Superheroes Decoded (2017)

TV Series   |  TV-PG   |    |  Documentary


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Uncovers how the rise of the superhero parallels America's rise as a superpower in the 20th century, evolving through the decades into a uniquely American mythology that has captured audiences across the globe.

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3 May 2017 | joeyford-55342
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| Great history lesson about comics with a few missteps
As a fan boy from the 1970s, I've bought a lot of comic books, own most of the movies, and even wear the t-shirts. This show was a great history on who created the iconic characters and why. It shows how comic books take a mirror to society and create hope for people, especially those who are different or outcasts. The missteps were the political opinions. One comic book writer said "Captain America was like Bernie Sanders on steroids." Really? So someone with no concept of economics who wants to turn the USA into Venezuela? Another writer said that after 9/11 America was unjustly suspicious of Muslims in their mists. Then there is a discussion of Bryan Singer from X-Men fame and how his movies were a guide for coming out; he directed them in between court appearances for his lifestyle and legality of taking little boys on vacations. Wonder Woman is about burning bras? Just some strange leaps in logic for this old fan boy. Overall a good watch with a lot of great footage. Just don't drink the poison Kool-Aid.

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Release Date:

30 April 2017

Language

English


Country of Origin

USA

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