#42 – Blockbuster Films Part II: Superheroes Go Mainstream

S2E18: Catch-Up Episode #7: Sci-Fi Action Movies A Reader's History of Science Fiction

In this episode, I give an overview of recent action movies in the sci-fi genre. Movie recommendation: Everything Everywhere All at Once Other movies discussed: Tenet Free Guy The Matrix: Resurrections
  1. S2E18: Catch-Up Episode #7: Sci-Fi Action Movies
  2. S2E17: Science Fiction in Video Games
  3. S2E16: Catch-Up Episode #6: Children's Sci-Fi Movies
  4. S2E15: Religion in Sci-Fi
  5. S2E14: Margaret Weitekamp Interview

As Hollywood moved into the twenty-first century, it found a new formula for superhero stories that catapulted them to some of the most popular stories in sci-fi. In this episode, we explore the history of superheroes in film and how their modern mainstream popularity has transformed the genre.

Movie recommendation: X-Men

Other works dicussed:
The Incredibles
The Dark Knight Trilogy
The Reckoners Series
by Brandon Sanderson
Worm
by John C. “Wildbow” McCrae
Please Don’t Tell My Parents I’m a Supervillain by Richard Roberts

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About Alex R. Howe

I'm a full-time astrophysicist and a part-time science fiction writer.
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