With Fox’s reboot of Fantastic Four released this week, we list down our top 5 formed as a group origin movies.
Revamping the X-Men franchise since the disastrous X-Men: The Last Stand was a great idea and hiring Matthew Vaughn (fresh from directing Kick-Ass) to direct the film is makes it even better. Starring James McAvoy as the young Charles Xavier, Michael Fassbender as Erik Lensherr aka Magneto and Jennifer Lawrence as Raven aka Mystique. Forming the beginnings of this beloved story of mutants is vital for its continuity as to who to love or hate in the coming installments. But the best thing about this beginning of a saga is that the characters that we’re going to follow presents its stories in a personal, insightful way. One that we’d want more whether they go good or bad. And how the X-Men unites is more than a superhero team, it’s family.
Disney Animation’s first attempt in animating a comic book into a feature film is a success both critically and in box-office. Big Hero 6 is a hit for all ages not just because of its colorful and charismatic characters but also for its fast-paced, heartfelt and action-packed story. How the group formed is with a reason, coping up with the lost of a loved one. And putting that reason as the core of the story really makes Big Hero 6 a fun and fulfilling journey.
3. Guardians of the Galaxy (2014) – James Gunn
Marvel’s most daring work to date, James Gunn’s adaptation of the space adventure Guardians of the Galaxy. It’s not always a Marvel film entertains us with an almost unadulterated film and to make things weirder, in space. A space thief, a tree-like humanoid, a talking and expert-at-guns raccoon, an adopted mysterious and deadly female and a revenge-driven but not intelligent being. The unorthodox ally formed in order to save a planet from the big bad guy. One of Marvel’s best and Chris Pratt’s jackpot to stardom.
The old Star Trek isn’t for everyone but boy is J.J. Abrams’ version a surprisingly great movie. Rebooting a beloved franchise is a risk because some fans might think they’re ruining something precious to them (even though it’s not yet released) but what Paramount and J.J. Abrams did with this new Star Trek film is genius. It’s smart, exciting, action-packed and captivating. The crew of the Enterprise came together in a classic hate-you-love-you story. How everything worked for the better because of the things they’ve gone through. The film already has a follow-up, Into Darkness which was released May 2013 and a third one to be released next year.
1. The Incredibles (2004) – Brad Bird
One of Pixar’s best film and also their first superhero film, The Incredibles. Brad Bird’s take on superheroes is spot on: how the world needed them an how they’ve got too much of them. This has everything you wanted from a film: surprises in every turn, fun and exciting sequences and above all, a good family story that stresses how much a person can sacrifice or keep from his family for his family. And where is the best place to be in a group other than at home? Going all through family stuff is hard and we can see that in the film. How the Parr family or “The Incredibles” get to form as a group is already at home, they just needed some super adventure.