|Posted on December 17, 2015 at 5:50 PM|
2016 – THE YEAR OF HEROES AND VILLAINS
Published by Vecas Grant / December 17,2015
WHAT A TIME TO BE ALIVE!!
With last week’s reveal of the X-Men Apocalypse trailer the stage has been set for what will be arguable one of the biggest year in comic book movie history. It’s a five-way showdown between Batman vs Superman: Dawn of Justice, Captain America Civil War, X-Men Apocalypse, Suicide Squad and Deadpool. As a huge fan of comic book movies I couldn’t help but have a huge Grinch-like grin as I saw the trailer unfolding before my eyes, “What a time to be alive” – those were my exact words as the trailer came to an end.
We have come a long way from the comic book movies of old, namely the 1980s and 1990s. Back then we were lucky to get a comic book movie of any sort and even when we did it was usually a campy standalone cash grab. The adaption of a more narrative driven, cohesive universe by the genre has opened the doors to what has amounted to what I like to call ‘Live-action comics’. The 2000s has been very gracious to the Comic book Genre and it doesn’t seem to be slowing anytime soon with movies scheduled up to 2020.
If you are anything like me, who grew up reading comics or watching the cartoons of all these heroes and villains (Looking at you Suicide Squad J), then you would be feeling the exact way I do when the thought of 2016 and all that it has in store for us comes cross your mind. We can expect many epic stories and clashes between Heroes and Villains, Heroes and Heroes, Villains and Villains but, it is us the viewers who will be the ultimate winner once the dust has settled. To sum up my thoughts on the road ahead for us “comic nerds” – WHAT A TIME TO BE ALIVE!
Batman vs Superman: Dawn of Justice
Captain America Civil War
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