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Superheroes Movies Like “The Avengers” Should Not Be Scorned

Superheroes Movies Should Not Be Scorned

| On Apr 19, 2012

The Guardian connects today’s spectacle-filled comic book films to the earliest cinematic experiments in the article “Superhero Movies Like ‘Avengers Assemble’ Should Not Be Scorned” (April 19, 2012)

“Superhero movies also represent the pinnacle of cinema as “motion picture”. I’d like to think that the Lumière brothers would thrill at the cat-and-mouse chase through the netherworld streets of Gotham in The Dark Knight, with helicopters tripping on high-tensile wires and falling from the sky, and a huge Joker-driven triple-length truck upending 180 degrees like a Russian acrobat. I hope that they would cheer and delight at the rollercoaster ride through the skies of Manhattan at the end of Avengers Assemble. These scenes are the result of a creative engine set in motion when the Lumières shot L’Arrivée d’un Train en Gare de la Ciotat in 1895. The trains just move a lot faster these days. And not just trains; trucks, bikes, bat-mobiles and men in flying, shining iron suits. The spectacle is part of the fun – part of the art, part of our shared joy.”

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