Watchmen Macher kritisiert aktuelle Superheldenfilme

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In einem Interview mit Deadline für seinen kommenden Film “The Show” sprach “Watchmen”-Macher Alan Moore über seine Abkehr vom Comic und seine Gedanken zu modernen Superheldenfilmen, die seiner Meinung nach “verdorbenes Kino” und “verdorbene Kultur” sind. Die Vorliebe für Superhelden-Geschichten und -Figuren, die ursprünglich geschrieben wurden, um “12-jährige Jungen zu unterhalten”, ist laut Moore ein Hinweis auf gefährlichen Eskapismus. Er glaubt, dass Eskapismus gefährlich sei in einer Zeit, in der die Welt mit so vielen ernsten Problemen konfrontiert ist, die komplizierte Arbeit und keine “simplen und sensationellen Lösungen” erfordern.

“Most people equate comics with superhero movies now. That adds another layer of difficulty for me. I haven’t seen a superhero movie since the first Tim Burton Batman film. They have blighted cinema, and also blighted culture to a degree. Several years ago I said I thought it was a really worrying sign, that hundreds of thousands of adults were queuing up to see characters that were created 50 years ago to entertain 12-year-old boys. That seemed to speak to some kind of longing to escape from the complexities of the modern world, and go back to a nostalgic, remembered childhood. That seemed dangerous, it was infantilizing the population.

“This may be entirely coincidence but in 2016 when the American people elected a National Socialist satsuma and the UK voted to leave the European Union, six of the top 12 highest grossing films were superhero movies. Not to say that one causes the other but I think they’re both symptoms of the same thing – a denial of reality and an urge for simplistic and sensational solutions.”

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