Believe it or not, there are superhero movies out there that are not so much about saving the world, as they are about making us laugh.
The heroes in these films are not your average superheroes, but rather the kind of characters that you have trouble understanding or sympathizing with.
Here are the five weirdest superhero movies of all time.
5. Super (2010)
James Gunn’s Super tells the story of Frank (Rainn Wilson), who becomes a superhero in order to rescue his wife from the arms of drug dealer (Kevin Bacon). Lacking actual powers, Frank fights his enemies off with a wrench.
With. A. Wrench.
Also, the characters are all quite damaged, and it does makes one ponder what kind of person chooses to become a superhero.
4. Supersonic Man (1979)
The Spanish version of Superman can see through walls, lift bulldozers (which are obviously wooden props), and turn handguns into bananas. He’s on Earth to stop Dr Gulik (Cameron Mitchell), an evil genius billionaire who wants to kidnap a famous scientist and develop a world-conquering weapon.
In other words, a mild-mannered Spanish-speaking superhero has to defeat a crazy American billionaire in order to save the world from destruction.