This year's summer movie season is a dream for comic book fans.
As this summer's movies will find out, comic book fans are a very discriminating lot when it comes to the adaptations of their favorite superhero tales for the big screen. Especially in the age of the Internet, the process of making a superhero movie is one heavily scrutinized from the minute a project is announced, and will oddly be forgiven IF it works.
If it earns the distinction of becoming a classic, its standards will become those upon which all other superhero films will be judged. Here are five of those films.
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