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    Apr 26, 2012, 12:38 PM - Am I the only one that hates superhero movies (rant)? #1

    It seems that I'm am the only person on the entire internet that can't stand superheroes?

    I find the entire genre ludicrous, overplayed, dull and overall irritating beyond belief. Every movie seems to have the same beats, melodramatic plots, horrible CGI, crappily staged action scenes, over sentimental, and THE SAME BLOODY STORY

    Every damn person the hero meets in their ordinary life turns out to be a supervillain or another damn hero, with Spiderman being the worst offender.

    The most infuriating thing is that I seem to be the only person on the entire internet who doesn't get it, and the bloody things pour out more every year!

    What is the appeal? I get the whole 'what if?' thing, but the movies are all the ****** same, just with different costumes and various levels of 'darkness'.

    It's driving me nuts
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    Apr 26, 2012, 12:45 PM - Re: Am I the only one that hates superheroes (rant)? #2

    Superheroes are our modern day Hercules and Beowulfs. The appeal is in hearing stories of flawed, but ultimately heroic people standing against insurmountable odds. It's unfortunate that you don't feel that you get it, but that's okay. I don't get the appeal of chick flicks and most anime that my friends are into. Different strokes for different folks, and all that
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    Apr 26, 2012, 12:49 PM - Re: Am I the only one that hates superheroes (rant)? #3

    If you don't like it, you don't like it. You don't have to explain yourself to anybody. It can be frustrating to have friends that are totally into a genre that you just don't like. They can't seem to fathom it. "But you must of liked <insert movie here>!"
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    Apr 26, 2012, 12:51 PM - Re: Am I the only one that hates superheroes (rant)? #4

    Dont watch it then and keep it to your self i am wondering what do you like then ? Comic book movies is part of most people lifes.
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    Apr 26, 2012, 12:55 PM - Re: Am I the only one that hates superheroes (rant)? #5

    nlschutd said: View Post
    Dont watch it then and keep it to your self i am wondering what do you like then ? Comic book movies is part of most people lifes.
    Just ????

    That's the most ridiculous thing I ever heard, before the mid 2000's and the advances in CGI, bareley anyone gave a crap about superhero movies, because there were hardly any!

    Certainly there were very few threads on here about them.
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    Apr 26, 2012, 12:59 PM - Re: Am I the only one that hates superheroes (rant)? #6

    Yup. Remember all those superhero movies before X-men? That's right, all four Superman movies.

    Most people's lives. Tch.
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    Apr 26, 2012, 12:59 PM - Re: Am I the only one that hates superheroes (rant)? #7

    Birdie said: View Post
    Just ????

    That's the most ridiculous thing I ever heard, before the mid 2000's and the advances in CGI, bareley anyone gave a crap about superhero movies, because there were hardly any!

    Certainly there were very few threads on here about them.
    And FYI, I love sci-fi, horror, war movies, westerns, thrillers, dramas, documentaries, good anime...just about everything apart from superheroes, romantic comedies and stoner comedy
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    Apr 26, 2012, 1:01 PM - Re: Am I the only one that hates superheroes (rant)? #8

    Nwerke said: View Post
    Yup. Remember all those superhero movies before X-men? That's right, all four Superman movies.

    Most people's lives. Tch.
    Yup, Superman and Batman. That was yer lot other than the odd, err...oddity?
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    Apr 26, 2012, 1:03 PM - Re: Am I the only one that hates superheroes (rant)? #9

    And to add, I don't bemoan other folk's taste, it's just total overkill...
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    Apr 26, 2012, 1:04 PM - Re: Am I the only one that hates superheroes (rant)? #10

    Birdie said: View Post
    Just ????

    That's the most ridiculous thing I ever heard, before the mid 2000's and the advances in CGI, bareley anyone gave a crap about superhero movies, because there were hardly any!

    Certainly there were very few threads on here about them.
    au contraire, superhero shows were a big part of our lives before cgi. There were no end to cartoons and the television shows ranging from the shadow and flash gordon to batman and the incredible hulk. Kids and adults still tried to dress up like them, act like them, and in a sense want to be like them. It's no different now than it was 50 years ago.
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    Apr 26, 2012, 1:07 PM - Re: Am I the only one that hates superheroes (rant)? #11

    groone said: View Post
    au contraire, superhero shows were a big part of our lives before cgi. There were no end to cartoons and the television shows ranging from the shadow and flash gordon to batman and the incredible hulk. Kids and adults still tried to dress up like them, act like them, and in a sense want to be like them. It's no different now than it was 50 years ago.
    Yes it is. To clarify, I'm talking about movies.
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    Apr 26, 2012, 1:08 PM - Re: Am I the only one that hates superheroes (rant)? #12

    I have a friend that is very particular about which movies he will watch.

    He loves zomibes, but hates movies on boats and pirates, so Pirates of the Caribbean is out.

    Anything with Tom Cruise in it. Nope.

    Anything "fantasy". Nope.

    Like noted above; different strokes for different folks. Some people love Picasso, some people love scallops, somebody out there is eating Limburger Cheese.
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    Apr 26, 2012, 1:10 PM - Re: Am I the only one that hates superheroes (rant)? #13

    Birdie said: View Post
    Yes it is. To clarify, I'm talking about movies.
    oh...well, can't help you there. LOL

    I have noticed that all the recent movie superheroes shop at the same place for fabric though.
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    Apr 26, 2012, 1:11 PM - Re: Am I the only one that hates superhero movies (rant)? #14

    I wasn't very clear in my rant...it's the Marvel and DC stuff I really can't stand. People like Alan Moore and Mark Millar have done great stuff in the genre, with varying success on the silver screen.
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    Apr 26, 2012, 1:12 PM - Re: Am I the only one that hates superhero movies (rant)? #15

    People like comic book movies NOw because it look so realy they hope it is possible but of course That wont happen.

    Just try to respect others what movies they like.

    Its feeling you have Or Dont have with those mOvies
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    Apr 26, 2012, 1:13 PM - Re: Am I the only one that hates superheroes (rant)? #16

    Nwerke said: View Post
    Yup. Remember all those superhero movies before X-men? That's right, all four Superman movies.

    Most people's lives. Tch.
    Dont forget Batman and Blade!

    Oh and OP, troll much....

    trololollol....
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    Apr 26, 2012, 1:14 PM - Re: Am I the only one that hates superheroes (rant)? #17

    groone said: View Post
    oh...well, can't help you there. LOL

    I have noticed that all the recent movie superheroes shop at the same place for fabric though.
    You mean the *shudder* quilt
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    Apr 26, 2012, 1:15 PM - Re: Am I the only one that hates superheroes (rant)? #18

    nachtinis said: View Post
    Dont forget Batman and Blade!

    Oh and OP, troll much....

    trololollol....
    How is the subject a troll? It's that attitude that drives me nuts. Like we have to like these damn things? This ain't a superhero forum, troll.
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    Apr 26, 2012, 1:16 PM - Re: Am I the only one that hates superheroes (rant)? #19

    Birdie said: View Post
    And to add, I don't bemoan other folk's taste, it's just total overkill...
    What are you doing with this topic? just close this topic it has no USe to ASK why you think you are THE only One you hate comicboOk movies.
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    Apr 26, 2012, 1:17 PM - Re: Am I the only one that hates superhero movies (rant)? #20

    You're a loner, Birdie. A rebel...
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    Apr 26, 2012, 1:18 PM - Re: Am I the only one that hates superheroes (rant)? #21

    nachtinis said: View Post
    Dont forget Batman and Blade!

    Oh and OP, troll much....

    trololollol....
    Blade's a superhero?

    Comicbook, yeah, superhero, notsomuch.
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    Apr 26, 2012, 1:19 PM - Re: Am I the only one that hates superhero movies (rant)? #22

    Qui-Gonzalez said: View Post
    You're a loner, Birdie. A rebel...
    Always was, always will be
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    Apr 26, 2012, 1:22 PM - Re: Am I the only one that hates superheroes (rant)? #23

    firesprite said: View Post
    Superheroes are our modern day Hercules and Beowulfs. The appeal is in hearing stories of flawed, but ultimately heroic people standing against insurmountable odds. It's unfortunate that you don't feel that you get it, but that's okay. I don't get the appeal of chick flicks and most anime that my friends are into. Different strokes for different folks, and all that
    I can totally see this argument, it's the dreadful tentpole blockbuster story-telling and hollow spectacle of the modern movies that I can't get down with. Gimme 70's movie making any day. Now Drive, that was a modern movie I can dig...
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    Apr 26, 2012, 1:43 PM - Re: Am I the only one that hates superheroes (rant)? #24

    i also ignore most superhero movies. i think it's because they just crank them out and it's become oversaturated. i'll watch a decently made one once in a great while maybe.

    i have no interest in some guy with birdwings on his head carrying a sledgehammer lol.
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    Apr 26, 2012, 1:45 PM - Re: Am I the only one that hates superhero movies (rant)? #25

    Watch THE avEngers then it good even if you Dont like comic movies

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