Going to your local movie theater is a lot of fun simply because you’re getting a chance to indulge in some fantastic, on-screen adventure. For the last two decades, no other type of movie has brought the house down for fun and entertainment than that of superhero movies. What may have once been nothing more than fairly youth-targeted caped-crusading hooey has now become massive in terms of popularity, budget, and full-on entertainment. Superhero movies have taken characters that were once staples of the funny pages or comic books and made them major commonalities in the movie business, but is this such a good thing?
Granted, watching our favorites superheroes on the silver screen is pretty cool, but there are quite a number of these films popping up Kissasian. One could argue that maybe there is a bit of capitalizing on the popularity of the genre, and that said capitalization may actually water down the quality of the movies being produced. Superhero purists have also argued that too much creative license and artistic interpretation has taken place so as to make the superheroes portrayed on-screen aren’t related to the source materials of their origins. Still, it’s hard to argue with the number of tickets purchased for these movies and the high number of accolades that these movies have received.
Even more interesting than the debate regarding too many superhero movies, it is the type of gossip and hype machines that surround Hollywood that can make it hard to keep new movies development a secret. This is particularly important for superhero movies because if there is one thing they do well, it is that they leave a little bit of room for either a sequel or a chance for other characters in their respective ‘universe’ to pop-up. This means that even if you had a blast at the latest hero flick but left the theater thinking that a certain character would be cool either in their own spin-off, you might get wind of a development deal for this exact reason, and you can’t wait to see what emerges.
So, and you’ll think this is totally weird, but a few of our mutual friends & I have been talking about you, the kind of movies you like to watch, and the kind of movie outings that you find the most intriguing. We really want to ask you a question – can we guess which movies playing near me you’ll love?
Yes, that sounds a bit weird, but hear me out. Really, what we want to do is play a game where our friends and I huddle up for a bit & try to figure out which movies that are playing at the closest movie theater near me (since we’re here at my place) are ones that you’ll actually find awesome. Part of the reason is that we love you, and we really want the best for you. Every time you come to us with a new movie critique, we’re on the edge of our seats wondering if you actually liked it & whether it’s worth it for any of us to check it out. Also, and full disclosure, we’re hoping that if we can figure out which movies on this side of town you’d watch, maybe you’ll come over more often.
We admit that it is a weird way of asking you to come out and hang with us on a much more regular basis, but it’s our quirkiness that made our little motley crew such good friends in the first place, right? So, like I mentioned, we thought about it, and we think we’ve come up with some movie choices that you’re surely going to love.