I think for similar reasons, I love horror films but not so much paranormal and supernatural ones where the ghosts or spirits or demons seem to be able to do things far beyond, say, what physics should allow... like passing through walls and showing up in mirrors and being able to vanish. I don't know how I'm supposed to worry about the main characters since I feel like I'm at the total mercy of the writers able to just bend and invent new rules all the time as far as what happens. Of course, I'm always at the mercy of the writers regardless but I prefer ones where I can get some sense, at least, of how much or how little danger the characters are in.
Understandable. I always liked the Jedi from Star Wars better. They were hard to kill but not indestructible.
I liked some anime when I was a boy like Hokuto No Ken which does involve some people with superhuman martial arts abilities, like the ability to slice people in half with a hand or hit their pressure points and cause their bodies to rupture. But a difference with those from Western comic books and superheroes I find is that the main characters very often die, and violently, and they don't come back. It was almost like Game of Thrones in that sense. I never knew which character I loved was going to die next.
Like so with Rei (my favorite character when I was a boy):https://youtu.be/uuFpcdhQQs4He died in the most horrible and slow way after fighting with Raoh (another main character). And that was generally true whenever two main characters clash. One of them is bound to die, and not always the villain. So that made even the spectacular battles involving superhuman martial arts extremely gripping for me, and almost to the point where I wanted to cover my eyes as a boy since I didn't want to see who died... especially when I liked both of the characters who fought at the same time and knew there was a good chance one of them was going down for good.
... not much "plot armor", as I think they call it now. I like this and I think lots of superhero films put their heroes in very thick "plot armor". I think Star Wars is also a decent example since, while Luke survived his first fight with Darth Vader, he at least got his hand chopped off permanently. And Obi-Wan also died to Vader and so forth.
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True. Every movie I try I don't know the context of where it sits in the marvel universe. And the universe is just too big to jump right in. So I end up not caring.
Yeah. The last marvel movie I saw was black widow which I wasn't crazy about. Maybe I would have liked it better if I followed marvel all the way since Ironman.
Yeah. I've got star wars to geek out over. So that is good enough for me