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Some of the best movies start with the hero’s origin, and most of the time that story is told in the first film. But which Batman movie is the best? Every time Spider-Man and Superman are rebooted we have to figure out which movie did the hero justice. Marvel and DC love to bring their chacraters to the big screen and some of them get movies that do them justice. We aren’t only looking at superheros here, but any pop culture character, from Star Trek’s Captain Kirk to MI-6’s James Bond. WatchMojo ranks origin story movies to determine which ones did the character the most justice.

List rank and entries:
#10: “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey” (2012)
#9: “Monsters University” (2013)
#8: “Prometheus” (2012)
#7: “Maleficent” (2014)
#6: “Kill Bill: Volume 2” (2004)
#5: “Hannibal Rising” (2007)
#4: “Rise of the Planet of the Apes” (2011)
#3, #2 & #1: ?

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  1. We know there has already been lots of debate about the status of Prometheus as a prequel and/or origin story – with even director Ridley Scott saying that while it explores its own mythology, it still shares “strands of Alien’s DNA” and takes place in the same universe. However, because the plot follows a crew seeking the origins of humanity and the film features an ancestor of the Xenomorphs, we’re allowing this (indirect) prequel to remain. Disagree with our choice or with our other picks? Then head on over to the Suggest page: to make your voice heard!

    • Casino Royale is not an origin story at all. At the end of the movie, you still don’t who the hell is this guy, where he comes from or what is his story before becoming 007. Maybe you should prioritize quality over quantity, what do you think?

  2. I like Prometheus, my biggest problem with Alien Covent is how they deleted all the Noomi Rapace stuff (a lot of it is now in a short film) and killed her off screen. A lot of fans hated Alien 3 for killing Newt & Hicks

    If Quentin finally releases Kill Bill The Whole Bloody Affair on blu ray, it would just be one big volume. Uma fights the crazy 88 in original color, which changed to black & white to avoid NC17

    The original Planet of the Apes (the film, not the novel) is turning 50 this year. Any special box set planned? Maybe the newest 3 are prequels, not remakes, to the original 2 films & Escape to Battle is the new time line (mind blown)

  3. Maleficent ? Are you crazy ? This bullshit ? This awful and tasteless remake which ruined, sullied, massacred Walt Disney’s masterpiece and a such badass villain ?

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