any longer! I will not settle for 'great supporting characters' anymore!
     
  7. ElimParra

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    Wonder Woman was my favourite for last year.

    GotG2 and Logan were the next best.
    Justice League was average.
    Yet to see Spiderman - Homecoming and Thor - Ragnorak
    Absolute zero interest in Power Rangers.
     
  8. Gaith

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    My thoughts:

    Logan: Pretty good, but overlong (the 2016 Mel Gibson flick Blood Father is pretty much the same movie, only fifty minutes shorter), and I personally will always be disappointed that the peaceful family in the second act isn't that of a reformed Liev Shreiber's Victor Creed. Also, why do they check into a high-rise hotel in the middle of a city, leaving a bullet-riddled limo with the valet, rather than checking into a random motel, other than to set up an action scene? And did we really need a stock British baddie? (No.)

    Wonder Woman: The indisputable most important superhero movie of the year, but as a movie taken strictly on its own merits, it's a so-so, overlong mashup of Captain America: The First Avenger and Thor 1, with a terrible action climax. (Professor Lupin is the natural form of Ares, the Olympian God of War? Are you freaking kidding me?!) Also, the script does a disservice to history by willfully implying that WW1 Germans were basically Nazis, not to mention sweeping all the Olympian gods into a mass grave, and then making Ares a generic Satan (complete with a random Garden of Eden vision) in a transparent sop to Christian audiences.

    Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2: Tons of fun, and the most visually striking of all these, as well as the whole MCU. Granted, the humor is a bit forced at times, and the third act villain's motivation/action climax isn't the most inventive, but altogether its a terrific time.

    Spider-Man: Homecoming: Another thoroughly enjoyable movie. (But, what happened to Peter's black eye from the airport battle? And just what was up with the dates?) I especially liked how it entirely avoided Manhattan, and loved the surprise cameo at the end. That said, the action climax, while entirely adequate, wasn't the greatest.

    Thor: Ragnarok: This one gets my vote. Again, the humor is pushed a bit too much in certain moments, and Thor doesn't always feel like the same character he was before, but the whole thing is so funny and energetic that its biggest flaws feel like nitpicks. Banner/Hulk and Thor share first-rate banter, the action is great, and I really enjoyed its treatment of Loki. This was my personal most anticipated flick since Days of Future Past in 2014, and it didn't disappoint one bit.

    Justice League: This movie apparently deserves a $1.50 Redbox rental, not a $15 theater ticket; ergo, I haven't yet seen it.


    Amazing. Every word you just said was... something I respectfully entirely disagree with. :p
     
  9. Serveaux

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    Wonder Woman. JL would have been my second.
     
  10. crookeddy

    crookeddy Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    Would have, but isn't?
     
  11. The Realist

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    Reported for flaming! :rofl:
     
  12. Gaith

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    And I can only assume, by your sky-high praise of Superman: The Movie, that what the MCU movies sorely lack are endless scenes of witless henchmen bumbling around to the score of tuba toots. ;)
     
  13. The Realist

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    You'll be excited to know the recent Superman the Movie: Extended Cut blu-ray contains much more Otis. :techman:
     
  14. JD

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    Superman: The Movie was good for the time, but for me at least can't even begin to compare to the majority of modern superhero movies.
     
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  15. gblews

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    1. Logan
    2. Wonder Woman
    3. Guardians 2
    4. Spider-Man HO
    5. Thor Ragnorok
    6. Justice League :thumbdown:
     
  16. Tosk

    Tosk Vice Admiral Admiral

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    Logan
    Ragnarok
    Homecoming
    Guardians
    Wonder
    League (It's last because I haven't seen it. From what I have seen, it will stay last. :) )
     
  17. Serveaux

    Serveaux The Wind Premium Member

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    One vote.
     
  18. crookeddy

    crookeddy Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    You really should watch it.
     
  19. Tosk

    Tosk Vice Admiral Admiral

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    I will, when it gets a home release.
     
  20. kirk55555

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    I don't know. In my opinion it easily beats all but one DCEU film, all the live action Batman films and a good 75% of the superhero films FOX has produced.
     
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