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Fatal flaws of the Superhero films

Superhero movies are some of the most popular movies coming out today. After so many being released at this point, and two major comic book film universes, some people are getting "superhero fatigue". What that means is that people are starting to get tired of these movies, and are accused of being all the same. What are some patterns and flaws that are commonly seen in superhero movies?

  • I'd say removing the part about superhero fatigue from this topic would make it sound a bit better. It really has nothing to do with exploring the patterns and flaws of the recent superhero films that have come out. I'd say box office records and an influx of social media superhero presence would make the "some" people who are tired of the movies irrelevant. – Steven Gonzales 4 years ago
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  • A fatal flaw that should also be examined is their balance between trying to make differences with the superhero to draw in fans, but risk alienating fans of the actual comic. This attempt to balance between the two has been one of the defining factors for superhero movies. – shugo828 4 years ago
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  • To me it is the reliance on CGI at the expense of story. There come a point when I get bored watching computer generated bots fighting each other; it has to have meaning from a character/plot perspective for me to feel satisfied leaving the theatre. – Jeff MacLeod 3 years ago
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Batman and Spiderman: Do we need more iterations of them, or should we have new superheroes on screen?

There are probably thousands of comic books, with hundreds of heroes and villains. Surely, getting new iterations of Spiderman and Batman for the third time (for Spiderman, the third time in the last two decades, the last one being in 2014) isn’t really necessary nor is it pushing the boundaries to new ideas. Why are we getting new iterations? Is it because the general population will only pay to see superheroes they know? But with the increasing superhero overdose, wouldn’t studios make more money if there were new superheroes with new villains and new powers being put on the big screen?

  • I would be careful of the use of the word "remakes" because if you look at Christian Bale's Batman vs. Ben Afleck's Batman, the characters have distinct differences between them, with different stories and elements highlighted. In this case, I feel that the word remakes might not be the best fit. Maybe "new iterations" would be more appropriate for what you are discussing.The topic is very interesting and relevant overall! – SeanGadus 3 years ago
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  • Good point, but check the wording in the second sentence. More specifically 'necessary of interesting'. I'm not sure what you were going for, but I feel like you can word that part better. Other than that, you are good to go. – MikeySheff 3 years ago
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  • I think Batman especially represents a lot of interesting aspects of the human subconscious, which is possibly why he is so enduringly popular, but I do think that with nearly 100 years of mythos in Batman, the filmmakers could do more to integrate the entirety of the comics. For instance, the only Batgirl we've gotten was in the terrible Clooney movie, which is not at all representative of Barbara Gordon. We haven't seen anything of Jason Todd, a hint of Nightwing at the end of Dark Knight Rises, but there's so much more to Batman than just Batman, and I think that's being really underutilized. – rmwalker 3 years ago
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Batman VS. Superman and Captain America

How trailers can lead to the demise of gain of a film and how that will lead to how Captain America will do. Will people be sceptical after how Batman VS. Superman did or will they be more excited to see how Cap does. Cap has come out with some pretty telling trailers, will that be what the whole movie based on if you seen BVS. Did the trailers prove to tell too much, or did they tell nothing important?

  • Some of the trailers tell the climax part of the movies, they make the film itself less exciting when the audience watches it. The trailers, which show the climax, are bad examples of trailers. They are supposed to show parts of the scenes to advertise the films. – moonyuet 4 years ago
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