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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?

Resources

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Jennie Pakula | 22 Mar 2020
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Sam Chan | 16 Sep 2018
Haven't we had enough of them? Why are they so popular?
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Russ Matthews | 3 Aug 2016
Reel Dialogue Discussion Guides
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Russ Matthews | 28 Apr 2016
Reel Dialogue Discussion Guide

Blog

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Russ Matthews | 27 Aug 2022
Will you go back to see it again?
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Russ Matthews | 6 Jul 2022
Less of lightning on a bottle and more a storm in a tea cup
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Russ Matthews | 4 May 2022
Things are going to get weird
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Russ Matthews | 31 Mar 2022
Was it worth the wait?
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Russ Matthews | 4 Mar 2022
Do we need another version? Oh, yeah.
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Russ Matthews | 3 Nov 2021
Is this the first stumble of the MCU?