It’s not getting the best reception in the world (it hasn’t gotten the best anticipation for James Gunn’s impending DC reboot either), but you can always appreciate that a movie like ‘Shazam! The fury of the gods’ try to avoid the imposted transcendence to give a series of youthful adventures with superpowers involved. Admittedly, it’s more applicable to its predecessor than this sequel, but adolescence remains a mainstay for this interpretation of the hero.
As if dealing with puberty wasn’t enough of a problem, putting super abilities in the way already finishes putting the finishing touch. And we’ve seen it in different forms, especially with the superhero genre proliferating. Here we have three great examples that can be found in streamingwhich give different explorations of youth from this branch of fantasy.
‘Sky High, a high-flying school’ (‘Sky High’, 2005)
Address: Mike Mitchell. Distribution: Kurt Michael Angarano, Danielle Panabaker, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Kurt Russell, Kelly Preston, Bruce Campbell, Nicholas Braun
Disney’s efforts at live-action youth cinema don’t usually get much respect or appreciation (yes, nostalgic fondness for those caught right at the target age). But they had more than enjoyable and even fresh jewels, like this one revitalization of the high school comedy genre Made from the realm of superpowers.
With one of those directors who have kept one foot in the field of mainstream comedy and another in animated cinema, Mike Mitchell, the film turns out to be a fun story of discovery, parent-child conflicts, rethinking of vital priorities and survival in wildlife. of the corridors of the center. He has worked on the young characters and floods us with a series of wonderful adult secondary characters, never belittling their entertaining and emotionally genuine family proposal.
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‘Kick-Ass: Ready to dunk’ (‘Kick-Ass’, 2010)
Address: Matthew Vaughn. Distribution: Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Chloe Grace Moretz, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Nicolas Cage, Mark Strong.
On the other side of the spectrum where Disney’s family fantasy is located is, how could it be otherwise, the ultraviolent satire by Mark Millar, whose shocking superhero performance bordering on psychopathy was beautifully brought to the screen by Matthew Vaughn. A demystification of the vigilantes just when the myth was already undeniably massive.
From the discontent with life to the obsession with comics, the film is not cut with the darts it wants to throw (although, seen with time, it could be a little more merciless). Even without reaching certain extreme levels of the original work, the film offers us a brutal show loaded with black comedy where we have the opportunity to witness that wet dream that is to see Nicolas Cage making his own (parodic) version of Batman.
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‘Spider-Man: A new universe’ (‘Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse’, 2018)
Address: Bob Persichetti, Peter Ramsey, Rodney Rothman. Distribution: Shameik Moore, Jake Johnson, Hailee Steinfeld, Mahershala Ali, Brian Tyree Henry.
We haven’t lacked for on-screen versions of Spider-Man where he has to deal with his powers and sense of responsibility while trying to lead a decent high school life (although the more canonical version gravitates closer to young adult issues). And although it would have been very appropriate to rescue the very John Hughes interpretation that was seen in ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’, nothing really can beat this one. essential jewel of the animation of the last decade.
An incredible whirlwind who is capable of uniting his love for the story of the spider hero in all formats (comics and cinema) and his self-conscious humor with an impeccable fantastic coming of age story. Miles Morales has one of the most well-crafted emotional journeys in recent superhero cinema as the film celebrates everything that makes the concept of Spider-Man special, democratizing it into a message where anyone can embrace the positive values that define it.
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