For any comic book or superhero fan, this week has been what we’ve all been waiting for – the new Marvel blockbuster Avengers Assemble!
In this film, The S.H.I.E.L.D. agency brings together a team of superhumans to help save the Earth from annihilation by extraterrestrial invaders.
That means Hulk, Iron Man, Thor, Captain America all in the same film – too cool!
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And if this film gets you hankering for some more comic-book inspired movies, then here’s our top favourites you must see:
Persepolis (2007, 12)
Adapted from Marjane Satrapi’s brilliantly funny autobiographical graphic novel about a rebellious young girl’s experience of revolutionary Iran.
Mystery Men (1999, PG)
Hilarious film about a group of the most useless superheroes in history, who are called on when a crazed evil genius captures the real superhero.
Filled with hilarious scenes and one-liners, you might not realise how uplifiting Mystery Men is until after you’ve watched it – at the time, you’ll probably be too busy laughing!
Tekkonkinkreet (2006, 12)
Stunning animation based on a popular Japanese comic set in the huge and dangerous Treasure City in which a pair of brothers fight the forces of evil.
Superman (1978, PG)
Brilliantly entertaining version of the Superman story, starring Christopher Reeves who strikes the perfect balance of humour and steely determination as the man in the cape.
Made back in 1978, some of the effects of this superhero yarn might seem a little creaky now – but the story will still have you on the edge of your seat.
The Incredibles (2004, U)
Mr Incredible and Elastigirl are forced to give up their superhero lives and settle down with their family, but as danger looms, old habits die hard
Iron Man (2008, 12)
Millionaire arms dealer Tony Stark becomes a victim of his own industry, using his skills to become the Iron Man, and right the wrongs he has created.
Thor (2011, 12)
Based on the Marvel comic book, this slick, visually spectacular superhero epic focuses on the powerful warrior Thor and his enforced visit to Earth.
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