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Joe Cianciotto. While this comic book series is part of the DC Universe, not a lot of people associated this group of antiheroes with the publisher's well-known characters. A thriller drama, this superhero movie directed by Zack Snyder took an unfamiliar route and gained fans along the way.
Joe Cianciotto. This 2005 film is about teenagers in a superhero school. One of them, Will Stronghold, is the son of famous superheroes whose powers haven't yet manifested. In Sky High, he meets other aspiring superheroes who also need to grow into their own personalities and abilities. While the plot might sound trivial and teenybopper, the film earned rave reviews from critics for its light, fantastic, and comedic appeal.
Joe Cianciotto. This 1990 film was directed by Sam Raimi who later on directed the Tobey Maguire Spider-Man films. Liam Neeson stars as Peyton Westlake, a disfigured scientist who develops superhuman powers. Strong, powerful, and unstable, Darkman sets out to find justice for those who ruined his life. As Neeson’s first action film, his take on Westlake was praised by critics and fans alike. Darkman became a franchise with two direct-to-video sequels.
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