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Lego Batman IS awesome

Captain America 3: Civil War
Avengers Assemble
Iron Man
Spider Man: Homecoming
Thor: Ragnarok
Captain America 2: The Winter Soldier
Guardians of the Galaxy
Ant Man
Captain America: The First Avenger
Iron Man 3
Dr Strange
Avengers: Age of Ultron
Thor 1
Thor 2
This can't be a real list. Is this a real list? Civil War is bottom-tier, without question
 

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Alan Moore wound up a bunch of people the other day,

“I said round about 2011 that I thought that it had serious and worrying implications for the future if millions of adults were queueing up to see Batman movies. Because that kind of infantilisation – that urge towards simpler times, simpler realities – that can very often be a precursor to fascism.” He points out that when Trump was elected in 2016, and “when we ourselves took a bit of a strange detour in our politics”, many of the biggest films were superhero movies.

 

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I agree with him that it's worrying how many adults consume seemingly nothing but material aimed at children, but the fascism thing feels a bit trite at this point.
 

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I wonder if before the advent of comic book culture the majority of adults consumed thoroughly 'adult' content anyway?

What did the average young adult watch prior to the appearance of the MCU etc. – Panorama?

Does anyone watch 'The Boys' on Prime? It's a nakedly satirical take on superheroes which draws a direct connection between the Superman ideal and Fascism ala. Trump. But it's got that queasy self-contradictoriness to it that I've noticed such comics/shows tend to have, asking us to condemn violence while revelling in it at the same time.
 

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I wonder if before the advent of comic book culture the majority of adults consumed thoroughly 'adult' content anyway?

What did the average young adult watch prior to the appearance of the MCU etc. – Panorama?

You had Star Wars and John Wayne Westerns and whatnot well before the recent Marvel wave, but it feels as though there used to be a bit more room for stuff other than that.

It's bizarre to think of a film like The French Connection winning five Oscars. It just seems so removed from what's considered Oscar material these days.
 
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