Top 5 “Wannabe Superhero” Movies, a Mr. E Countdown Special

Top 5 “Wannabe Superhero” Movies, a Mr. E Countdown Special

With the superhero genre getting heavy doses of energy in today’s market lets take a look at some everyday guys who aren’t so mainstream, even though some of them might be getting close, with the Top 5 “Wannabe Superhero” movies.

#5. DEFENDOR, 2009.

Woody Harrelson is crazy as the dark, funny, homemade superhero Defendor. A comedy centered around three characters: an everyday guy who comes to believe he’s a superhero, his psychiatrist, and the teenager he befriends.

#4. BLANKMAN, 1994.

The original in this genre. Damon Wayans plays the “hero” role in this ridiculous comedy to perfection. Blankman is a simpleton inventor becomes a superhero with a bulletproof costume made from household items and a very low budget. Find this one where you can it’s and oldie but a goodie.

#3. MYSERY MEN, 1999.

An all-star cast that includes Hank Azaria, Ben Stiller, Janeane Garofalo, William H. Macy, Kel Mitchell, Paul Rubens, Greg Kennear, Geoffrey Rush, Eddie Izzard, Artie Lang…huff, huff. Hold on, little out of breathe. Like I said ALL-STAR CAST! In Mystery Men, a group of goofy amateur superheroes must try to save the day when a supervillian threatens to destroy a major superhero and their beloved Champion City.

#2. SUPER, 2011.

After Frank D’Arbo, played by Wilson, loses his wife Sarah, played by Liv Tyler, to a drug dealer, played by Kevin Bacon, this “everyday guy” transforms himself into the Crimson Bolt, a superhero with the best of intentions, even though he lacks any heroic skills.

#1. KICK ASS, 2010.

The comic book is amazing and the adaptation was spot on. Dave Lizewski is an unnoticed high school student and comic book fan who one day decides to become a super-hero, even though he has no powers, training or meaningful reason to do so. Adding to the mix is an off the charts performance by Chloë Grace Moretz as Hit Girl. A little girl whose been trained by her father to do just what her name states. The reality of the storyline coupled with a darker look at a superhero story easily makes this the top pick for “Wannabe Superhero” movies.

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