|The screen is just a rectangle of flame, with |
periodic glimpses of Scarlett Johansson’s cleavage.
and fear of backlash have prevented these |
Oriental comic book villains appearing on the big screen.
defying breasts the size of one’s own head are |
not part of a 'perfect physique'. They would be back breaking,
skin splitting, and activity limiting result of major surgery.
Superheroes aren't here to save the world. |
They're here to stop people from thinking too much about it.
|The film industry has always churned out a steady stream of |
faeces, and by its nature it gets flushed away and forgotten.
Comic book film adaptations are this era's Western, and have similar characteristics. For instance, both often deal in archetypal good/bad-types represented by the classic white and black hat, in westerns. One navigated and romanticised the great American pastoral landscapes whereas superhero films navigate the post-modern American landscapes of high-rises and billboards: instead of an audience riding with John Wayne 'tween the smokestacks of Monument Valley, they are with Spiderman, gliding down Broadway. In their heyday, and including B-movies, Westerns were being cranked out at a far greater rate than the modern super hero film.
Tastes will eventually change, although arguably, with the endless comics upon comics of alternative realities/timelines for each established hero, one would have to argue that there is more source material for the super hero film. However, one big flop will abruptly halt the gravy train. Hopefully the genre slips into a tasteful coma of its own making and never rises again from its proverbial grave.