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Will the Suphero Movie Genre ever die?: 1/31/2016 02:25:38


Von Jewburg
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I don't hate Superhero movies*. I enjoy them. They can be funny, intense, or just good action.

But sooner or later you won't have many heroes left to make movies out of.

For example, Antman and Guardians of the Galaxy were mostly unheard of in Marvel before their movies. I never knew the Suicide Squad existed.

I'd give this age of Superhero movies about 5-10 more years. And then the next generations will look at it as we look at Westerns- a trope that was popular and now feels cliche

*By Superhero Movies I mean the modern ones, from the Dark Knight/Iron to now.
Will the Suphero Movie Genre ever die?: 1/31/2016 02:25:57


FizzerYudoDisBB
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yes
Will the Suphero Movie Genre ever die?: 1/31/2016 02:36:19


[AOE] JaiBharat909
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I hate Superhero movies. Its unrealistic fiction that doesn't make an audience think.

Hollywood went from producing Mr. Smith Goes to Washington to Deadpool in 2 generations. Disgustingly sad.

Edited 1/31/2016 02:36:32
Will the Suphero Movie Genre ever die?: 1/31/2016 02:41:09


Lord Varys
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Tchai, that's how it works. Genres come and go.

Except fantasy. Fantasy has been here since 1930s, and it probably isn't leaving anytime soon.
Will the Suphero Movie Genre ever die?: 1/31/2016 03:21:17

wct
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No. Think of Heracles from Ancient Greek mythology, and all sorts of other god-men even before that. Mythology is fun. It's been with us since the beginning and will be with us for a long long long time (assuming we don't go extinct too soon).

Epic of Gilgamesh: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Epic_of_Gilgamesh, http://www.sparknotes.com/lit/gilgamesh/summary.html
The epic’s prelude offers a general introduction to Gilgamesh, king of Uruk, who was two-thirds god and one-third man. He built magnificent ziggurats, or temple towers, surrounded his city with high walls, and laid out its orchards and fields. He was physically beautiful, immensely strong, and very wise. Although Gilgamesh was godlike in body and mind, he began his kingship as a cruel despot. He lorded over his subjects, raping any woman who struck his fancy, whether she was the wife of one of his warriors or the daughter of a nobleman. He accomplished his building projects with forced labor, and his exhausted subjects groaned under his oppression. The gods heard his subjects’ pleas and decided to keep Gilgamesh in check by creating a wild man named Enkidu, who was as magnificent as Gilgamesh. Enkidu became Gilgamesh’s great friend, and Gilgamesh’s heart was shattered when Enkidu died of an illness inflicted by the gods. Gilgamesh then traveled to the edge of the world and learned about the days before the deluge and other secrets of the gods, and he recorded them on stone tablets.

^ Superheroes circa 2100 BCE.

Edited 1/31/2016 03:28:35
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