Be your own superhero.

Superhero movies are always popular and lately abundant.  And the question is so often asked, why?  Is it because we as humans so often feel powerless?  We often imagine God or some magical comic book character coming along to “save the day” as if there were simple answers to complex issues that dog us at every turn.  But, if we knew what life was worth we would seek our Heaven on Earth.  Most research into art effecting life has show that art reflects life, not the other way around.  At best, the arts can inspire individuals.

My siblings and I would often stare into the sky as children.  I can’t help but think that we were (and still are) like babies in a crib looking for someone to come along and lift us up out of our miserable existence.  *sigh* But, it has become apparent in the last 30 years or so that no one is coming to save us.  We must become our own superheroes.

I have composed here an incomplete list of films that point in that direction.  Experimenting with a simpler, less youtube based format here, fo the sake of all the clutter.  As always, your comments and suggestions are welcome.

Superheroes
These guys are vigilantes at worst, mildly misguided philanthropists at best.  If you’re a voyeur who actually glances at reality TV or even mentions celeb gossip in passing you are bound to enjoy this actually unscripted still interesting documentary.

Super
How about that rape scene?  I mean srsly Juno, why you gotta rape Dwight so hard?  that’s just wrong.  If that gave me an erection, what does it say about me?

Defendor
Deepest role I’ve ever seen Woody play.  Couldn’t stop laughing at this very serious film that delves into the way archetypes are used to redefine situations so that ppl can understand them better, and how much can be misinterpreted within that process.

Inseparable
Most asian films get an absurdly high rating on IMDB because their countrymen vot them up for patriotism.  This one actually deserves it.

Alter Egos
As does this one.

Casablanca
Best propaganda of the 20th century.

The Message
Best propaganda of the 21st century, so far.

Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry
Ai Weiwei is the motherfucking truth y’all.

Life of Pi
First half is way too preachy and up its own ass.  Secound half redeems.

Beasts of the Southern Wild
Hushpuppy might be the greatest hero of them all.