The Spider-Verse Movies Are So Far Ahead Of Other Superhero Movies That It’s Embarrassing For Everyone Else

This post contains spoilers for “Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse.”I don’t write much about superhero films.

You can probably count my superhero-related pieces on two hands, maybe even one.

Despite being the cinematic cultural dominator of the 21st century, every passing year brings me further and further away from the genre.

15 years ago, with the release of “The Dark Knight” and the beginning of the Marvel Cinematic Universe with “Iron Man,” I couldn’t be more excited to head to the theater opening night.

Now when I see a superhero film on the calendar, it’s an obligation.What makes it all the more dispiriting is that I really do like superheroes.

Every Wednesday I head over to my local comic book shop and grab my pull list made up mostly of superhero comics.

I eagerly anticipate the latest “Nightwing” by Tom Taylor and “Betsy Braddock: Captain Britain” by Tini Howard.

In fact,…

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