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August 18, 2023

At the Movies: ‘Blue Beetle' is a little more than a bug in in the superhero system

By JAKE COYLE
AP Film Writer

Franz Kafka never realized how close he came to kickstarting a superhero franchise.

Ever since Gregor Samsa awoke in his bed to find himself transformed into a monstrous dung beetle in “The Metamorphosis,” we've had spider-men, wasps, ant-men, crime-fighting ticks and mighty mantises — such a super swarm of insectoids that you might be tempted to reach for a fly swatter.


 
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