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Subj: Not everyone enjoys violent movies and video games...
Posted: Mon May 25, 2009 at 06:09:36 am EDT (Viewed 26 times)
Reply Subj: Fun from the evolutionary perspective
Posted: Sun May 24, 2009 at 01:29:23 pm EDT (Viewed 199 times)
Quote:The anthropological theory behind fun is well-documented as a means of survival preparation; young and old animals of sufficient intelligence play games in a safe environment as a means of preparing for challenges in reality. This applies to fiction as well; is it any wonder why violent movies and video games continue to proliferate?
Quote:Steve Rogers' resurrection followed by a total victory over Osborn and his thugs would make the heroes happier, it'd make the Marvel Universe safer...and in the end, it wouldn't be as fun. We didn't evolve to enjoy security...
Whilst I agree with you that violent movies and video games continue to proliferate, not everyone enjoys them. I won't watch a violent movie or play a violent video game as these things don't interest me. In fact, I've never seen the sense in violent video games.
I hope that Steve Rogers' resurrection does lead to the defeat of Osborn and a healing of the Marvel Universe. A healing that will slowly bring the light and fun back to the Marvel Universe, as I'm sure that was one of the reasons we became interested in the first place, I know it's what interested me.
There has to be a balance, light and dark. For too many years it's been getting darker. It's about time things started getting lighter again. With heroes being heroes, beating the bad guys, not causing problems.
We evolved in a violent past, but also in that past we developed social interaction, art, culture and other enlightened things we now take for granted. Where's the enlightenment in the Marvel Universe? The villains are winning and it's getting as depressing as the real world. All the Marvel Universe needs now is a major recession.
This is my own opinion, but Joe Quesada has been in the position of Editor In Chief for too long and a "regime change" needs to take place.
Personally I'd like to see the return of the mutants, but that's just me. They were already a minority before being turned into an endangered species.
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