This article talks about a recent issue many people have been experiencing regarding superhero movies. A significant amount of movies released nowadays are from either Marvel or DC, and many of them are getting extremely repetitive. Today's movies have become completely over saturated with these superhero movies, yet millions of people still pay money to see them. Personally, I believe that this is ruining cinema and movies in general. Movies are are meant to be full stories told over the course of 90 - 160 minutes, yet these studios insist on pumping out dozens of movies with no end in sight.
One of the great filmmakers of our time, Steven Spielberg, thinks that the superhero genre will not go on for much longer. "There will come a day when the mythological stories are supplanted by some other genre that possibly some young filmmaker is just thinking about discovering for all of us." This isn't the first time a genre has over saturated the movie market in Hollywood. The previous time this occurred was with the "Western" genre. Over time, as the Western genre got old with audiences, many "flops" for these types of films at the box office. Due to this, many studios stopped making a significant amount of Western movies each year. The same should follow suit with superhero movies.
This end in sight, however, could be as far as a decade down the road. With new releases such as "The Avengers: Civil War" by Marvel along with the highly anticipated "Batman vs. Superman" movie by DC, this genre shows no signs of slowing down. Audiences still, continue to love these movies as Marvel and DC have managed make successful movies about superhero franchises that were previously highly unknown. Marvel, specifically, has done this with "Guardians Of The Galaxy", "Antman", and even "Iron Man". Marvel has proven time and time again that they are able to take a formerly unknown superhero and turn their stories into movies that audiences crave. Hopefully these studios will be able to keep things fresh for us, otherwise upcoming sequels that they have planned out in their "movie universes" will not have the audience turnout that they are hoping for. It could be a very rude awakening for some.