I've seen exactly 5 superhero movies this year, which makes them all nominees in this category. That might seem a little unfair, but in their defense, they're all worthy contenders. Would you like to know which one was my favorite?
Favorite Superhero Movie Nominees:
Big Hero 6
Based on the trailers, I wasn't expecting Big Hero 6 to be a full-blown superhero film. Although as it turns out, Big Hero 6 is actually a group of Marvel comic book heroes, and Disney has done a phenomenal job here in bringing them to life. I can say that this film genuinely hit me by surprise, and far exceeded my expectations. In a word, Big Hero 6 is simply adorable. It's a movie with a big imagination and a whole lot of heart.
Guardians of the Galaxy
How many casual superhero fans could have honestly said that they knew of the Guardians of the Galaxy before this summer? I'm guessing not a whole lot. After this movie, though, all that has changed forever. These guys are the new kids on the block, and they've made one heck of an impression. This group of rebel heroes gave us a burst of fresh air, and their movie is without a doubt some of Marvel's greatest work.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Michael Bay's Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles seemed to be destined for disaster since the very beginning. Plagued by outrageous rumors and ridiculed without reason, this reboot was looking like a really bad idea. Well, it turns out you can't always trust the trolls of the internet, because the final product was a film that was actually quite good. As a life-long fan of TMNT, I ended up being more than satisfied with this movie.
X-Men: Days of Future Past
For whatever reason, this is the first X-Men movie I've ever seen. I had always heard bad things about the films, so I was one to heed that advice and steer clear of them altogether. Well, I'm really grateful I took a chance on Days of Future Past, because it's incredible. It's filled with superb action, outstanding special effects, and a conflict that kept me on the edge of my seat. After seeing this movie, I'm now an X-Men fan for life.
Captain America: The Winter Soldier
Captain America: The Winter Soldier is an interesting take on the traditional superhero movie. It's more like a tactical spy thriller, with Captain America seeking out a mysterious villain known only as The Winter Soldier. Captain's moral compass is tested as the government is willing to waive basic freedoms for the sake of security. The movie itself moves fast, with lots of epic action, and plenty of surprises.
And the Winner Is...
Disney has done it again! Big Hero 6 was a delightfully pleasant surprise. I was amused by the trailer, but wasn't so interested in the film. Fortunately I chose to see it despite my hesitation, and it ended up being well worth the ticket price. Actually, it was far more than that. Big Hero 6 instantly positioned itself as one of my all-time favorite Disney movies ever. Seriously, it's gotta be in the top 5. It's that good. It's a movie that I really connected with and thoroughly enjoyed. It's sincerely one of the cutest movies I can think of, and it still manages to be pretty kick-ass at the same time. I love the level of devotion and creativity that shine through every moment of Big Hero 6. You can seriously see and feel the love that went into making it. Baymax is the most lovable character of the year, and his relationship with Hiro is heartwarming and precious. The movie is filled with important and beautiful messages about family and loss, giving it a meaningful, emotional presence. All in all, Disney's Big Hero 6 is a glorious and gorgeous adventure that packs a walloping superhero punch!
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