Am I the only one that hates superhero movies (rant)?

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  1. Birdie

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    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 :angry

    Every * person the hero meets in their ordinary life turns out to be a supervillain or another * 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 :facepalm
     
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  2. firesprite

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    Re: Am I the only one that hates superheroes (rant)?

    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
     
  3. xaoslord

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    Re: Am I the only one that hates superheroes (rant)?

    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>!"
     
  4. nlschutd

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    Re: Am I the only one that hates superheroes (rant)?

    Dont watch it then and keep it to your self :p i am wondering what do you like then ? Comic book movies is part of most people lifes.
     
  5. Birdie

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    Re: Am I the only one that hates superheroes (rant)?

    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.
     
  6. Nwerke

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    Re: Am I the only one that hates superheroes (rant)?

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

    Most people's lives. Tch. :p
     
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  7. Birdie

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    Re: Am I the only one that hates superheroes (rant)?

    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 :rolleyes
     
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  8. Birdie

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    Re: Am I the only one that hates superheroes (rant)?

    Yup, Superman and Batman. That was yer lot other than the odd, err...oddity?
     
  9. Birdie

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    Re: Am I the only one that hates superheroes (rant)?

    And to add, I don't bemoan other folk's taste, it's just total overkill...
     
  10. groone

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    Re: Am I the only one that hates superheroes (rant)?

    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.
     
  11. Birdie

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    Re: Am I the only one that hates superheroes (rant)?

    Yes it is. To clarify, I'm talking about movies.
     
  12. Java

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    Re: Am I the only one that hates superheroes (rant)?

    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.
     
  13. groone

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    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.
     
  14. Birdie

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    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.
     
  15. nlschutd

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    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 à feeling you have Or Dont have with those mOvies
     
  16. nachtinis

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    Re: Am I the only one that hates superheroes (rant)?

    Dont forget Batman and Blade!

    Oh and OP, troll much....

    trololollol....
     
  17. Birdie

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    Re: Am I the only one that hates superheroes (rant)?

    You mean the *shudder* quilt :lol
     
  18. Birdie

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    Re: Am I the only one that hates superheroes (rant)?

    How is the subject a troll? It's that attitude that drives me nuts. Like we have to like these * things? This ain't a superhero forum, troll.
     
  19. nlschutd

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    Re: Am I the only one that hates superheroes (rant)?

    What are you doing with this topic? :p just close this topic it has no USe to ASK why you think you are THE only One you hate comicboOk movies.
     
  20. Qui-Gonzalez

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    You're a loner, Birdie. A rebel...
     
  21. Birdie

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    Re: Am I the only one that hates superheroes (rant)?

    Blade's a superhero?

    Comicbook, yeah, superhero, notsomuch.
     
  22. Birdie

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    Always was, always will be :darnkids
     
  23. Birdie

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    Re: Am I the only one that hates superheroes (rant)?

    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...
     
  24. modelcitizen

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    Re: Am I the only one that hates superheroes (rant)?

    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.
     
  25. nlschutd

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    Watch THE avEngers then it good even if you Dont like comic movies
     
  26. Kevin Gossett

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    The masses enjoy them. The Avengers is already breaking box office records internationally, and still has another week before it really does its damage stateside. It's just not your thing, no big deal :thumbsup
     
  27. Birdie

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    It's getting raves, and I do like Whedon's stuff, so I will probably catch it on Dvd.
     
  28. nlschutd

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    Your on THE way of becoming à fan haha:p
     
  29. Birdie

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    Oh yeah, I know. That's kinda what provoked the rant :lol

    I don't think I've visited a site this week that hasn't been raving about it, and I'm, like, errr...Prometheus...Looper....Gravity....PROMETHEUS, * you!!!!
     
  30. nachtinis

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    Re: Am I the only one that hates superheroes (rant)?

    Nope, i stand by what i said.
    You came here with some inflamed argument against superheros when this board is a costuming board having 90% of its costumes coming from superhero or superhero based media.

    In this case i lump just about every hero or villain that live and breaths the fantastic to be heroic/villain, AKA super heros/villains.

    And you go on and on about how down on them you are.

    This might not be specifically a superhero board, but you certainly arent among those who DONT like them.

    It seems that you are posting just to post and just to inflame an argument.

    AKA

    A troll.

    I am simply pointing out the obvious truth.
     
  31. nlschutd

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    Re: Am I the only one that hates superheroes (rant)?

    It better for my hart to stop
    Watching this topic :p
     
  32. Qui-Gonzalez

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    Ballsy for a newbie.
     
  33. Birdie

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    Re: Am I the only one that hates superheroes (rant)?

    1. I asked the question 'does anybody else hate superhero movies?' I did not post a thread 'Superhero movies are crap'. That would be trolling...kinda. I genuineley wanted to know if anybody else disliked this genre as much as I do. I stated my reasons for not liking this genre and made no disparaging remarks about superhero fans. An intelligent poster, Firesprite, calmly gave her reasons for the popularity of it. It's called adult discussion.

    If I asked 'Does anybody else hate westerns?' you would have passed on by. Since I clearly stated a dislike for a genre you love, you personally attacked me. Not cool. Get a thicker skin or don't post.

    2. This is The Replica Prop Forum, not the Replica Costume Forum. The Costume forum is a large sub-forum that has existed for 3 or 4 years, maybe less. I do not visit it. I have no interest, and little knowlege of, costuming. I build and collect movie props. This topic is posted in 'Off-Topic'. Many contentious subjects are posted here. I am not responsible for your immature inability to deal with opposing opinions. I am not responsible for any personal attacks beyond throwing your own back at you.

    3. No-one else seems to have taken offence byond 'OMG you don't like superhero movies', most have been mature responses to what was stated in the title as being 'a rant' ie letting off steam. Grow up.

    4. I've been here since 2000. If I were a troll, I would have gone long ago. Yes, I'm cantankerous, I'm opinionated. But I respect the opinions and tastes of others, and if you decided to venture out of 'The Replica Costume Forum' you would know all this, 'cos I post A LOT. Though not as much as Nwerke.
     
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  34. Birdie

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    That's one way of putting it :rolleyes
     
  35. firesprite

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    Re: Am I the only one that hates superheroes (rant)?

    I don't see this topic as trolling. He hasn't bashed anyone who disagrees, so why you see it as picking a fight, I've no idea. I see it as someone genuinely trying to wrap his brain around a fandom that he doesn't belong to.
     
  36. nlschutd

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    Cant help it
     
  37. firesprite

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    Actually, I'm pretty sure he meant nachtinis.
     
  38. Birdie

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    He's not talking about you, dude.
     
  39. nlschutd

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    O haha :p sounded like me :p
     
  40. groone

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    Yeah, I agree that this post wasn't a troll. Birdie has been on the boards a while and is good people on here.
     
  41. nlschutd

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    What means (rant) ?
     
  42. crabra comander

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    Re: Am I the only one that hates superheroes (rant)?

    Drive was totally awesome...but alot of people hated that 80's vibe...

    So you liked Flash Gordon? And Condor Man? That was totally original.:confused
     
  43. groone

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    a rant is an over zealous expression of how one feels. Much like getting on a soap box and explaining with great passion how one feels about something.
     
  44. crabra comander

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    Key word "over zealous", maybe long-winded.
     
  45. nlschutd

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    K learned something today:p
     
  46. groone

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    LOL now that's a troll :lol
     
  47. crabra comander

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    groone is right, wait no, his avatar's a TROLL!!
     
  48. Birdie

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    Re: Am I the only one that hates superheroes (rant)?

    Totally OT, but.....

    The first prop I ever owned was one of those big 'ole Hawkman cannons. My dad did some work at the studio when they were making FG. He 'acquired' the prop while on set.

    It was big and heavy and made of wood and plaster. It ended up at the end of the garden. First time I came back after leaving home, it had mysteriously disappeared. True story :facepalm
     
  49. Michael Bergeron

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    Never been a big fan of the genre but certainly don't hate it. I liked Dark Knight and the original Superman & 60's & 89 Batman.

    I haven't seen most of the recent offerings. Last one I saw was the first Iron Man I think.
     
  50. Birdie

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    rant

       [rant] Show IPA
    verb (used without object) 1. to speak or declaim extravagantly or violently; talk in a wild or vehement way; rave: The demagogue ranted for hours.
     

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