Just for the record, the Marvel Civil War was a very popular comic book crossover event, not the movie folks going over the top.As a former comic collector, I enjoyed the first modern super hero movies, like the first Batman with Jack Nicholson, the first Spiderman trilogy with Toby Maguire and Chris Evans as Captain America. But as these movies became more numerous, they became all about being bigger and grander and I found them tiresome. The last straw for me was when they had super-heroes fighting each other in Civil War. I just don't care anymore. Black Panther as "best picture" nominee stuns me; I gave up watching after 45 minutes.
That nomination was obviously driven by politics more than any merit on the part of the film. You may or may not consider Black Panther a good film, but for it to be seriously considered as Academy Award material is just plain silly. The only superhero movie which has even approached that level is the Dark Knight.Black Panther as "best picture" nominee stuns me; I gave up watching after 45 minutes.
Growing up I liked reading about Superman being clever rather than just using his God-like powers. I recall one issue where he went blind for an unknown reason. To figure it out, he needed, as Clark Kent, to get to his rooftop penthouse. He couldn't just fly there as Superman, he couldn't see. So he walked into his apartment building, got in the elevator, then pretended to be clumsy and hit every button on the panel so the elevator would stop at every floor. With the technology of the day (no audible alerts) he could then count the floors and know when he was on the top floor. I don't recall, however, why he couldn't just ask someone for help but for some reason that logical thinking, or thinking outside the box, appealed to me.Do you like watching superhero movies? Why or why not?