30 Day Film Challenge – Day 10

Posted: June 19, 2021 in Uncategorized

The second weekend of the challenge. Man, these are tough,

The good thing is this one will be easy. Well, not easy because I have a lot to choose from. My favorite superhero film. First of all, I’m really glad that this is a movie genre where we can discuss someone’s favorite. Of course, when I was a kid, there was the Christopher Reeves Superman, and then a couple years later there were the Michael Keaton Batman movies, but it took a few more years before there were enough to consider it a genre. Now, not only is it a genre, but it’s the biggest one there is these days. It’s really an embarrassment of riches, because if you had told me when I was a kid seeing those Superman and Batman movies there would one day be Avengers movies, and that they would be insanely popular, and also really good, I would have thought you were crazy, but it would have been exciting news. 

Let’s face it, previous superhero movie franchises (Superman, Batman, X-Men, Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man) started off cool and then fizzled out. The MCU, which you basically have to consider a franchise in itself, has been going on for over ten years and boasts over twenty films, not to mention all the TV series that go along with it, and they’re mostly really good, and they all make boatloads of money. I know I said something in a previous post about how we as audience-members need to speak with their wallets, and this is a case where we did. We saw these movies, and liked them, and they kept making more, and we kept seeing them and liking them, so they kept making more. And I am happy about that.

But which one is my favorite? Out of all those Marvel movies, which one can I call my favorite? 

Maybe next week, I would say something different, but probably not. I really found Infinity War to be a really well-structured, entertaining movie that had to juggle a lot of characters and a massive storyline, and managed to do it very well. Think about it; a lot of movies might be a sequel to one or two movies. Infinity War was a sequel to 17 movies, and had the chutzpah to kill off half of the major characters of all their franchises at the end. I actually know people who didn’t even want to see Endgame because of how Infinity War ended. I mean, it kind of had to end that way, since I knew that they had already filmed the sequel, but even me, the comic-lover, who read Infinity Gauntlet, the book it was based on, many, many times, thought for a moment that Thor had Thanos at the end, and figured, “Ok, they’re going that way.” But Thanos is no ordinary villain, which is another reason why I like this movie so much. Yeah, Thanos is crazy, but the best villains are the ones who see themselves as the hero, and that’s Thanos all the way.

I could go on, but we all know this movie is awesome, so I don’t think I need to. But you need to check out my linktree and come back tomorrow for Day 11. 

Keep on keepin’ on!

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