2022 Comic Book Movie Ranking


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  1. Morbius

Morbius, released on April 1st, was truly one big April Fool’s joke, a cinematic one. The not-so-anticipated comic book character finally took to the big screen in Sony’s Spider-verse, following the likes of Venom and Venom: Let there be Carnage, but ended up being a huge flop. The film had only grossed $73 million in the United States, with only $163 million worldwide, overall concluding as an extremely underwhelming and lacking movie. Criticism usually condemns poor characters, scripting choices, and dull storytelling. Personally, I could not stand watching Morbius on the airplane.


Thor: Love and Thunder
  1. Thor: Love and Thunder

Released on July 8th, Thor: Love and Thunder was a continuation of one of Marvel’s most beloved characters, Thor. Most criticism goes toward the self-destructive comedic aspects of the movie, which I would strongly agree with. Christian Bale’s take on Gorr was a casting I was pretty excited for, but Love and Thunder did not let the character develop enough to create a proper and powerful antagonist. Comedy for me was overused, bringing down the story’s significance and ability to connect with characters. 




DC Super League of Pets
  1. DC Super League of Pets

This celebrity-filled animated spectacle takes a unique approach to the DC saga by following the pets of the Justice League. Since the movie is kid-friendly, it sadly becomes less relevant and thrilling to me. The cinematic duo of Dwayne Johnson and Kevin Hart makes for iconic moments, but it’s just not for me. This movie follows a pretty stereotypical childish storyline and doesn’t offer anything that elevates the film to the peak of animation. DC Super League of Pets is pretty forgettable but isn’t necessarily bad for the audience it’s meant for.



Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness
  1. Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness

Here is where the movie game starts to level up in tone and cinematography. Multiverse of Madness, released on May 6th, presents a plethora of fresh and likable characters like the Scarlet Witch, Professor X, and the highly anticipated Mr. Fantastic. The new horror concept following the antagonist was fascinating to see, but the storyline definitely struggled. Criticism mostly goes toward the fact that expectations were not really met or exceeded, and the expansion of the multiverse was slightly disappointing. I did, however, enjoy the fast-pacing and ghastly themes.




Black Adam
  1. Black Adam                  

This action packed sensation follows the anti hero, Black Adam, in his long-waited solo movie. Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson was casted for the role over 15 years ago, finally revealing the brooding personalities of the Teth-Adam on October 21st. Its “electrifying” visual elements and spectacular action scenes carry the premise of the movie, being able to properly characterize the heroes throughout the film. But the problem with Black Adam surrounds the poor execution of the story. It follows a pretty predictable storyline and a diminished antagonist, with its lack of reception to audiences ending up as a fail at the box office.



Black Panther: Wakanda Forever


  1. Black Panther: Wakanda Forever

An uplifting movie that really plays with our hearts as we look past the tragic passing of Chadwick Boseman, Black Panther: Wakanda Forever continues the legacy of the Black Panther with its new lead, Shuri, played by Letitia Wright. This film is able to encapsulate the essence of its tragic hero, and fulfills the big shoes presented by its prequel. For me, I especially enjoyed the introduction and performance of the MCU’s new villain, Namor. The story was powerful and moving for lots of people, proving to be yet another amazing showcase of the Black Panther in cinemas.





  1. The Batman

    The Batman                    

Outstanding. Thrilling. Masterpiece. The Batman was definitely the most incredible comic book movie presented in 2022—perhaps even the best movie of the year. The enigmatic and mysterious take on the greatest hero of all time by Matt Reeves, released on March 4th, succeeds in every aspect of the film. From its developed characters and setting to its immersive story and direction, The Batman proves to be a cinematic masterpiece. The moods and themes presented throughout the film have you on the edge of your seat for its conclusion. Robert Pattinson’s surprising but phenomenal performance as the Batman has many fans, including myself, exhilarated for the future projects to come. Overall,  The Batman truly deserves its spot as number one on this list, making for one of the greatest superhero movies of all time.