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Wed, Dec 13, 2017 7:38 AM

Live Poll: Superhero Movie Fatigue?

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3 years ago

Did some research on choices.  Opened to suggestions.

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3 years ago

#4 I have Marvel superhero movie and TV series fatigue. 


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7. Yes! There are to many superhero movies and TV series released every year. Superhero movie/TV franchises need to slow down.

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3 years ago

LD,

Slight typo on:
http://www.imdb.com/list/ls027677198/mediaviewer/rm2567319808

... to many should be too many

Please change:
Yes! There are to many superhero movies and TV series released every year. Superhero movie/TV franchises need to slow down

To:
Yes! There are too many superhero movies and TV series released every year. Superhero movie/TV franchises need to slow down

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My vote:
No. I don't watch every superhero movie or tv show. I only watch ones that are interesting to me.

By the way, tv should be TV.

So long as other kinds of films are made and distributed and the quality of superhero films remain at a reasonable level, it really makes no difference how many superhero movies are made.

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I think it does affect what kind of films end up being made and distributed, we shouldn't kid ourselves about that. A simple look at the evolution of Top 10 box-office winners from the last 10 years shows that the films that gross the most money belong inevitably to one of these categories:

- superhero movie
- franchise movie (including franchise starters)
- animated movie
these three categories include one-movie's remakes, reboots and live-action versions (or live-action mixed with animation)
and you have the exception: the non-franchise sci-fi quality film made by a well-established director (Inception, Gravity, The Martian, Interstellar etc.)

That's it, I don't even think Dunkirk belongs to the Top 10 of 2017.

You won't find any other kind of movies in the Top 10 anymore unless they overlap with any of these categories, perhaps the last live-action non-fantasy comedy to have made it in the Top 10 is The Hangover in 2009 (and it can be considered a franchise starter but still), I mean, even 2008 had Mamma Mia!

So yes, it is a trend of the 2010's.

Of course, a movie can be successful without making it in the Top 10, but I feel there's just something overwhelming in the huge amount of franchise and superhero movies made these days, and it seems like either you're a big director who can make spectacular war/ historical / epic dramas with enough marketing campaign to enhance their chances to reach a public, or you're condemned to make little indies and art-house movies to screen in some obscure theaters.

Maybe the Awards seasons is an exception because the nominees benefit from a good deal of publicity and marketing buzz but that means maybe 10 or 15 films and I'm sure that put together, they would still make less money than the 10th highest-grossing movie of the year.

So yes, I guess I have superhero fatigue, blockbuster-fatigue franchise fatigue, live-action remake, reboot, sequels, prequels fatigue as well,  IMDb removing-great-features fatigue... and fatigue-fatigue...

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Dan Dassow,

Updated.  Thank you and thank you for vote.


I fixed sentence in one of the choices:

Old: 
Yes! There are too many superhero movies and TV series released every year. Superhero movie/TV franchises need to slow down

Updated:

Yes! There are too many superhero movies and TV series released every year. I'd like to see other blockbuster genres.

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Sdk ElMaruecan,

Thank you for vote!

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3 years ago

Not sure how much I care about polls with the current state of affairs in user reviews, but for what it's worth, good suggestion for a poll!

Personally, I'm so sick of Marvel (and others, but especially Marvel). It's basically a moving assembly line of identikit movies where a new film seems to involve simply switching out the characters, upping the FX quota, and Voila! The next box office sensation.

It's basically the junk food of cinema which I guess goes a long way to explaining the movie-going public's seemingly endless appetite for it.

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Thank you for vote.

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3 years ago

No. I don't watch every superhero movie or tv show. I only watch ones that are interesting to me.

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Thanks DC for vote. 

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3 years ago

LD, could you please correct the typo in #7:
There are too many superhero movies...

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3 years ago

Updated.  Thank you.

I fixed sentence in one of the choices:

Old: 
Yes! There are too many superhero movies and TV series released every year. Superhero movie/TV franchises need to slow down

Updated:

Yes! There are too many superhero movies and TV series released every year. I'd like to see other blockbuster genres.

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3 years ago

No, and I'll tell you why:

Superhero movies are not a genre.

Let me explain. Not all superhero movies are created equal. Rather in fact, they can be extremely different from each other in creativity and tone. A genre can fizzle out, like the romantic comedy genre or musicals (although one can make a case that with movies like Pitch Perfect, musicals are making a comeback). Superheroes however, are a subjectNot a genre.
bestazy

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Good point.  Updated option 7.  Thank you for feedback and vote.

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3 years ago

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3 years ago

I don't have superhero movie fatigue, but the amount TV shows dedicated to superheros is too much.