20 Things We Have Learnt From Superhero Films

There has been a surge of superhero films in the past five years and it looks like the genre is here to stay. With nearly 20 superhero films due in the next 5 years from DC and Marvel Studios, it looks like we better get comfortable seeing high-budget superhero summer blockbusters, whether we like it or not. On the upside though, there is a lot that can be learnt from these superhero films. Here is a list of 20 things we have picked up so far.

Superhero’s Can Be Very Human

Considering the fact that most superhero’s were human before they gained any abilities, it is interesting to note that their human side barely goes away, even when they are infused with god-like powers. They fall in love, they fail, they have insecurities and they love their share of attention, just like most human beings.

Superhero’s Make Lots Of Mistakes

If you have watched the latest ‘Avengers’ film, then you will know that the entire movie revolved around the avengers solving a problem created by Iron Man himself. It is easy to make mistakes when you have the powers and capabilities of superheroes. The only real question is whether you can solve the problem you created or will it destroy everyone around you?

With Great Powers Comes Annoying Responsibilities

As soon as the world is aware of a superhero in their vicinity, suddenly everyone becomes completely helpless, hoping to be saved by said superhero. Every cat stuck in a tree and every damsel in distress is the superhero’s problem now, even though the world could manage fairly well on their own until the unveiling of the superhero.

Superhero’s Can Be Bad News

The problem with the creation of a superhero is that most of the time it is followed by the creation of a supervillain, leading to an epic encounter in the third act. If you think seeing the rise of a superhero is good news, wait till your city is destroyed by a villain looking for the superhero.