Alan Moore returns to the charge. Yes, the famous British author may be retired (although not quite), but continues his crusade against superhero cinema and the concept that current society has of these characters.
In case you don’t know him, Alan Moore is one of the great figures in comic book history. Notable works such as Watchmen, V de Vendetta o From Hell They have made him a legend.
However, never recommend that Moore see the adaptation (it doesn’t matter if it’s a movie or a TV series) of one of his works. It’s even more radical than good old Stephen King.
Review of Watchmen, the magnificent HBO series
But everything has a reason. Alan Moore He considers that no adaptation of his works maintains the original spirit with which it was conceived. An example is Watchmen, which in 2009 was adapted to the cinema by Zack Snyder, and later as a TV series for HBO Max.
In an interview with ScreenRant, Alan Moore attacks superheroes again, comparing the new narratives of the genre with the drug marketand even with the game Candy Crush.
Are Elon Musk or Donald Trump ”superheroes”?
Alan Moore delves into his ongoing disgust with superheroes, now with the Illuminations short story collection. Yes, Moore has returned to the ring.
For Alan Moore, superheroes are “sinister” and “addictive”, which has led society to idolize an erroneous ideology in their concept. In other words, Alan Moore always ridiculed the figure of the hero in his worksand not the opposite.
Not only that, but the British author believes that the superhero industry (both in film/TV and comics) is becoming more like the ”drug market”.
”I’ve come to feel that superheroes are sinister for a number of reasons. … I don’t think these people who are addicted to these things are satisfied with the hit they’re getting, but that’s a common complaint among addicted people, you know?”
What’s more, Moore believes that the ideology of the superhero is, in part, “to blame” for the rise of fascist political movements in the United States or United Kingdom. He gives an example of the Invasion of the Capitol of 2021.
“Once people said ‘comics aren’t just for kids,’ they seemed to decide that meant comics weren’t for kids at all,” Moore said in the interview.
For Alan Moore, public figures like Elon Musk or Donald Trump are the result of admiration for superheroes, bringing this concept to real life. He considers that they both feel ”superheroes”, in a way.
The best comics: Watchmen, by Alan Moore
Closing his exposition, Moore criticizes the modern narratives of the genre. ”They are a combination of colors and chess bets,” and compares it to the hit mobile game Candy Crush.
Do you agree with Alan Moore’s opinion? Of course it is not something new, since the author of Watchmen or V for Vendetta has been defending these ideals for years. However, the entertainment industry has gone the other way for a long, long time.
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