Is Superhero Movie Fatigue A Real Issue?

IMG_20151015_232247In today’s entertainment industry, there has been a plethora of movies produced that touch all genres, such as action, horror, comedy, etc. But then you have sub-genres within those (spy movies, buddy cop films, chick flicks, biopics, etc.) that have been made. But in these past few years, the type of movies that have been dominating the big screen are superhero films. Within the next five years there are going to be more than thirty superhero films making their way to theaters, and that may be exciting news to some super fans, but to the casual moviegoer, that can become tedious and overwhelming. So the question being posed here is this: do people suffer from superhero movie fatigue?

If you ask anyone who watches movies often, a good argument could be made among them that there is no reason to be getting tired of these films unless the studios that are dishing then out are actually producing bad movies. At the same time, others could argue that even if the superhero movie that is made is “good’, the plot and storylines become so predictable that it actually becomes uninteresting and tiresome to endure each time they go and see one. This has actually been the case, and is a reason that some Filmmakers are staying away from launching new movies as origin stories, because that has been done so many times and can become-as said before-tedious. Something that filmmakers have been experimenting with lately is branching out and creating sub-genres within the superhero films, such as the film Ant-Man. This movie is about a superhero that receives a suit that allows him to shrink down to the size of an ant and communicate with them (among other abilities), and even though it was a superhero film, its sub-genre within that was a heist film. It was a different take on a common type of film and it left a good taste in most moviegoer’s mouths, making the “superhero movie fatigue” go away for at least a bit.

This topic will definitely be brought up again within the next 5 years that all these new superhero films are being made becoming formulaic and repetitive, but it honestly is up to you yourself as a moviegoer to decide if you’ve had enough of The Avengers or Superman on the big screen. No matter how you feel about them, they’re going to continue to be made for a while. These movies make substantial amounts in the box offices, and studios aren’t going to stop making movies if that’s what they’re most successful with. Hopefully these filmmakers can continue to come up with ways to diversify their story lines and even the casting of their actors to keep people wanting to see more and also to help battle the superhero movie fatigue. But tell us how you feel. Do you think this is an issue? Feel free to let us know in the comments bellow!

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  1. “If you ask anyone who watches movies often, a good argument could be made among them that there is no reason to be getting tired of these films unless the studios that are dishing then out are actually producing bad movies.”

    *them (:

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