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Why Superheroes?



What were you talking about with regards to why there are so many super hero movies?



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alajones
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We need some backstory plz.





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He said there was some deeper reason that super hero movies are so big now.





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oooooh.







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FT
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i no rite?





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TigerinATL
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Hollywood spends $10's of millions on marketing. It's a lot easier to sell prospective movie goers on Batman 25 than John Carter 1. You know what you're getting with Batman but have no clue what to expect with John Carter. You see it's a Disney movie so it must be for kids, because you may not know who John Carter is but you know what Disney is and does. That's why Hollywood does so many sequels and reboots. It's a lot cheaper to sell a brand people are already familiar with. Comic books have both established brands and built in customer bases ready to consume more content.


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alajones
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That's not deep at all.





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TigerinATL
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Neither is Hollywood.





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...you're not Freauxzen.





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quote:

...you're not Freauxzen.


Damn Global Warming!






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jcole4lsu
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quote:

you're not Freauxzen.

doesnt change the fact that he is correct.
movies, generally speaking, have to either educate the public on a character/plot or rely on a big name expensive star to sell a movie.
super hero movies don't because the public is already educated on the character, they know what the character is and generally what his/her motivations are. thats a much easier sell.


all hollywood cares about is making money. super hero movies are much more likely to turn a profit.






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Freauxzen
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Go for the direct thread. You can retitle it "Why Superheroes?" Mods don't like call outs.

I think it's a discussion to have, not necessarily...

"I declare this the reason... so be it. From my lips, it is truth."

And I've said this before. So let'[s set it up:

Two facts (that can be debated, sure)

1. Humans Need Myth/Heroes - Heroes are an important part of culture and ideals. No matter their fictional background or stature, we need those images and perceptions to cling to. The myth os something grander, They give us a moral and idealistic ground to aim for. Myths and heromaking are critical to the cultural unconscious. Myths are circular in that they are part of....

2. The Cultural Consciousness exists insofar that we, as a culture, will both tell ourselves what we need and like, and create what we need and like at the same time. This is a shifting tapestry of ideals, stories, problems, symbols and all of the other things that form our cultural identity, is critical to our growth and our perceived experience on the world.

So myths, the symbolic narrative of who we are and why we are, directly feeds into the cultural conscious which is the representation of our identity presently.

One can posit that those who are successful in creating narratives (artistic or otherwise) that tap into these two spheres, especially today, can just plain make money. Right?



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i remember as a kid, maybe 6 or 7, when i first came to grips with the reality that there were no actual superheroes anywhere in the world. i grew up surrounded by toys, shows and comics about superheroes so the stories were pervasive in my everyday life. i guess i hadn't really thought about how they related to reality before but it was a pretty disappointing realization.





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