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Why are Superhero Movies so Successful Today?

Kean Ong

Why are Superhero Movies so Successful Today? by Kean Ong on March 11th, 2019

There are so many things that people desire and want to do in 2019. It is no surprise that some of them include watching the highly anticipated Avengers: Endgame and Captain Marvel movie. Superhero movies have shaped and ultimately kept the movie industry from plummeting into oblivion. A few years ago, it was predicted that movie theaters would be obsolete and everyone would be watching their movies at home. Superhero movies have been a major reason why the movie industry has been able to stay afloat during all the changes. It is intriguing and significant to discuss how this industry has been able to compete with major streaming services while a company like Blockbuster could not.

The first reason why Superhero movies have been so successful today is through interesting timelines/sequel/prequel and character development. A lot of movies like the famous Anabelle series, Star Wars and even Crimes of Grindelwald being related to Harry Potter have proven to be what all the fans are crazy about. It is through the investment of these characters people are able to associate themselves with the actors. Superhero movies make all of this possible through the recycling of these actors.

Technological advancements are another factor on why Superhero movies have become so successful today. In the past, there have been a few Superhero movies but none of them being as successful compared to today. The use of CGI in the movies made it possible to do extreme stunts and turn reality into fantasy.

The population of Gen X and Millennials who grew up reading comics and parents telling them stories of the good old days now have a steady income to watch their favourite comic book superheroes in action. The experience of going out to the movies with friends at the earliest possible release date and pumping as much butter into the popcorns is the most wonderful experience. Now, there is nothing stopping these young adults that have experienced comic book stories in their childhood to enjoy Superhero movies.

In conclusion, there are so many things Warner Bros., Marvel Studios, Sony Pictures Entertainment and 20th Century Fox are doing right. There is no telling when the Superhero movie trend will fade but these companies have created a whole line-up of Superheroes for the future so it won’t be anytime soon. Why do you think the movie industry have become so successful with the Superhero theme and what do you think will be the next big thing that will get people excited to watch a movie?

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