Tuesday, September 15, 2015

How long will The Comic Book Movie boom last?

(0:36-end mark from the theme from the final season of American Gladiators original run play the camera moves back to see James on top of the slab with the words “The Last Of The Americans” on it then the camera zooms to the backside of the slab with the word editorial on it then cutting to The Last Of The Americans)

TLOTA: I'm James Faraci The Last Of The Americans and the views that I'm about to express are that of my own and some of yours. (Cut to pics of Steven Spielberg and movies from both Marvel & DC entertainment while James does a voiceover)

TLOTA (Voiceover): Recently mega movie making icon Steven Spielberg made a comment in an article stating Quote "The Superhero movie genre will eventually go the way of the Western" End quote.  Which could be interpreted in two ways. One, he meant that the Superhero movies that were made starting in the 2000's up until it does end will end up going the way of the Dodo. Or two, that when the smoke clears from all the overhyped and oversaturation that those that stand out will be remembered for all time as one of the best Genres of movies that was ever put out for people to watch and pass on to another generation because I remember watching and liking westerns like "The Searchers", "True Grit" (Both versions), it's sequel "Rooster Cogburn", "Big Jake", "The Frisco Kid", "Blazing Saddles", "The Apple Dumpling Gang", it's sequel "The Apple Dumpling Gang Rides Again", "Tombstone" as a matter of fact a lot of my all time favorite movies are westerns. But I also like what's been going on in movies as well. "Avengers: Age Of Ultron" was a great movie I saw in theaters this year. But a lot of other comic book properties were not looked well upon recently. From what I've heard Marvel's "Ant-Man" is one of their lesser well movies in their Cinematic Universe and Fox's attempt to reboot Marvel's property of "The Fantastic 4" flopped. So could Steven Spielberg be right? (Cut to James physically)

TLOTA: Well technically speaking he's not wrong. (Cut to clips of westerns and other movies while James does a voiceover)

TLOTA: Popular movie trends do have a good life span and those that survive the zeitgeist are seen as some of the greatest of all time. For example, "The Wizard Of Oz" is considered a great movie but from what has been reported financially it flopped but after being re-released and aired on CBS did it become an iconic film. The teen romantic comedy trend of the late 1990's-early Millennium that started out strong petered out quickly but people remember movies like "The American Pie" films, "Can't Hardly Wait" and several other movies made during that time in that trend have seemed to outlast the zeitgeist. So who knows? Maybe Steven Spielberg will be proven right that the Comic Book movie zeitgeist we're in now will eventually end and if it does, it'll hopefully end with a bang and not with a whimper or a shrug or a puff of smoke and if it does end, movies will be made better because of the achievements in making elements that aren't really there and making them tangible. (Cut to James physically)

TLOTA: I'm James Faraci The Last Of The Americans and that's my opinion.

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