By Dan Hassler-Forest
In an identical method that Stallone and Schwarzenegger performed movie heroes who got here to embrace the values of Ronald Reagans competitive conservative time table within the Eighties, the 21st-century movie narratives of Batman, Spider-Man and Superman replicate the guidelines of the Bush Doctrine after 9-11. This ebook deals a groundbreaking learn of the connection that exists among post-9/11 American politics and the modern superhero motion picture phenomenon. No different Hollywood subgenre was once as regularly well known throughout the George W. Bush presidency, as movies akin to Spider-Man, Superman Returns, Iron guy, and The darkish Knight embodied the foremost contradictions that tell the cultural and political lifetime of the post-9/11 years. by means of combining in-depth analyses of diverse significant superhero movies from this period with astute readings of up to date serious idea, this ebook deals available and academically powerful perception into the advanced interaction among politics, ideology, and leisure within the twenty first century.