Originally Posted by MonsieurHood
Yes, I love this film and it's dead-on accurate about what the inspiration for superheroes actually are. They are real people with inborn abilities to protect other people. It's like some people are born with the intellect to be physicists and some are born with the manual dexterity to be brain surgeons and some are born with the agility to be gymnasts and basketball players. Some people are born with the strength, insight, attention to detail and other factors that make them ideal protectors of others. These people tend to become police officers, firemen, soldiers, secret service agents and security officers. Perhaps they can't fly or throw a car a hundred feet, those things are the typical exaggerations of storytellers trying to embellish a story to make it better, but they do have enhanced abilities to protect others that a guy who was born to make pizza or train racehorses just don't posess, and vice-versa.
Like James T. Kirk was born to be a starship captain.
Oh, to know your purpose in life...'your first, best destiny.'