As far as I understand, the Oscars were supposed to be a celebration of the art and craft of storytelling in the cinematic medium. However, during the 87th Academy Awards it seemed like they did an incredible job of ostracizing a certain genre of film: The Super Hero. From Jack Black’s line “Opening with lots of zeroes, all we get are superheroes: Spider-Man, Superman, Batman, Jedi Man, Sequel Man, Prequel Man, formulaic scripts!" and Liam Neeson’s comment: "Hollywood is often criticized for making too many movies based on toys, comic books and best-sellers. Perhaps that's true. But not of tonight's best film nominees.” During the Independent Spirit Awards, Director Dan Gilroy said, "Independent film, the foundation and everybody here today, I think are holdouts against a tsunami of superhero movies that have swept over this industry. We have survived and we have thrived and I think that's true spirit."
Why all the hate? Well, Guardians of the Galaxy director James Gunn had this to say:Read More