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I love the whole super-hero genre of films and TV series. Not the actual print comics, per se, and not the animated stuff, but the films, the movies, the one with humans, metas and superheroes on screen.

That whole tortured-soul, personal-demons-to-overcome, life-isn’t-automatically-easy-when-you’re-a-super-hero thing works for me. Well, that and the worlds they live in.

Two of my my recent favorites are Doom Patrol and Pennyworth. Even the minor characters in Pennyworth are delightful! Everything about Pennyworth is delightful! And Doom Patrol, for all its “fantastic” story elements, has some deep messages about finding one’s purpose and power.

I love The Mandalorian. (He’s a super hero in his ow way.)

I don’t know if I’ve ever watched a Batman movie I didn’t at least like.

And then there’s Jessica Jones, Guardians of the Galaxy and Daredevil. I love ’em all!

So, with a reasonable expectation of a most enjoyable evening ahead, I watched “Black Adam” last night.

Ugh! What a bunch of CGI-dependent drivel! The “good guy” super hero team was meh AF. There was no chemistry between the characters. No humor worth noting. No credible personal transformation. Boring plot, special effects so repetitive and over-the-top it made me yawn … and fall asleep.

Fall asleep! Do you hear me? Yeah, I was tired from Santa-ing earlier in the day but 1) I don’t fall asleep watching movies and 2) I don’t think I’ve ever fallen asleep during a super-hero movie.

But this show? A waste of 2 hours and 5 minutes of my life. I’d’ve rather watched reruns of Doom Patrol any day.

Well, serves me right. I do usually check Rotten Tomatoes before watching a move, and when I checked their site afterward, I saw the movie got a splatted 38/100 review. That’s about right, imo.

What’s your favorite super-hero movie or TV show? I’m all ears.

 

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