Koolhoven's choice: superheroes
"The Superhero movie has dominated Hollywood for a decade and a half, much to the chagrin of many filmmakers. Martin Scorsese, Francis Ford Coppola, Ken Loach, David Cronenberg, Alejandro Iñárritu and Ridley Scott have already fulminated against it, and Bong Joon-ho gave a very original reason why he would never make a superhero movie: he can't stand watching people in tight clothing. You'd say it's a completely new phenomenon, but the superhero has been roaming the American cultural landscape for about a hundred years. Tonight I look at the most interesting films in the genre, which has thus been around for a while. We prove that with the film of the evening: BATMAN. No, not Tim Borton's with Jack Nicholson, but the 1966 film, made in response to the then successful television series. For the cinema, they threw in some extra spectacle and all the most famous super villains come along. Fancy it!"