Superhero films have come a long way over the past few decades. What once was a genre filled with films panned by critics now features some of the highest-grossing and most critically-acclaimed films of all time. The early days of cheesy, low budget superhero films with bad costumes, bad effects, and even worse acting have paved the way for a string of extremely successful Hollywood blockbusters. As with any genre though, there are those films that seem to slip through the cracks or are forgotten with time. It’s time that we shed some light on some of the more underrated superhero flicks that have made their way to the big screen.
Here are 10 of the most underrated superhero movies ever made. Enjoy!
10. Orgazmo (1997)
Created by Trey Parker and Matt Stone of South Park fame, Orgazmo may well be the funniest film on this list. Writer/director/star Trey Parker plays Joe Young, a clean-cut Mormon with Bible in hand spreading the word door-to-door in the Los Angeles suburbs. After knocking on the door of sleazy porn director Maxxx Orbison (Michael Dean Jacobs), Orbison attempts to hire Joe to be the title character and lead of his pornographic superhero film, Orgazmo. Joe reluctantly agrees despite his conflicting beliefs, as he desperately needs money to pay for a wedding at a temple in Utah where his fiance Lisa (Robyn Lynne Raab) has expressed a strong desire to wed.
It’s a hilarious premise that showcases Parker and Stone’s ability to consistently shock audiences. The film features cameos from some of the porn industry’s finest (so I’m told), including adult film legend Ron Jeremy as Clark. While the film was a flop, it’s safe to say that you’ve probably never seen anything like Orgazmo before, and that is reason enough to give the one a shot.