Saturday, January 15, 2011

Is Marvel Killing the Comic Book Movie?

That is the question pondered over on ComicBookMovie.com. The author makes some really good points and it is very possible that Marvel is just doing too much. While many comic book films have been huge hits, overall it is a genre that has a limited core audience. But more than anything, they need to make these quality films. If the movies suck, the audiences won’t keep coming back.

Money Quote –
One thing's for sure, people lately have been craving for originality. Look at Avatar. Yes, it was a rehash of the same story we've heard before a thousand times. But it looked different. People saw it and said "I've never seen anything like this before. The movie went on to gross more than $2 billion at the box office. Look at last year. Movies like The Social Network, Black Swan, Inception, The Town, and The Fighter were the biggest money makers because they offered movie-goers something new. Something they've never seen before.

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