Who can save us?
Over the last 20 years, there have been 50 big-budget superhero movies released at the box office. There were also 30 major vampire movies, eight Harry Potter films, the Lord of the Rings trilogy, two Star Wars films, and two Matrix movies. All together, that makes almost 100 big-budget movies featuring characters with various superhuman abilities, from an industry that releases only 50 or fewer big-budget movies per year. And they are consistently among the highest grossing movies. What can we say about our fascination with characters with superhuman abilities?