Superhero Fatigue

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Once the credits for Avengers: End Game had begun to roll by, my primary feeling was one of exhaustion. As good as Marvel’s superhero movies have been I felt like I couldn’t take another one of these for a long time to come.

It also reminded me of one of my all-time favourite superhero movies. The first Spiderman starring Tobey Maguire. I very rarely watch movies twice in the theatre. The original Spiderman and Return of the King are the only ones.

Spiderman may very well be considered a product of its time but for me, it’s one of the few which holds up even today. It had the awesome visuals and the requisite set pieces that we have come to expect of all superhero movies today. It was also full of a heart and soul. A hero that looked very different from the ones that you see today.

When it comes to movies I have a rather weak memory when it comes to its individual scenes. When it comes to Spiderman despite having last watched it more than a decade ago I vividly remember so many of its specific scenes.