Sunday, January 27, 2019

Marvel Isn't So Marvelous

Bill Maher gores yet another sacred cow: Comic book movies.  It's about time someone took on the Marvel Universe.  Enjoy.


Anon-E-Mouse said...

Bill Maher - sex perver, racist, likes to joke about incest. Yeah, a fine role model to highlight because he is filled with hate

Anonymous said...

Entertainment is entertainment,no matter what Maher says to belittle the thought process of someone who doesn't think like him. I wholeheartedly agree that any adult who shapes their everyday life by comics is a problem child. But most people are entertained by fantasy throughout their lives and the most entertaining moments can be seeing your fantasy recreated in front of your eyes on the big screen. If it's done well, and computer graphics and special effects are awesome, it can be fun, even for the most intellectual viewer. We applaud the artist who can do it well, whether the subject matter is Mighty Mouse or Hamlet. Sometimes we even applaud comedians, even though their subject matter is always laughable, Mr. Maher.

Anonymous said...

Bill is sitting there with Dan Savage. That’s all I need to know.

Anonymous said...

Bill Maher is right, but so is a broken clock twice a day. There are more reasons than he lists to avoid comic book culture as well as preventing your children from indulging in the subversive garbage.

But Bill Maher himself is beloved by some of the worst examples of human beings in America.

Anonymous said...

I thought Hugh Hefner was dead, he doesn't look so good.

Anonymous said...

Bill Maher?


Anonymous said...

As a kid in the 90's I watched Xmen on Fox40. But I don't know a single adult who is obsessed with comic books that is successful. Sort of like Beanie Baby collectors.

Anonymous said...

The ancients had their hero myths, we have ours.

Anonymous said...

Comic books were always a degenerate media created by Cultural Marxists from New York who loved smut and never wanted to get a real job.

They got called our for their negative influence on children and decided to clean up their act for a few years and not be so openly subversive.

Anonymous said...

"Subversive, smut, degenerate, Cultural Marxist from New York"

That's a lot of hateful alt-right dog whistles in one comment.

Small minded bigots like you are why a brilliant creative mind like Stanley Lieber was forced to change his name to Stan Lee.

Go Away Christian Man said...

Real heroes don't need copyrights. Comic book culture is just commercialized idol worship.

Real heroes defended Christian Europe from Moorish invasion.
Real heroes defended Christian frontier settlers from drunken savages
Real heroes do the hard work of maintaining civilization and raising Christian families

Those type of heroes are contrary to a world of female leadership and non-binary gender pronouns, so they should be replaced with people who fly around and cast magic spells.

Anonymous said...

Blah blah blah

Anonymous said...

Comic movies are entertainment. Nothing more, nothing less. Someone could make the same argument for people who watch stand up comedians all of the time aren't taking life seriously.

Anonymous said...

Bill is an asshole and I don't agree with everything he says, but he also has been the voice of secular reason in a world filled with religious dogmatic bullshit. Thank you for your honesty.

Anonymous said...

If it's a fantasy obsession, that's not good for the adult mind. Obsessions usually aren't good no matter what. Maher acts as if comics are some narcotic beyond control. How do they threaten society or Maher's version of "intelligent literature". People read and watch for entertainment, even fun. The same thing can be said about Cowboy literature and T.V. westerns and movies. We grew up watching them and they were just fantasy and gross exaggeration yet people dress up like them and adopt a lifestyle based on the fantasy rather the the facts. Big deal. If someone hurts you or society because they think they are a cowboy. that's a problem. But if they just want to dress up like Roy Rogers, Big F'n Deal.*

*Except for those unfortunate sheeple who are brainwashed into obsession with the Dallas Cowboys entertainment organization.

Anonymous said...

Conspiracy wackos out in full force today! The illuminati didn't create the Marvel Avengers to form a Chi-com New World Order to cover up school shootings, you crazy wannabe Alex Jones!

Anonymous said...

Why shouldn't the movies be fun? What's more fun than people who can fly, run fast or be invisible? If Bill Maher thinks the news can be fun, why does he think everything else, (which does not involve him) must be serious and factual? Lighten up.

Anonymous said...

I enjoy posts from people like 7:27, who clearly have an extremely specific ax to grind, and will grind it like crazy response to things that are barely relevant or not relevant at all.

This dude REALLY wanted to say, "Western male Christianity is under attack from liberals and women." Looked around for a thread about that; found a thread about comic books instead. Was like, "Eh, good enough."

Anonymous said...

Hey Guy, this is 2019 so please cool it with all that hateful Toxic Masculinity.

Anonymous said...

7:27, Jesus wasn't a hate filled bigot. Jesus was more like Pope Francis wth open arms to the poor and oppressed of all raves.

Try to be more like Jesus and less like Trump and Hitler.

There is an Action Bible comic book too, by the way.

Anonymous said...

In my younger years I was an avid collector of Marvel comics. Stan Lee and his collaborators took the genre to a much higher level in that they added real character to the usual one-dimensional world of heroes and villains. Spider-man, Daredevil, Thor, etc. had real human flaws and everyday problems and were often cursed with super powers, not blessed. It was different and it was interesting. No, it was not Tolstoy, Milton, or Dickens, but it was literature, and it was fun. Children having fun READING. How bad is that? Stan Lee did that. He did it well enough, that those children are still interested in seeing those interesting characters brought to life on the movie screen through special effects. Adults having fun watching nostalgia. How bad is that? What does Bill Maher and his god-less radical snobs do for entertainment besides belittle those who don't belittle everything?

Anonymous said...

If you want to see a real super hero movie, go watch Lone Survivor.

Anonymous said...

@2:50 I second you on Lone Survivor and would also add 13 Hours: the Secret Soldiers of Benghazi. Those are real supermen. Unlike pathetic neck bearded 30 year old's with ironic tattoos and beer bellies arguing about some video game or comic book.

Anonymous said...

To all of you:

Lighten up Francis.

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