Real-life Plots are Just Fine with Me

Real-life Plots are Just Fine

There seems to be an alarming trend in the movie business these days. No actor can say they’ve truly had a successful career unless they’ve played a superhero or nemesis of a superhero at least once. I’ve lost count of the number of Batman and Spiderman movies. But I’m sure there’s at least enough for all the A-level actors to put on the costume and have a crack at the roles. 

The problem with superhero movies, is that they offer such predictable plots. The plots also often feature impossible difficulties that can only be overcome with the help of copious and ridiculous amounts of expensive CGI, after which the hero takes a knee to celebrate their victory. 

Not Aimed at Adults

The studios, when criticised for the sheer amount of superhero movies, point out that these movies are aimed more at juvenile audiences. It seems like the studios have discovered a can’t-miss way to make endless amounts of money by churning out the same types of movies to an audience that eats them up. 

The problem is, that they’ve forgotten about the adult audience. Adults crave real-life stories they can appreciate. They want to explore different facets of the human experience through quality films, rather than be subject to a cartoon-like plot that can be replicated over and over.  

I can see a trend happening where movie studios cease to enjoy a better reputation than TV offers. With the streaming services still finding their audience and establishing a level of quality that can be maintained, this isn’t the time for a movie studio to take the easiest road to profits at the expense of quality productions. Let’s hope the superhero fad starts to lose steam and studio execs come to their senses.  


Great Fantasy Films on Netflix

Best Fantasy Films on Netflix This Month

Fantasy films are a great way to unleash your imagination and travel to new, exciting places. And the best part about watching a fantasy film is that you can explore intriguing fictional lands all from the comfort of your own sofa. If you’re craving a thrilling fantasy adventure, check out these fun fantasy films currently available on Netflix.

Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle

A sequel to the new rendition of the classic film, Jumanji, this follow-up is sure to be full of fun, excitement, and laughs. The original Jumanji film included the fantastical journey of children who found that events in an enchanted board game they were playing came to life. In a similar fashion, the characters of the new film find that they get sucked into an all-too-real video game scenario together.  


Another film connected to video games, Warcraft, is a thrilling fantasy adventure for those who enjoy stories like The Hobbit or Harry Potter. This film is a story based on the popular computer game, World of Warcraft. It takes place in a fantasy world where races like humans, dwarves, and orcs have to struggle for claim over land and resources. In this magical world filled with a variety of intriguing creatures and players, excitement is not in short supply.  


For those looking for a more old-school fantasy experience, Beowulf is the perfect option. This film is based on the Old English epic poem, relating the story of a famous hero who protects a village from ferocious monsters. This movie adaptation doesn’t follow the classic story precisely but does include the horrific monsters and daring hero in many thrilling clashes.

Check Them Out

There is a reason that movies about far-off fantasy realms never waver in popularity. These intriguing stories, fantastic worlds, and imaginative characters capture our attention and allow us to free our minds from present-day worries. Check out these films and see which one is your favourite fantasy film.