<ThatFanficGuy> Well... I can see why people still consider superhero films to be child's play.
<ThatFanficGuy> If Batman v. Superman is any indication, there's very little that actually inspires the kind of emotional response that most stories drive us with.
<ThatFanficGuy> This kind of films are, indeed, superhero flicks, no more.
<ThatFanficGuy> Obvious, blunt and bland in their exposition and story.
<ThatFanficGuy> The kind of a superhero film that does have such emotional response was Captain America: Civil War. Truth be told, I couldn't care for Tony Stark losing his parents and angsting about it, but what did inspire awe in me was how they handled the main antagonist's story and the way this story affected him and led to the plot of the film.
<ThatFanficGuy> I don't want to spoil it for anyone who hasn't seen it yet, so I'll just say this: this person was driven by real emotions from something most, if not all, of us can relate to. There was no superbrawl or smashing, either: pure calculated planning steps ahead, to drive those with physical power apart in a way they won't be able to mend after easily.
<ThatFanficGuy> I know that I won't enjoy the next Guardians of the Galaxy and, to be fair, a lot of other Marvel superhero films in the same way. They're good at what they are - superhero flicks, with great special effects and even a bit of character exploration - but...
<ThatFanficGuy> Those are not the kinds of stories I'm looking for, I guess.
<ThatFanficGuy> Deep stories. Not just something to observe but to be able to relive inside.
Straight from the Hubski IRC channel. Edited briefly for aesthetics.
I can't praise films for high-quality CGI anymore. Every Hollywood movie seems to have that nowadays. Bling doesn't mean to shine.