Recently since an interview from 2016 with Alan Moore, creator of Watchmen, where he attacked the superhero industry which many of us have come to love. Moore himself is known to write inverted versions of the superhero story as shown in his comedy series “Watchmen,” which has since been transformed into a HBO series.
In the interview, Moore spoke of the superheroes, the creators and the audience. He said that the films put the audience in a child state and that the heroes themselves are "white white advocates" and "curatorial compensators" for the audience and their creators.
It seems that many of Moore's claims are compatible. To say that the people who watch today's superb movies are trying to stay in “willful, self-imposed condition of emotional capture” it is too critical. In addition, if our society is claimed to be hidden in “cultural stasis” it ignores the reciprocal relationship between society and Hollywood, where progress in one progresses in the other.
Moore claimed that the audience wanted to compensate for a lack of confidence by watching superhero films, but he failed to recognize the positive things that the films had. One of the attractions of superhero movies is that they play with a desire of people to see good people. It is wonderful to see our favorite heroes on the screen by tackling huge margins. Take “Avengers: Endgame,” for example.
Warriors of the story went from losing half the population, a few friends and their confidence, to win the war against Thanos, something that can not be stopped. Surveillance of the disciplines re-establishes their resilience and allows them to find confidence in themselves to overcome obstacles.
Moore says that we are watching these films in a “state of the art” self-violent state of emotional capture, ”suggesting that we consciously enter into an eternal child mindset. There are some defects with that thinking train. Some of us have grown up as a superhero as our youth idols, and only others are introducing the genre as adults, myself was included.
In addition, superhero movies are much larger than someone running around saving the world in spandex and cape. They now provide an opportunity for critical analysis, social movements within Hollywood and reflection on our society.
Take “Black Panther,” for example. As Jamil Smith said in an article for Time Magazine, “Black Panther” marked a milestone in a cinematograph history, where people did not show color in the world only, but also where their humanity is multifaceted.
Smith also said that the film is addressing the issues that impact on modern black life, ”which gives us the opportunity to think about the film and put it into practice in our society.
Hollywood is constantly changing to match the country's cultural and political environment. Early versions of superhero films can be viewed as advocates for white supremacy, since most, unlike all the heroes were white and bouncing around in masks and cakes, but seem a bit of extremist attitudes. it. Because of social revolutions and media criticisms, the industry is better able to progress rather than retain the so-called “cultural stasis”.
There is also more effort to include more women and color people in the industry and the audience seems to be responding well. DC Comics 'Wonder Woman' earned $ 821.8 million in the box office and Marvel's “Marvel Marvel” “raked in $ 1.128 billion. Both films had female lead.
In addition, films containing color people were well received. “Black Panther” earned $ 1.347 billion and “Aquaman” earned $ 1.148 billion. There is no intention that Hollywood has a diversity problem, particularly when it comes to superhero films, but it is slowly changing.
In Moore's defense, his interview came out before many of the revolutionary films were released, which would include his original claims. He has continued to discuss his views since then, but Moore's views are part of a large range of superhero critics.
Martin Scorsese, one of Hollywood's most influential film makers, criticized Marvel's films last month. In an interview with Empire Magazine, Scorsese said that the cinema was not a movie and subsequently wrote an editing for the New York Times in response to the eye.
Either way, superhero films in society have a much greater role to play when they were first released. The people who say otherwise do not recognize the revolutionary milestones created by many of the films and industry defects they want to correct.
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