Christmas Day is one of the biggest celebrations that takes place every year on December 25. The celebration is usually a place to gather with family while doing various fun activities. Apart from chatting and eating, there are other things you can do with your family, one of which is watching a Christmas-themed superhero movie or series.
This of course will be very suitable for those of you who like the superhero genre, but want to still celebrate Christmas through spectacle. Moreover, a number of films and superhero series also have a family element which is certainly very suitable for the moment of Christmas celebrations.
1 . Batman Returns (1992)
The second film from Michael Keaton as Batman takes place close to the Christmas celebrations in Gotham City. In fact, the main conflict of this superhero film is also related to the holiday. You see, Oswald Cobblepot aka Penguin plans to take over Gotham City to coincide with the Christmas celebration in the city.
This then makes the Dark Knight must try to stop Penguin’s evil plan so that the Christmas celebrations in Gotham City take place normally. This film is also fairly successful in presenting Christmas moments with a different atmosphere. Because, Christmas in this film seems to have a dark feel because it is the result of the work of Tim Burton, who is famous for his dark films.
2. Iron Man 3 (2013)
Maybe many of you are not aware that Iron Man 3, which is part of the MCU, takes place during the Christmas celebration. This has even been seen since the beginning of the film, precisely when Tony Stark wore Mark 42 armor while listening to the remixed version of the song “Jingle Bells” . Then, at the end of the film, Stark also had time to say, “Merry Christmas,” while blowing up all his armor.
However, the plot of this film is actually fairly unrelated to the moment of the Christmas celebration. The storyline of this film focuses more on Tony Stark who is looking for Mandarin and the Ten Rings organization for attacking his aide, Happy Hogan. However, you can still feel the Christmas atmosphere throughout this superhero film.
3. Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (2018)
This movie recommendation will be perfect for those of you who like the Spider-Man figure. Moreover, this animated superhero film carries the concept of a multiverse . So, you can’t only see one Spider-Man figure, but six at once who come from different universes.
This film focuses on Miles Morales who must now become Spider-Man in his universe after Peter Parker died after fighting during Christmas celebrations. This film has a very strong Christmas celebration feel, especially at the beginning of the film. In fact, you can hear Spider-Man sing a Christmas themed song which is also one of the soundtracks of this film.
4. Shazam! (2019)
Shazam! Tells the story of Billy Batson, a teenage boy who one day gains the power of an ancient god. This power then allows him to turn into a superhero every time he mentions the name “Shazam”. Throughout this film, you will be able to see the process of Billy becoming a complete superhero.
However, besides that Billy also experienced other conflicts related to his relationship with a number of his closest people. Along with the celebration of Christmas, Billy must find the true meaning of family. So, Shazam! is considered to be a superhero film that is suitable for you to watch at Christmas, because in addition to the appropriate time setting, this film also has a fairly strong family theme.
5. Hawkeye (2021)
Unlike the previous points, this superhero spectacle doesn’t have a wide screen format, but a serial. Yep, at the end of 2021, we have a new Marvel series titled Hawkeye which airs exclusively on the Disney+ Hotstar platform . Broadly speaking, this series tells the story of Clint Barton who must face problems related to his past with the help of a teenager named Kate Bishop.
The series, which has a total of six episodes, takes place before the Christmas celebrations. In addition to conflicts related to criminal organizations, this series also presents family problems that Clint Barton and Kate Bishop have to deal with. Moreover, because he has to deal with problems from his past, Clint is threatened with not being able to spend Christmas with his family.