I will always love that moment in The Wrath of Kahn.
The villains just want to fix everything. Magneto, Doom, even Red Skull, Punisher, Sinestro, Lex. They're prevented because no-one trusts them.
The kids team (Power Pack) in actually a bunch of flesh-eating monsters trying to be heroes to turn over a new leaf.
It's time to defeat the Mean Girl who's been nothing but useless and cruel. After it all, she ends up covered in mud. It doesn't matter that you paid so much for those clothes, and should have been less of a bitch about everything.
The standard template-made hero rips someone a new one (and here's proof you're the clone), or gets out of a trap (does Slumdog Millionaire count?) because they have experience. They're able to defeat the cold, sentient computer, or the high holy god, not because of "puppies and love" sappiness, but because they understand how things are supposed to be, the wonderful world this should be. Like All-Star Superman when Lex finally understands the limits of existence.