Thursday Movie Picks is hosted by Wandering Through the Shelves. For entires of other participants and themes for the year, head over to her site. This week's theme is about origin movies. I usually associate this with superhero movies, but I did go with one choice that isn't. Here are my picks this week.
Iron Man - This movie started the whole Marvel Universe and relaunched Robert Downey Jr as the metallic superhero. Despite the numerous movies that Marvel has churned out, Iron Man holds its place as one of the great Marvel movies.
Hellboy - I've seen the sequel before watching the first movie, and didn't understand where Hellboy came from and what he really is. I'm glad to have finally gotten to the first movie, and am now disappointed that there won't be a third one helmed by Guillermo del Toro.
Oz: The Great and Powerful - The non-superhero pick, I was hoping this would serve as the opening for a Wizard of Oz reboot. Either this cancelled all the plans, or there wasn't a reboot plan to begin with. The Wizard of Oz is a classic, but I wouldn't mind watching a well-made reboot.