Re: So is the pressure on Superman?
Well, that and genre distinctions. LOTR is high fantasy. Superhero movies are superhero movies. The following knee-jerk assumption is that Wonder Woman should be measured by Batman and Spider-Man pictures rather than Narnia and Middle-Earth.
I would agree that I would rather see a Wonder Woman
movie in the vein of Lord of the Rings
rather than The Dark Knight.
I think that kind of story necessitates a grand, epic scope with heavy fantasy elements.
Personally, yeah, I'd like to see outrageous, fantasy pictures along with the more serious, realistic stuff. Whatever works and keeps me amused in the theatres is fine by me. Of course, I also want space opera to make a big comeback, but eh....
Let's hope next year's Star Trek
rival does just that.
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