Top 10 Controversial Moments in Superhero Movies

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    Not every superhero movie can soar to the top - some are fated to fall flat on their faces. For these films, it's pretty obvious what stopped them from earning the critical reception they'd hoped for, be it a misused character or villain, an out-of-place scene, or a series of missed opportunities to do something interesting based on the already well-established source material. Many films are guilty of this, from the ridiculously silly Howard the Duck, to the earnest yet flawed Superman Returns, to the complete misstep that was Catwoman, among many, many others.
    00:42 #10. Penguin’s Graphic Death
    01:45 #9. Christian Themes
    02:50 #8. Erogenous Knees
    03:42 #7. Amnesia Smooch
    04:47 #6. Ducky Love
    05:39 #5. Changing Catwoman’s Name
    06:33 #4. Cyclops’ Death
    07:45 #3, #2 & #1 ???
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  • MetallicNate
    MetallicNate 10 days ago

    Ajax:If you don't shut up I'll sow that pretty mouth shut
    Wade:I wouldn't do that if I were you

  • hello sweetie
    hello sweetie 16 days ago

    A friend of mine hates the Deadpool movie and loves the X-Men Origins abomination of Deadpool

  • daiyoukai01
    daiyoukai01 23 days ago

    I'm not a big fan of superheroes (though I've read some special editions here and there), but... wait, wait, wait, let me "process" this: 4:40
    So then: I go and make an adaptation (comic, book, whatever...), I ignore the source material and do anything I want with the characters or the plot... unsurprisingly, fandom complains, then... I go and suggest that they are silly for not liking it, and that I can do whatever I want "because it's fiction"? No sense, so disrespectful towards public! A bad way to justify bad adaptations. :P

  • ilovefood
    ilovefood 29 days ago

    i thought it was batman's moral to not kill anyone

  • Blue Eyed
    Blue Eyed Month ago

    C'mon , that duck was very handsome!

  • Dylan Hocking
    Dylan Hocking Month ago

    I liked Deadpool in X-Men origins wolverine because at the time I didn't know who Deadpool was

  • Jesse Mihayo
    Jesse Mihayo Month ago +1

    Really? So a girl is trying to kill me, I am forced to incapacitate her by touching her on a non-genital spot that CAN incapacitate her to save my life and neutralize the threat and I AM THE BAD GUY??? You sensitive dense motherfuckers...

  • Herobrinedanny playz official

    Aldrich Killian IS NOT THE REAL MANDARIN. He's just an impostor

  • Arne Timmer
    Arne Timmer Month ago

    I watched Wolverine Origins before watching any xmen movie, and I enjoyed it. Especially how they made Deadpool the perfect soldier by making him unable to talk, something discussed was the oly thing missing from the soldier before Wolverine left the team.

  • Michaux2k
    Michaux2k Month ago

    0:06 that's sting

  • Kea Martin
    Kea Martin Month ago

    Cyclops in that trilogy was a dick so i was happy he was dead.

  • Pure Soul
    Pure Soul Month ago +2

    Catwoman: a smart,tricky and clever burglar that helps and even flirts with Batman
    Movie version: a stripper who had a cat breath in her mouth

  • Athena Jaxon
    Athena Jaxon Month ago

    I loved Man of Steel Superman tried everything he could to stop Zod and he was extremely upset afterwards which gave him more depth

  • Athena Jaxon
    Athena Jaxon Month ago

    #8 is the stupidest thing I've ever heard and #7 I've actually heard of Superman manipulating memory which is how he gets away with his disguise

  • Yeah Will
    Yeah Will Month ago

    Do people understand that just because a film is based off material doesn't mean it will follow the source material 100%? Nobody wants to see the same stories told the same way over and over again...

    • Yeah Will
      Yeah Will 23 days ago +1

      daiyoukai01 there's nothing wrong with criticizing lazy or unfitting plot points or characteristics. But some people walk into these movies expecting the films to be true to the source material in every way instead of viewing the movie for what it is in itself.

    • daiyoukai01
      daiyoukai01 23 days ago

      Maybe the problem is developing something that doesn't exist in source material "to make an easy escape" (I mean: making easy improvisations that everyone would notice). Taking some liberties with the source material should not be a problem if every piece fits; if it is done the right (and credible) way, it's great (in my opinion)

  • Myra  Price
    Myra Price Month ago

    Can somebody tell me why modern Superhero movies are considered too dark. Would people prefer DC characters based on the 70’s/80’s cartoons?

  • SOme Guy
    SOme Guy Month ago

    It's nearly impossible to create a good story for superman without pissing off the fans lol. Y'all need to understand the fact that a character's flaws are more interesting than the character's abilities. So in order to create a good story for superman he would have to either go through a phase of losing his powers or have to make moral compromises in achieving his goal(as seen in Man of Steel), however both of these piss off the fans cuz superman is an archetype, he's supposed to be morally incorruptible and the most powerful hero on Earth. Sorry but in order to write a good, compelling story for superman, you would need to implement some flaws in his character.

  • TatS
    TatS Month ago

    If snapping Zod's kneck was "too dark", please watch JL Cartoon.. 🙄

  • Steven Gonzalez
    Steven Gonzalez Month ago

    Scott didn't have consent to touch her? STFU! Such pandering. Let alone some of the other BS in this list.

  • fresh freshh
    fresh freshh Month ago

    Fuck pussy liberals!!! A lot of these are just pussy liberals complaints!! For one, these comic book characters and stories wee never family friendly. Fuck you!!!

  • Mavi Kartal
    Mavi Kartal Month ago

    10:32 yeah. Introducing Deadpool:a merc with a ”mouth”. More like a merc without a mouth. This needed to be a seperate character. Perhaps arch enemy of deadpool or a clone of Deadpool that gone completely wrong.

  • Silviya Lal
    Silviya Lal Month ago

    i didnt like man of steel but i liked when he snapped zods neck, he had no other choice and you could see him regret what he did.

  • Marvelous Madmen
    Marvelous Madmen Month ago +1

    Wait... that mouthless Guy was DEADPOOL?! I call bullsh*t on that, he’s nothing like Deadpool!
    If u guys call bullsh*t on that, feel free to like this comment

  • Diya Alshahrour
    Diya Alshahrour Month ago +1

    There's a difference between controversial and terrible.
    1,4,5, and 6 were just universally accepted as awful.

  • Captain Marvel Wilson

    Superman screaming after killing Zod was very reminiscent of Vader's NOOOOO!!!

  • Chrison Joseph
    Chrison Joseph 2 months ago

    God's among us?

  • Hell Boy
    Hell Boy 2 months ago +1

    Let the innocents die but never kill the bad guy to save them.thats just crossing the line

  • Bernardo Hernandez
    Bernardo Hernandez 2 months ago

    Iron man 3 was the most okay movie ever. Lol.

  • Karim Labbée
    Karim Labbée 2 months ago

    BULLSHIT Batman returns was even better than the first if you want family friendly movie go watch Batman forever or even worse Batman and Robin.

  • Brianna Alvarez
    Brianna Alvarez 2 months ago

    I didn't even know that was deadpool.

  • fake john
    fake john 2 months ago

    Bruh superman is there to save the world and fans are pissed about that neck snap thing omg!!!!

  • nicholy21
    nicholy21 2 months ago

    What I don't get is so many people got bent out of shape because superman snaps zods neck but in Christopher Reeves Superman 2 he eliminates zods powers crushes his hand and drops him down a chasm

  • Dave Torres
    Dave Torres 2 months ago

    I loved Zod so much in MOS, and they completely poop on him with BvS

  • Caduex Charles
    Caduex Charles 2 months ago

    'Wolverine's version of Deadpool was an abomination

  • junior R
    junior R 2 months ago

    I love the girl who does the voice perfect for this if you get what I mean

  • forkandknife
    forkandknife 2 months ago

    Superman returns was a great movie STFU

  • cal titus
    cal titus 3 months ago

    no duck tits?

  • Jorge Gómez
    Jorge Gómez 3 months ago

    Scott Pilgrim should not have been on this list. "Sexual Abuse" my ass. Fight To The DEATH! Whiny SOBs. Scott was already getting his ass kicked for not wanting to hit a girl. And the douchebags of the world come up with that scene to complain about? Give me a fucking break.

  • Cody Chase
    Cody Chase 3 months ago

    #8 are you fucking serious?

  • Kevin Caballero
    Kevin Caballero 3 months ago

    what the MARTHA!!!! controversy ??

  • Richard Harris
    Richard Harris 3 months ago

    Penguin death: best part of Batman returns!

  • Graig Hunter
    Graig Hunter 3 months ago

    OK, so if you notice @ 6:28 they show Batman Returns' (1992) Selena Kyle on the floor, probably was an easter egg signifying they both exist in the same universe............or am I trippin?

  • Dominic Buchan
    Dominic Buchan 3 months ago

    The stupid thing about the neck snap is that he initially twists his head to the right. That would kill the family!

  • Kermit TheFrog
    Kermit TheFrog 3 months ago

    I think that movie 'Howard the Duck' is what bore the term "fuck a duck".

  • Stanley Goldsmith
    Stanley Goldsmith 4 months ago

    Its pretty obvious why they made dead pool look like that in x men origins, its because if he had looked like the real dead pool, fans would've been outraged when he eventually died, preventing the 2016 film ever coming out

  • Charles Anthony Middlebrooks

    WatchMojo.com "Really #WatchMojo.com, making fun of my most favorite movies of all time (except for CatWoman 2004), seriously REALLY?" 😕💖📱💻📀🎥🎞📽🎬📺📈🔮

  • Reality by god
    Reality by god 5 months ago

    top 10 villains who should team up in the movies

  • The Rouk
    The Rouk 5 months ago

    The innecesary "MJ" moment from spiderman homecoming pissed me off

  • Ahmad Hussian
    Ahmad Hussian 5 months ago

    To be honest Superman killing Zod was my favorite scene of the movie , like he literally had no other choice

  • MrYeodaddy
    MrYeodaddy 5 months ago

    How about Clark letting Pa Kent die in Man of Steel. Hands down the most unheroic Superman ever.

  • TheHammerman68
    TheHammerman68 5 months ago

    Not gonna lie I saw Man of Steel in theaters and when Superman snapped Zod's neck I literally shouted Holy shit!!! Funniest thing I've ever done in a theater

  • callum karumdin
    callum karumdin 5 months ago

    2 things about the man of steel on 1) y did the family not just go straight away like come on, n 2) couldnt superman just use his indestructibility and put his hands infront of zods eyes to stop the beams?

  • Richmond Studios
    Richmond Studios 5 months ago

    Scott pilgrim one is totally blown outta proportion

  • Thomas Anderson
    Thomas Anderson 5 months ago

    Too dark? A movie can never dark enough these days. Movies always reflected the state of the world.

  • Victor Hernandez
    Victor Hernandez 5 months ago

    The "Merc with no Mouth" made the number 1 spot in quite a few countdown videos!

  • Nathan Cady
    Nathan Cady 5 months ago +1

    Slipknot's death?

  • Carlanga3533
    Carlanga3533 5 months ago

    Iron Man 3 was a terrible movie

  • Jeffrey Elya
    Jeffrey Elya 5 months ago

    If you're a Deadpool fan, chances are, you probably don't care about swearing. I sat through that movie and thought the whole thing was a piece of crap. Again, I'm stating an opinion and I'm not trying to tear anyone down by saying this. I'd much rather watch a silent Batman whip the tar out of his villains.
    I can only think of one Christian friend who actually liked the Deadpool movie and he called it his 'guilty pleasure' movie.

  • Dancerkitten 42
    Dancerkitten 42 5 months ago

    I loved the snapping neck move it was so bold and sudden and shocking and it added depth to superman's character and the film overall

  • The Best Of Everything
    The Best Of Everything 6 months ago

    Keep the villain alive and let innocents die or kill the bad guy and save the innocents? Yeah, I think he made the right choice.

  • The Best Of Everything
    The Best Of Everything 6 months ago

    If superman kept him alive then more people would have died. If superman hadn't killed him then people would have called him too soft or boring. A superhero isn't supposed to never kill, they're supposed to save the innocents. What he did saved innocents unless I missed something.

  • MagicianFlip69
    MagicianFlip69 6 months ago

    stupid fanbabies with their complaint with zods death.Superman is not as patient as batman

  • MagicianFlip69
    MagicianFlip69 6 months ago

    watchmojo. you talk about the same thing over and over inall your videos

  • the gaming oreo
    the gaming oreo 6 months ago

    superman actor is the actor of ray palmer

  • Richard Lawrence
    Richard Lawrence 6 months ago

    I don't like to see violent movies.

  • Alex WAllar
    Alex WAllar 6 months ago

    Scott Pilgrim vs the World isn't a Superhero movie

  • Dear Deer
    Dear Deer 6 months ago

    Shocking that there are parallels between Christ and superman......... lol most superheroes are taken from various religions I mean really Thor Loki of course other superheroes have parallels to gods

  • I am Gojira
    I am Gojira 6 months ago

    Those who say the superman Neck snapping was to brutal need to stop BEING FUCKING RETARDED and look into OTHER MOVIES WITH MO MORALLY INCORRECT SCENARIOS

  • Donchanli11
    Donchanli11 6 months ago

    Cyclops is a douchebag in the comics so it's ok that he died

  • Upside town Downtown
    Upside town Downtown 6 months ago

    Always like youtube s top lists. Nice to have opinions and recommendations for the things I grew up to know. Probabbly fr odo and lord of rings ending . Even the joker in the batman's changed as the Wayne killer. hahah I guess fro do did it in that alternate movie line.

  • Gmack 2kCOD
    Gmack 2kCOD 6 months ago

    Super man breaking Zods neck is completely understandable he didn't have any other choice it was either Zod dies or innocent people any other super hero would've made the same decision

  • iluvmonsters
    iluvmonsters 6 months ago

    Batman Returns is dark & "depressing" because Tim Burton is the director...🙄

  • Steve Von Doom
    Steve Von Doom 6 months ago +2

    the catwoman movie in its entirety is pretty controversial....

  • Saint AK_47
    Saint AK_47 6 months ago +1

    People complaining about Christian themes in any movie are complete autistic children

  • Unikkorns
    Unikkorns 6 months ago

    Uhh, I would say a woman screwing an alien duck is more controversial than a name change but that's just me.

  • Raymond Davis
    Raymond Davis 6 months ago

    Superman snapping Zod's neck to save lives is nothing next to Batman gunning down low-level goons with the Batmobile. In fact, there is a famous Superman story (not Elseworlds either) where he kills Zod and crew with Kryptonite after they slaughter an entire planet.

  • Mike Lopez
    Mike Lopez 6 months ago

    Number 6 should've been duck tits

  • Adolfo Pena
    Adolfo Pena 6 months ago

    Does Scott Pilgim count as a superhero film?

  • Jackson Wells
    Jackson Wells 6 months ago

    Zod couldve burned a puppy alive and blown up a preschool and comic fans will still be salty over him getting killed.

  • Bedardo
    Bedardo 6 months ago

    worst thing about Cyclops' and Prof X's deaths is that they were done because Hugh Jackman and Halle Berry wanted more screen time

  • Julio Hernandez
    Julio Hernandez 6 months ago

    in x men origins wolverine they sew Deadpool's mouth because it's not the same actor doing the fight scene. the one fighting is Scott Atkins so they had to make him not too recognizable .

  • EsperAlex90
    EsperAlex90 6 months ago

    How about the entire film of X-Men Origins being a controversy? I think the mouth was one of the most forgiving parts of that trainwreck.

  • Mashed Up Monkey
    Mashed Up Monkey 6 months ago +3

    I thought #1 would be the Martha scene from Batman v. Superman.

  • auteur_al
    auteur_al 6 months ago

    So people are fine with Scott beating the shit out of all the exes, but as soon as he touches one behind the knee without her consent that's where the line is crossed? I honestly hate these kind of people.

  • jonathan munoz
    jonathan munoz 7 months ago

    Number six is fuckin ridiculous lmao

  • Remi Bell
    Remi Bell 7 months ago

    I think the Scott Pilgrim moment was more insulting not because she was touched, but because she was defeated by... an orgasm.

  • bandgeek89
    bandgeek89 7 months ago

    Scott Pilgrim isn't a superhero film

  • Mateus Ramos
    Mateus Ramos 7 months ago +1

    Not a real fan of Snyder but... snapping a neck is not stray from source material as much as "spinning the World backwards so you can return in time" is.

  • The King
    The King 7 months ago

    Seems like Snapping Zod's Neck should've been #1 as it's the only thing I see being talked about here in the comments section.

  • Kyohei Jamir
    Kyohei Jamir 7 months ago

    why does most of the batman villain fall in to chemicals

  • fvillag1
    fvillag1 7 months ago

    I am sorry who is going to defend the stupid Mandarin twist??
    Shane Black???

  • brucenatelee
    brucenatelee 7 months ago +1

    I think Superman killing Zod with a neck break makes sense. The idea was to be realistic with this version of Superman, not just another kid-friendly Superman-wins-because...-SUPERMAN bullshit. He ended up in a situation where he had to do it, and if you think he can block the beam, take a look at an earlier moment when he hurt the female Kryptonian with the same attack. There is a video explaining the whole film with how the film makes sense and how many criticisms are actually false.

  • Kragatar
    Kragatar 7 months ago

    You didn't get the first one that came to my mind... when Superman turned back time by spinning the earth backwards. That scene will turn you into an armchair physicist even if you're not an analytical nerd like me.

  • elvis jones
    elvis jones 7 months ago

    i love the ending of man of steel because superman doesn’t really win

  • Rodimus
    Rodimus 7 months ago

    Ironman 3 was garbarge beyond garbage

  • mrnice81
    mrnice81 7 months ago

    Fight to the death .. touches backside of the knee, possibly erogenous zone .. generates controversy.

    Suuuuuure.
    Some people need a reality check sometimes.
    And the Mandarin was great, it made the movie so much closer to reality with powerful people in the background, fearmongering to gain whatever they want.

  • Andika Rachman
    Andika Rachman 7 months ago

    no Green Lantern fully Animated suit??? no Bat-nipple suit??? no changing the cast of Rhodey in Iron Man 2??? no Galactus potrayed as just a space mist in Rise of The Silver Surfer??? no changing Jhonny Storm character race in Fan4stic??? and no "SAVE MARTHA!!!" from BvS???
    you could make another list of this watchmojo...

  • ponytailsforlunch
    ponytailsforlunch 7 months ago

    "Superman doesn't kill"
    You're right, he lets villains like Doomsday and Zod free with a stern warning