Have Superhero Movies Overstayed Their Welcome?


Last week the world was gifted two highly-anticipated trailers. The first, Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice, fought off more than it’s bloated title in proving to fans that Ben Affleck’s take on the Dark Knight might be worth the price of admission. Running in at around 3 and a half minutes, the trailer revisits the climactic moments of director Zack Snyder’s Man of Steel, where we see the Batt-fleck experience the Kyroptonians’ destruction of Metropolis.

Then, after Warner Brothers gave in, they officially released a leaked version of the Suicide Squad trailer. The world got a glimpse of Jared Leto’s rendition of the psychopathic Joker and fanboys’ jeans got a little tighter after witnessing Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn.

But enough about what you already know.

These trailers present a few questions and concerns about the superhero genre that I’d like to address. Namely—has the genre reached its…

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