Super Hero Frenzy
It is certainly quite amazing how humans clad in spandex and Roman-style armor can capture the imagination – whether it’s Wonder Woman, Super Man, or the Green Lantern, they all have their place in the history of film, comics, and cartoons. Often, I suppose, their popularity is elevated by the ever-present human element that is in each of their stories. The relational struggles of Clark Kent with Louis Lane – a man that stands tall in the face of fear, yet finds himself lacking in social situations. The high bar of expectation that is present in a community of legendary Amazonian warriors, and overcoming the fears and challenges of an unknown world. Perhaps even the daily battle against self, spurring internal conflict, physically in the case of the Hulk.
Within these stories are tales of great feats and accomplishments, many times accomplished by those who seem to be the meekest and weakest.
Soon I’ll be reviewing the live-action Green Lantern movie, and the related animated films – exploring the dynamic concepts that make each charming and unique, or alternatively detached and uninteresting – I’ll also go back and revise some of my older reviews, filling in those things which I have left out.
As always, thanks for reading!