michael-garcia - August 16, 2016
My film school friends constantly lament the current state of cinema. They say, and not without cause, that the only movies that make any money nowadays are comic book movies. It's hard to get an original screenplay with character depth and new stories made. Not that I mind. I love comic book movies...when they are done right. There is a world of difference between Deadpool and Batman v. Superman in terms of quality. One is a good movie and the other felt like a kick in the scrotum. Still, I can't help but think that part of the problem is that comic book movies take themselves way too seriously now. I recently rewatched the original 1966 Batman movie and it is delightful. Who can forget Batman trying to get rid of that bomb on the dock? Still, the important thing is that the filmmakers strive for quality not quantity.
This video shows that comic book movies are not a new thing but have been with us since the 50's. This dude Moon Films put together this retrospective.