Guardians of the Galaxy The year was 2014, I was a senior in high school, life was pretty simple. I saw a trailer for a rather strange looking move. That trailer was for Guardians of the Galaxy (2014). By that time I had already stopped paying attention to the movies being produced by Marvel, and … Continue reading Guardians of the Galaxy (2014): Great Themes, Surprisingly Relevant, and an Okay Movie
Thor (2011) Thor (2011) seems to be not that well remembered. It was the second film to come out after Disney had purchased Marvel. The Disney corporate shine is all over this film. While I wouldn’t say the other two films I have analyzed are masterpieces; they at the very least had a specific artistic … Continue reading Masculinity in Thor (2011)
Batman Begins Batman Begins was released sixteen years ago; which is odd because before last week I had never seen it. Though I had seen its more successful sequel. Prior to watching it a couple times this week I could have sworn I had seen it, maybe it did not leave much of an impression. … Continue reading Batman, Bootstraps, and Spectacle
Iron Man Iron Man (2008) was a movie so popular that Disney bought Marvel outright. I was 11 years old when this movie came out, and that 11 year old boy thought there was nothing cooler than Iron Man. This film’s fingerprints can be found on films that have been produced almost a decade after … Continue reading Iron Man’s Authoritarian Themes (2008)
Mass media is able to shape our opinions and dialogs in ways we might not even know. This is why I find it necessary to analyze popular films and the ideals perpetuated by them. Over the course of this blog I will be analyzing the authoritarian ideologies that I find in superhero films. Superhero movies … Continue reading Introduction
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