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Offline MH

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Re: Superhero Movies
« on: November 14, 2017, 05:23:31 am »
Ok on it being around for a long while, however why is it popular now ?  Demographics probably have a lot to do with hit, and Hollywood's need for big spectacular box-office movies.  It's the opposite of the economics of the "Raging Bulls and Easy Riders" era, where they would bet on small films that could earn spectacularly.  Instead they bet on huge films that can earn 5X investment or 10X.

Also, to point out that trends happen:

The magic era on TV in the 1960s had magical and fantastical sitcoms like I Dream of Jeannie, Bewitched, My Favourite Martian all over the tube.  Shortly after, it switched to country sitcoms like The Beverly Hillbillies (which was on TWICE a week) Green Acres, Petticoat Junction.

After the movie Dark Victory was a hit in 1939, there was a trend of movies with SAD endings !

Lots more examples.