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This post is about a very popular comic series, which was later adapted to films, The X-Men.
I am personally a big fan of X-Men and have always reserved a special spot for them in my mind, where reality and fantasy nearly merge. (Heavy stuff, huh?)
For years now, I have been a devout fan of the film series. (The comics aren't really available in India, so I didn't have the good fortune to delve into that universe)
One day, I was watching X-Men First Class again (For the third time), because I had nothing to do and I'm a creepy and geeky loner without a life.
Just kidding. I'm not creepy.
Anyway, after watching it, something struck me. What is it that attracts me to this franchise so much? I mean, sure, I'd love to see almost any superhero movie, but there was always something special about the X-Men.
After some pondering on that topic, I reached a conclusion.
The individuality of the so called superhero genre has been severely compromised. The movies of late claim to be a science fiction thriller (or something similar), while ripping off the trademark characteristics of superhero movies.
This one is a conclusion drawn from a lot of observations.
I believe that no person is bad, or rather evil in actuality, it is only the means which they use to fulfil their goals that distinguishes them from the so called 'good' people. For instance, an office worker earns money by doing insanely monotonous paper work while a member of any crime syndicate kills people to earn the same buck, the goal being the same, the means to achieve it defines a person in our society. Although there are many alternative examples, the gist of it will still result to be the same, provided you can look at an act of killing like any other job (you're a part of society too, you know).
It is this very perspective with which the society has come to see the people that has influenced the actions and the how they are treated.