ByKit Simpson Browne, writer at Creators.co
Staff Writer, Superheroes, Star Wars and such. Bad jokes aplenty. Can be gently prodded on Twitter at @kitsb1
Kit Simpson Browne

Now, if there's one person you really don't want bringing judgement to bear on your widely critically skewered superhero movie, it's surely #GhostRider. The #Marvel comic book legend is, after all, the spirit of vengeance, and has an unfortunate tendency to engulf those guilty of the slightest sin in a giant ball of hellfire. Spare a thought, then, for the incredibly poorly reviewed #SuicideSquad and #BatmanVSuperman, because none other than the cinematic Ghost Rider himself, #NicolasCage, has revealed exactly what he thinks of them.

And, as it turns out...

Nicolas Cage's Thoughts On Superhero Movies Might Not Be Quite What You'd Expect

[Ghost Rider: Spirit Of Vengeance/Columbia]
[Ghost Rider: Spirit Of Vengeance/Columbia]

Which, when you think about it, actually makes a whole lot of sense — Cage is, after all, notoriously kooky. What's intriguing, though, is just where his opinions on 2016's biggest superhero movies to date (#DoctorStrange notwithstanding) seem to fall. As he recently revealed to Collider, when asked for his thoughts on the current state of superhero movie-dom:

"I thought 'Civil War' was excellent. I though 'Batman v Superman' was excellent. I thought Will Smith was great in 'Suicide Squad.' I think that the genre is in good shape."

Which, it seems, suggests that Cage is a fan of the #MCU's Captain America: Civil War and the #DCEU's Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, but not, it seems of #DC's Suicide Squad. After all, there are few more effective ways to damn a movie with faint praise than by praising a single actor's performance, and nothing else. With much of the superhero movie-watching world seeming to have lined up along strictly partisan lines in 2016, though, Cage has actually (from the sounds of it) taken a pretty darned unconventional position.

After all, how many superhero movie fans do you know who loved Civil War and Batman v Superman, but disliked Suicide Squad? Most fans instead seem to either actively dislike Marvel or DC's output, or generally like both.

A more case-by-case-based opinion like Cage's, then, is comparatively rare — and should perhaps thus be treasured. Y'know, nationally. Possibly while covered in bees.

What do you think, though? Which of this year's superhero movies do you think are great? Let us know below!

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