I realized this morning why I’m put off by super hero movies. They are fun, and I’ve always loved comic books, but the super hero movies of the last decade specifically, (I mean, beside being military propaganda) totally omit the potential future of any sort of utopia. They cannot envision their own undoing.
The stories are predicated on the super heros always needing something to be super against, despite having fantastical abilities to help usher in some sort of utopia…they end in punching. The zeitgeist is saturated by super heros that reinforce the systems they work to protect folks from and endless stories of dystopian collapse.
I guess I am looking for utopian stories these days — stories that can see and spell the way towards a better future.