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.)
The Dark Knight Rises
Based on 45 critics

Batman re-emerges from his self-imposed exile to battle a merciless terrorist named Bane. Read More

Based on 27 critics

After his wife leaves him, a fry cook (Rainn Wilson) transforms himself into a costumed vigilante. Read More

X-Men: First Class
Based on 38 critics

Mutants Charles Xavier and Erik Lehnsherr begin as friends, but a situation tears them apart. Read More

Iron Man
Based on 38 critics

A wealthy industrialist (Robert Downey Jr.) builds an armored suit and uses it to fight criminals. Read More

The Amazing Spider-Man
Based on 42 critics

Having acquired superhuman powers, Peter Parker begins a quest to solve his parents' disappearance. Read More

Based on 40 critics

After his reckless actions reignite an ancient war, the Norse god is banished to Earth. Read More

Green Lantern
Based on 39 critics

A test pilot joins a band of warriors sworn to preserve intergalactic peace and justice. Read More

Man of Steel
Based on 47 critics

Young Clark Kent (Henry Cavill) must protect those he loves from a dire threat. Read More

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