I never thought I would see the day that my comic book heroes would be on the big screen. Sure, I had Superman on TV. And as a pre-teen, the show was cool. Back in the day, kids would watch the show, see George Reeves as Superman jump out a window and fly. They thought that they could fly too. A few kids jumped off garage roofs!
Thanks to CGI, serious script writing and producers who believe in the genre, superheroes are on the big screen and bigger than life. The Superman-DC comic franchise started the phenomena in 1978 (with Christopher Reeve and Margot Kidder) but Marvel comics soon caught up with Spiderman (Toby Maguire). Now movie goers have a smorgasbord heroes to choose from. Nearly every major comic book hero has been brought to life with incredible special effects. I am still waiting for Wonder Woman.
This year we are promised a new Batman story, a reboot of the Spiderman franchise and the first amalgamation of Marvel characters… the Avengers.
Enjoy. See you in the movies…