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Offline Queefer Sutherland

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Re: Superhero Movies
« on: November 14, 2017, 08:46:16 pm »
Maybe the discussion should be why people find ordinary life and people so boring they throng to see stories about superheros....

The last 30+ years, blockbuster movies have been dominated by the fantasy & sci-fi genres.  People move this crap.  Name a blockbuster, 95% chance it will be in either of those 2 genres, so these genres are huge money-makers.  Superhero movies have taken off because they're untapped IP usually with up to 50+ of street cred in the comic realm that can be made into sci-fi/fantasy movies.  It's not new IP that can be a risk financially, it already has a longtime nerd fanbase that can be exploited.

Let's look at all the blockbusters that came before the recent superhero craze.  Let's take the 2000's.  Lord of the Rings, Star Wars prequels, Harry Potter, Avatar, Transformers etc.  It's all fantasy.  The 90's had Jurassic Park, Terminator 2, Independence Day, The Matrix.  The 80's you had Star Wars, ET, Back To The Future, Ghostbusters etc.  People love it.

Eventually, they'll run out of ideas & people will get a big overkill with all these superhero flicks and studios will have to search for other fantasy/sci-fi IP to make money from.  Superhero movies won't go away entirely though, they just won't make up every other blockbuster seemingly.
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