Symptoms may include sequel-induced nausea, acute aversion to origin stories and a pathological hatred of Ben Affleck. Thankfully, it’s never too late to quit…
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The Amazing Spider-Man 2: Rise Of Electro opened in theatres around the country today; less than a fortnight after Captain America 2: The Winter Solider. Next month, it’ll be Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and X-Men: Days Of Future Past.
Then there’s Transformers: Age of Extinction, Sin City: A Dame to Kill For, Guardians of the Galaxy and whatever else Marvel has waiting in its vault. 2014 promises even more superhero flicks, with the Ben Affleck-starring Batman reboot leading the charge.
Now, some of these movies admittedly don’t look too bad — but we can’t shake the feeling that we’ve seen it all before. How many more city-leveling scraps can Iron Man and the gang get into before it all starts to feel a bit samey? Or have we passed that point already? It could be argued that the genre reached its high point with The Avengers and has been on a downward spiral ever since.
We’re keen to hear what you guys think. Have superhero movies outstayed their welcome? Or is the genre just getting warmed up? Cast your vote below!