The American Hero

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The American Hero

The American Hero

 

 

When a person asks us who or even what is our own favorite hero immediately our mind more often than not goes to the place of Batman, Superman, or even one of the heroes from the Avengers. The modern-day hero cinematic hero is not a person who is realistic or who is even able to stand up to the standards of the common world. The movie Birdman which is directed by Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu is the perfect and the prime example of this very reasoning. The real what you could call American cinematic hero, as much fun as they are to see up on the large theatre screen, well this hero would have a hard time surviving outside of the cinematic setting. The focus on the supernatural and the unrealistic characteristics in relation to a hero in a focus on the cinematic tends to lean more towards the side of being supernatural rather than the natural. When you look up which superheroes are considered the top fifty heroes on the internet more than two thirds if not even more are actually super powered individuals. (Wolverine 1).

The idea which is really focused on in the move Birdmanis the fact that more often than not the American cinematic hero does not survive outside of the movie experience. The evidence is that the hero cannot survive because aspects of a hero from a movie continue to leak into the performance during the movie Birdman(Charlie Anders 1). The constant situations in which the main antagonist in the movie which is the character played by Michael Keaton he is constantly being affected because the character which was important to him cannot exist outside his very own mind and film reel. The best movies out there currently in regard to the aspect of heroes and even anti-heroes are some of the Marvel films currently. The force which is known as the Hulk played by mild-mannered Bruce Banner, and even the characters of Iron Man and Captain America, but these characters only add to my point that cinematic movie heroes would not have survival outside of the movies. (Birdman 1). The unique aspect of the movie Birdman is that it shows how a man who once played an important hero in a movie cannot seem to cope without this hero because of the fact that this hero which he played has defined his life to the point that he has trouble coping with real life. (Birdman 2). Michael Keaton has trouble with the “hero” side of himself butting in constantly and giving opinions and even reviews on decisions that the man makes in his real life. The decisions which the hero might possibly choose to make are not as easily made in the aspect of real life because of this conflict in the realistic and the unrealistic.

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