Friday, April 15, 2016

If DC doesn't know anymore, how can we?

I posted a comment on an article in Forbes by Scott Mendelson about why the latest DC Warner Bros movie seems like a flop instead of a success at $300 million.  Here is what I said:

"Here are the reasons why a hit feels like a miss:
1. This wasn’t a debut, these are familiar characters.
2. Previous entries such as “The Dark Knight” scored higher.
3. The comparison was to Avengers and this missed it by half.
4. It attempted to redefine a “fun” genre into “difficult”.
5. It managed to offend, betray, and insult two generations of committed viewers and half its audience and most critics.
6. The studio seems to be ignoring the audience."

Basically, DC and Warner act like Frankenstein after he made the monster, they don't know what they created and they don't like it.  I don't mean the latest movie, I mean their entire 78 year history and their complete library and stable of characters.

If they don't like their own and don't understand their own, how can we?