Superhero Flicks

by Videobot | Mar 19, 2023 | Opinion


The Hollywood machine is churning out expensive remakes and superhero flicks faster than a speeding bullet. But where’s the innovation? Where’s the edge? Where’s the artistic merit?

The superhero genre has become a tired and formulaic attempt at making money, with cookie-cutter characters, predictable plot-lines, and uninspired dialogue. It’s a bloated and over-hyped genre that has seen better days. A tired old actor in a cape fighting a tennis ball is far from exciting, yet it doesn’t stop the masses from dishing out their hard earned money to see it. Why? Are we a society broken? Do we need a hero that bad? Or maybe we’re just looking for something comforting and familiar, like a baby and its pacifier.

But there is a light at the end of the tunnel. Independent films are shaking things up, exploring unconventional themes, and pushing boundaries in ways that Hollywood simply can’t. These films are made outside of the studio system, free from the constraints of big budgets, boardrooms, and marketing strategies. They’re created by true artists who are passionate about their craft, and who aren’t afraid to take risks.

Indie films are where the real magic is happening. These movies are filled with complex characters, layered narratives, and unconventional storytelling techniques. They can be raw, gritty, and unapologetically real, leaving a lasting impression on viewers long after the credits roll. The problem is most viewers are spoiled and wont sit through something that hasn’t had the reality airbrushed out of it. Everything must be produced perfectly or they’re out. It’s like Hollywood has trained us like dogs to hate everything that didn’t cost the GDP of a small country.

The indie scene is also where fresh talent is discovered, giving up-and-coming actors, writers, and directors a chance to showcase their skills and make their mark on the industry. Hollywood may have the big budgets and flashy special effects, but it’s the independent filmmakers who are truly pushing the boundaries of what cinema can achieve.

So, let’s raise a glass to independent film, to the punk rockers of the movie industry, and to the fearless rebels who are breaking the rules and paving the way for a new chapter of cinema. And let’s remember that the superhero genre is a relic of a bygone era, an outdated and unimaginative attempt at capturing the imagination of the masses. And by Imagination, I mean money.

At the end of the day I can’t help but feel optimistic about the future of cinema. The indie scene is where the real action is, where the artists are truly free to explore and create. So let’s leave the superhero movies to the box office, and let’s embrace the bold and daring visionaries who are leading us into a new era of cinematic greatness.

Here are some indie action flicks to consider

while you detox from your superhero addiction.

Mask the Kekko Reborn
A Day of Violence
Asura Girl