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Old 05-18-2018, 01:00 PM
 
Location: NoVa
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There's snobbery in all things, so why so surprise?

I think Mark Hammill has a point there. I'm not a fan of superhero movies but I'm a fan of fantasy genre. All I ask is this: tell me a good story. Unfortunately a lot of superhero movies rely too much on visual effects and don't pay enough attention to the story. As a result, you get a lot of noise with no sense. Or they regurgitate the same plot - like Disney's Star Wars.
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Old 05-18-2018, 01:43 PM
 
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There's snobbery in all things, so why so surprise?

I think Mark Hammill has a point there. I'm not a fan of superhero movies but I'm a fan of fantasy genre. All I ask is this: tell me a good story. Unfortunately a lot of superhero movies rely too much on visual effects and don't pay enough attention to the story. As a result, you get a lot of noise with no sense. Or they regurgitate the same plot - like Disney's Star Wars.
There is no shortage of crappy fantasy movies. That recent (CGI-laden) Warcraft movie bombed like a melon Letterman dropped from the roof of the Ed Sullivan theater.
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Old 05-18-2018, 02:09 PM
 
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It's just a movie genre.

It's going to have good and bad examples like every other genre.

Most examples of most movie genres are going to be drawn from literary stories.

It might be a good exercise to discuss movie stories that have not in any way been drawn from any other genre and could not have existed except as a movie.
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Old 05-23-2018, 02:41 PM
 
Location: not where you are
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Why the snobbery about superhero films? - BBC News

This matter is only of concern to other snobs who need their viewing preferences validated by pats on the head from the critical establishment.

I couldn't care less if a film I like receives such a 'stamp of approval'. Neither should you.
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Old 05-26-2018, 06:30 AM
 
Location: So Ca
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From the OP's link, "Not that I don't love the movies. It's just, come on guys, there are other stories to tell besides hyper-gonadal males without families doing death-defying things for two hours and wrecking cities in the process."

I'm not in the target demographic group for super hero movies (female, over the age of 40, etc) and I initially thought I'd never see "Wonder Woman." But I loved it. And I'd like to see "Black Panther," mainly because I think Chadwick Boseman is so talented. The rest of them....not particularly interested.
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