Re: Fine like wine: how well have superhero films aged?
I think that the Burton Batman films still hold up pretty well, but that's because they used practical effects for them. I find X-Men and Spider-Man to look pretty dated at certain points. The CGI looks dated (Senator Kelly's death and Magneto's machine in the Liberty torch in X-Men, CG Goblin and Peter running across rooftops in Spider-Man), but their sequels look fine. Ironically, the critically panned third films in both of those trilogies have some of the best special effects seen in superhero films (Magneto moving the Golden Gate Bridge in X3, Birth of Sandman in Spider-Man 3).