No More Tights
Posted on January 23, 2017
I love science fiction and genre films. But as superhero films continue to dominate the box office and the studios continue to push more stories about people in tights. I find them entertaining but these are not especially compelling stories. With a limited amount of time to watch movies and television am I better off eliminating the superhero material from my media diet?
This proposal would eliminate all movies and television based on either Marvel or DC properties, with exceptions for any films that win academy awards for best picture, director, or best performance (so not including those that win for music, special effects, or other non-televised awards).
Even without superhero fare there is still plenty of nerdy, escapist, and juvenile content to enjoy. This proposal will have no effect on reading actual comic books, watching bad sci-fi, WWE, or movies relating to superheroes (like Birdman or Unbreakable). It just feels like dropping Marvel and DC from my film and video viewing is “healthy” like giving up fried foods or artificial sweeteners.