Michael Breakfield of Lone Star Comics in Arlington, TX read Rob Salkowitz’s latest column (see “Are Superhero Movies on Suicide Watch? Another Critical Disappointment Tarnishes the Genre”) and had this to say.

Here's the bottom line.  The movies based on comics that are successful and/or the best ones are the films that stay true to the source material.  The movies that aren't as successful and/or are not well received are the ones where Hollywood feels the need to try and reinvent the wheel.  Your listing of the Rotten Tomatoes scores proves that.  The ones that get higher scores are the ones staying closest to the source material.  I love the current state of endless comic book movies.  These are the movies I've dreamed about seeing since I was a child.  I'm super excited we will see a Star Wars movie every year for the foreseeable future.

 As far as I'm concerned, do comic book movies for the rest of my life.  Here's why.  For every 3-4 movies that aren't that good, there will be one really great one.  For every Fantastic Four, Man of Steel, and BvS there's a Captain America: Winter Soldier.  So, I'm OK with that.  Surely they can't mess up Superman forever.  Eventually they will nail it.  So, is the superhero movie genre on suicide watch?  I say decidedly NO. 

And that's the bottom line 'cause the Odinson said so.  (Sorry. I couldn't help myself.)  

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