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Re: The Super Hero Movie Cliche thread
« on: December 09, 2012, 01:17:30 pm »
Actually, hating the genre will probably mean you find issues that people who like the movies might miss.

The Voiceover.  Who am I?  Are you sure you want to know?  Why are you hearing my thoughts.  Because the sidekick doesn't appear very often these days, and that character was basically created so that the hero had someone he could TALK to.

The hero and villain are typically the sides of the same coin, sometimes having origins directly or indirectly tied to each other.  That's usually to keep stuff simple, but it only works once.  It seems very odd when the sequel rolls around and you need a new guy for the hero to fight.  Lex Luthor is an interesting counterpoint because for a long time or in a lot of iterations he wasn't connected to Superman's origins.  But he's so overused in Superman, especially the movies, that I will have a big amount of respect for the new movies if they keep him the heck out of it.

The Lab Effect is big in the Marvel universe since most of their titles come from the 60s and the big rise of Sci-Fi.

 

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