"Everyone’s a hero in their own way/ Everyone’s got villains they must face/ They’re not as cool as mine/ But folks you know it’s fine/ to know your place/ Everyone’s a hero in their own way/ In their own not-that-heroic way" – Captain Hammer, Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog
There have been a ton of superhero movies in the last ten years. Most involve people with superpowers derived from radiation (Spider-Man, Hulk, Fantastic Four, Daredevil, etc.), mutation (X-Men, Wolverine, etc.), or technology (Batman, Iron Man, etc.)
By “everyday heroes” I mean people who don’t have any of those things going for them. What if a normal human just happened to put on a suit? Two movies I will recommend deal with that directly – Kick-Ass and Defendor. A couple of other movies fall into this category – Special and Mystery Men. While both were okay, neither was good enough for me to recommend.
The third movie I will write about then is Scott Pilgrim vs. the World. To be honest, this movie doesn’t fit as well in this category as the other two; it is really in a category all by itself. If I waited until there were two other movies like it, though, I would probably never end up posting on it. I’m including it partially because I want at least three recommended movies in this category, but mostly because it is one of my Top 10 movies of 2010 and when I write about that I want to have reviews for all 10 movies already posted on this blog.
On to the reviews…