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Superero movies have been more popular than ever before during the 2010s. The Marvel Cinematic Universe is the highest grossing film franchise of all time. It's gotten to the point that I think the 2010s will be defined as the decade of superhero movies.



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Oddly enough, I have only watched 2 superhero films of this decade: The Dark Knight Rises and Spider-Man Homecoming.

I think the MCU is also going to be remembered for creating the basis of huge cinematic crossovers (which in this case extends to TV series as well) that connect entire franchises. Higher-mass appeal, less necessity to rely on standalone blockbusters. I mean, that's what some people say, anyway, and Warner Bros. has already entered the hype with the DC entries.

On the other hand, the decade is also going to be remembered for being the peak of commercial pop music. Today I can pick any random pop Spanish music of these recent years and they all sound absolutely the same, and more or less the same applies to English releases.



2010 - Iron Man 2
2011 - Thor 1, Captain America 1, X-Men: First Class
2012 - Avengers 1, Dark Knight Rises, Amazing Spider-Man 1
2013 - Iron Man 3, Thor 2, Man of Steel, The Wolverine
2014 - Winter Soldier, Guardians of the Galaxy, Amazing Spider-Man 2, Days of Future Past, Big Hero 6
2015 - Age of Ultron, Ant Man
2016 - Deadpool, Batman v. Superman, Civil War, X-Men: Apocalypse, Suicide Squad, Doctor Strange
2017 - Logan, Guardians of the Galaxy 2, Wonder Woman, Spider-Man: Homecoming, Thor 3, Justice League
2018 - Black Panther, Deadpool 2, Venom, Incredibles 2, Aquaman, Ant-Man and the Wasp, Infinity War.
2019 (so far) - Captain Marvel, Shazam, Avengers 4, Wonder Woman 2, Dark Phoenix, Spider-Man: Homecoming 2

Aside from 2015, which was surprisingly quiet. Just about every year has gone from 3 Superhero movies a year to 7. SEVEN.
That's an average of at least 1 superhero movie every 2 months.
So, yeah. I think referring to the 2010s as the Decade of Superheroes is pretty accurate.



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Are we talking about 2010s or movies?

2010s will have me too movement. Black lives matter. Trump presidency. Cubs ws win. Two nhl dynasties. Anthem protest. Opioid crisis.



And I definitely hope will get something else for the 2020's



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Mar1217 said:
And I definitely hope will get something else for the 2020's

Why? There's a shit ton of other stuff for you as is. Because these movies make a lot of money Negatively impacts your enjoyment of other stuff? 



Maxosaurus-rex said:
Mar1217 said:
And I definitely hope will get something else for the 2020's

Why? There's a shit ton of other stuff for you as is. Because these movies make a lot of money Negatively impacts your enjoyment of other stuff? 

I don't care. They can make all the money they want, but there's a time where these studios will need to do something new and fresh to make this medium evolve. We're in a stagnant industry where every big blockbusters are trying to copy one another.

Sorry, but I can't wait enough to see this bubble explode, cuz of course it will, like it always did.



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Mar1217 said:
Maxosaurus-rex said:

Why? There's a shit ton of other stuff for you as is. Because these movies make a lot of money Negatively impacts your enjoyment of other stuff? 

I don't care. They can make all the money they want, but there's a time where these studios will need to do something new and fresh to make this medium evolve. We're in a stagnant industry where every big blockbusters are trying to copy one another.

Sorry, but I can't wait enough to see this bubble explode, cuz of course it will, like it always did.

The studios are doing different things. WB is making Fantastic Beast for example. Solo is coming out with Solo. 



In a broader sense I think the 2010s represent the dominance of IPs in the big blockbuster type films. Few directors (Nolan?) or actors (Cruise?) can be expected to carry a movie anymore on a large scale. Fortunately plenty of great smaller movies get made every year, but cannot expect them to green light $100 million + on that these days.



superhero movies use to be few and far between, and they use to suck. but now the MCU has turned everything around, evolving into a 3-movies-per-year success both financially and critically. and i think its really due to the humanization of the characters. they arent just blank slates with superpowers anymore, they all have their own backstories, motivations, lives outside of just being a superhero. not even to mention that having a secret identity has basically been thrown out entirely. i really hope this continues into the 2020's