Monday, June 1, 2015

Going Smaller Is The Way Forward - Why Most Superhero Movies Are Mediocre At Best


Paraphrasing Dwight D. Eisenhower on the military-industrial complex, every superhero film shot is a rom-com unmade, an indie un-financed, a female-led or original action film hurled in the trash to make way for putting together the $100-million-plus needed to make and the additional $50-million-plus to market a movie whose biggest purpose is reconstituting four-color characters who date back, in many cases, as far as…well, Dwight D. Eisenhower
 - James Rocchi, http://moviemezzanine.com/marvel-avengers-essay/


The quote you see above is taken from what I have told good ol' Peter earlier today is now my favoritest thing on the internet for the next five minutes. In it author James Rocchi talks about the modern superhero movie in such great lengths and about so many details that I won't take out the time to summarize it, so I highly recommend that you just read it for yourself.

Just ignore the first one okay?