Superhero Movie Tropes that Need to Go Away

Every genre that has found success on the big screen has its cliches, and there are quite a few to be found in today’s superhero movies. And not only today's, since they can be traced back to the Tim Burton Batman flicks and even before that.

Of course, I am not talking about the usual - and harmless - details, which can be seen all over the place. Thor needs a cape, just like Superman does. The mech suit is the one that actually makes Iron Man, just like the cowl is essential for Batman. I am talking here about those things which pop up in many movies and, because of that, they're just boring.

And a superhero movie can be anything but boring. These types of films are already predictable to a certain degree (in the sense that the superhero always wins, especially when sequels are announced). They needn’t be even more, by adding visual or thematic elements everybody is already accustomed to.

This being said, here are the most common clichés I find in today’s superhero flicks.