Gasp! A superhero nerd/enthusiast like myself is writing an article about the one thing he dislikes about his favorite movie genre? That's right. I mean I love pizza, but I can't stand how it makes me feel afterwards. Of course I love my cat, but I don't like when he gets pee on my pillow case. Just how I love superhero movies, but there is a certain thing that I don't like about them. Let me tell you guys the 1 Thing I Dislike About Superhero Movies.
Let's flashback to 2012 when The Avengers had just hit theaters. A couple of friends and I packed into a two door, and headed to the night show. We arrived, super stoked for the movie of the year. The movie starts, and me and my friend Luke, were arguing over who was going to take their subway sandwich out first, because as you could imagine, those flimsy plastic bags can be loud as heck in a quiet movie theater. (Yes, we brought our sandwiches into the movie, why wouldn't we?)
Fastforward to the scene where Thor snatches Loki from the Quinjet, surprising the crap out of Cap, Widow, and "Metal Man", resulting in Iron Man and Cap going after the God of Thunder. First, let me say that you can justify "shoot first, ask questions later" as much as you can justify spontaneously kicking someone in the nads. That being said, I don't like how this altercation between Thor and Iron Man goes down.
I understand that a guy just flew onto your aircraft, and stole a super powered criminal that you had just apprehended; but that doesn't mean you can't ask questions first. Iron Man gets ready to blast Thor without asking him who he is, or why he's there, but then gets blown back by Mjölnir. Thor takes Loki, and Iron Man goes after him.
Before Cap jumps off of the plane, Widow says "You might want to sit this one out, these guys are from legend. They're basically Gods." Now if you know they're from legend, then you must know that Thor is Loki's brother, and you must know that Thor is the guy who carries the hammer... right? Superheroes are supposed to do their research, so I feel like they all should have known who Thor was at that moment. But that's just me. Anyways, Iron Man once again had the chance to ask questions, yet he tackles Thor at full speed.
Fighting first, and talking later is the one thing that I really don't like in superhero movies and animated series. It's happened in an episode of Justice League, and it just may happen in Justice League: Part One, just how it did in the animated film War. Am I the only one who sits there frustrated while watching two of the good guys go at it, instead of talking about their situation, and eventually coming to an understanding?
Shut up Robin, wrong universe. Anyways, it's too bad that Chris Pratt wasn't present to ease the tension between some of Earth's Mightiest Heroes.
Even though I really don't like the "Shoot first, ask questions later" part of superhero movies, I can deal with it. Basically, because theres nothing I can do, but deal with it. I also understand that it's just apart of the story, and it helps add to the conflict. But.. I still don't like it. Does that take away from the love that I have for my favorite movie genre?
No matter how much unnecessary arguing there is, no matter how many one liners that are so corny, they show up in your stool, are thrown at me... I will always love superhero movies.
There you have it guys and gals, quick and simple. Thanks for reading 1 Thing I Dislike About Superhero Movies. See you guys next time (: