As we pointed out in our recent look at five of the best and worst superhero fight scenes from this year’s comic book movies, 2014 was a busy year thanks to four big Marvel releases in the form of Captain America: The Winter Soldier, The Amazing Spider-Man 2, X-Men: Days of Future Past and Guardians of the Galaxy.
We’ve reached a point with superhero movies where even the most diehard of fans are accepting of major changes to the source material providing that what they see on the big screen still does their favourite characters justice. However, if there’s one big talking point, it’s the costumes they wear in these movies!
Changes with those aren’t always so well-received, especially when they veer drastically away from what readers are used to. Sometimes studios do this for the best (Captain America’s original suit faithfully adapted would never work in live-action), while other times fans are just left baffled by very poor substitutes.
Here, we look back at 2014’s four big superhero movies and reveal the five we think worked best and five more which didn’t for heroes and villains alike. Agree? Disagree? Let us know your thoughts below…
5. The Winter Soldier
The Winter Soldier must have posed a real problem for Marvel; after all, comic book fans know he’s really Bucky and forgettable filmgoers may not remember the sidekick from The First Avenger when the big reveal comes.
Regardless, the addition of a mask was a smart move and helped add drama to the scene in which Captain America realised the HYDRA assassin’s true identity. It also just so happened to look great as well! The costume itself was a fairly straightforward adaptation from the comics (though there’s certainly nothing wrong with that), but it was the metal arm – along with the red star – which was the most faithful and welcomed addition.
However, Bucky still didn’t have his domino mask, and that loses this one a few points…