The Incredibles

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The Incredibles
Rating: PG
Run Time: 115 minutes
Released: 2004
Director: Brad Bird

Cultural Rating: pawpaw

Overall this film challenges traditional gender roles regarding masculinity and femininity to an extent; however, the film does little to engage in other marginalized cultural identities. 

Summary

A superhero family must work together to defeat a villain who is trying to eliminate the superhero do-gooders of the world.

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Captain America: The First Avenger

Captain America- the First Avenger

Captain America: The First Avenger

Rating: PG-13
Run Time: 124 minutes
Released: 2011
Director: Joe Johnston

Cultural Rating: pawpaw

Overall, this film does a good job of challenging gender roles regarding femininity with the lead female character Peggy Carter. However, the film does not engage with many marginalized cultural identities or depict characters who challenge stereotypes regarding marginalized identities.

Summary

Based on the Marvel comic book series Captain America, the scrawny Steve Rogers undergoes a transformation and becomes Captain America.

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Spider-Man

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Spider-Man
Rating: PG-13
Released: 2002
Run Time: 121 minutes
Directed by: Sam Raimi

Cultural rating: pawpaw

Overall, this film does not largely challenge different aspects of cultural identities. However, the film does expand the rigid definition of traditional masculinity.

Summary

After a radioactive spider bites senior high school student Peter Parker he develops spider-like superpowers and becomes a hero who regularly saves the day.

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