I'll be the first to admit it doesn't take much to get me to watch a superhero movie. Regardless of who is in it, what it's about or if the trailers make the movie look good or bad, I'm going to see it no matter what. I know what I like.
Superhero stories have some trends we like to take for granted. You know, little elements that crop up again and again. Kid sidekicks, animal pals, family units—you get the idea.