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Old 11-09-2019, 07:57 AM   #27
naloth
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Default Re: Changes to Combat Reflexes [Basic]

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Originally Posted by whswhs View Post
But they don't have the same meaning. In a superhero movie, it's usually because the characters have powers and abilities far beyond those of mortal men. In a spy movie, they ARE mortal men, and their abilities are understood to be no more than what mortal man can achieve with training and practice—but when it helps the narrative, the extent of those abilities is understood optimistically.
That's really splitting hairs since "mortal men" can and do achieve super powers in most movies and a crash course with Arrow can make a DA better than years of police or military training. If mundane is anything that fits the genre conventions, then there's not a whole lot of fantastic left. Realism is what should be achievable without breaking the laws of physics or surpassing what we know can be done. Once you get into cinematic or fantastic you can justify anything.
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