February 12, 2013
- Why are movie superheroes always revealing their allegedly secret identities? That rarely, if ever, happens in the original comic books. But from Batman, Superman, The Green Lantern, Iron Man and Spiderman, movie versions of superheroes are letting their enemies, their loved ones, and even their liked ones know who they are. Why wear a mask (or in Superman’s case, a pair of glasses as Clark Kent) at all? And while I’m asking, why was Batman’s cowl, fashioned of secret, military, futuristic material, so easy to crack in half in that last movie? And why were he and Bane fighting like championship wrestlers instead of ninjas? But I digress. American movies have determined that, unlike in the comics, the bad guy should usually die at the end & secret identities should be dramatically revealed… or otherwise somehow figured out by bad guys preceding their deaths.
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