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The Decade Comic Book Nerds Became Our Cultural Overlords

Why do they have to be such sore winners? This piece is part of the gen.medium.com/the-whiplash-decade/home, a package on the wild ride that was …
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Useful idiots only too happy defending their power-fantasy suppliers in the media.

Truth is, these movies are just casual escapism for the mainstream. Some kind of plot, a lot of action, and the best special effects money can buy. It's eye-candy, visual junk food. The strongest and best artistic condemnation of these movies comes from the viewers themeselvs, nerds included.

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Useful idiots only too happy defending their power-fantasy suppliers in the media.

Truth is, these movies are just casual escapism for the mainstream. Some kind of plot, a lot of action, and the best special effects money can buy. It's eye-candy, visual junk food. The strongest and best artistic condemnation of these movies comes from the viewers themeselvs, nerds included.

These movies are forgettable and, thus, soon forgotten. Spiderman appeared, had a few sequels, and then the studio "re-booted" the franchise, essentially making the same movie over again.

Superhero movies have none of the staying power of the classic films that built legendary franchises like Star Wars. The original trilogy continues to have a huge influence on mainstream culture. The same is true for a "one-shot" movie like Jaws, regardless of its horrible sequels. Some of the dialogue from the scripts have developed into established cultural memes in their own right. Even the movie scores are instantly recognizable and form a kind of audio shorthand.

That doesn't happen with new movies because Hollywood is creatively bankrupt, regardless of how good the effects are. The studio bosses are more interested in glorifiying their leftist agenda than they are making good features. Worse, today's audiences don't care. Movies are treated like disposable entertainment, which is all they are. They simply don't contain anything conceptually inspiring enough to keep keep fan-bases interested generation after generation. That's even proving true with the newer movies set in the "classic" franchises. The visual designs are blatantly derivative, the "message" laid on with an increasingly heavy hand, and even the die-hard fans for a property like Star Wars are beginning to get apathetic at seeing classic material getting re-packaged.

These new movies make their money, which is all they're supposed to do, and after that they sink into the Wal-Mart DVD bargain bins at the front of the store.
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