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Are we on superhero overload yet?

it just seems everything nowadays is superhero that and superhero this.

it feels like it is sucking all the great movies out of Hollywood.

now, i am not saying these Marvel, DC and other movies aren't great. most are imo, but is it too much? are we now or will be soon sick of all these?
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Re: Are we on superhero overload yet?

Really? Dude.

The Superhero genre is making the most money but it is actually a very small genre in terms of quantity. It's getting the most money being pumped into a project but also it's banking like a motherfucker.

Great movies my ass, motherfucker. You and I both know that there is more shit than good stuff. It has always been like that. Also get the fuck out of Hollywood. Just staying w/ american films? Talk about narrowing your tastes. We live on a fucking planet. Not just fucking Hollywood.

Maybe you should open your gates to films out of Hollywood. Hollywood? Shiiiite. Look at this motherfucker saying shit to say shit. Shiiiiite.
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Re: Are we on superhero overload yet?

Are you high? This has already been discussed in one of the other threads.
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Re: Are we on superhero overload yet?

I don't really think so. We're seeing more than ever but they still make up a fairly small fraction of the films that get released on a yearly basis. Now whether I think that eventually the general audience may tire of them is a different story.
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Re: Are we on superhero overload yet?

100 comedies get released a year
100 generic action movies get released a year
100 dramas get released a year
100 cop TV shows are on TV
100 CSI shows are on TV
100 reality shows are on TV

3 or 4 superhero movies get released a year and suddenly it's overload...

Someone in another thread mentioned that there have been nearly 400 movies released this year. The handful of superhero movies are a drop in the bucket.
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Re: Are we on superhero overload yet?

They make up a small percentage of films released each year but they take up an overwhelmingly high percentage as films that are produced by Hollywood with a high production budget. This means fewer Hollywood films that are original stories (such as Nolan's Interstellar) and that are produced to that degree. The more comic-book movies made to the production level of what Hollywood has been doing, and the studio systems produces and supports fewer and fewer auteurs.
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Originally Posted by GenPion View Post
They make up a small percentage of films released each year but they take up an overwhelmingly high percentage as films that are produced by Hollywood with a high production budget. This means fewer Hollywood films that are original stories (such as Nolan's Interstellar) and that are produced to that degree. The more comic-book movies made to the production level of what Hollywood has been doing, and the studio systems produces and supports fewer and fewer auteurs.
There's really only four studios making superhero movies. WB, Marvel, Sony, and Fox. There are plenty of other studios that can make non-superhero movies.
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Re: Are we on superhero overload yet?

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are we now or will be soon sick of all these?
I've been sick of them for years, but then again, I don't have to watch them. They are a cash cow and Hollywood is going to continue milking this until the tits fall off. Plus 90% of Hollywood films are crap anyways. So if wasn't this (superhero) crap, it would be other crap.
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Re: Are we on superhero overload yet?

I don't see how it's "sucking all the great movies out of Hollywood" at all. And I suppose you could argue it's the success of comic book movies that allowed someone like Nolan to go and do other things.
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Re: Are we on superhero overload yet?

I know people are worried about comic book movie fatigue but really at most we are looking at 7 comic book movies in one year, that's really not a lot of movies to watch. I could happily watch one big budget comic book movie per month. I do think some of the TV shows might be casulties though

and geeks are the most loyal people to their craft, not like a group like Hipsters who change their tastes on a weekly basis
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Re: Are we on superhero overload yet?

IF there is a overload on a genre, it has to be low budget horror films

Way way too many of them
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Re: Are we on superhero overload yet?

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Really? Dude.

The Superhero genre is making the most money but it is actually a very small genre in terms of quantity. It's getting the most money being pumped into a project but also it's banking like a motherfucker.

Great movies my ass, motherfucker. You and I both know that there is more shit than good stuff. It has always been like that. Also get the fuck out of Hollywood. Just staying w/ american films? Talk about narrowing your tastes. We live on a fucking planet. Not just fucking Hollywood.

Maybe you should open your gates to films out of Hollywood. Hollywood? Shiiiite. Look at this motherfucker saying shit to say shit. Shiiiiite.
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Re: Are we on superhero overload yet?

Originally Posted by Solid Snake View Post
Really? Dude.

The Superhero genre is making the most money but it is actually a very small genre in terms of quantity. It's getting the most money being pumped into a project but also it's banking like a motherfucker.

Great movies my ass, motherfucker. You and I both know that there is more shit than good stuff. It has always been like that. Also get the fuck out of Hollywood. Just staying w/ american films? Talk about narrowing your tastes. We live on a fucking planet. Not just fucking Hollywood.

Maybe you should open your gates to films out of Hollywood. Hollywood? Shiiiite. Look at this motherfucker saying shit to say shit. Shiiiiite.
ouch.
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Re: Are we on superhero overload yet?

Originally Posted by taffer View Post
3 or 4 superhero movies get released a year and suddenly it's overload...
Exactly. About 1% of movies are superhero movies and people think they've taken over. Now, they might be the movie with the most money spent on them, but it's not like it's some sort of market saturation, like comic books where about 90% of them are superheroes.
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Re: Are we on superhero overload yet?

Originally Posted by Original Desmond View Post
IF there is a overload on a genre, it has to be low budget horror films

Way way too many of them
Too true. That genre needs to get fucked in ass and kicked to the curb but ya'll motherfuckers still support shit like that cuz you love the genre. Fuck that shit. I want a good movie. I don't got time for shit that I know will be shit. At least I'll attempt something interesting but the whole genre? Fuck no. Horror sucks ass.
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Re: Are we on superhero overload yet?

Originally Posted by Original Desmond View Post
IF there is a overload on a genre, it has to be low budget horror films

Way way too many of them
For starters, the "found footage/videocam POV" sub-genre needs to die.
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Re: Are we on superhero overload yet?

and dare i say, the Zombie subgenre needs a rest ! scary how many low/middle budget zombie movies there are coming out each month !

Problem is it makes it hard to find the good decently budgeted horror films. Id much prefer to see one Saw and Final Destination movie per year than the many mega low budget ripoffs
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Re: Are we on superhero overload yet?

Getting back on track, i guess superhero movies whilst low in percentage of released films, definitely get the most fanfare and attention

They don't hold media events to announce the next 5 years of crappy Seth Rogan and friends comedies
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Originally Posted by Original Desmond View Post
Getting back on track, i guess superhero movies whilst low in percentage of released films, definitely get the most fanfare and attention

They don't hold media events to announce the next 5 years of crappy Seth Rogan and friends comedies
When's the last time a comedy had a box office gross of Avengers, Winter Soldier, or Guardians of the Galaxy?

Superhero movies get the most attention right now because they dominate the box office right now.

So really if you think the market is oversaturated with superheroes, the public is more at fault than the studios. The studios are just supplying the demand.
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Re: Are we on superhero overload yet?

Oldboy's about to get lynched!

One of the Ten Commandments:
Thou shalt not question superhero movies on the Internet.
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Re: Are we on superhero overload yet?

Question them all you want like anything else. But That was a stupid comment. The quantity of the superhero genre is so low that there is no way for them to be an overload yet. Horror on the hand...
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Re: Are we on superhero overload yet?

I think he was referring to the amount of threads on DVD Talk.
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Re: Are we on superhero overload yet?

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Originally Posted by taffer View Post
There's really only four studios making superhero movies. WB, Marvel, Sony, and Fox. There are plenty of other studios that can make non-superhero movies.
You realize you just named 4 of the 6 major Hollywood studios, right?
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Re: Are we on superhero overload yet?

Originally Posted by GenPion View Post
They make up a small percentage of films released each year but they take up an overwhelmingly high percentage as films that are produced by Hollywood with a high production budget. This means fewer Hollywood films that are original stories (such as Nolan's Interstellar) and that are produced to that degree. The more comic-book movies made to the production level of what Hollywood has been doing, and the studio systems produces and supports fewer and fewer auteurs.
If every single movie that came out this year was about comic book characters Taffer would say it's not that bad because only a small percentage of the characters in said movies were superheros.
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Re: Are we on superhero overload yet?

Originally Posted by OldBoy View Post
it just seems everything nowadays is superhero that and superhero this.

it feels like it is sucking all the great movies out of Hollywood.

now, i am not saying these Marvel, DC and other movies aren't great. most are imo, but is it too much? are we now or will be soon sick of all these?
No, If people were sick of it they would stop going.

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