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Star Trek 2009, Batman v Superman and The Last Jedi all turned classic American pop culture heroes into kind of macho abusive jerks

and this is a bad thing and movie directors should stop doing this because if you put a macho abusive jerk onscreen and say he's a hero some men will think being a hero means you have to be a macho abusive jerk

if you want to 'deconstruct the male hero archetype' just show a good man who's a hero and also not a jerk

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@natecull I think The Last Jedi pushes back against this. Poe fits the description a lot better than Luke does, and his whole arc is learning that it's a problem. Finn's a counter example. And I see Luke more as someone dealing with depression and trying to push everyone away than someone who equates being a jerk with heroism. And even then part of the point is that he has to push through it.

@natecull One of my favourite recent films is The Finest Hours for this reason. In portraying a humble, quietly courageous masculinity, it is nearly countercultural at this point in the toxic evolution of pop America. It’s painfully retro in a way most today would not find legible, despite the CG spectacle, worthy in its refusal to countenance bluster.

But then, I find almost all modern superhero media to be revolting fascist art, so doubt may would concur to this appeal.

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