8 (Pointless) Laws All Comic Book Movies Follow

If you watch many of the big-budget superhero movies, you’ll begin to notice how many stylistic and plot devices they have in common, especially when there are sequels and more sequels. With millions of dollars on the line, Hollywood isn’t about to take any chances! If you haven't seen that many of the movies, Cracked has a guide to the eight rules comic book movie series must follow. Link -via Digg

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I loved this article, spot on to all those cliches! I've also noted a few more 'comic book movie' cliches that a few movies seem to share:

1. The main protagonist will battle it out mano y mano with the final bad ass villain, equal in size or much larger.

2. Said battle will occur in a major metropolitan city, so there can be amazing scenes of cars being upturned and tossed like toys, chunks of building being torn off, and panicked citizens running and screaming from the melee. Thank goodness for annoying computer graphics!

3. The U.S. military will ALWAYS figure into a comic book movie, complete with scenes of jets firing rockets, tanks firing shells, and crazy generals wanting their piece of the action.
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Justin, that's quite a scathing review of movie critics.

I wasn't a big fan of the article either, but I've also only seen a couple of the mentioned movies.
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