comments on the great superhero movie rewatch

I’ve done this before, but — while people are still sometimes commenting on things — with “4-Color to 35-Millimeter: The Great Superhero Movie Rewatch” having come to a pause, it’s a good time to see which movies have generated the most (and least) comments.

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  1. 204 — Avengers: Endgame
  2. 188 — Captain Marvel
  3. 173 — Avengers: Age of Ultron
  4. 170 — Black Panther
  5. 169 — Man of Steel
  6. 168 — The Dark Knight Rises
  7. 142 — Captain America: Civil War
  8. 133 — Captain America: The First Avenger
  9. 121 — Iron Man 3
  10. 121 — Captain America: The Winter Soldier
  11. 119 — X-Men
  12. 116 — Ant-Man
  13. 110 — The Dark Knight
  14. 108 — Superman, Superman II, Superman III, and Superman IV: The Quest for Peace
  15. 108 — Watchmen
  16. 106 — Doctor Strange (2016)
  17. 104 — Superman Returns
  18. 104 — Iron Man
  19. 103 — Ant-Man & The Wasp
  20. 103 — Avengers: Infinity War
  21. 102 — Deadpool 2
  22. 98 — Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice
  23. 98 — Shazam!
  24. 96 — The Amazing Spider-Man
  25. 93 — X-Men: The Last Stand
  26. 93 — Thor: The Dark World
  27. 91 — Justice League
  28. 89 — Wonder Woman (2017)
  29. 88 — Avengers
  30. 86 — Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman
  31. 83 — Suicide Squad
  32. 82 — Spider-Man (2002)
  33. 81 — Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets
  34. 80 — Flash Gordon (1980) and Flash Gordon (2007)
  35. 79 — Thor
  36. 79 — X-Men: Days of Future Past
  37. 76 — Spider-Man 2
  38. 76 — Guardians of the Galaxy
  39. 76 — Fantastic Four (2015)
  40. 74 — Daredevil
  41. 74 — X-Men: First Class
  42. 74 — Joker
  43. 73 — Deadpool
  44. 73 — Spider-Man: Far from Home
  45. 72 — Spider-Man 3
  46. 71 — Batman Forever and Batman & Robin
  47. 70 — Mystery Men and League of Extraordinary Gentlemen
  48. 69 — Thor: Ragnarok
  49. 68 — Batman Begins
  50. 68 — The Incredible Hulk (2008)
  51. 65 — X2: X-Men United
  52. 64 — Modesty Blaise and My Name is Modesty
  53. 60 — Batman (1989) and Batman Returns
  54. 60 — X-Men: Apocalypse
  55. 58 — Kingsman: The Secret Service
  56. 57 — Aquaman
  57. 57 — Sin City
  58. 56 — Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer
  59. 56 — X-Men Origins: Wolverine
  60. 54 — V for Vendetta
  61. 52 — Judge Dredd and Dredd
  62. 52 — The Amazing Spider-Man 2
  63. 52 — Green Lantern
  64. 52 — Men in Black, Men in Black II, and Men in Black 3
  65. 51 — The Incredible Hulk (1977) and The Return of the Incredible Hulk
  66. 51 — The Rocketeer and The Phantom
  67. 50 — Blade, Blade II, and Blade Trinity
  68. 50 — Iron Man 2
  69. 50 — Dick Tracy (1990)
  70. 50 — Marvel’s Inhumans
  71. 49 — Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance
  72. 49 — Venom
  73. 48 — introduction post
  74. 48 — Fantastic Four (2005)
  75. 48 — Spider-Man: Homecoming
  76. 47 — Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2
  77. 46 — The Spirit (1987) and The Spirit (2008)
  78. 44 — Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1990), Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Secret of the Ooze, and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III
  79. 43 — Logan
  80. 42 — Captain America (1990) and Fantastic Four (1994)
  81. 42 — The Wolverine
  82. 41 — The Punisher (1989), The Punisher (2004), and Punisher: War Zone
  83. 41 — Prince Valiant (1954) and Prince Valiant (1997)
  84. 39 — Swamp Thing and Return of Swamp Thing
  85. 39 — Red Sonja
  86. 37 — Spider-Man (1977) and Doctor Strange (1978)
  87. 36 — The Return of the Incredible Hulk, The Trial of the Incredible Hulk, and The Death of the Incredible Hulk
  88. 36 — Hulk
  89. 36 — Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2014)
  90. 36 — R.I.P.D.
  91. 35 — Generation X and Justice League of America
  92. 35 — Catwoman
  93. 35 — Ghost Rider
  94. 34 — Howard the Duck and Nick Fury, Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D.
  95. 33 — Captain America (1979) and Captain America II: Death Too Soon
  96. 33 — Steel and Spawn
  97. 33 — RED
  98. 32 — Jonah Hex
  99. 32 — X-Men: Dark Phoenix
  100. 31 — The Crow, The Crow: City of Angels, The Crow: Salvation, and The Crow: Wicked Prayer
  101. 31 — The Flash
  102. 30 — Barb Wire and Tank Girl
  103. 29 — Superman and the Mole Men and Batman (1966)
  104. 29 — Hellboy II: The Golden Army
  105. 29 — Cowboys & Aliens
  106. 28 — Sheena
  107. 28 — Men in Black International
  108. 27 — Kingsman: The Golden Circle
  109. 25 — Dick Tracy (1945), Dick Tracy vs. Cueball, Dick Tracy’s Dilemma, and Dick Tracy Meets Gruesome
  110. 24 — Wonder Woman (1974), The New Original Wonder Woman, and Supergirl
  111. 24 — The Losers
  112. 22 — Witchblade
  113. 22 — Sin City: A Dame to Kill For
  114. 21 — Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows
  115. 20 — Elektra
  116. 20 — Man-Thing
  117. 19 — Hellboy (2004)
  118. 17 — Hellboy (2019)
  119. 16 — Kick-Ass 2
  120. 14 — The Mask and Son of the Mask
  121. 14 — Kick-Ass
  122. 12 — RED 2

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While the list in the abstract is no surprise — the top four slots, and eight of the top ten are Marvel Cinematic Universe films, all the Batman and Superman films released in my lifetime have 60 or more comments, the top 33 spots are all occupied by either Marvel or DC characters — there are some unexpected placements here.

I was rather stunned to see that the highest-placed movie that wasn’t Marvel or DC was, of all things, Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets (followed by the two Flash Gordon movies, which was less of a surprise).

I expected there to be more comments on the Hellboy movies, a lot more comments on Dark Phoenix (the only X-Men team film to not reach 60 comments), and a lot fewer comments on Mystery Men and League of Extraordinary Gentlemen and the two Modesty Blaise films.

It’s odd that the first and third Iron Man movies broke 100 comments, but Iron Man 2 only managed 50. It’s interesting that, of the three Thor movies, The Dark World (generally considered the redheaded stepchild of the trio) got the most comments.

Most of the top ten are utterly predictable, though I would’ve expected more comments on Infinity War and The Dark Knight and fewer on Age of Ultron and Iron Man 3, but whatever.

Also, nobody really wanted to talk about The Mask movies, the RED movies, or the Kick-Ass movies much, did they?

 

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