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This is how many prequel/sequels/reboots that are out this year alone its crazy...
Expletives... they list upcoming prequel/sequels/reboots...
But it's all about the brand now. Studios exploiting existing properties so they can be guaranteed a ready-built audience. Baywatch. Pirates of the Caribbean. Captain Underpants. Beauty and the Beast. And those are just movies currently in cinemas. It's cynical as hell and gives the feeling of a culture in stasis.
I wonder if the market will ever get burnt out on this stuff. Is Disney really going to release a new Star Wars movie and 3 Marvel movies every year? Is that going to last until the world ends, then? And I'm sick of seeing Star Wars everywhere. Oh, it's the 40th anniversary of A New Hope? It's C3P0's birthday? Who gives a shit. These movies have only been back in pop culture for a couple years now and already I've stopped caring.
I agree, Disney pumps these movies out as if they're some sort of factory. Seeing all these Star Wars movies coming out, to me at least, loses the novelity of the series, which by the time Force Awakens came out, was already long gone after the prequels.
Which says a lot for 2016 - seeing as Deadpool was just another superhero origin story with a clever first half structure.
2016 was awful for marquee films 'event' films.
What is on the increase is the quality of independent, art house horror films particularly 'The Witch', 'A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night', 'It Follows' all of which include strong female characters and contain interesting thematic commentary on suppression of female sexuality.
Have it your way.
Hahahahahahaha! Well played!
Main stream franchise films have adopted the formula that Bond started, The Force Awakens is a prime example of hitting certain beats to create that familiarity of far superior earlier films.The difference with Bond is most of the formula was fun, and Bond has arguably four or five variations of its formula which allows Eon to freshen things up when needed. I fear in a few years many will be disinterested in for example Star Wars diluted product, Disney will bleed it dry for money in the mean time. George Lucas got stick at times though he worked outside the system and had a vision, the prequels were problematic though there is an abundance of creativity in them.
I think Rogue One has planted the seeds of the future possibilities of the Star Wars universe; allowing different story tones and cinematography styles to seep into the series and expand the scope of 'what is' a star wars film.
'Franchises' in the 70s/80s were born of two things - either it was among the top grossing film of its year (Star Wars, Indiana Jones, Ghostbusters, Back To The Future, Rocky, Jaws) or they were horror films that were relatively cheap to produce (Friday the 13th, Halloween, Nightmare on Elm Street). These were more 'sequels' than 'franchises' and they weren't particularly interested in dense world building the way the current superhero films are (and for that matter Star Wars films.) Where the importance of forced continuity and canonical story elements is near paramount.
I agree that Bond has been fortunate to adapt style, tone and even the central character and along with it expectations of what constitutes a Bond film. Sure, us fans will always debate over what the vital ingredients are - but the series has survived and even thrived with those changes.
One thing I'm thankful for is the inconsistency of Bond releases - from every year - to every two years to every three or four now. In the mind of the regular moviegoer the Bond character's ability to recede from the forefront of the consciousness means that there is a chance that they still see the Bond films as an 'event'. Rather than superhero films now which means that Tony Stark or Captain America has barely been off the screen for longer than 12 months in nearly a decade. Not to mention all the publicity, marketing and merchandise that goes along with that. Star Wars is similar being released every year but this brings me back to my opening comment - that there is a chance for more thematic, stylistic and character diversity in the Star Wars universe - if they should take the admittedly small kernels of encouragement that exist in Rogue One and decide to truly expand beyond the 'episode' series (1-VII) style.
Rogue One I preferred though that had a third of the film reshot due to a tone being even more far removed from Star Wars, and it would appear Disney played it safe(r). The Last Jedi is out this Christmas and I am fatigued on Star Wars already after only just seeing and purchasing Rogue One, at this time my interest in another Star Wars film is very low.
Back in the 70's directors had greater freedom and many now regarded great movies came out of nowhere, regarding sequels I have heard many a great director/writer say we will only come back if the story is right in decades past. Now getting story right plays no part films will get made no matter what, Marvel make fun movies though they are pretty basic for the most part. DC try to be more ambitious though fall short, I have loved DC comics all my life though I am getting bored of superhero overload.
Eon keep Bond fans dangling on a thread drip feeding information or giving us nothing at all, it keeps us all on tender hooks based on the Bond 25 production thread. I have learnt to switch of from Bond during periods of none activity, then when production starts I am refreshed and up for a new film. Heaven forbid if we got a Bond film every year
Film companies need the tent-pole movies so that they can finance the other films that they make.
The question nowadays is really, how many more superheros can we stomach? And why do we need them in the first place?
I think there are still very good original films being made, it's just the blockbusters that seem dead creatively. I'm as sick of the ongoing CGI filled superheroathon as the rest of you.
There are some good blockbusters every now and again though. I think the best of the last few years are the new Planet Of The Apes films. They seem to be getting better and better. The first one was very good, the second was amazing and I really can't wait for the new one. It feels like a proper epic trilogy too, I love how things have escalated and progressed in a satisfying way.
Also to much are canceld/give up after one season, whyle it need 2 or 3 seasons. Also i think there are series where can let us wait 1 year or 1,5 year between a season. But no insteed there canceld it. With some series series we must wait 2 or 3 years or canceld for my country. Or there canceld it in the original Country (Vs/UK) it is not fames enough any more, but world wide it is.
There are enough not sequels i am intrest in, shame that some of them not be released on BD or not released at all. It also be almoost impossible to watch movie on comercial tv who is longer riginal screentime of 116 minutes. Stil i like to see Die Hard 5 on tv, who is not been on Dutch tv yet weird enough.