For so many years we longed and pined for someone to make definitive non-cartoon movie renditions of our beloved comic book superheroes. And now… not a year passed that we don’t get one.
But tell me, is this a good thing? Do you want even more? Or, is it too much and now find it to be destroying the foundation of what made your beloved memories special?
There was a time, when Christopher Reeves Superman was all we had for many years. Same goes for Adam West and Keaton’s Batman. As flawed as they may have been, they filled a hole in our geeky hearts that to this day for many of us remains untouched.
The first attempt to “re-boot” Superman ended it utter disappointment. It took the studio years to even attempt it again. Should they have even bothered? I personally am glad they did as they went in the better direction and produced something that I feel was a fitting continuation of the saga.
But then we have Iron Man which started amazing (in my eyes) and slowly streamed into a mess, what should we think? Iron Man 3 was not even near my list of faves from this summer. How does that happen with a fanboy?
I am hoping that Thor does not follow this pattern. But is there any way it won’t? If we focus solely on Marvel we have 3 Iron Man, 2 Captain America, 2 Thor, 2 Avengers (at minimum) and now they are flowing into the obscure with Ant-Man and Guardians of the Galaxy. Can this even work? If these newer franchises (cause you know they will be) fail with the larger audience, will this mean the demise of the genre in the studio’s eyes?
The question is simple, Are we better off waiting for that diamond in the rough … or should we be happier with a basket of coal that may or may not mean more diamonds. Do you feel that the inundation of product is now tearing away at what you once knew and loved?
You tell me.