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Why I’m bored of today’s superhero movies

First there’s the issue of just having so many of them. Sequel after sequel after prequel after spinoff after…there’s just no more originality. They keep pumping out the same movies about the same superheroes over and over again, and I can’t even keep track of what I have and haven’t seen.

But there’s a more important and significant reason I’m bored of superhero movies that I just came to realize the other day. I was watching a Jordan Peterson video the other day, and he mentioned how superhero movies’ popularity today is likely due to the lack of heroism in real life. That got me thinking…

I’m not bored of superhero movies because I don’t like superheroes. I actually do if it’s done right. One of my favorite superhero movies was the original Spider-Man movie that came out in the late 1990s/early 2000s. I also enjoyed the Wonder Woman movie that came out 5-ish (?) years ago. And do you know why?

Because they focused on HEROism, like JP said. We need heroism, and those movies focused on the fact these characters are heroes. Most of the other superheroes coming out today focus not on the HERO part, but the SUPER part. They’ve basically become fantasy movies.

Why was the original Spider-Man so good? Because he saved ordinary people from danger. He swung on his web, picked civilians up who were about to get run over, etc. The movie also focused more on saving the good guys than fighting the bad guys.

Most of today’s superhero movies are the opposite. They hardly ever interact with civilians or save people. All they do is team up to defeat a supervillain, who also rarely interacts with the public, making the movie not very relatable.

If superhero movies want to be inspiring and give people the heroism that they crave, they need to focus more on the HERO part, not the SUPER part.
they chased all the tallent and creativity out of hollywood.
all thats left is perverts and recycled ideas...

time for another king kong?

or titanic?
Benjago · 41-45, M
I think the biggest problem with the comics movie industry is nothing more than over-saturation at this point. There's too much of it. The times you speak of when the Mcguire Spider-man franchise was so huge were what kick started Marvel's whole film universe. Technology I think had provided limitations to making these films not come across as anything but corny. I'd argue that the first two Batman Keaton films were the first comic book movies that I can remember seeing and not thinking they were completely ridiculous (just marginally, lol). So I think films like these get a fond remembrance from me because they were pretty much the first of their kind. I think Marvel's film universe had a pretty good start...even though there was way too many films I still think they managed to keep somewhat of a story together throughout them. But man...now...lol...some of these newer films/shows they are spewing out...it just all seems like it's going nowhere.
Speakyourmind · 26-30, M
Wholeheartedly agree with you, mate…
Magnolia21 · 18-21, F
I liked the Marvel movies, because they were easy popcorn films. No need to think. By the end, sure, kinda got repetitive. Frankly, not sure how they're keeping the franchise going if we're left with the "B-Team" of heroes.
Magnolia21 · 18-21, F
@Ferise1 Well, more brains than you, but technically yeah.
DocSavage · M
[quote] Why I’m bored of today’s superhero movies[/quote]

They all suck
RocktheHouse · 36-40, M
Dude, we are in our 30s. I realize it's nostalgic but it comes a time to put aside childish make-beliefs. I agree with you. These movues are getting sillier by the moment, especially marvel comics movies. Thor was just silly.
GovanDUNNY · 36-40, M
Your spot on there mate

 
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