Pkmatrix wrote:Just like with any other generation, you gotta find yourself a group of nerds and movie buffs. Regular joe schmoes of all ages couldn't care less beyond "What's popular right this second?". People who actually like movies and really watch them, not just consume them and forget they ever existed after 20 seconds, tend to gravitate toward each other. This, unfortunately, can result in vast human deserts of people with no real interest in anything at all, which just leads to vague interests in whatever is currently popular.
Sadly I don't meet such people in real life, only on the net. For most people the only old movie they've seen is The Wizard of Oz, and a handful of the 80's flicks (Ghostbusters, Indiana Jones, Star Wars [technically 70's], Back to the Future, and maybe either an ET or Goonies here or there). Meanwhile here I am with my old Universal and Hammer horror DVDs or my Basil Rathbone Sherlock Holmes movies or just a few films with my fave actors of those old periods (Lon Chaney [silent Phantom of the Opera is still the best!], Lon Chaney Jr. Bela Lugosi, Boris Karloff, Vincent Price, you get the idea). Of course I still flock to certain genres, horror, mystery, thriller, sci-fi, adventure, but still at least within those genres when it came out isn't important. Many people my age would never watch a black and white film. But that's the nature of the general audience. But thankfully, we live in a time where it's never been easier to be a fan of old movies. I can order just about any old monster or detective movie off of Amazon like that. Never mind the bulk of my old movies collection was actually spur of the moment purchases at Wal-Mart. That's including the bulk of my Godzilla collection. So with the ease of things, maybe there'll be more of us film fans in the future, even if most people will always be mainly interested in just their generation of flicks.Added in 11 minutes 47 seconds:
GuardianGhido wrote:Yeah I agree, star power is a big factor in bringing audiences to see movies. It's kinda why the MCU is so successful because the people come in to see the famous actors play the characters. There's an Avengers game coming out that has avengers who look and sound different from the MCU and it's being ridiculed and I doubt it will be a phenomenal success.
Really? Now even Marvel videogames has to look and sound like the MCU to garner interest and not ridicule? We can't even have separate takes on a decades old property without making it a clone of the movies?
God I hate people. And I love the MCU, but not everything Marvel has to be that!