Through the eyes of a Hero: Superhero POV Movies
With the massive onslaught of more than twenty new superhero movies being released between 2016-2020, keeping these movies fresh and innovative may be hard to do. Could a possible solution be a Point-of-View (POV) superhero movie?
Point-of-View is not new to film-making. Movies such as DOOM, Cloverfield and Being John Malkovich have scenes shot in the first-person perspective. However, Hardcore Henry is the only film to date that has been filmed entirely in POV. Unlike the 2005 movie DOOM which filmed an extended scene that was mainly shot in a video game first-person shooter format.
So the question is, would Marvel Studios or DC Entertainment have anything to gain from trying this? They both have enormously successful franchises. So would they be willing to mess with a formula they know works? Most likely, not. The main franchises of X-Men, The Avengers, Batman and Superman getting the POV treatment would be very unlikely. The main draw to any of these superhero movies are the superheroes themselves. You want to see Ironman put on his suit and watch Batman crack down on criminals.
That leaves to door open for other characters to have their own movies. A movie based on a sidekick point of view such as Robin could be a possibility. We could see him being trained and fighting alongside Batman, and maybe even get a better glimpse into the Batcave. There’s teenage Kamala Khan, the super fan of superheroes whose latent Inhuman gene allows her to take up the mantle of Ms. Marvel. The Hulk POV could also work. We could watch from the inside as Bruce Banner transforms from a mild-mannered scientist to the enraged green goliath. Also lesser known characters such as Moonknight, Black Lightening, The Phantom Stranger, Etrigan and Captain Atomwould be amazing to watch on-screen.
Another potential exciting category would be the supervillian POV movie. Imagine following the a psychopathic Joker as he masterminds his next twisted, sadistic plans to destroy Batman and Gotham. Or watch as Darkseid searches for Anti-Life equation and faces off single-handedly against The Justice League. How about watching as Sinestro as he turns from being a paragon of the Green Lantern Corps to being one of their greatest enemies?
In an attempt to avoid over-saturation and keeping superhero movies from getting stale, Point-of-View movies may be a good alternative to help the genre stay cutting edge and put a spotlight on some under utilized characters that are deserving of their own movies.
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