Are Super Hero Movies Overrated?


Its been for a while now and seems like it will not end very soon. Creating super hero movies seems to be the trend these days and most of the directors in Hollywood are joining the bad wagon of taking a comic book and making it to a movie.  The latest one is Green Lantern which was released yesterday in Hollywood which perhaps not surprisingly, has got negative comments from the movie lovers.


I have been a fan of comics and super heroes from the days I was a kid and I always loved checking out the comic books and the cartoons mainly Spider Man , The Incredible Hulk and X-men. I never got the chance to check out the first bat man movies that came out ( though i have checked out them all now ) and my first Super Hero Movie experience was Spider Man which was indeed superb and still remains one of my favorite super hero movies next to The Dark Night and Iron Man.

But then they came with Spider Man 2 ,  The X- men franchise, Iron Man 2 etc. I was thinking what the hell is going on?  I mean, true that the first movies did bring up sales; so does that allow you to add more sequels  and carry on the same movie over and over again?   Spider Man 2 was ok but Spider Man 3 was a disaster. So was Iron Man 2 . The Hollywood directors seem to don't care about them and keep on making sequels and new super hero movies (Captain America is coming next month.).

Another issue that comes to my mind is are they bringing justice to the real storyline in comics? For example  let's take the movie  X-men Origins Wolverine. I checked out the first movie and it was not too bad. But then yesterday, I heard they are going to make a sequel of that with Wolverine acting as a Samurai in Japan. When did Wolverine go to Japan and became a Samurai ?  its not stated in the actual comics, seems like the directors are going to deviate from the storyline and drag the wolverine story more and more . The funny thing is people here knows he is already a member of X-men so why do you need to show his origin more and more by dragging into sequels.

Also, audience are always related to the actors who they see first as their beloved super heroes. Tobey Maguire was Awesome in the first 3 spider man movies and he will not be there for the 4th one . Shia Labeouf  will quit  Transformers after the 3rd one and we all know Megan Fox left the franchise long time back. It's not good to change the actors consistently when it comes to Super Hero movies. People , specially kids tend to idolize them and if you change those actors; there is a high chance the audience will turn their backs on the movies.

Super Heroes are Awesome and I used to like them. But nowadays its too much and most of them has become a flop ( ex: The Green Honet).

Stick to the storyline, Don't have too much sequels  and stick to the original actors. Then the movie lovers will at least have some respect for the movies that are created and wiill get  the motivation to go and check their super heroes in the silver screen more often than not.


Cheers !!




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3 comments:

  Rich Johnston

11:53 AM

"But then yesterday, I heard they are going to make a sequel of that with Wolverine acting as a Samurai in Japan. When did Wolverine go to Japan and became a Samurai ? its not stated in the actual comics, seems like the directors are going to deviate from the storyline and drag the wolverine story more and more."

What are you talking about? The first Wolverine movie had a lot less to do with the comics. The second seems to be a direct adaptation of the first Wolverine comic book by Chris Claremont and Frank Miller. Guess what the plot is?

  Chamindra H

7:44 PM

@Rich: If you say so then why didn't they do the first movie using the first Wolverine comic book? that would have made sense right? However my point is people should be given the chance to know the real story. Some tweaks are ok. But changing the whole comic storyline for the purpose of a movie is not cool.

  WolfyK

2:02 PM

Come on, Spiderman 2 was superior to the first movie in many ways. Not that it's terrible, but watch the first Spiderman now and it really has not aged well. It is filled with a bunch of incredibly cheesy moments (Willem Dafoe is just laughable as the Green Goblin). Spiderman 2 was a more polished, more mature movie.

 
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