Entertainment Have Comic Book Movies Peaked?

Discussion in 'The Howard Stern Show' started by TallTyrion, May 31, 2016.

?

Are we seeing a Superhero downward trend?

  1. Yes, I'm sick of them

    47 vote(s)
    60.3%
  2. No, keep bringing on the fluff

    15 vote(s)
    19.2%
  3. I don't care, I'm super fruity for super heroes and will see whatever crap they shit out.

    16 vote(s)
    20.5%
  1. TallTyrion

    TallTyrion Triggered like a mofo VIP

    Reputations:
    163,000
    Joined:
    May 14, 2013
    Messages:
    17,122
    Likes Received:
    36,706
    Are we witnessing a downward trend here?
    Honestly, X-Men Apocalypse was just okay and has taken in significantly less box office than was predicted in it's first weekend.
    Now this is just my opinion, but if you rip away the IP (Intellectual property) from Civil War, Avengers and Avengers 2, what do you have as far as story? Not very much IMHO, I guess that's the thing I'm doing is thinking that without all of the marvel fluff added, could the movie stand on it's own merit? Here are the marvel properties that I feel had decent enough stories in them to draw a dime or 2:
    Capt America: Winter Soldier
    X-Men 1st Class
    Iron Man
    Guardians of the Galaxy
    Everything else had more fluff than a Harry Reams movie and I think that casual film goers are losing their mojo for superhero films.
    What's the solution? Better writing, or we might go back to a super hero movie every couple of years (or is that rightsizing the industry?)
    What do you guys think?
     
    Dean Wormer, ARM, lastlaugh and 3 others like this.
  2. Shivvy

    Shivvy Well-Known Member Banned User

    Reputations:
    233,376
    Joined:
    May 23, 2011
    Messages:
    124,183
    Likes Received:
    45,101
    There does seem to be a new comic book movies ever0y month
     
    Tracy, Droog and SalsMasterShake like this.
  3. TallTyrion

    TallTyrion Triggered like a mofo VIP

    Reputations:
    163,000
    Joined:
    May 14, 2013
    Messages:
    17,122
    Likes Received:
    36,706
    I love it, but honestly, the numbers don't lie.
     
    Shivvy likes this.
  4. PSU Shower Room

    PSU Shower Room Well-Known Member

    Reputations:
    43,188
    Joined:
    Jul 4, 2012
    Messages:
    4,049
    Likes Received:
    9,877
    I'm looking forward to Dr Strange and the next Guardians of the Galaxy.

    Hopefully they won't fuck up the Infinity Gauntlet adaptation.
     
    Sickboy likes this.
  5. TallTyrion

    TallTyrion Triggered like a mofo VIP

    Reputations:
    163,000
    Joined:
    May 14, 2013
    Messages:
    17,122
    Likes Received:
    36,706
    Again, Marvel comics have always been about the stories. How the movies have strayed from that message is interesting to me.
     
    GhostOfHowardTV and ljc like this.
  6. Shithead

    Shithead Well-Known Member

    Reputations:
    112,147
    Joined:
    Jan 16, 2012
    Messages:
    14,334
    Likes Received:
    24,248
    As long as there are faggots, there will be a faggot audience
     
  7. TallTyrion

    TallTyrion Triggered like a mofo VIP

    Reputations:
    163,000
    Joined:
    May 14, 2013
    Messages:
    17,122
    Likes Received:
    36,706
    takes one to know one.
     
    ljc likes this.
  8. Shivvy

    Shivvy Well-Known Member Banned User

    Reputations:
    233,376
    Joined:
    May 23, 2011
    Messages:
    124,183
    Likes Received:
    45,101
    I enjoyed Deadpool
     
  9. Walygatr

    Walygatr Well-Known Member

    Reputations:
    92,935
    Joined:
    Dec 13, 2011
    Messages:
    7,146
    Likes Received:
    20,781
    I find myself less impressed with them the more they make.
     
    BethSucks likes this.
  10. Vincenzo69

    Vincenzo69 Well-Known Member

    Reputations:
    74,213
    Joined:
    Oct 23, 2015
    Messages:
    14,818
    Likes Received:
    18,538
    Yes
     
  11. the G-man

    the G-man Well-Known Member

    Reputations:
    58,148
    Joined:
    Aug 22, 2015
    Messages:
    5,209
    Likes Received:
    12,402
    The two biggest movies of the year in North America are Civil War and Dead Pool.
     
  12. ljc

    ljc fish sucks on the stick Gold

    Reputations:
    431,035
    Joined:
    Jul 8, 2013
    Messages:
    12,248
    Likes Received:
    77,513
    Heatmiser, MrPPV, JustLurking and 3 others like this.
  13. MobyDick

    MobyDick Well-Known Member

    Reputations:
    34,960
    Joined:
    Jan 26, 2012
    Messages:
    6,327
    Likes Received:
    6,497
    Not to get all movie nerd, but you have to differentiate between something like X-Men : Apocalypse and Captain America : Civil War. Both have entirely different creative teams behind them. 90% of the time Marvel Studios is hitting it out of the park every day, Robin. Fox Studios not so much. So you are obviously going to have some lame ducks just for the fact that the studio behind the movie doesn't know what the hell they are doing. Deadpool was a rare bird. Also looking forward to whatever Marvel Studios puts out, keep 'em coming.

    EDIT: and as a comic book fan having lived through most of the 70's and all of the 80's/90's, where comic book movies were few and far between (and usually horrible), I'm not going to look a gift horse in the mouth.
     
  14. TallTyrion

    TallTyrion Triggered like a mofo VIP

    Reputations:
    163,000
    Joined:
    May 14, 2013
    Messages:
    17,122
    Likes Received:
    36,706
    but you didn't answer my question. Ripping away the IP, do the stories stand up?
    I think some do, but definitely not Civil War or either avengers, even though they all 3 made boatloads of money.
     
  15. Time Bandit

    Time Bandit Well-Known Member

    Reputations:
    26,698
    Joined:
    Jan 31, 2012
    Messages:
    10,038
    Likes Received:
    8,417
    they are all just too hokey..give me a good natural disaster movie any day...
    earthquake, flood, meteor..now that I can sink my teeth into.
     
    Tracy likes this.
  16. SalsMasterShake

    SalsMasterShake Mouthpiece VIP

    Reputations:
    49,186
    Joined:
    Jun 23, 2012
    Messages:
    4,755
    Likes Received:
    6,684
    That's a good point, Fox absolutely killed the Fantastic Four both originally, and with an even worse remake.

    It's hard to believe that Marvel was on the verge of bankruptcy at one point, but now their comic books form the basis for :quote: high art :quote: in American cinema.

    I'm probably the same age as you, and enjoyed comics as a teenager (primarily), but they are what they are, comic books. It's amazing to me that Hollywood is so creatively bankrupt that they have to keep going back to the well to such a juvenile literary form.
     
    Tracy and Droog like this.
  17. DiamondGoddess

    DiamondGoddess Born Ready for My Close-Up! DawgShed News Gold

    Reputations:
    478,839
    Joined:
    Aug 25, 2013
    Messages:
    31,025
    Likes Received:
    59,129
    I think the market has been oversaturated with them.

    They need to pull back and let demand build for them again.
     
  18. Vincenzo69

    Vincenzo69 Well-Known Member

    Reputations:
    74,213
    Joined:
    Oct 23, 2015
    Messages:
    14,818
    Likes Received:
    18,538
    Civil War was good, not great. You guys are really getting carried away overrating it
     
    SalsMasterShake and TallTyrion like this.
  19. Metalheavy19

    Metalheavy19 Well-Known Member

    Reputations:
    5,091
    Joined:
    Aug 25, 2012
    Messages:
    1,237
    Likes Received:
    1,249
    Super hero movies, aside from a few Batmans, have always been and will be uninteresting popcorn fare for people looking to shut off their brains.
    Super are heros are gay and faggot
     
  20. TallTyrion

    TallTyrion Triggered like a mofo VIP

    Reputations:
    163,000
    Joined:
    May 14, 2013
    Messages:
    17,122
    Likes Received:
    36,706
    that's @ARM not me buddy. I just said I thought the story was mediocre to just okay.
     
    ljc likes this.