The Superhero Genre, Explained

The Superhero movie. An ordinary hero, the discovery of powers, the ethical dilemma, the mirror-image supervillain, the down-to-earth helpers, the epic fight. If we know to expect these basic beats, why do we keep coming back for more? In this video we unpack the Superhero Genre and why “superhero fatigue” never arrives.

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