Blue Beetle is the latest superhero movie to hit theaters – and while it’s packed with action, it also comes with a surprisingly emotional edge that has left many stunned fans in tears.
Viewers were so moved by the film – helmed by director Angel Manuel Soto – and its focus on family values and Latino culture that many were moved to tears in the theater.
Blue Beetle, which had a budget of $104 million, premiered on Friday and grossed $25.4 million at the box office.
Although opening weekend was considered a flop, he still managed to knock Barbie out of the highest-paying slot – a position he’s held for four weeks.
Blue Beetle is the latest superhero movie to hit theaters – and while it’s packed with action, fans were blown away by its emotional storyline
Moviegoers are currently raving about Blue Beetle, which marks the debut of James Gunn’s new DCU, with audiences giving it an impressive 95% on Rotten Tomatoes.
The film follows Jaime Reyes (Xolo Mariduena) who gains special powers after returning from college.
He’s tasked with becoming a superhero while also dealing with the difficulties of sorting out his family life – which has changed drastically since returning from school.
Viewers are now confident that the balance of popular action sequences along with the heartfelt sensitivity will make the film a smash hit.
‘Blue Beetle was amazing. I laughed, cried like a baby and can’t wait to see it again,’ one movie buff wrote on Twitter.
Another added: ‘Watched #BlueBeetle last night and left theaters in tears!! This film is truly the best superhero film of the year.
And dozens of other fans were also taken aback by the emotion of it all.
Viewers were so moved by the film – directed by director Angel Manuel Soto – and its focus on family values and Latino culture that many were moved to tears.
Many fans were surprised at how emotional they got while watching the movie.
Dozens of people confessed on social media to crying multiple times throughout the film as one user tweeted: “Blue Beetle made me sob in theater like WHY DID YOU NOT WARN ME?”
“Blue Beetle made me feel emotions I didn’t want to feel…I hate them for it,” wrote another, while rating the film ten out of ten.
One fan even exclaimed that they cried so much that they felt the effects the next morning.
“You don’t understand how much I cried watching Blue Beetle. I woke up and now my eyes are puffy,” they tweeted.
One viewer made a big statement, saying it was “the best superhero movie I’ve ever seen.”
They went on to write that they “didn’t expect a movie to touch me the way it did” while admitting they cried four times throughout the movie.
Many praised the film’s emphasis on family and Latino culture, admitting they “cried like a baby many times” while “the Latino, Latino voice shines through”
Viewers felt that this balance between the action that superhero movie fanatics crave and an emphasis on family values and culture is what made this film a smash hit.
Many attributed the film’s emotional impact to its focus on family and Latino culture, admitting that they “cried like a baby many times” while “the Latino, Latino voice shines”.
One viewer said that “the number of times I cried during this movie caught me off guard” watching “the way the cast portrays the Latino dynamic so perfectly”.
Another shared that “the importance of family (not in a fast and furious way) touched me more than I thought”.
Another moviegoer said he was ‘crying with his eyes’ and ‘didn’t expect it’, sharing that he felt ‘the influence of culture everywhere and the message of family really shines through’.
And someone else shared a heartfelt anecdote about how ‘it meant to the world to see a family like mine on the big screen’ as a ‘first generation American’ and how they shared the moment with their own family.
“Tears flowed. Even the 12 year old boy we took with us to see the film was crying. He had so much heart,” they added.
The film follows Jaime Reyes (Xoxo Mariduena) who gains powers after returning from college
Fans felt that Latino voices were really represented in this movie
Blue Beetle is the first film in James Gunn’s new DCU, which is set to take place over the next decade.
Gunn announced his slate for the big overhaul of the DC Universe in January.
He explained that “DC has been out of touch with film and TV for a long time.”
“I have an incredibly deep connection to these characters, these stories and the desire to create this type of magic not only in the child that I was, but in the connection that I had with my father, with friends more later,” Gunn explained.
He added, “And wanting to create a unified world in DC where we tell stories.”
Gunn mentioned Blue Beetle in his initial announcement and confirmed that he would be an integral part of founding the new universe.
In a June interview with the Inside of You podcast, Gunn revealed, “I mean the first DCU character, for sure, is Blue Beetle.”
By speaking with Total moviedirector Angel confirmed, “We’re part of the universe, we’re part of the world, we’re part of the plans they’ve created for future DCU episodes, but we’re not tied to all of the movies of the pass.’
While it may not have had the best start at the box office, Blue Beetle has the potential to become a sleeper hit due to rave reviews from audiences.