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Superheroes 'thrive in hard times'

Kick-Ass, a new film opening this week, presents a very modern take on superheroes. Director, producer and writer of Kick-Ass Matthew Vaughan argues that Superman and Spiderman are relics of a previous cultural era and as such they are not so relevant to modern day society.

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