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Who is your favorite superhero to grace the big screen?

  1. Movie Arbiter profile image76
    Movie Arbiterposted 3 years ago

    Who is your favorite superhero to grace the big screen?

    With the recent success of comic book adaptation to hit theaters in recent years, there's little doubt that the production of these flicks will be stopping any time soon. Who is your favorite hero to receive a feature-lengthed film?

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    Jayfortposted 3 years ago

    No, thanks to DC Comics NEW 52 which began in September 2011, my favorite DC heroes no longer exist per se. As a result, I am boycotting DC Comics and Warner Bros. films using the post Flashpoint/NEW 52 characters.

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      Jayfortposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Correction: I should have said they made "Superman" into an anti-capitalist Occupy Wall Streeter, not a a 1% Percenter. I wrote it backwards.

    2. M. T. Dremer profile image94
      M. T. Dremerposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Given Superman's morals (and his story's similarities to Jesus) I find it hard to imagine him fighting for wall street bankers.

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      Jayfortposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      In the 1930s, they had him more of a vigilante and round on war profiteers. For the bulk of his 75 year history, he was thought of as a Big Boy Scout. He fought for TRUTH, JUSTICE, and the AMERICAN WAY and was more of a conservative than a liberal.

    4. Movie Arbiter profile image76
      Movie Arbiterposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      I disagree with your Nazi assertion, since I don't think anyone is going to say fighting Nazis is controversial. Most would agree that Nazis are evil, but now readers are turning away because they feel alienated over the writer's ideological stand.

    5. M. T. Dremer profile image94
      M. T. Dremerposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Superman is also an immigrant who grew up in an adopted middle class family. With the positions modern conservatives have taken on immigration and their defense of the 1%, I still don't see any version of Superman siding with them.

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      Jayfortposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      If I may ask, MT, when did you begin reading comic books. I started in 1965 when virtually ALL of DC's characters would have been considered conservative. Green Arrow's transformation into the token liberal occurred about 4 years later.

    7. Movie Arbiter profile image76
      Movie Arbiterposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      I actually knew what you meant and where you were going with your argument.

    8. M. T. Dremer profile image94
      M. T. Dremerposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      I said 'modern' conservatives. The right wing has changed significantly since the birth of comic books. Many past republican presidents, going back from Eisenhower, would be described as liberal by today's standards.

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      Jayfortposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Indeed you did. But my point is, the character was historically conservative. It was the modernization of the character that drove me away from collecting and reading comics. 45 years of emotional investment...POOF!

    10. Movie Arbiter profile image76
      Movie Arbiterposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Superman's motto used to be, "truth, justice, and the American way."

  3. Movie Arbiter profile image76
    Movie Arbiterposted 3 years ago

    I am also not a fan at all of the New 52. Comics also seem to be pushing political agendas heavier these days, which is not what the average reader wants. I just want to see some action and have a good story, not know the writer's stance on controversial topics.

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      Jayfortposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      I thought it was the height of hypocrisy to have the new "Superman" be a 1% Percenter going after an evil "tycoon" for making too much money. The whole purpose of the New 52 was to gin up new readers to make more money!!!

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      Movie Arbiterposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      That's why I stopped reading them. They're pushing a political agenda, instead of just giving us a way to escape reality. People read comics to avoid that crap, not to take a political stance.

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      Jayfortposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Exactly! Comics were created as an escape. That's what I hate about the latest bunch of DC comic book movies...trying to set the characters in a realistic world. If people want realism, they should open their eyes and look at the world around them.

    4. M. T. Dremer profile image94
      M. T. Dremerposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Don't comics have roots in political agendas? Superman, Wonder Woman and Captain America largely started as anti-nazi, pro-america serials.

  4. seigfried23 profile image75
    seigfried23posted 3 years ago

    I agree with Movie Arbiter. I mean, what's with the female Thor nonsense? I just want to read the comics of my youth, when I used to "borrow" my brother's Superman comics and read them lol. They seem to be sacrificing the story by trying to ride whatever current political agenda or wave that they think will help them sell the most. It's distracting. In any case, my fav superheros to get movies are Superman, Hulk and Wolverine.

    1. Movie Arbiter profile image76
      Movie Arbiterposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      This post made me laugh, as my siblings used to "burrow" from my comic stash too. I agree with your nostalgic views and think that if they feel the need to reboot, let's draw on some of the classics that made people pick up comics in the first place.

  5. witchgirl172 profile image60
    witchgirl172posted 3 years ago

    Spider-man Thor The Hulk and the orig Hulk show Iron-man I really love those super heros.

    1. Movie Arbiter profile image76
      Movie Arbiterposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      So you're a Marvel girl then, through and through

    2. witchgirl172 profile image60
      witchgirl172posted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Yeah you can say I am. I also loved godzilla I have ever since I was a ittle girl smile How are you Movie Arbiter?

    3. Movie Arbiter profile image76
      Movie Arbiterposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      I used to always watch Godzilla when I was little. We just saw the reboot in theaters and it was pretty decent. There were some flaws, but it's a much welcomed return to the king of the monsters, especially after Tri-Star butchered their 1997 attempt

  6. M. T. Dremer profile image94
    M. T. Dremerposted 3 years ago

    My favorite superhero is Superman, but his movies have been kind of spotty. I grew up on the Christopher Reeve versions, which were great, but Superman Returns and Man of Steel just didn't measure up for me the way the Marvel movies have. So, my favorite superhero movie is the Avengers, but I'll still be looking forward to each new DC movie. Particularly Wonder Woman, who has been offensively underutilized in film and television.

    1. Movie Arbiter profile image76
      Movie Arbiterposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      While I like DC, it's going to be playing catch up to the movie juggernaut that is now Marvel.

 
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