Blue Beetle

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Look, I think we can all admit that 2023 was not a good year for DC superhero movies. However, there was one light that shined brightly amid the crowd — Blue Beetle. Blue Beetle was a blast to watch from start to finish, delivering everything we've come to expect from superhero movies with plenty of incredible action sequences and amazing comic moments to balance out the action. What sets Blue Beetle apart from the rest of the crowd, though, is its heart. It wasn't just about the heroics; it was about family. Jaime Reyes, our Blue Beetle, was an authentic and relatable character. Seeing him and his family on screen just felt so genuine and gave us some of our best moments as the bond with Jamie and his family was where the movie truly shined. Blue Beetle wasn't just an incredible superhero movie, but it also marked a significant step forward in becoming the first superhero movie to feature a Latino superhero and starring ensemble and to hail from a Lation director. Blue Beetle isn't just a superhero; he's an inspiration to us all, reminding us that family, culture, and community are values worth fighting for.
- Cody Schultz
FanSided Entertainment & Lifestyle Director

Why we needed this fandom this year

2023 was a rough year for superhero fans, but Blue Beetle was the light in the darkness. The film shined brightly amid this year’s superhero box office offerings, bringing fans the best superhero movie of the year: one filled with so much heart and humor, that reminded us how incredible superhero movies can be. Blue Beetle was the hero we needed in 2023 and we can’t wait to see what the future holds for the character in the new DC Universe James Gunn is building.

How this fandom is changing entertainment

Blue Beetle made history becoming the first superhero film to feature a Latino hero in the lead role, a primarily Latino cast, and to be directed by a Latino director. The film marked a major step in bringing more diverse storytelling into the superhero genre.