Are Superhero films getting out of hand?

reminded me that i still quite like the shadow, darkman and the rocketeer even if they could be better.
 
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I think this is how it works for the cynic that wrote the article:

A-List = Heroes people will recognize because they had movies / television shows in the past. I don't agree with this but the A-List would basically be Hulk, Spider-Man, Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, and not too much beyond that.

B-List = High popularity in comic books - Fantastic Four, X-Men (maybe), Iron-Man, Justice League, Avengers (maybe)

C-List = Heroes that only comic geeks recognize (these would actually number most of my favourite characters). Black Panther, Cloak and Dagger, Dazzler, Moon Knight, Spider-Woman, She-Hulk, etc.

D-List = Heroes that only comic geeks recognize that never got their own comic or only got "limited series": Vision, Scarlet Witch, Beast, Hawkeye, Valkyrie, etc.

Where would you classify Watchmen ?
 
"Are superhero films getting out of hand?"

F**** NO! When I was a kid I could only dream getting movies that we are getting now.
 
I think you can consider superhero movies 'out of hand' if they ever greenlight a 'Howard The Duck' remake.

Then again, I'm not sure Howard is really considered a 'superhero'...
 
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Where would you classify Watchmen ?

I'd put them in C or D list because I had never heard of them before the movie and still couldn't tell you the names of individual characters after the movie. :oldrazz:
 
I think you can consider superhero movies 'out of hand' if they ever greenlight a 'Howard The Duck' remake.

Then again, I'm not sure Howard is really considered a 'superhero'...

Watch it, boy. :argh:
 
Dear writer,

Who the **** is making you watch these? No one? Then, shut up. I could complain until the cows come home about how many romantic comedies get pumped out every year, but it's much easier to ignore something I don't like instead of being a pretentious dick about it.
 
Why is everyone so ****ing sensitive? He's making a decent point.....you dont have to agree, but for real....he's just saying there's just a massive influx of hero films. That's a fact. He's not asking to ban them outright, but a little scaling back would be nice....last year we had bearly any, and now we have too many. Just need a tad bit of control.

I mean, there's so little original films coming out in the coming year...hell, there's so little of ANY kind of film aside from hero flicks coming out this year. It's all remake, reboot, hero flick, comic adaptation, book adaptaion....blah blah blah.....

I get what he's saying. He just wants some new stuff. That's not a horrible thing to ask for.....is it?
 
Why is everyone so ****ing sensitive? He's making a decent point.....you dont have to agree, but for real....he's just saying there's just a massive influx of hero films. That's a fact. He's not asking to ban them outright, but a little scaling back would be nice....last year we had bearly any, and now we have too many. Just need a tad bit of control.

I mean, there's so little original films coming out in the coming year...hell, there's so little of ANY kind of film aside from hero flicks coming out this year. It's all remake, reboot, hero flick, comic adaptation, book adaptaion....blah blah blah.....

I get what he's saying. He just wants some new stuff. That's not a horrible thing to ask for.....is it?

To be honest, I'm getting tired of the reboots and remakes - I want to see the characters that haven't had films yet.
 
Who's fault is it that Hollywood can't produce more than a few original ideas all year? Should the studios be punished because they're tapping into literally an endless well of opportunities with comic book films? And to write off Thor and Captain America (which promise to be unlike anything we've seen in the genre) is just elitist and stupid.
 
Why is everyone so ****ing sensitive? He's making a decent point.....you dont have to agree, but for real....he's just saying there's just a massive influx of hero films. That's a fact. He's not asking to ban them outright, but a little scaling back would be nice....last year we had bearly any, and now we have too many. Just need a tad bit of control.

I mean, there's so little original films coming out in the coming year...hell, there's so little of ANY kind of film aside from hero flicks coming out this year. It's all remake, reboot, hero flick, comic adaptation, book adaptaion....blah blah blah.....

I get what he's saying. He just wants some new stuff. That's not a horrible thing to ask for.....is it?

What exactly is too many? At most there are nowhere near the amount of superhero movies as romantic comedies, frat comedies, slashers, ancient war epics with people speaking in the same ****** British accent, etc. This is not counting tv because if you go there you have a million cop shows and another million hospital shows. Superhero movies are pretty average in terms of production.

There's nothing wrong with asking for new stuff, but new stuff is only genre specific. New stuff doesn't mean less of something but rather more of what you like. If he doesn't like superhero movies that's okay, but no need to scale them back because there are more than he would particularly like. Hell I want some new stuff from Hollywood too, but it only matters to me in the genres I like. I hate some of the animated kiddie comedies that come out every year, but I just don't pay much attention unless it's something that looks interesting to me. What I'm saying is that we can get new stuff in superhero movies instead of wanting to scale them back.
 
But his point is, he just wants less of that, and more of this....not a horrible thing to ask for is it? No genre has as many movies up coming then comic/hero flicks. Now, I do enjoy these movies, but I understand what he's saying.
 
I got a feeling there's lots of hipster chicks in here.
 
But his point is, he just wants less of that, and more of this....not a horrible thing to ask for is it? No genre has as many movies up coming then comic/hero flicks. Now, I do enjoy these movies, but I understand what he's saying.

bulls****....how many chick flicks come out a year?? or wanna be quirky dramas??
 
you know what's getting out of hand, are michael cera and jessie eisenburg movies. those guys are putting out as many movies a year each as there are superhero movies.
 
The Social Network was good stuff
hey, it's not enough to be good, there are simply too many michael cera and jessie eisnburg movies being made. instead of those movies i'd rather they make more blockbusters of the 90's like jurassic park and independence day. because clearly one sort of film getting made necessitates the preclusion of another.
 
bulls****....how many chick flicks come out a year?? or wanna be quirky dramas??
I dont keep count. They come and go.

Superhero movies are a HUGE event. Are they not? Trailers, posters, toys, viral marketing.....their faces on Ceral Boxes, drinks, soda....

Did we see Sarah Jessica Parker all over the Frosted Flakes box? I dont think so.

Did Owen Wilson's new movie have a trailer spot for the Superbowl? Nope.

So while there may not be "more"....the hero flicks get way more hype then any other type of film coming out.
 
but you just said a few posts back there were more...so which one is it?
 
You wouldn't see Sarah Jessica Parker on a cereal box because the demographic that she is marketed to need different methods than that. Sex in the City was a pretty big movie, but I didn't see anything about it because I'm not the target audience. My friends who liked that movie on the other hand saw tons and tons of marketing for it because they were the target audience.

When is Owen Wilson's movie coming out? Super Bowl spots are picked for a reason. Either his movie is coming out quicker, or they feel that the target audience doesn't need a Super Bowl spot to get into the movie.
 
I dont keep count. They come and go.

Superhero movies are a HUGE event. Are they not? Trailers, posters, toys, viral marketing.....their faces on Ceral Boxes, drinks, soda....

Did we see Sarah Jessica Parker all over the Frosted Flakes box? I dont think so.

Did Owen Wilson's new movie have a trailer spot for the Superbowl? Nope.

So while there may not be "more"....the hero flicks get way more hype then any other type of film coming out.

But that goes for ALL blockbuster films, not just superhero flicks. The latest Spielberg blockbuster or Star Wars, Lord of the Rings, Avatar, Transformers etc. Those are events just as big... Far more comparable than a Sarah J Parker film.
 

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