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Subj: I think you are wrong
Posted: Sun Dec 31, 2017 at 02:46:57 pm CST (Viewed 304 times)
Reply Subj: I have given this opinion before, and I hope it is wrong.....
Posted: Sun Dec 31, 2017 at 04:47:49 am CST (Viewed 323 times)
I think it's an interesting theory, but I believe it is wrong.
Having a cohesive family doesn't sit well in today's society? That would suggest that today's society is anti-family, and I don't see evidence of that. I also don't see society viewing stability as a negative. Rather, I think people, in reality, desire relationship stability. Just like people want economic security - but I don't see people disliking Tony Stark for being wealthy. Or for staying with Pepper Potts.
Yes, The Incredibles was a huge hit and a sequel will be coming out soon. The Incredibles is all about family, so that defies the theory that family stability is perceived negatively.
Lastly, comics have never been a true reflection of reality. I certainly think Reed has it pretty good, being married to Sue and having two kids. I just wish the kids were more involved in the team. But I can't imagine anyone thinking "Ewww! They are are all like, in a stable family environment, and actually married and stuff!" Plus it's not not Reed and Sue were Ward and June Cleaver. They were quite dysfunctional at times - with Sue going through a period of infidelity due to Reed's failures as a husband. Things weren't always roses for the FF. And neither were they for The Incredibles. Does anyone really think that having Sue and Reed divorce and in multiple marriages/relationships would improve the appeal?
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