It is, undoubtedly, the age of superhero films. Every 2-3 months, a big budget superhero film is released. What’s more, the two biggest names in the superhero universe, Marvel and DC have built these elaborate worlds where all their films take place in the same universe with interconnected stories. You no longer have to wait for the next issue of your favourite superhero comic every week. What a time to be alive. What is the reason for this spike in popularity of superheroes? How did they go from being the fascination of ‘nerds’ to a global phenomenon? A superhero is considered to be the ‘perfect’ individual. They are supposed to be role models for the world. But are they really? Considering the fact that they are human, (Well, at the very least most of them are) they are susceptible to moments of evil. Here is a list of some of the dumb moves that superheroes often pull.
15. Disappearing in the Middle of a Conversation
It’s come to my attention that a number of superheroes are beginning to follow Batman’s trademark. Do you have any idea how rude it is to be talking to someone who randomly cuts your conversations short by disappearing, leaving you in a conversation with thin air? I get the ‘cool’ factor which you’re going for but if you’re really going to choose ‘cool’ over polite, you have the personality of a high school bully, I’m afraid. Cue the Batman lovers who are going to justify this move of his.
14. Try to take the Blame for Something They Absolutely did NOT do
Okay, I get the heroic nature of the deed. When Batman took the fall for Dent at the end of ‘The Dark Knight, what exactly was he trying to accomplish? ‘To prove that the Joker didn’t win.’ Was that REALLY worth the drama which followed? Besides the fact that doing something of that sort is totally an obstruction of justice, he was exposed in the next installment anyway. Even in ‘Watchmen’ when Dr. Manhattan wants to take the blame, Rorschach is heavily against this and gets killed by Dr. Manhattan to prevent him from telling what really happened. Maybe I’m just sour that my favourite character in ‘Watchmen’ got killed off for wanting to tell the truth. Taking the blame for something you didn’t do is the reason why people have trust issues.