DC’s push into their own CU, could have been a lucrative time for the comic company. Bringing in billions, (which it has) and acclaim (which it hasn’t) for years to come creating a movie universe rivaling Marvel’s.
But sadly it hasn’t. Instead of taking their time, leading into Justice league we got a half assed attempt to catch up to Marvel. Which never and still doesn’t make any sense. Because if it was about money capitalizing on the superhero phenomenon then they certainly didn’t look ahead. 1, that money wasn’t going anywhere. Because every one that watched the Marvel movies and even the Marvel fan boys would have ponyed up to see these movies. 2, even if let’s say audiences were fatigued from the constant superhero movies. DC would have injected that excitement again. Mainstream audiences have a more emotional attachment to Batman, Superman and Wonder Woman. Where let’s say Iron Man only became mainstream when the 2008 movie dropped. Because let’s be real, a small percentage of people outside comic book readers knew who Iron Man was while many across the world knew Superman and Batman.
Case in point my mother, the last movie she saw after seeing the Force Awakens was Batman vs Superman and before those two movie’s she saw Alien 3 with me! Lol all I’m trying to say is this, The money wasn’t going any where it was always going to be there, all dc had to do was take their time, hire directors who knew the source material and could execute it correctly. But no, all we got was a rush job with bull shit cameos to establish characters who deserved more than that. And that’s a shame. The worlds that were created in Dc deserves more than that, the creators and most of all the fans who dedicated their lives to these massive worlds demand that. Marvel and Dc have been copying each other for decades. Why stop now? Dc should have ran with the template Marvel laid out and forged their own story. It was so simple and yet squandered. Hopefully lessons are learned with the reboot just announced. So as we wait for the ‘real’ DC CU, all we have are our imaginations to tide us over until DC and Warner get it together and I hope they do because I for one, love Batman, Superman and Wonder Woman, And it’s nothing short of a disappointment that these awesome characters didn’t get the movies we all deserve.
With all the talk about the net neutrality vote coming up in December, I figured I’d share my thoughts on a very disappointing and pretty much foolish move on one of my favorite company’s ….Apple.
Since their inception they have poineered personal tech from the computer, to the phone with hardy a failure although they have had them, every one does. But now in a time
ripe for real change in the home tv and internet business they fell asleep at the wheel. And instead are trying to produce their own content, (I’m sorry Apple stick to what you know!) You don’t create entertainment, your job is to create the devices we want said content on. No one wants car pool kariokie. It was a fad, that overstayed its welcome. And yes as I’ve said before we are in the ‘content era’ so buy up the content creators that are better than you at creating the content you need. Example Disney. Can you imangie Apple not only in control of Hbo, Cnn and a host of other tv providers but also the internet? I can, internet that’s half the cost of the competition, and just as good if not better. Remember what Apple did to the music industry?
Cable providers do, and that’s got them scared, and what’s scary for them can be excellent for us, so let’s hope that since the Time Warner/ATT deal fell through that maybe just maybe, Apple will wake up and go for what they really need, then we’ll see real upheaval something sorely needed, in a business with yesterday’s thinking.
I now understand George….
Not that my work is anywhere near the caliber of Star Wars nor will it ever define a generation and influence pop culture the way it has.
No, but in relation, I understand how you get when making your movies and then years later looking back and saying ‘hmm’ hence why I’m doing a ‘Lucas’ with Angelina Marin and the eye of Amun-Ra. This series was supposed to be my passing of the torch at the time. From Priscilla, to Ang. Mixing both worlds while a good idea also proved to be sticky in regards to story. I could have left it alone and carried on. But I won’t and didn’t, that would just be lazy writing. And so I am basically rewriting the entire Angelina book 1. I think once done,
it will be a better story. Not to say the original wasn’t good, it was just a different time, a different frame of mind. Do here’s to you Mr. Lucas, thanks even though I hate your remastered versions of the Star Wars movies! Lol