A Semi-Polite Retort to Critics of Comic Book Movies.

The critics have been hating on super hero movies since they started to show up in their newly expansive form, about ten years ago. They are an extension of the tradition of the “Summer Blockbuster,” which has always defined a kind of movie most critics find unserious. Even where a Roger Ebert or A.O. Scott is willing to tip their hat to a successful multi-million dollar production, this is not…