Violent acts more prevalent among superhero film protagonists

Violent acts more prevalent among superhero film protagonists

Protagonists in superhero films committed 23 acts of violence per hour, compared with 16 per hour among antagonists, while violent acts more likely involved male characters, researchers reported at the American Academy of Pediatrics’ annual meeting. The findings, based on an analysis of 10 superhero-based movies released in 2015 and 2016, should prompt parents to view superhero films with their children, as well as discuss violence-related themes and conflict-resolution approaches with them, said researcher John Muller.

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