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JakeFromStateFarm
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re: James Gunn: Comic Book Movies Have Become Really Dumb and Boring and Genre Needs To Change
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a lot of superhero films are boring.

Quote from a guy who has directed a total of 6 movies, 5 of which are superhero movies.


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re: James Gunn: Comic Book Movies Have Become Really Dumb and Boring and Genre Needs To Change
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And with the whole new wave of woke bullshite, and everything offending everyone and people losing careers over shite they literally did decades ago, nobody is gonna want to make a comedy that pushes boundaries anymore.


That's just it. Go back and watch some of those 2000s comedies. Half the jokes are off limits nowadays. You'd probably be blacklisted from Hollywood for pitching Superbad in 2021.

I agree with Gunn to a point but it is highly hypocritical of him to bash the genre that made him and the genre that he's currently working on three projects in. I've always thought DCEU should go hard R. That's their niche. Marvel can cater to the kids and chinese, those markets aren't going anywhere. If Marvel wanted to spice things up they are going to have to let the bad guys win big. Not just some small setback in act 2 either. I'm talking big bad villain kills off a superhero for good.


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re: James Gunn: Comic Book Movies Have Become Really Dumb and Boring and Genre Needs To Change
I don't know about changing up too much.

I understand him wanting some type of different method - for the adult in us. And that is ok, we love Logan, Deadpool, etc. But for my kids (geez, almost grandkids now), it kinda has to stay a bit of the same (i.e., the Spiderman movies).

Nothing wrong with changing up the methodology of the genre, but still marketing to both.


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re: James Gunn: Comic Book Movies Have Become Really Dumb and Boring and Genre Needs To Change
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Now, I just want them to go away


Why? Why does it need to run its course? For things that I never consume as a form of entertainment, I don't even think about much less desire for their extinction.

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People can't seem to get enough of this shite.


Such emotion.


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re: James Gunn: Comic Book Movies Have Become Really Dumb and Boring and Genre Needs To Change
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Why? Why does it need to run its course? For things that I never consume as a form of entertainment, I don't even think about much less desire for their extinction.

Let's head over to the music board. I want to demand the end to Rap and all post-70's Country. Then we can petition Chicken to delete the Olympics board.


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re: James Gunn: Comic Book Movies Have Become Really Dumb and Boring and Genre Needs To Change
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Now, I just want them to go away. But it seems like a genre that will never run it's course. People can't seem to get enough of this shite.


I don't hate them per se, I just think it's weird that they dominate the adult movie segment and I have to assume they help preclude more interesting and substantive movies from getting made.

And now it's gotten into streaming TV, it seems like all the studio energy and money is thrown into comic or star wars stuff.


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re: James Gunn: Comic Book Movies Have Become Really Dumb and Boring and Genre Needs To Change
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This is definitely a problem. We were spoiled in the mid 2000s with the Apatow/Ferrell/that crew movies, and comedy just hasn't been the same since.
to much PC culture. Most comedy now is afraid to really be funny because it will offend someone.


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re: James Gunn: Comic Book Movies Have Become Really Dumb and Boring and Genre Needs To Change
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I hope they make twice as many. They’re fun to watch and drive the most pretentious among us insane. Hard to beat that combo.


Yep. It's like people think because there's a new spider man, we're missing out on the next Casablanca. Like the same people would be involved in both types of movies. I'll still be going to the theater to watch every MCU movie, even the ones I'm not so excited about, like BW.


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re: James Gunn: Comic Book Movies Have Become Really Dumb and Boring and Genre Needs To Change
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Marvel wanted to spice things up they are going to have to let the bad guys win big


How about killing off half the universe?


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re: James Gunn: Comic Book Movies Have Become Really Dumb and Boring and Genre Needs To Change
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We were spoiled in the mid 2000s with the Apatow/Ferrell/that crew movies


Apatow bats about 50%. He has made some very formulaic movies.


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re: James Gunn: Comic Book Movies Have Become Really Dumb and Boring and Genre Needs To Change
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How about killing off half the universe?
The wrong half died.



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re: James Gunn: Comic Book Movies Have Become Really Dumb and Boring and Genre Needs To Change
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And people who wish Hollywood would stop making by far their most financially successful movies are just outright stupid. You wish a business would intentionally and deliberately hurt their bottom line? What next? You going to tell Ford to stop making the F series? Apple should stop making iPhones? Chick-fil-a should stop selling waffle fries?

Bunch of limp dicks.



Have no fear. There will be no shortage of chances for you to watch your heroes save the day in the future. No need to grow up any time soon. Hollywood has nothing else to offer.


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re: James Gunn: Comic Book Movies Have Become Really Dumb and Boring and Genre Needs To Change
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It's like people think because there's a new spider man, we're missing out on the next Casablanca


Exactly. The movies that studios deem worthy to being made are being made. Both big budget and smaller art house type stuff. More so now than ever with Amazon, Netflix and the like in the mix.

I enjoy both because I like movies. The idea to be triggered by some comic book movies and desire for their eradication is strange. But to each their own I guess.


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re: James Gunn: Comic Book Movies Have Become Really Dumb and Boring and Genre Needs To Change
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Have no fear. There will be no shortage of chances for you to watch your heroes save the day in the future. No need to grow up any time soon.

The other regular sitting at the bar and lecturing us on our lack of growth.


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skullhawk
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re: James Gunn: Comic Book Movies Have Become Really Dumb and Boring and Genre Needs To Change
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Marvel wanted to spice things up they are going to have to let the bad guys win big


How about killing off half the universe?


how about that universally being a top 3 MCU film for most folks?

You're proving my point


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TheeRealCarolina
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re: James Gunn: Comic Book Movies Have Become Really Dumb and Boring and Genre Needs To Change
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don't hate them per se, I just think it's weird that they dominate the adult movie segment


Do they?

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preclude more interesting and substantive movies from getting made.


You think Marvel has stopped Disney - which built an empire on children’s animated movies - from making “interesting and substantive” movies from being made?

You’re complaining about less than 2% of the film industry here like it’s the biggest share of the industry.

I also laugh my arse off when people say these movies aren’t original yet almost all of the most popular “classics” were adaptations of a novel/play/poem/historical event.


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re: James Gunn: Comic Book Movies Have Become Really Dumb and Boring and Genre Needs To Change
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back when there was a total of one a year out of the 300-500 movies Hollywood released in a given year.
One should be enough. Just like one of the big wrestling events a year should be enough for kids too.


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re: James Gunn: Comic Book Movies Have Become Really Dumb and Boring and Genre Needs To Change
I like that show invincible.


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re: James Gunn: Comic Book Movies Have Become Really Dumb and Boring and Genre Needs To Change
Comic book movies are all Kraft Mac and Cheese.

Sell a lot, kids love them but so banal, same formula, so boring for grown-up tastes.
This post was edited on 7/22 at 6:04 pm


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Jay Are
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re: James Gunn: Comic Book Movies Have Become Really Dumb and Boring and Genre Needs To Change
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Have no fear. There will be no shortage of chances for you to watch your heroes save the day in the future. No need to grow up any time soon. Hollywood has nothing else to offer


It's as though you are legitimately unaware of the vast majority of films being made by Hollywood studios. You're not though. This is a weird character to keep playing on this board. It's fine that you wish these movies would go away. We all understand that you're very very much the most mature. Now go watch some movies instead of complaining about the movies you don't watch.


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