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List: Top 3 Campy Superhero Scenes

List: Top 3 Campy Superhero Scenes

This week on Episode 450 of the InSession Film Podcast, inspired by our review of Venom: Let There Be Carnage, we discussed our favorite campy superhero scenes in film. Before the Bryan Singer X-Men films, and especially Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight trilogy, the superhero genre didn’t have the greatest reputation. Most of the films also had a very different tone and approach than what we see today. It’s in that where Venom: Let There Be Carnage is very refreshing. The self-seriousness that many superhero films carry today is certainly noteworthy and there’s plenty to love, but like many of its predecessors of yesteryear, Venom leaned more into playful camp. And boy oh boy are there some great superhero scenes loaded with cheese. And we had a great time dissecting the one’s that made us squeal with glee. That said, here are our lists:

(Note: Please keep in mind that we each had different criteria for our selections)


1) Destroying Bat Cave – Batman Forever
2) Trevor’s Planet of the Apes Story – Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings
3) Hit-Girl Learning To Take A Bullet – Kick_Ass


1) Peyton Trying To Win A Pink Elephant – Darkman
2) Superhero Auditions – Mystery Men
3) Stanley Transforming Into The Mask – The Mask

Honorable Mentions (Combined)

Various other scenes in Venom: Let There Be Carnage, Hellboy, The Guardians of the Galaxy, Ant-Man, Iron Man 3, Thor, Thor: Ragnarok, The Avengers, Avengers: Endgame, Spider-Man, Spider-Man 3, Batman, Batman Returns, Batman & Robin, The Dark Knight, Hancock, The Mask of Zorro, The Rocketeer, Superman, Aquaman, Deadpool, Deadpool 2, X-Men: First Class, Scott Pilgrim vs the World

Hopefully you guys enjoyed our lists and if you agree or disagree with us, let us know in the comment section below. There are many great scenes in the superhero genre that is full of camp, and perhaps your list is different than ours depending on your criteria. That being said, what would be your Top 3? Leave a comment in the comment section or email us at

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For more lists done by the InSession Film crew and other guests, be sure see our Top 3 Movie Lists page.

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