With the election of Donald Trump and the of the alt right fascist administration he is putting together, I have come to the conclusion that being smart means absolutely nothing and that stupid more reign supreme. How else can we explain Trump’s induction into The White House? How else can we explain everyone who was against Trump suddenly asking us to give him a chance? How else can we explain a nation turning a blind eye to clear and concise evidence regarding him and his administration?
How? Because Americans, those in positions of power, right now are in love with idiots.
Want evidence? Let’s look at Batman vs. Superman.
Here’s a movie with two of the biggest and most iconic characters of all time setup, by all accounts, to give the greatest fight that only hardcore comic book fans wanted. The discussion, which has been going on since their comic book beginnings, tends to infuriate those who could care less about such things. This once infuriating discussion which turned into said film, has caused divisive arguments between film critics, regular moviegoers and comic book fans who love comic book movies. According to Box Office Mojo, the following numbers would state that very few actually cared about what anyone had to say about the film, for better or for worse:
873 Million Dollars
That amount given to a film such as this baffles me; Superman was never a moody, angsty hero. Batman is. If the politics are anything to go by with this film, Superman is seen to be a dangerous and powerful alien who wishes to emulate Batman.
And given this picture, that’s not totally hard to disagree with.
This is Superman
In 1978, Christopher Reeve’s first Superman movie proved that with the right amount of respect to the source material while making said source material fresh and new, moviegoers who never cared about Superman or his comic book adventures would come see it. This film, despite having rather untested (and perhaps now dated) special effects, is why comic book movies became serious go-to money makers for Hollywood and why respected thespian actors are now signing their lives away for these films. People however who are obsessed with making things look and feel like the album cover for a heavy metal band (and 2008’s The Dark Knight) decided this was, to use a phrase, candy-ass bull****.
Superman in his first big screen entry didn’t do much fighting, nor was there much action at all. The idiots in charge of the film and moviegoers who breath their logic, decided that was not enough for an audience that grew up on reality television and Call Of Duty. Superman, in 2016, now must be a violent psycho with daddy issues wearing spandex that looks like it was made out of basketballs. The idiots of America have destroyed Superman and now possibly, this country.
I’m starting to think that its better to be an idiot. Maybe its better to go with the pack, agree to disagree and live with a passive state of mind. Maybe I would gain more friends and influence if I had sounded like a super-demented happy-go-lucky children’s show host.
Maybe it’s just better to be an idiot.