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Recent rise in number of fantasy/scifi films based on comics, games, etc?

18 June 2014 - 07:15 PM

Recently, we've seen a lot of movies from Marvel that have been stellar successes, like the Avengers, Iron Man 3, etc. Fox announced that its going to make a movie (http://www.thevine.com.au/entertainment/news/have-big-screen-game-adaptations-finally-escaped-development-hell-20140617-282718/) based on Magic: The Gathering. Then there's the movies based on Transformers, Battleship, GI Joe, which have been relatively successful. Let's not forget Game of Thrones, as well, even though it's not a film. Then we have more films (many of which are not based off of any franchise) that I'm not going to go into mentioning right this minute. I was quite surprised to find out that Magic: The Gathering is getting a movie, that also made by Fox. I'm not entirely sure how many people play Magic, but is it enough to create a financially successful film? I suppose that Fox certainly saw that it can eventually be successful if they purchased the rights.


But, more to the point, do you see the trend that I'm trying to highlight? There seems to be many more films based on comics, games, novels, etc. that weren't traditionally seen as something that would ever have enough popularity to be big than there have been in previous years. Maybe I'm wrong, maybe I'm missing something, but is it just me, or is this an actual trend?

Mobile Gaming

04 June 2014 - 11:10 AM

So mobile gaming has been getting huge lately. Temple Run hit a billion downloads. I personally never liked mobile gaming. I always found it to be too simplistic. But it seems to have caught on. What do people think? I'm curious about this.

Malaysian Airlines Flight 370

17 March 2014 - 07:36 PM

So it's been 10 days since this entire thing started and no one seems to have a clue where it went. What do people lean towards? Any theories? I personally think that this might be some government operation (not necessarily American), cause it seems rather unlikely that an aircraft disappears without a trace. Plus there's the fact that it does seem to have been taken deliberately somewhere, and I personally doubt someone who put the amount of time they did into this operation would just take it and fly it into the Indian Ocean. But I'm curious what theories the internet offers.

Should the Views/Beliefs of An Artist (Entertainer, Writer, etc.) Matter?

14 March 2014 - 07:11 PM

So I recently had a discussion with someone who had read the book Earth Unaware, by Orson Scott Card. Now this person told me the book was bad, and then proceeded to talk about how Card is homophobic, anti gay-rights etc. I asked the person what does that have to do with a review of the book? This book doesn't seem to propagate his beliefs, so why do they matter. Her response was that these things totally matter, as we are supporting an author whose views are wrong (in her opinion), as if we give him cash, etc., then he can use it to further his cause, etc. Now I personally have nothing against gay rights, but I don't see how boycotting someone's works will really do anything for the gay rights cause, etc. I argued that putting a certain writer/artist out of business because he/she holds views that we do not support will not exactly convince that person that his/her views are perhaps incorrect/flawed. The only probable thing that will happen is radicalization. I feel that if one feels so inclined that they do not want to support some author/artist, then just avoid reading/buying that person's work. What good would it do to include these details in a review? She still disagreed with me, and I was curious as to what other people think. Does this matter to you? Would you personally want to see a review of some work include the artist's beliefs/views? Does it depend? 


08 December 2013 - 12:50 PM

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