With everything that has been happening in the movie industry lately, it's safe to say that we're living in a superhero era. Although superhero movies have been around for so many years, with the rise of huge franchises like DCEU and MCU, the superhero genre has been given a lot of attention and has consistently ruled the box office. However, several critics have some opinions about the rise of superhero movies, but we can't deny that they're thriving and reaching mainstream audiences. Watchman creator Alan Blunt has some thoughts about the effect of the superhero genre on pop culture.
According to him: "Most people equate comics with superhero movies now. That adds another layer of difficulty for me. I haven't seen a superhero movie since the first Tim Burton Batman film. They have blighted cinema and also blighted culture to a degree. Several years ago, I said I thought it was a worrying sign that hundreds of thousands of adults were queuing up to see characters created 50 years ago to entertain 12-year-old boys. That seemed to speak to some longing to escape from the complexities of the modern world, and go back to a nostalgic, remembered childhood. That seemed dangerous. It was infantilizing the population."
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