Alan Moore: "Superhero movies are bad and are for manchildren"

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  1. Berniewood Hogan

    Berniewood Hogan IT'S BERNIE SANDERS WITH A STEEL CHAIR!

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    Alan Moore on Marvel vs. Scorsese: the influence of superheroes is “embarrassing” and “worrying.”

    I think the impact of superheroes on popular culture is both tremendously embarrassing and not a little worrying. While these characters were originally perfectly suited to stimulating the imaginations of their twelve or thirteen year-old audience, today’s franchised übermenschen, aimed at a supposedly adult audience, seem to be serving some kind of different function, and fulfilling different needs.

    Primarily, mass-market superhero movies seem to be abetting an audience who do not wish to relinquish their grip on (a) their relatively reassuring childhoods, or (b) the relatively reassuring 20th century. The continuing popularity of these movies to me suggests some kind of deliberate, self-imposed state of emotional arrest, combined with an numbing condition of cultural stasis that can be witnessed in comics, movies, popular music and, indeed, right across the cultural spectrum. The superheroes themselves—largely written and drawn by creators who have never stood up for their own rights against the companies that employ them, much less the rights of a Jack Kirby or Jerry Siegel or Joe Schuster—would seem to be largely employed as cowardice compensators, perhaps a bit like the handgun on the nightstand.

    I would also remark that save for a smattering of non-white characters (and non-white creators) these books and these iconic characters are still very much white supremacist dreams of the master race. In fact, I think that a good argument can be made for D.W. Griffith’s Birth of a Nation as the first American superhero movie, and the point of origin for all those capes and masks.

    :umad::umad::umad:
     
  2. Armchair Militant

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    Agreed
     
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    ORDER_66 The Ningen Screenplay, & Messiah 2019

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    BUT DONT YOU WRITE COMIC BOOKS DUMBASS??? :what::mindblown: this guy contradicts himself everytime he speaks!!!
     
  4. KevCo

    KevCo Bond's gun spoke once....

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    But to be fair his stance has been the same for like 20 years...hes never had any involvement in any project based off his own work...hes lost MILLIONS because of his stance.
     
  5. Berniewood Hogan

    Berniewood Hogan IT'S BERNIE SANDERS WITH A STEEL CHAIR!

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    Do you understand who and what we're talking about here? :leostare:
     
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    ORDER_66 The Ningen Screenplay, & Messiah 2019

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    He just constantly sabotages himself on some dumbshyt...:what: how you write all these stories but be mad that people want to put them on the big screen, it's a badge of honor your work is honored like that...If you want creative control write a regular novel and publish it....
     
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    ORDER_66 The Ningen Screenplay, & Messiah 2019

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    Yeah alan moore's stupidity...:mjlol:
     
  8. Berniewood Hogan

    Berniewood Hogan IT'S BERNIE SANDERS WITH A STEEL CHAIR!

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    :unimpressed:
     
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    That's a old ass quote from Moore
     
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    ORDER_66 The Ningen Screenplay, & Messiah 2019

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    Picture not showing breh...:francis:
     
  11. Berniewood Hogan

    Berniewood Hogan IT'S BERNIE SANDERS WITH A STEEL CHAIR!

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    Norrin Radd To me, my board!

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    Alan Moore is perhaps the greatest example of “old man yelling at clouds” there is :russ:

    Dude is a hypocrite of the highest magnitude.
     
  13. Dr.Omega

    Dr.Omega Put Ya Sista On Da Phone

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    But yeah, hes been saying the same shyt for years
     
  14. parallax

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    No surprise at his response. Alan Moore has been bitter at comics for a long ass time.
     
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    Dude is the Grandpa Simpson of CB industry. :francis:

    edit: just saw dude beat me to it. :heh:
     
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