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Rage 2 Wasteland Superhero

Rage 2: Wasteland Superhero

 

Rage 2 is a crazy game and a lot of fun too! It’s set in a post-apocalyptic world, you’re in control of the character Walker. However Walker isn’t just anybody normal. He’s a Wasteland Superhero!

You’re able to wreak havoc on General Cross and his army of mutant soldiers. What with? We hear you ask! So, to do so, take hold of an arsenal of powerful weapons and high tech nontrite abilities to help you along the way. Furthermore you’re even able to combine lethal toys together, culminating in crazy combos to absolutely destroy anyone in your way. The Authority just won’t stand a chance. Bring the demolition. Bring superhero justice to the wasteland. You’re own way.

To see more of the powerful weaponry and ability combos check out the video above!

There’s a bunch more information on Rage 2’s abilities, powers and combinations, on Bethesda’s website here!

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Battle of The Super Sexes

Battle of The Super Sexes: New data shows huge gender imbalance across biggest superhero films

New research has found that there is a lack of female representation across the top 10 of the highest grossing superhero movies. Despite many of the characters women portray, posses superpowers of their own. The representation of the characters across superhero movies is low. With just under a third of the named characters portrayed are by women and the rest are by men. (77 vs 256) While, the amount of screen time that male characters get to their female characters also has a huge disparity. As 91% of the screen time is dominated by the male characters. Information gathered by Battle of the Super Sexes have compiled this detailed analysis which includes screen time, poster billing position and salary splits.

Screen Time

Their research goes even further and looks at the key gender stats from the top 10 highest grossing superhero movies. Looking at things such as screen time, number of directors and producers, named characters and movie poster billing. Furthermore to the stat above, male counterparts are seen on screen on average 13mins to a female’s 4mins. One example is in 2016’s Captain America: Civil War, the main male characters are on screen for a total of 2hrs and 30mins. That’s compared to the main female characters screen time of less than 30mins. There are a total of 69 superhero’s across all of the top 10 highest grossing movies the majority are male, a staggering 52%!

Directors/Producers

This leads into the producers and directors field too. Male’s make up 75% if the combined 105 main listen producers while there are no female directors. However, despite the huge difference in numbers, the female actresses names are placed higher than the male actors. Furthermore Black Panther (2018) includes the highest amount of female characters compared to their male counterparts (16/10). While The Dark Knight Rises (2012) featured 18male characters to 3 female.

Pay

Pay was also looked at. During the Iron Man series, Gwyneth Paltrow who plays Pepper Potts, stated that she was being paid less than her male co-stars. Furthermore when asked about what the difference was is that “if I told you the disparity you would probably be surprised”. Yet it was reported that during The Avengers (2012) and Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015), Scarlett Johansson was paid the same as Chris Evans (Captain America) and Chris Hemsworth (Thor) for both movies.

For more information on this please click here: Battle of The Super Sexes.

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brightburn

Brightburn: Superhero Horror

This brand new movie from James Gunn is very very intriguing to us. Why? Well it takes one of our most favoured film genre’s and turns it on it’s head and mashes it with another. The Superhero movie meets horror movie. Consider us intrigued! This is Brightburn, arriving in cinemas summer 2019!

Brightburn tells the story of a child from another world, crash landing on Earth. However, instead of the same old story of him becoming a world saviour. What if he became something more sinister and caused havoc anywhere he went. Brightburn is brought to you by the visionary filmmaker of Guardians of The Galaxy and Slither, so you know it’s going to be good! It’s a new take on an already established genre.

Will this new approach to horror and superhero movies pave the way for other movies to take this route? Will we see new franchises brought from this? Who knows! What we do know is that this movie is a crazy take on the genre and definitely turns things on it’s head. It’s this type originality that we love here at How To Kill An Hour and we wonder what will come of it!

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