As counterintuitive as it sounds, there is only one way to make a great Superman movie, and that's to make a movie about someone other than Superman. Let me try to explain.
Horror is, perhaps more than any other genre, often dissatisfying. Every year the same old monsters slouch into theaters.
Sometimes the characters in these movies seem to know less about what they're doing than we do, and for every sensible decision they make, they stumble through a series of catastrophically terrible blunders that defy explanation.
Heroic movie characters stand up for what they feel is right, and they stick to those beliefs until it's inconvenient not to.
Bad news: The explosion of big-budget superhero movies is a bubble that seems poised to burst. How do we know? Because it's happened before.
Thankfully, someone decided to change them to keep people from sobbing through several traffic lights on their way home from the theater.
Authority figures, from police departments to federal agencies, aren't known for making the wisest decisions in movies. In fact, some of them are bafflingly stupid.
You can watch all of these right now, for free, and in less time than it takes to rub one out! Which I assume you terribly literal bastards will take as a personal challenge.
Some characters are so bizarre, improbable, or flat-out impossible that you have to wonder how their creators ever came up with them. In a surprising amount of cases, the answer is that they didn't.