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
PG-132012
Based on 45 critics

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

Super
R2010
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
PG-132011
Based on 38 critics

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

Iron Man
PG-132008
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
PG-132012
Based on 42 critics

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

Thor
PG-132011
Based on 40 critics

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

Green Lantern
PG-132011
Based on 39 critics

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

Man of Steel
PG-132013
Based on 47 critics

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

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