Because 10 items is just too damn much for Monday morning.
While I agree with some of what my compatriot says, I have no compunctions about adding new or recent movies to my top lists. Nor do I have some sort of nostalgic hang-up where Christoper Reeves’ Superman brings back memories of hot vinyl backseats and trapped B.O.
However, I will readily admit that my love for various characters, and various portrayals of them, will promote movies to a higher standing than they likely deserve. Then again, we’re talking superhero movies; not “Citizen Kane.” Characters are the tent poles upon which the gauzy veil of plot and logic is draped.
As a comic book fan, Hell, as a moral human being, it’s incomprehensible to me that there are those who read these escapists fantasies and find inspiration not in those who bring justice, but those who would destroy it. Rumors that the attack in Aurora was patterned after issues of the Dark Knight Returns turns my stomach even further.
No one should be afraid to see a movie with their fellow fans. Adam said it much better than I and if you haven’t read his article yet, you really should. I just wanted to let everyone know that there is something that we can do to make a difference.
We can go to the movies. We can make sure the asshole with the gun doesn’t have the last say.