Similarly, welcome back to Pop Culture Club, where we over-analyse and fanboy over nerd and pop culture and film-making. Whilst there has been no lack of superhero media for these first few months of 2016, there has been a lack of PCC coverage. This was partially intentional, because of this simple observation: The biggest superhero movies and TV this year all based on heroes fighting each other.
WORST: Batman Vs Superman (Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice)
For a longer review, we've got an episode of PopScorn right here.
RUNNER UP: Daredevil Vs Punisher (Daredevil Season 2)
Again, if you want a bigger, more detailed review, there's a PopScorn for that.
BEST: Team Cap Vs Team Iron Man (Captain America: Civil War)
(By the way, there isn't a PopScorn review for this yet, but when there is, I'll link it here!)
There we have it. Our superhero fight night has concluded, and it only took about three months. Long bloody night. Whilst the contrived nature of making heroes fighting each other does seem like an aversion tactic for the lack of any substantial villain characters, it does for sure make for some great visual spectacles and character analysis opportunities. They make us care about the characters we side with most or question our own ideals when two of your heroes come to blows. This year isn't even half over and we've had some of the best and worst superhero stories in years. But now that's over, we can get back to fighting evil, right?
Oh wait. X-Men Apocalypse isn't out. Bloody hell...