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American Comic Movies

When we talk about American popular movies, comic movies can by no means be left out. Since the foundation of Walt Disney Company, American movie producers have adapted a great number of popular comics into movies, the most well-known of which include Superman series, Batman series, X-men series and the like. Here, I’d like to share some of my thoughts on these movies.

 

Why comic movies are so popular

Above all, comic movies are a part of the modern movie industry, so like any other products of Hollywood, they are usually labeled “commercial, patternized and superficial”. However, that comic movies attract large numbers of fans does have reasons.

Firstly, comic movies clearly position themselves. Their producers know they are for recreation. The audience prefer laughing to thinking when watching such movies. As a result, directors add humor, action, love affairs, monsters and anything that entertains people into their works. Therefore, people can’t take their eyes off these excellent films.

Secondly, comic movies have patterns. Usually, there’s this boogeyman dreaming to rule the world. Then a superhero has to defeat him. The hero must have a pretty lady to be caught by the bad guy, and at last, the hero successfully saves the world as well as his beloved. The pattern bores audience, but at the same time reduces the risk a new story might bring. This guarantees movie companies a high efficiency in producing new movies. After all, audience watch them for fun instead of seeking the meaning of life.

Thirdly, comic movies display core moralities of Americans. Without the real world holding them back, comic movies can create any ideal situation for superheroes to show their bravery, determination, sense of justice and responsibility. Of course, audience love to see the credos they hold are showed by their beloved cartoon characters. This not only arouses pride in people, but also appeals to the hot-blooded youths, who happen to make up the most proportion of movie viewers.

Last but not least, as a creative genre, comic movies stage innovative means of artistic expression. For example, Ratatouille, my personal favorite, uses music and color to symbolize different tastes. And Sin City, places its characters in a black-and-white background, and consecrates its heroes with silhouettes against strong light. Comic movies never lack funds and sophisticated CG technology, but what makes the truly outstanding ones unprecedented is the artistic expression methods, given that comics are shallow in most cases.

 

Comic movies evolve

Although comic movies are thought superficial, they are indeed evolving and ornamenting themselves with deeper connotations. Two of these pioneers are Batman, the Dark Knight and Watchmen.

The Dark Knight creates a complete figure of Batman. Like any superhero, Batman used to be a macho fighter with little human feelings. He does not feel guilty to kill, has little family relationship but the love for his girl and is always the emblem of justice. The Dark Knight shatters all these. Batman is misunderstood by the multitudes and becomes the bad guy. The half-hero-half-villain antagonist is considered the true hero. The movie puts Batman in a dilemma, and after frustrations and guilt, he decides to demonize himself for the greater good. In this sense, Batman is shaped as a superhero of high morality and acumen, which distinguishes him among all the comic heroes.

Watchmen focuses on the whole society. After the cold war, the world is nothing it was, thus superheroes find themselves useless in the new era. Some of them die, some hide, and some make good use of their fame. Their varied choices lead to different results. Despite its dump end, the idea that superheroes are discarded by the world is appealing and thought-provoking. Indeed, besides waving their fists, what can superheroes do when they’re “acting human”?

To conclude, comic movies are not satisfied with their old contents. They are trying to go deeper into superheroes and show who they really are. They are trying to discover how the world might treat them if they really existed. They are trying to discuss how superheroes affect the world. Now the trend emerges, and hopefully it will go on .

 

Why Chinese comic movies lag behind their American counterparts

Two major shortcomings of Chinese comic movies are childish main idea and conservative settings. Chinese cartoon characters are still traditionally black-and-white. The good ones know nothing evil. The bad ones vanquish and slay for no reason. Love between two genders is banned. All the above hardly leaves any room to deepen the main idea.

In fact, as anyone knows, China is opening its gate to welcome western popular culture. Every year, American comic movies and Japanese cartoons earn a large sum of money from Chinese audience. If Chinese government does not reform its censorship and modernize its definition of comics, there’s no chance that we can catch up.

Besides, the protection of intellectual property plays an essential part. American movies can make large benefits because people have to pay to watch them. However, in China, the popularity of piracy frustrates the comic makers and prevents them from creating excellent works.

 

 

In a word, American comic movies reach far beyond what most Chinese think they are. They relax and entertain people. In the meantime, they inject values into our heads, change what we think of the world and eventually appeal us to watch more comic movies. As can be seen in recent comic movies, they are covering more. I am a comic movie fan. I hope in the coming years, I will be able to see comic movies exceed their old works and become “more mature”, and maybe one day, are nominated as one of the best movies of Oscar.


今年6月,当正在病榻上的李开复听到google被曝光“涉黄”的时候,离开google的想法其实发酵已久。

说真的,我不得不不为某些部门的脑残折服。何谓“涉黄”?google从一开始便不具备涉黄的条件,因为google搜索引擎本身拥有的网页,其实只有输入“www.google.com.cn”后的那个初始界面。假如有人飞的去嫖娼,难道警察能把的士司机以“涉黄”的理由抓起来吗?

其次,google总部坚持的“绝不人为处理搜索结果”的信条,在我看来体现了他作为信息搜集渠道的一种职业操守。就像古代篆刻拓版的人,不能因为他自己的道德倾向任意删改原作。相比之下,某些部门为了“保护”“净化”“和谐”等理由随意要求搜索引擎屏蔽这个那个,显得多么粗暴和低级。

这让我想到李银河关于性的其中作用的说法。其中有“性是为了肉体快乐”和“性是某些人的谋生手段”两条。李银河同学还认为中国的性教育局限在“限制和压抑”(个人总结),而不是“教导”。“性”被多少丑恶化和神秘化了。这也能说明上面对google的制裁过于简单,过于和谐。性网站本身是合理,它应作为成年人一种生活工具、当然也可以是生活乐趣存在。如何对待它这种老生常谈,大家应该都懂。作为广州人,我对性始终抱着宽松的态度。只有它不再是洪水猛兽了,你才能去了解它,运用它。

说了这么多,似乎把李开复放到一边了。作为集苹果、微软和google于一身的神奇人物,在谷歌中国只待了四年便黯然离场,多少让人有“风萧萧兮易水寒,壮士一去兮不复返”的感觉。谷歌“涉黄”顶多只是导火索。四年,不论围绕他的争议有多少,他在谷歌留下的业绩不可谓不闪亮:他让谷歌“懂了中文”;他说服总部让谷歌在中国为中国法律做适当调整;他为谷歌争得了ICP拍照……

现在,李老师终于可以做他喜欢的事情了。当他9月7日在星光熠熠中宣布关于“创新工厂”事宜时,他的生活,或许才真正开始。

 

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