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Exploring DC Superhero Movies: What Makes a Great Hero?

Why do certain superhero movies personally and emotionally resonate with you? Sometimes the reasons are obvious: a great story, memorable characters, stellar performances, cool special effects and awesome direction.

Maybe you wish you could have the superhero’s powers? Sometimes, it’s harder to put a finger on exactly why a particular superhero captures the imagination while others are forgettable.

Superheroes use their extraordinary abilities to perform heroic deeds. Their struggle to overcome conflict should imbue something meaningful.

There are many different types of heroes. Some don’t fit neatly into a category but the building blocks of a superhero are universal patterns. Here are several qualities you might see in a superhero and what they tell us about the human condition:

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My Top 5 Anticipated Movies of 2012

Here are the top 5 movies we’re looking forward to in 2012.

1. The Hobbit: An Expected Journey

Release Date: December 14, 2012

Director: Peter Jackson

After watching the Lord of the Rings Movie Trilogy, I read the novel, The Hobbit about the journey of Bilbo Baggins, Gandalf and thirteen dwarf companions to win the treasure guarded by the dragon, Smaug. While on this quest, Bilbo finds a mysterious ring and faces off against Gollum, a strange tormented creature with a fondess for riddles. When reading the book, I was surprised how I was able to quickly solve many of the riddles before Bilbo and realized I had actually read The Hobbit many years ago in elementary school. Although the events in The Hobbit, take place many years before LOTR, we can expect to see some cameos from fan favourite characters. This film, is part one, with the second movie The Hobbit: There and Back Again to be released in 2013.

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