Superhero movies have been around for a long time, there nothing new. But the past 10 years we’ve seen a surge of superhero movies which has raised the question, “Are we gonna get tired of these movies”?.. A fair concern, being that the wave of superhero movies has most people feeling that there just “the flavor of the week”, so to speak. Before we address the question at hand, lets take a brief look back at the history of these movies. Considered one of the first turning points was 1989’s Batman starring Michael Keaton and Jack Nicholson, for this movie opened the eyes of studios for the money making potential these characters can bring. Although very successful and loved by many, several bad sequels later and the superhero “genre” died off. Almost Ten years later we would see another solid hero film, 1998’s Blade with Wesley Snipes, even though it did not spark other superhero films it was successful enough to earn it the trilogy treatment! The real trend setter would come in the form of a then unknown actor Hugh Jackman, who would pop his Adamantium claws in 2000’s Xmen movie, and set the stage for superhero movies to come. But it was still “hit and miss” as the next few years would put out some stinkers like, Hulk (2003), Catwoman (2004), Jonah Hex (2010) and the hated by all, Green Lantern (2011) and that’s just to name a few. In 2008 Marvel Studios would seem to find the winning formula with Iron Man starring Robert Downey Jr. that set off Marvels shared superhero universe! Since then Marvels hero movies just seem to get better and better. With now DC (Warner Bros.) following the same shared universe formula and there 2013 hit, Man of Steel, the future looks bright! So why do so many people share the same opinion that its just a trend that we will soon get bored of, or tired of. Are these movies just the flavor of the week? My answer is NO, no there not! The problem is, people get tired of bad movies, the fact that there superhero movies has nothing to do with it. Zombie movies are a good example of this, for there are a ton of horrible zombie movies out there! Many times I’ve heard family and friends say, ” I’m so sick of zombie movies”. well when 90% of zombie movies being put out there are garbage juice, this is what happens. Same thing with superhero movies, put out enough stinkers in a row and people will start singing that same sad song. With the studios finally getting the right “formula” and using some of the best talent in the business, we are gonna be in for a treat! So for those of you who love superhero movies, ignore the naysayers and fear not, superhero movies are here to stay. So put on that spandex bodysuit (or not) and get ready to enjoy the show!…

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