this morning’s facebook rant about superhero movies stealing superheroes from nerds.

this i just bought-back anneoneil.com from the site stealers over at GoDaddy. So here i go again with the rants.

this was a facebook post to my friend Dean Haspiel’s rave review of Logan.

*i do, now, want to see Logan, even though

And there is a thing that has happened with super hero movies that I’m assuming you guys will get because (being presumptuous now because I’m talking to Dean’s collective friends, but I met Dean because I was wearing a comic book t-shirt) you are comic book guys–but essentially comic books and ESPECIALLY super hero comic books were for nerdy wish fulfillment for teenaged boys which allowed for things like the skills of smart kids to actually be useful and cool and funny–I’m thinking Spider-Man and xmen here, because those are the ones I read–but never involved senseless violence and rarely violence against women or non-super characters…and in the last decade super hero MOVIES (and I don’t know about the comics because I no longer read them) have entirely moved away from complex questions of intelligence or inferiority and become basically random violence like the regular shoot-em-up movies appealing to exactly the opposite of the market the comic characters were originally appealing to.

Author: anne e o

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