Superheroes Are Powered by Worldly Emotions
What is common in all superheroes movies? A simple person, who doesn't know what is the purpose of his existence, who is tortured and humiliated by his/her friends and suddenly he gets superpowers and everything is changed. In some cases, they need to go through super hard training. They hide their identities from the world (Ironman is an exception), and they live a simple Gangadhar life acting to be dumb so that none will suspect him to be Shaktiman. These things can be seen in any superhero movie. But there is something else, something more important.
There is a moment in all superhero movies when the star is fallen, he feels hopeless and thinks that he has lost the battle. In some scenes, he falls dead accepting the defeat. But right then a line from his inspiration, or a family member or even his enemy comes to his brain. A scene is created when he is either meeting his inspiration or a piece of memory from his childhood. then suddenly he opens his eyes, picks himself up, and be ready for the fight, and this time he fights unexpectedly well and this time he wins the fight without. This can be seen in all superhero movies from Harry Potter to Batman, firm Chandani Chauk to China to Endgame.
In every such movie, there is an emotion attached to the superhero, an iconic line that is repeated in the final battle. I will try to go through some of the iconic finishes of the best superheroes movies in the world, including Marvel Cinematic Universe to our favorite Bollywood.
Why do we fall, Master Wayne? So that we can learn to pick ourselves up!
The earthly emotion here is regret or learning from the mistakes. We all fail sometime in our life and that makes us feel bad. When I scored badly in a Test that made me think that I am not doing good preparation but then I told myself and I need to pick myself up. We all experience this feeling and the thing is superheroes also experience the same thing.
The other thing in this movie is that Bruce spends a long time with the criminals, in different areas of the world and also in jail. So he wanted to know how criminals think, what is this thing that forces them to chose the path of crime and I know he finds that out. Then he joins an academy that trained him to clear all the criminals. At a moment, he was assigned a task to punish murder by killing him but he couldn't do that because he thought that he should be forgiven.
In the final battle when Ra's-al-Ghul wanted to destroy Gowtham because it was full of criminals, Batman resisted and fought. Here we can see that Ra's-al-Ghul represents the punishment or so-called justice and Batman her represents the worldly emotion of forgiveness. And as we see the Forgiveness always wins against punishment or justice.
By the way, there is another iconic line in this trilogy that is so famous. You either die a hero or live long enough to see yourself become a villain.
It's not about what they deserve, it's about what you believe and I believe in love.
One tiny thing here is that Dr. Maru developed a poisonous gas, and Steve ended his life to save the world from it. In the final battle when Diana faces Dr. Maru, she wanted to kill her because she took her love away. But she didn't, she didn't choose hate, she didn't choose war, she chose Love. Here Wonder Woman is representative of Love where Ares represents War and as always. Love is always better than hate and war.
Its not that you are not afraid, but you fight your fear. There is a word for that courage. The ring didn't choose you because you are not afraid, the ring chose you because you have got the ability to overcome fear, because you are courageous.
That's like Nelson Mandela's famous quote: Brave is not the one who is not afraid, brave is one who overcomes fear. So in the end, there is a fight between the soul of fear and the lantern of hope. An as expected The lantern wins, he burns the evil by using the gravitational pull of the sun. He used the fact that the evil soul is heavy so it has to face the stronger attraction force. It was the worst Superhero movie, I have ever watched.
I am only a human!