We have seen this several times over the past few months. Not everyone likes superhero films, especially Marvel’s, especially in the world of cinema. Vincent Cassel had also contributed to this particularly sterile debate in France. However, that does not prevent the genre from being particularly productive both in the cinema and on the side of the series. In addition to Marvel and DC Comics, we also find iterations of the genre in Indonesia with Gundala, alongside HBO Max and of course on Amazon Prime Video with The Boys, the current series. But even among the supporters there are of course still numerous points of criticism.
The Young and the Myth of the Savior
Eric Kripke, showrunner of The Boys and co-creator of the series, spoke with about the topic in an interview The Hollywood Reporter. Specifically, having stated that he loved watching Marvel films in theaters and often judging them as very well done and particularly well written, he still has a very big complaint to make.
My problem with them isn’t the movies themselves, but at the end of the day there are too many.
Beyond saturation, it creates a connection between Marvel, the Myth of the Redeemer, and Donald Trump.
I don’t mean to exaggerate or be overly dramatic, but in my opinion it is a little dangerous to train a whole generation to believe that you can wait for someone strong to come and save you! This is how people like Trump and populists end up in power. People who say, “I’m the only one who can do it, I have to be …”
From this point of view, he also sees The Boys as a real “correction” that makes it possible to restore balance. On a more personal level, we’re also concerned about a real overdose. Between an already loaded program and the shifts, we could well be oversaturated.