July 1, 2014 Beau Schwartz

GBB 74 – Superhero Movies

On this episode of the Good, Bad, or Bull$#*! podcast Beau, Michael and Crofton slip on their pyjamas and use their knowledge of superhero movies for Good! Is the Superhero Movie, most notably the summer blockbuster we know today, a familiar and well-trodden trope whose plots are insultingly simple wish-fulfillment fantasies laden with special effects pornography that gives our consumerist culture a reason to buy junk, or do we have a deeper connection to narratives involving everyday humans who obtain extraordinary powers, a connection which resonates with our imagination, driving us to perfect and continue re-telling the tale of the Superhero?

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