• thesplitsaber

    Looks like that SUPERHERO FATIGUE critics have been talking about for 2+ years has finally set in hahaha.

    • Superhero Fatigue, like the idea that women ad people of color can’t headline movies, is a nonsensical myth. Always has been.

    • DJ JD

      I am convinced that superheroes have been occupying the cultural space for us that the pantheon occupied for classical Greece: a larger-than-life drawing board to pour our hopes, aspirations and terrors into. I fully expect superheroes to start taking a darker presence in movies at some point (and to stop being the protagonists), but I don’t really expect them to go away.

      • thesplitsaber

        ‘I fully expect superheroes to start taking a darker presence in movies at some point (and to stop being the protagonists), ‘

        This is exactly what Snyder and Goyer were going for in BvS i think. Unfortunately it was terrible haha.

        • DJ JD

          Heh, got me there. I was thinking more like how the gods would toy with the fates of mortals and for the most part, all the “normals” could do was hang on. We’ve already seen hints of that in comedies, like Powerless and that show about the interns at the SHIELD expy whose name escapes me utterly just now, but I think there is room for dramatic expression there, too.

          It just won’t work the way Snyder and Goyer tried to make it work, is all.

      • HypercubeVillain
        • DJ JD

          Wait wait wait, someone else already thought of this? Crap.

  • edibletalkingchairs .

    You do Birdman 4???

  • Conor Malcolm Crockford

    There was a good mention in a recent article about how the success of Baby Driver, like Don’t Breathe and Get Out, suggests that audiences will happily watch an original low budget genre film if the movie is distributed widely enough and has a novel idea at the heart of it. Clearly some of the blockbusters this year have been failing for a reason.