Logan: Superhero Movies Get Old

Logan: Superhero Movies Get Old

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SOURCES AND FURTHER READING:

John G. Cawelti, “Chinatown and Generic Transformation in Recent American Films”
http://www.virginiabonner.com/courses/cms2100/readings/Chinatown%20and%20Generic%20Transformation.pdf

Jean-Christophe Cloutier, A Country for Old Men: “Unforgiven”, “The Shootist”, and the Post-Heyday Western
Cinema Journal, Vol. 51, No. 4 (Summer 2012), pp. 110-129

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20 Responses

  1. DomSchu says:

    I’ve been sick of super hero movies for almost a decade now. I think they peaked in 2008 with the Dark Knight and Iron Man. Ever since then they’ve just been rehashing the same thing over and over. Deadpool and Ant-Man are the only recent films that have put a little twist on that formula in an interesting way.

  2. Breaking Banter says:

    Thought Logan couldn’t get any better? Nerdwriter is about to fix that.

  3. pureU4EA says:

    can your next video please be on one of the following: Black Mirror, Samsara, or the_donald subreddit.

  4. Pxintman says:

    Do the 4 things mentioned also apply to One Punch Man?

  5. Leo Liu says:

    Enjoyed the video but I disagree that Logan was a response to the audience’s change of attitude towards the comic book genre. There’s bad comics and good ones, just like films. Comics just have so much to offer and the movies haven’t begun to catch up with the rich source material yet.

  6. The Critical Geek says:

    There’s not a single content creator on earth that I’m equally jealous and in awe of than the Nerdwriter.

  7. BusyLizzie09 says:

    When nerdwriter articulates your thoughts better than you ever could.

  8. Marius Periwinkle says:

    Hopefully, Logan is the beginning of the end of super hero movies. Most are unwatchable. The same goes for most animation and American comedies. They are terrible.

  9. Oscar Dominguez says:

    clicked on this before eating breakast. Needwriter is the most important meal of the day

  10. Rase306 says:

    This channel has the single highest production quality on the whole site, honestly

  11. Goal Guys says:

    Great video as always! You should make a video about Kendrick Lamar. Would love to hear your analysis of his work!!

  12. Varinder Bhandal says:

    Nature made him a freak
    Man made him a weapon
    But Laura made him human

  13. Varinder Bhandal says:

    Do a video on 2001 space odyssey you sexy nerd.

  14. Alex Love says:

    Logan is still the best film of the year IMO. It’s so fucking layered and meaningful in so many ways, I’d have to write an essay to explain it. As a Wolverine fan, it’s everything I’ve wanted (minus the suit–but it’s ok cause the film is so strong).

    This film shows who Logan is as a man. Seeing a tortured soul finally find peace… If I had one word to describe the film, it’d be “beautiful”.

    It’s a film I’ve waited my whole life for. Jackman got the Logan-ending he deserved; something few characters get to have on film. Logan’s always been my favorite X-man, and this film shows why.

    Mangold and Singer may have not understood the importance and symbolism of the suits, but they nailed Logan’s character.

  15. el pizzakuchen says:

    Isn’t this coparable with the overpowered James Bond which transformed in _Skyfall_ into an highly vulnerable human being?

  16. Devon says:

    Interesting that he didn’t mention Watchmen. I’d say that did many of the same things that Logan did — deconstructing superheroes, blood and violence, and really exploring the genre — eight years prior. And really, it’s growing popularity, as well as comparison, really shows that it was released too early, before the genre had truly had the chance to mature and over-saturate.

  17. MFadhilSatrio says:

    best superhero movie
    1. TDK
    2. Logan
    3. Watchmen

  18. J Grandmaster says:

    “Nature made me a freak. Man made me a weapon. And God made it last too long” -Logan

  19. Thomas Brrra says:

    I dont know why but logan was sad as fuck, like sad AS FUCK

  20. rachit bhetwal says:

    Don’t know if you’re into games but a video about The Last of Us would be great

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