It’s a bird, it’s a plane, it used to be just Superman, but now it’s like the whole comic industry is flocking to the movie screens. Not only producing some of the most memorable heroes on-screen but also showing movie-watchers what a villain can truly be like.
From Spider-Man web-swinging across the city during the day, to the bat-signal at night calling in the Dark Knight. Heath Ledger’s recent performance of the Joker in ‘The Dark Knight’ – has spawned interest in all kinds of audiences, comic-lover or no, for super-villains and Robert Downey Jr. as the Iron Man has given so much sarcasm, depth and comedy to an otherwise rather very mechanical character and charmed even those audiences, that keep preaching about wanting to watch only realistic movies.
Not to mention, the whole new Avengers initiative that has been coming together one movie at a time from – Iron Man to the Incredible Hulk to Thor and now Captain America – with secret endings in each movie all hinting towards the up-coming Avengers movie. If that makes the regular movie buff wonder, just how far are these silhouettes from the comic-books encroaching upon the movie industry, then one must also notice that thanks to the advent of movies like ‘300,’ ‘V for Vendetta’ and ‘the Watchmen’ even graphics novels have started jumping from book to and on-screen, and the response has been overwhelmingly welcoming.
This is relatively good news however for those audiences that are getting tired of the same repetitive-plot-filled movies that have been releasing as of late, with a lot of commercial value and zero artistic value. Though with latest mind-blowing developments with the visual technology and other technical advancements in the field, it seems like the right time for the super-natural and super-human world to have entered the universe.