Joss Whedon Talks About The Current Tropes Of The Superhero Genre.

Whedon recently sat down with the Huffington Post to talk about the the superhero cliches and tropes, calling Christopher Nolan's The Dark Knight the "The Godfather" of superhero movies. Check it out!

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"People have made it very clear that they are fed up with movies where entire cities are destroyed, and then we celebrate,"
said the director in full recognition that he used the same cliche ending in the Avengers. He added, "
Now, I watched 'The Dark Knight' and I thought of that as riffing on the genre," he said. "That was a superhero movie as 'The Godfather.' And I was like, 'But I just still want to see a superhero movie!' We had just gotten the technology to make it awesome, and I wasn't ready to be post-modern about it yet." Christopher Nolan's The Dark Knight is considered by some as the epitome of superhero movies, so do you agree with Whedon's statement, comparing it to The Godfather? The director finally talked about the important things he finds in his work, referencing next summer's Avengers: Age of Ultron, "People come in with a certain amount of emotional baggage," he said, "So, whether we're in our larvae stage or our decadent stage, I can't really say, but I try to make my superhero movies as if there's either never been one or there's only ever been them. I work with the idea that it's just a natural way for people to be, so that you still make a movie about people." Whedon here is obviously emphasizing the humanity of the characters, do you guys agree with him? Leave your thoughts down below.

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