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After starting my Netflix series a few weeks ago, I am back with another post. This week I wanted to talk about my favorite superhero/comic based films on Netflix. I am trying to keep this playlist more Netflix based simply because it is easier for you to watch, if you have Netflix of course. If we are skating away from Netflix, the Batman films would certainly be on this list but I'm trying to just stick to Netflix for today. My tearjerker Netflix post seemed quite popular last week so I really love that some of you are interested in film/TV blog posts on Fairytale Kiss! If there is a particular genre you want me to write about, do let me know. You can see my previous Netflix posts here. Let's get started! ♥
This is certainly a family favourite, I have lost count how many times I have seen this film, it certainly keeps me entertained and it is pretty hard not to like! The plots focuses on mutants and the battle between mankind accepting them or...not. Filmed in 2000, the effects and the CGI are pretty impressive and the X-Men characters are pretty much nailed in my opinion. I actually prefer X-Men 2 but this is still a brilliant introduction to the X-Men saga.
Anything that has been written and directed by Joss Whedon is perfect in my eyes. There are so many things that I love about this film and I think it really boils down to the relationship between the characters. The script is flawless and incredibly witty and I made my dad watch the film a few months ago, now before watching the film he explained that he is not a 'sci-fi or comic' fan but he was soon hooked after the first 10 minutes. The Avengers plot revolves around Loki, the villain of the film, he promises to deliver the Tessseract to a bunch of aliens (yep, pretty much...) in exchange for an army to defeat earth. Nick Fury, played by Samuel L. Jackson, enlists the help of Iron Man, The Hulk, Black Widow, Thor, Captain America and a few more superheroes to defeat Loki and protect the world. The humour in the film is just perfect and I can't recommend The Avengers enough.
If you are looking for a relaxing film to put on while you eat junk food in bed, Fantastic 4 is pretty perfect for this. It really isn't the most iconic film in the superhero category, like The Dark Knight trilogy, but I don't think every films needs to be deep and meaningful, sometimes it is just fun to watch something light hearted. Although some scenes try and pull at your heartstrings, Fantastic 4 will always be a cheesy, feel good action film - definitely a fun one to watch if you have children or younger siblings too. The film begins with four experts (each experts in either science or in particular space) and they travel to space to test Dr. Reed's theory that evolution is linked to clouds of cosmic energy. They are all given unique super powers when the cloud hits them, Victor Von Doom (the money man behind this little space trips), decides to use his new super powers for darker purposes.
If you have read the Watchmen comics then you will know that the film release wasn't very popular with die hard fans, but I absolutely loved the film and I'm pretty sure Silk Spectre should let me keep her costume. The film is based in 1985 and history is slightly different, a superhero is found murdered and Rawshack, a retired superhero, tries to find out the reason behind it. There are quite a few plot twists and the film completely changes into a big conspiracy theory. Zack Snyder has a really wonderful way of directing this film and visually, each scene could be a work of art. Rorschach is certainly the most interesting character, I really wish they would make a film purely based on his storyline.
Captain America: The Winter Soldier
I think this is a very rare example of a sequel increasing in popularity, but I think there has been more excitement about this film, compared to the original Captain America movie which was released in 2011. I'll be honest and admit that I haven't seen all of Captain America: The First Avenger but you can pretty much figure the Winter Solider plot out without recently seeing the first film. I saw this in the cinema and I was pretty impressed with the fight scene choreography and the plot twists.