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Top 10 Movie Superhero Portrayals

by andierey|August 16, 2013|in Best & Worst Lists, News|

Top 10 Movie Superhero Portrayals

Kick-Ass, Hit Girl and Red Mist are back for the follow-up to 2010′s irreverent global hit: Kick-Ass 2. Definitely, there is high expectation that this sequel will lavishly offer something different that no other superhero movies have offered. Thanks to the pressure brought by the success of the first Kick-Ass. But before casual moviegoers are able to see this most anticipated sequel, most of the reviews have circulated online, which unfortunate enough to receive mostly harsh criticism for giving this out to a newcomer director Jeff Wadlow and coming up with a very violent and a half-baked plot. But most of the reviews, too, find a place to commend Chloe Grace Moretz who stands out as Hit Girl. Moretz, like Hit Girl herself, has entered an awkward adolescent stage and perhaps makes her to aptly adapt to character’s juncture.

Finding the right actor for a role is a challenge to the entire film production. But finding the right actor for a superhero role is even more challenging. To perfectly portray these characters from the comics on the big screen is not an easy task, although this can be a window to popularity, so as to intolerable criticisms (Yes, Ryan Reynolds hears us aloud). So, we decided to list down the most apt and capable actors who qualify as our Top 10 favorite Superhero Movie Portrayals. Chloe Grace Moretz should be part of our list, but her portrayal isn’t enough to save the entire film. Why not we check out the list and let us know if you agree with it? Shall we?

Top 10 Movie Superhero Portrayals

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#10 Scarlett Johansson as Black Widow

Okay, not so smart to start it off. That’s why Black Widow is number 10 in our list. Well, she doesn’t have powers, just guns and very good skills. Still, she’s part of The Avengers and that to me is tantamount to become a superhero. Jon Favreau and Joss Whedon made cautiously but genius effort on how to leverage Johansson’s charismatic features to become believable as Black Widow. Not just did they concentrate on just how sexy she was, but they likewise offered her a solid character, as she could take treatment of herself, and also cares for her partner Hawkeye.

#9 Ron Perlman as Hellboy

We can recognize Ron Perlman as Hellboy and not Hellboy as Ron Perlman. Sounds confusing? What it meant is, that Perlman is one of the few actors who look good and fine wearing a mask. And that of course makes him an excellent choice to represent this conflicted superhero. Not just does he mesmerize us by offering the enigmatic creature a strong sense of humankind, yet he likewise sells Hellboy as a harsh bad-ass and a delicate softy.

#8 Michael Keaton as Batman

For Christian Bale fans, stop right there and read first why we chose Michael Keaton’s depiction of Batman as one of the best. Even Tim Burton felt the same way when he cast him to portray the role, and we quote, Burton cast him because he thought that Keaton was the only actor who could portray someone who has the kind of darkly obsessive personality that the character demands. Keaton brings an excellent portrayal of the struggling, separated, mysterious and complex hero that strikes anxiety into the hearts of criminal.

#7 Patrick Stewart as Professor X

Maybe James McAvoy’s young Professor X was convincing, but nothing can be as convincing as Patrick Stewart to play the powerful mutant leader. He possessed the sophistication, poise, gravitas, and capacity to influence a group ... Captain Picard was best as innovator of the X-Men! He didn’t even have to shave his head or fake an accent! You merely cannot obtain any type of closer to his comic-book equivalent if you ask!

#6 Chris Hemsworth as Thor

Even Miley Cyrus’ connection with young Liam Hemsworth didn’t do that much to broach the entire Hemsworth clan. When Chris Hemsworth immersed as the brawny Norse god, everyone agrees that Thor is actually a cool comic-book character. His orotund voice, his long hair and bristles, and even his friends look very adequate.

#5 Tobey Maguire as Spider-Man

As much as I love Andrew Garfield, but for me, no one can beat Tobey Maguire’s embodiment of Peter Parker or Spider-Man. It’s quite difficult actually to depict a skillful superhero like Spider-man and emo Peter Parker at the same time. That apart, playing Peter Parker is a little an enigma and undoubtedly quite laborious: you need to be nerdy and well fragile, and an ass-kicking criminal activity boxer all at the exact same time. Offered the situations, Maguire is as convincing as anybody could possibly have been. His gentle face really sells Peter Parker’s personality.

#4 Hugh Jackman as Wolverine

When the unknown actor from Australia was seen on screen playing the mutant with claws, also known as The Wolverine in 2000, the eyebrows of comic fans raised so high. He’s not buffed enough. He’s not that strong enough. As it turns out, Jackman offers us a bold, yet susceptible variation of the immortal mutant that we never anticipated. Although his own spin-off is quite disappointing, we still can remember how bad-ass he was in X2 when he showed his rage scene during the mansion assault.

#3 Robert Downey Jr. as Iron Man

As what Robert Downey Jr.’s Tony Stark would say, I’m Iron Man, Iron Man is I. This also applies to the actor himself. We can’t imagine any other actor who will play gracefully as the douche-bag rich kid who’s fond of making cool Iron Man suits. He’s not even that good looking as a normal person. But, Downey Jr., is so good that he makes it appear that he’s the most eligible bachelor that every girl wishes to marry and every comic-book universe wishes to get as a member.

#2 Christian Bale as Batman

We’re pretty much persuaded that Christopher Nolan’s Batman trilogy was among the best superhero movies ever made. He made Batman as realistic as possible, as humanely as possible. Christian Bale is one of the key to its eminence, even his throaty voice bothers every time. But as time progresses, we got used to it. After three Batman films, he opted out of this role. So, why the producers are trying to convince him to come back for Man of Steel sequel if he’s not good?

#1 Christopher Reeve as Superman

If this list is about good-looking superheroes, then perhaps Henry Cavill or Brandon Routh will fight for the first spot. But, if we talk about the persuasive superhero depiction, definitely late Christopher Reeve tops the chart. Reeve catches the importance of this hero's double identifications, and highlights his wit, heart and unshakeable respectable code.

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Comments (2)

shawnwilliacy August 28, 2013 at 12:59 pm

Forgot one of the top of my head, Brandon Lee as The Crow!

Char November 5, 2013 at 3:20 pm

Hmm I thought Brandon Lee’s The Crow is only average… :) I still agree with Christopher Reeve though. :)

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