Superhero movies adapted from comics tend to work.
Superhero movies based on original ideas (stories people created without basing them on other media) tend to be hit or miss.
I decided to look at a few “original idea” superhero movies that worked, to see what they did well. I’ll include each review in this post as they come out.
My article on Darkman (1990):
My article on Unbreakable (2000):
My article on Turbo Kid (2015):
My article on Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow (2004):