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Superior superhero movies

As the just-opened “Thor: The Dark World” reminds us, superhero movies are today’s version of the mythology of yore. Instead of Norse Eddas or Homeric epics, academics thousands of years hence will be studying the intricacies of the Marvel Universe and pondering whether or not the legendary bard, Christopher Nolan, ever existed. Perhaps the pantheon these future scholars put together will be topped by these five films.

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