Twilight of the Superheroes

Poignant and pointed observations about how superhero movies have grown to reflect the duality of the era which bore their ascension to the pinnacle of popular culture.

In his review of X-Men (2000), Roger Ebert begins with an evocation of the mythological gods of Ancient Greece, and ends with a plea to die hard comic book fans, whom he wishes would “linger in the lobby after each screening to answer questions.” Sixteen years later, viewed from a cinematic present overrun by the cape and cowl, Ebert’s words read as both prescient and portentous.

Source: Twilight of the Superheroes | Kill Screen

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