Amazing films like The Dark Knight and The Avengers have dominated the box offices, with good reason. Both Christopher Nolan and Joss Whedon did an amazing job of bringing comic book stories to life. Unfortunately, movies like Batman & Robin, X-Men: The Last Stand, and Superman Returns were terrible representations of the source material that they claimed to honor. No worries, when it comes to DC Comics and Marvel, their animation departments would step up when the live-action films failed. Here are 10 Animated Superhero Films Better Than Live-Action Movies:
Avengers Confidential: Black Widow & Punisher – This 2014 anime-inspired film shows SHIELD recruiting The Punisher to work with Black Widow. It is far superior to The Punisher: War Zone from 2008 which turned Frank Castle into generic b-movie anti-hero.
Batman & Mr. Freeze: Sub-Zero- A year after 1997’s disastrous Batman & Robin starring the overrated George Clooney, the creators of Batman: TAS stepped up and brought a far superior film that pitted the Dark Knight against Mr. Freeze.
Hulk VS– Marvel Studios premiered their second feature The Incredible Hulk and while it is not as bad as many say it is, the animated Hulk VS saw the green giant battling Thor and Wolverine in an anthology film a year later.
The Death Of Superman– A year after Brandon Routh ruined the Man of Steel in Superman Returns, DC premiered this animated feature that told a simplified version of the “Death of Superman” arc. It is superior in acting and writing.
Green Lantern: First Flight– Two years before 2011’s terrible Green Lantern starring Ryan Reynolds, Christopher Meloni voiced Hal Jordan in this origin story that stayed decently close to the comic book.
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This article has been updated from a previous version.