I have always been a superhero buff right from a young age when my dad bought me my first Superman comic book, and maybe that is why when I started watching movies quite seriously, it was quite natural that the superhero genre of movies fascinated me a lot. Now the fun part about superheroes is the fact that these are usually confrontations between good and evil in the classic sense. That being said, the 2000s have brought with them a new genre of superhero.
Today’s superheroes are no longer just black or white, but they are a whole lot greyer than ever before. All this greyness in their personalities ensure that their intentions, motivations are probably not quite as well defined as they used to be and these characters are becoming more and more complicated as time goes by. I guess this is the result of the uncertain and ambiguous times that we live in nowadays.
However, one thing that has not changed over the years has been the fact that super-villains have pretty much remained mostly black-hearted without too many exceptions. While some of them may have valid reasons for their villainous pursuits, most of them are unabashedly evil and that makes them interesting characters. After all, a superhero does need a super-villain to bring out the best in him, right.
Murtaza, who runs the blog A Potpourri of Vestiges was kind enough to inform me that this particular Guest Post of mine was trending somewhere near the top of the Indiblogger Home Page for quite a while yesterday. Am therefore unofficially putting up the Indiblogger button for this post as well 😀