Maritonic wrote: mvp9056 wrote:
Maritonic wrote:So this is their, what, fourth new course for this? Just let it die.
If they do what the article says they're doing, I don't see how this is a bad thing. Like I said this is what they should've been doing from the beginning. If you're that against it happening, you don't have to watch, or even think about it.
And this is really their 2nd attempt at this. Dracula Untold wasn't made with the intent of being a springboard for a shared universe (it retroactively had a post credit scene tacked on late in PP). The Mummy was their only attempt at creating a sprawling shared universe. And after some of the attempts at Godzilla movies in the 90's/early 00's (and some fans' reaction to them), would you say there shouldn't have been more Godzilla films?
This is literally why people are having an issue on this forum. You post a countering opinion, and someone negates what you say instead of having a discussion.
In my opinion, which is like pissing on the Bible around here, Wolf Man, Dracula Untold, and Mummy were all attempts at starting this universe. This is their fourth attempt. Not second. Clearly what they're doing isn't working. I don't think you can ever recapture what made the Universal Monsters work so well back in the era that they came out in.
I wasn't trying to negate your opinion. I even acknowledged that I understood why some people wouldn't like what they're doing. So if you want to have a discussion let's have a discussion. They way you worded your opinion, it sounded like you already have your mind made up.
Um...the Wolfman wasn't really made with the mindset of creating a universe. If it was successful, they would 'possibly' make other remakes (keyword being remakes). Dracula Untold started as a one-off idea (the script for that was years old at that point), they only added the stinger in late PP after it was already announced they were setting up a shared universe. It wasn't made with a universe in mind through the majority of its development.
The Mummy was the only film that was truly being made with plans for a CU centered around it from the start. And it sounds like they're not doing remakes, so they don't have to do the same thing the originals did. If they get good directors and allow them to experiment (whilst keeping them in the same genre of horror/suspense) I don't see anything wrong with that. I don't know about you, but I see the potential in seeing different interpretations of these characters under the Universal brand. Why should these characters be off limits because the originals are classic? If people had that same mindset with Godzilla and Kong, we wouldn't have the modern films we have and are getting.
Plus outside of Wolfman, none of the other films even attempted to retain some of the roots of their originals. The problem with the WM wasn't the Gothic horror tone or setting, it was the writing and plot; the movie was plagued with production issues that were never addressed or ironed out.