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too many dumb super hero movies...


why cant hollywood make some normal movies? these days it seems like every dumb film hollywood produces has to do something with gay superheros. wont be paying to watch this...

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Agreed, because spotty US teens are the target audience

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But doesn't this stuff sell better with general audiences in Asia, etc?

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Superhero films do huge business in China.

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Yeah... that's why I said that.
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You didn’t. You wrote “Asia”...

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China is in Asia.

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Then write “China”.

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I'm not the one who wrote it.

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I didn’t say you were.

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All the old movie tropes like terrorism plots and natural disasters and what not have become common real world problems. Nobody wants to see that kind of thing in movies anymore, so instead we have nice happy make believe fairytales for escapism. That's just my theory.

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Basically this.

Also, many people mostly don't want to see deep drama movies that are boring, sad or that are hard to understand (the kind of movies that are usually nominated for the "Best motion picture" Oscar). People go to cinema to have fun, and superhero movies are more fun. Same logic works for succesful horror (bad) movies and other kind of action. This is more entertained that some more "intelectual" movies.

Drama movies and other genres sometimes aren't that suitable for children, while superhero movies are enjoyable for the whole family.

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This from a guy called Borat.

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borat is comedy gold

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Fools gold

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what comedy have u made funny man??

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you didn't make borat.

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I enjoyed it

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And there are people who enjoy superhero movies. So how does it feel when something you enjoy is called dumb?

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everybody is entitled to there opinion. superheros are a pretty gay

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And borat is a movie for the easily amused.

And “pretty gay”? Says a lot about you.

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I had no idea people still use "gay" as an insult. So 30 years ago.

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It's totally gnarly. Totally. And not at all rad or tubular.

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You have no idea that "gay" has at least 3 meanings.

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a) as a homosexual slur
b) meaning happy or carefree.....if you're in the 1920's.
c) Bright or lively
d) given to social pleasures

Now, I realize you're not often asked to use your brain, but given the context of his post, tell us which definition he meant. Make a case he meant anything but definition a.

You cannot.

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lulz

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he forgot one:

f) pretty gay, like superhero films

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This is true. It's annoying.

But Aquaman is more an old fashioned fantasy action adventure.

Does not really feel like super hero films.

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This one wasn't dumb. Maybe you should try watching it before you dismissively pass judgment.

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i will never watch this dumb movie it looks gay

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How broad minded of you.

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And illiterate calling something dumb. Comedy gold.

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Borat movie total gross: $128m
Aquaman first week: $137m

Which is the dumb hollywood film?

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money aint everything. its about the art of the film. borat is a classic and will remain a movie watched regularly for decades to come. this movie will be forgotten about next year...

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Does anyone watch Borat now? I don't know a soul who even mentions it.

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Aquaman, box office doesnt concern us viewers , thats for the studio to worry about

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Respectfully, I don't take the box office gross as any measure of a movie's quality. I only care about whether I, personally, like the movie or not.

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i find most of the superhero movies are boring because they try to stick too much stupid comedy in it and the dialogues are unrealistic

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Superhero movies are NOT unrealistic!!

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I know right? I mean instead of making one movie that costs them 500 million (production and marketing costs), why not make 10 smart films for 50 mil each? And finally start spending some money on writers: the most essential peace in the puzzle. It's beyond me to think how a business model that greenlits half a billion dollars for a movie, but neglects its story, can be viable. But looks like it is, otherwise they wouldn't be making this kind of romp.

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