What is the Next Big Hit?
American Cinema has provided us with some of the most amazing themese of our lifetimes. The ever growing costume of the hero has tried on many colors. We’ve seen the cowboy scare away those damn indians, the detective solve a brutal murder and at the same time stealing the heart of the occasional seductress, and our current gerneration is overpowered by superheroes and their amazing abilities to destroy our city building after building.
Well what could beat superheroes that have virtually traveled all throughout the galaxy? What is Hollywoods next heroes?
I think Hollywood is already beginning the transition on our television screens. I think women are what comes after our superhero craze. I mean look Netflix with huge bangers such as Orange is the New Black, Jessica Jones, and there’s way more titles were females are “manning-up” and kicking ass. The New Star Wars movie even has Rey, a female, as a JEDI. They finally let the girl play with the sword. FINALLY!
Then there are shows like The 100, Supergirl and even The Arrow is starting sport a cluster of major kick ass females.
WONDER WOMEN IS GOING TO GET MAJOR SCREEN TIME PEOPLE. THEY KEEP PUTTING HER OUT IN FRONT OF ALL THESE PROMOTIONAL POSTERS AND I AM LOVING EVERY BIT OF IT!
Now taking a step down from all the action and see what kids are watching and we get bits like The legend of Korra, Steven Universe, were we see females just dominate the screens, and amplify the hell out of the action girl trope.
It’s moved so much farther than oh she’s on the show because she’s sexy. It’s now a more of she’s on the show because she is the show. She drives the show.
Even in our video games I have seen way more female main characters than I have seen since I picked up my first joystick on a SEGA.
A freaking SEGA.
Now I don’t know if this has anything to do with the fact that feminism has been working some weird black magic, or if Hollywood was all like: “Make him a her and run it”, but I like where this is heading and I’m hoping I’m right.
I mean it’s such an odd pattern.
Cowboys, Detectives, Superheroes. What is next?
Other likely outcomes could be being the villain and seeing everything from the of evil as we’ve seen in Dexter, were friends are rooting for him to kill and to keep his murder instincts hidden from all his loved ones. Other concepts that keep getting thrown around is the dystopian futures, but those seem to blow up and then fade once it reaches it’s peak.
When it comes down to it I suppose one could guess it to be whatever the public feels that they need and by going by that logicthe dystopian doesn’t seem to far off just yet. It just hasn’t found a stable ground per say.
We probably won’t truly see it for a few more decades, but until then.