first_img MovieBob Reviews: INCREDIBLES 2Comics that should be on the big screen They don’t make superheroes like they used to. “Good guys” in superhero movies conduct more violent acts on screen than the villains they are battling, according to a study being presented today at this year’s American Academy of Pediatrics conference.In looking at 10 superhero movies released in 2015 and 2016, researchers found the films’ protagonists committed an average of 23 acts of violence per hour, compared to 18 acts by the antagonists.“Children and adolescents see the superheroes as ‘good guys,’ and may be influenced by their portrayal of risk-taking behaviors and acts of violence,” said the abstract’s lead author, Robert Olympia, MD, a Professor in the Departments of Emergency Medicine and Pediatrics at Penn State College of Medicine and an Attending Physician at the Milton S. Hershey Medical Center/ Penn State Children’s Hospital.Apparently, violence is the answer. #MTVMovieAwards— Deadpool Movie (@deadpoolmovie) April 11, 2016The research looks at the movies Suicide Squad, Batman: The Killing Joke, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows, X-Men: Apocalypse, Captain America: Civil War, Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice, Deadpool, Fantastic Four, Ant-Man and Avengers: Age of Ultron.Rsearchers also found the films showed male characters in nearly five times as many violent acts (34 per hour, on average), than female characters, who were engaged in an average of seven violent acts per hour.The superheroes portrayed in movies are often more likely to commit violent acts than the villians, #AAP18 research shows. @CNN looks at why this could be problematic for kids, even if the violence is perceived to happen for a good reason:— Amer Acad Pediatrics (@AmerAcadPeds) November 3, 2018According to the abstract of the study, the most common violent act of superheroes was fighting, with 1,021 instances, followed by destruction of property, murder, bullying, intimidation and torture. For villains, use of a lethal weapon was most common, with 604 instances counted.To help counteract the negative influence superhero films may have on children, the study’s principal investigator, John N. Muller, MS, suggests families watch them together and talk about what they see.“Co-viewing these movies as a family can be an effective antidote to increased violence in superhero-based films,” said Muller, a medical student at the Penn State University College of Medicine. But the key, he said, is discussing the consequences of violence actively with their children.More on Psychedelics Might Impact Creativity, Study SaysDoctors to Start Prescribing ‘Museum Visits’ for Better HealthMagnetic Nanobots Are the Future of Healthcare Stay on targetlast_img

Good Guys in Superhero Movies Are More Violent Than Villains
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