From the coming-of-age story of a young boy to the tale of a chef who starts a food truck and fixes his estranged relationship with his family, Hollywood managed to inspire and entertain audiences in right proportion in 2014
Actor and director Ben Affleck's casting as the new Batman in the sequel to Man Of Steel may have been greeted by howls of outrage online but even the shrillest, most hard-to-please fan would agree that Breaking Bad star Bryan Cranston is a perfect fit for the role of uber-villain Lex Luthor.
The iconic American superhero is a Brit now. Behind Spider-Man's mask, at the wheel of the Batmobile and now under Superman's cape, a British heart beats - against impressive pectorals.
Henry Cavill, who plays Superman in the reboot of the film series Man of Steel, initially found it a bit unnerving to step into the shoes of legendary actors Christopher Reeve and Kirk Alyn.