Now if the title doesn’t disappoint some, I don’t know what will but recently Matthew Vaughn, the director behind “Kick-Ass” and the same person who directed the Super Hero film “X-Men: First Class” has stated that he believes many of the current Super Hero-based films are coming to an end. He gave his reasons covering the quality of some of these films and he believed that audiences would be bored with one Super Hero film after another. But it has to be said that there’s a kind of irony here for a guy who directed a Super Hero movie to come out and say that basically the end is near.
But while ironic, I have to say I agree with Matthew Vaughn and think the recent popularity of Super Hero films could end in a year or two. Why, well let’s look at the facts.
Spoiled with choice
Super Hero movies are nothing new, they have been around for decades going back to the 1940s with the likes of “The Adventures of Captain Marvel”, “The Phantom” and “Superman”. When I was growing up in the late 70’s and 80’s, there was Christopher Reeve in “Superman” and then came the movie “Batman,” but it really was. But never before have so many Super Hero movies hit the big screen.
While many will probably salivate at all of these Super Heroes and comic book adaptations, it means that once you were only loyal to one Super Hero now your loyalty is being tested, forced to be shared between several and only so far your loyalty can be shared. Because quite simply if you are a fan of Spider-Man, Superman, Wolverine and say Iron Man the next time you watch Thor, Captain America or the Green Hornet you struggle to embrace them.
Lots of it
Now I know that what I’m about to say will anger comic book fans but so many Super Hero movies are too similar. Yes each individual character may have some special powers, costumes or back story but the storyline generally follows a very similar path which sees the creation of the Super Hero followed by a battle with enemies or in the case of some – multiple enemies, all of which are embellished with bits of action and CGI .
Thus there will come a time when audiences get tired of watching other films only to watch the same old story with only different characters and stars. And this binds that a time will come when audiences will grow away from films that rely on special effects and big star names to entertain and start returning there to films that lack originality or fail to provide a different angle to the plot. old story.
More than kill
Over the last decade the number of Super Hero movies being made has slowly increased and if we haven’t had new ones with new characters we’ve made remakes, reboots, re-imaginings, sequels, and shoots. But while there will be times when you will get a new Super Hero movie and then there will be a few months before another film rolls in as numbers are pushed to theaters, going public is creeping into stupid proportions with many of these films slated. for releases next year, many of which lead to big Super Hero movie collaborations like “The Avengers”. If you only look at the Super Hero movies/comic books that are proposed for next year there are Green Lantern, Captain America, Thor, X-Men: First Class, Priest and don’t forget that “The Avengers” is in process. “
Now while this list I’m sure will excite fans of these kinds of films, it ends up being a turn off for those who until now only enjoyed the occasional one. And thus there is a high chance that with so many of these films hitting the big screen in such a relatively short time, audiences will turn to the “We don’t need another hero” chorus. The impact is that major collaboration films like “The Avengers” may even be stopped by studios when they see public demand for Super Hero films decline.
All of this could have been avoided had the studio not tried to capitalize on the popularity of Super Hero films. If they spread all these films out a little longer then there will be less chance of audiences, those who like movies, will get tired of watching them and watching them fill the big screen. As it stands with all of these films going on there is a high chance that they will burn out before some are ever made.
What does all this mean?
Matthew Vaughn could be right and he’s not alone in thinking that the current popularity of Super Hero movies is coming to an end. It all boils down to the studio trying to capitalize on popular trends but by doing so over the line and essentially ruining its longevity by throwing too many of these films into audiences in no time, rushing through lesser films just to make money in the rush.
As for me, I wouldn’t actually be sad to see the back of the Super Hero movie, I’m really tired of listening to comic book fans raving about the Super Hero movie as much as they are tired of me raving about the good old days. cinema. But for those who like these kinds of films, here’s a thought: 20 – 30 years ago we saw superman and batman films, those who grew up in those films are now making films and choosing to make these superhero films . That means in another 20 – 30 years, those who grew up on these Super Hero films will be the ones in charge of making films and you can bet there will be another revival in these films.