Superheroes! It's apparent that, as a society, we just love 'em. There were a lot of superhero movies in 2011. True fact: In 2011, there were too many superhero movies to even count -- numbers just do not go up that high. But! That doesn't mean that every superhero is created equal. Just because a superhero possesses a special power, doesn't mean that said hero isn't a loser -- and there were many loser superheroes in 2011. Happily, there were many winners, too. Below, let's hand out some grades and awards for the superhero winners and losers of 2011 -- and some grades for the superhero movies to come. (And, yes, some spoilers lay ahead.)
Iron Man Movie Poster
Iron Man
Based on 38 critics

A billionaire industrialist and genius inventor, Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.), is conducting weapons... Read More

The Amazing Spider-Man Movie Poster
The Amazing Spider-Man
Based on 42 critics

Abandoned by his parents and raised by an aunt and uncle, teenager Peter Parker (Andrew Garfield), AKA... Read More

Thor Movie Poster
Based on 40 critics

As the son of Odin (Anthony Hopkins), king of the Norse gods, Thor (Chris Hemsworth) will soon inherit... Read More

Green Lantern Movie Poster
Green Lantern
Based on 39 critics

Sworn to preserve intergalactic order, the Green Lantern Corps has existed for centuries. Its newest... Read More

Man of Steel Movie Poster
Man of Steel
Based on 47 critics

With the imminent destruction of Krypton, their home planet, Jor-El (Russell Crowe) and his wife seek... Read More

X-Men: First Class Movie Poster
X-Men: First Class
Based on 38 critics

In the early 1960s, during the height of the Cold War, a mutant named Charles Xavier (James McAvoy) meets... Read More

The Dark Knight Rises Movie Poster
The Dark Knight Rises
Based on 45 critics

It has been eight years since Batman (Christian Bale), in collusion with Commissioner Gordon (Gary Oldman),... Read More

Super Movie Poster
Based on 27 critics

After his wife (Liv Tyler) leaves him, a fry cook (Rainn Wilson) emulates a TV superhero and transforms... Read More

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