THE public does not understand film characters who are not superheroes, it has emerged.Don’t watch anything that doesn’t have a toy range
Researchers found that cinemagoers are baffled by characters tackling problems in ways that are physically possible.
Wayne Hayes, 20, said: We went to see Boyhood, which I assumed was about a young superhero who wears a hood.
“I thought maybe lightning would shoot out of his forehead but he just got older which isn’t a power. In fact, ageing is the opposite of a superpower.
“My one-word review? Shit.”
Hayes is also unable to process older non-superhero films: “I saw The Great Escape the other day, and none of the characters turned into a superhero to fight the Nazis, which was the most obvious plan.
I was expecting someone to rip the prison gates off like Magneto in X-Men, but they all just stood there talking.
In the end they escape by digging, it’s like a two-hour version of Gardener’s World.”