I “created” my first superhero when I was five years old. His name was Captain Hank, and he possessed super-human strength, speed, and he couldn’t age. That was all, basically.
Then, of course, I had to make some villains, and then some other superheroes to aid Hank in his fight against evil.
To some, the concept of superheroes acts simply as a metaphor for greatness. It can be easily understood by almost anyone, regardless of age, education, culture, and so on. I never actually agreed with this definition.
I believe the concept itself is so primordial that most of us actually miss the point. My definition is that superheroes are characters who possess certain abilities and traits that make them better than normal people in many ways.
But they also have flaws and weaknesses, and they make mistakes. Continue reading
We’ve got a first look into the second installment of Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit trilogy. The movie, starring sir Ian McKellen, Orlando Bloom, and Benedict Cumberbatch (in a way), is set to be released on December the 13th.
Peter Jackson’s latest movie, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, earned $37.5 million on Friday, the biggest opening day ever for a December release.
As a comparison, the highest opening day in the Lord of the Rings trilogy was $34.5 million for The Return of the King.
For this latest adaptation of one of J.R.R. Tolkien’s works, Warner Bros. estimated opening weekend earnings of $100 million.