For years, there have been two main schools of thought when it comes to superhero franchise movies. On one side, you've got people who are all for these big budget action pieces, while the other side believes movies like these are ruining the industry. For years, celebrities like James Gunn have weighed in on how they feel. Most recently, we heard from 'Captain America' himself, Chris Evans. Here's what he had to say via Variety:
I say, let’s keep going, let’s let the wave get bigger and bigger. It’s not like they’re making bad movies, they’re making great movies and if you want to put them in this superhero box you can, but they’re good movies.
Thank you Chris! I absolutely agree! He has highlighted something that some critics towards the superhero genre have missed - that the genre continues to produce quality films. Just take a look at Guardians of the Galaxy and Captain America: Winter Soldier. They may be 'super franchise movies', but they're unique in their own way and completely different to one another. Another good example is Deadpool, which couldn't be further form movies like The Avengers, despite also being a Marvel comic. The superhero genre is expansive enough that audience can continue to be entertained. Maybe that explains why I've seen Guardians at least 10 times and think Winter Soldier is one of the best action movies of 2014.
What are your thoughts on 'super' franchises? Do you agree with Chris? Let me know in the comments! But play nice! We don't want to start a 'Civil War'! (All puns intended)
Captain America: Civil War is in theaters from May 15th, 2016. Take a look at the trailer below: