Mark Wahlberg and Nic Cage Go Head to Head to See Who Has the Best Quirky Superpower of 2012
Posted 12.29.12 by Mandy
Not all superpowers are created equal.
When it comes to super powers, most people would probably want to be able to fly or become invisible or maybe teleport from place to place, but there are some other superpowers that are less desirable. In 2012 there was no shortage of those less popular superpowers on display at movie theaters nationwide. We have nominated the top five kooky superpowers from this year's movies to compete for the Best Quirky Super Power Reelzie Award.
Taylor Kitsch played the title character in John Carter, and his Civil War hero was a really good jumper. Like, really, really good at jumping super-duper high. Oh, and he can jump pretty far, too.
Nicolas Cage's Ghost Rider can do all kinds of crazy stuff, but it's his ability to produce fire while urinating in Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance that has to be the quirkiest power in his arsenal.
In The Dark Knight Rises, the closest thing to a superpower Christian Bale's Batman had was a truly amazing amount of unstructured free time. But it was a seriously uncanny and prodigious amount of free time, so that's sort of superpowerish.
We're sure actor Mark Wahlberg has no shortage of superpowers himself, but John Bennett, his character from Ted, was limited to the ability of bringing a single stuffed animal to life. It's not the first superpower we'd ask for, but it seems like it'd be sorta fun.
This one certainly could go wrong, but Victor, voiced by Charlie Tahan, has the ability to re-animate a dead pet in the movie Frankenweenie. While it isn't the superiest of superpowers, using electricity and scientific equipment to bring the dead back to life is definitely not an ability everyone has.
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