‘Why does humanity need Superman?’, writes Lois Lane, well a very relevant question isn’t it. Why do we need superheroes? Every time we watch a superhero movie we are enchanted by its action and the superheroes capability of the saving the humanity, we all like superheroes for a reason. Yes, a reason!
Forget about super-strength, laser vision, or — our personal favourite — the ability to consume any type of matter in the universe; the best superhero power might just be the way they inspire and motivate us. From the smallest boy and girl wonders to the oldest Captains, each superhero has their own lesson to bestow on the next generation.
Whether it’s Batman saving Gotham city, or Superman saving humanity, or right back to our motherland Krissh (yes u got it right the Indian superhero) saving its fellow countryman, we need them because they give us hope to fight the bad and worst happening in today’s time.
“Sometimes the truth isn’t good enough. Sometimes people deserve more. Sometimes people deserve to have their faith rewarded,” says Batman.
Yes, it’s right we need faith in today’s time when we know nothing is going right nor the politics nor the terrorism, people need hope and strength from superheroes. And that’s why we need superheroes they give us a sense of right to fight the injustice that is happening around us. “There is a superhero in all of us, we just need the courage to put on the cape,” said Superman.
“You either die a hero or live long enough to see yourself become the villain.”, Batman, The Dark Knight.
So every time when we choose to see a superhero movie it gives us the idea to fight the unjust with our own ideas or capabilities. Every child or even adults watch superhero movies which motivate them to rise above the injustice that is happening in real world. It’s not just about power, I or you can also be a superhero by just helping our neighbourhood, by standing against the wrong that is happening against them.
Whether it be political or apolitical that is happening around us, can be fought with a thought of righteous and courage. “There is a superhero in all of us, we just need the courage to put on the cape,” says Superman.
From the day we are born, we are told that power corrupts and absolute power corrupts absolutely. But superheroes gives our subconscious desire for greatness. They also teach us that the greatest power is incorruptibility. None of us will ever leap a tall building in a single bound, change the course of a mighty river or bend steel in our bare hands. But we can always return that lost wallet with the contents intact, tell the truth when it matters, stand our ground when it’s easier to walk away or do unto others as we want them to do unto us.