Welcome to another edition of our recurring feature here at FilmGoblin: NERD FIGHT!
How it works is really simple: A movie-related central supposition or motion is proposed, and then everyone everywhere can go full geek and debate that motion.
The only rules are:
1) Stay on topic.
2) No personal attacks / don’t be a dick!
3) Have fun.
This Nerd Fight topic is proposed by me, after drinking too much and ruminating on the state of cinema. Got an idea for Nerd Fight? See below for how to submit.
The specific supposition is this:
Godzilla: King Of The Monsters flops. Men In Black International flops. Both sequels with recognised brands and strong casts. We believe:
THE AGE OF THE MOVIE BLOCKBUSTER IS DEAD!
And Marvel has killed it!
Now is the age of the mega-franchise. James Bond, Star Wars, Marvel, DC, Mission Impossible, etc.
if you are not part of a mega-franchise with locked in brand recognition and hooks to haul people into the theatre then it’s off to Netflix for you!
It’s done Jerry, it’s all over!
BEG TO DIFFER?
Get your fight on in the Disqus.
Got a movie-related topic that you want to see debated on FilmGoblin? You have? Excellent! Put it into the form of a statement or motion and email it to firstname.lastname@example.org with “Debate Suggestion” in the subject line. We’ll be picking from suggestions for our regular debate topics.