This 文章 is dedicated in loving memory to Christopher Reeve, Lee Quigley, Margot Kidder, Marlon Brando, Jackie Cooper, Glenn Ford, Phyllis Thaxter and Ned Beatty.
Superhero 电影院 have become extremely popular. In fact, they're one of the most 流行的 types of films. However, superhero films used to not be so common 或者 beloved. In the 1940's, there were various superhero movie serials. They were decently successful, but they weren't meant to be re-watched 或者 to have much to have much of a lasting legacy.
Things changed in the 年 1978. That was the 年 that Richard Donner's 超人 movie...
Below is an essay I had to write for a college Film Genre Class:
In 1978, when Christopher Reeves flew on to the silver screen as the Last Son of Krypton, the superhero film genre was born. The film Superman: The Movie would go on to establish the narrative structure that is still used in the superhero films made today. Budgeted in 1977 at $55 million, it would set many precedents for the 爆米花 blockbuster, “not the least of which was the idea of hiring big stars in action genres that previously were made under mostly B-picture budgets” (McAllister, 110).