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TV / Movies Too much of a good thing

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by Dawn, Apr 16, 2019 at 11:18 PM.

  1. Dawn

    Dawn King of Heroes

    Chiyo Sakamoto
    (Snorunt ♀)
    Level 31
    Oct 21, 2014
    This thread was inspired by Harry Potter, Star Wars, and the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

    There is some media - be it TV shows, movies, or books - that are absolutely fantastic when they first begin, with clear direction, fantastic characterisation and acting, and gripping storylines. You consume them eagerly, excited to know what will happen next.

    Then after a while, for whatever reason, things begin to sour. Recycled plot elements, the introduction of new characters who add absolutely nothing to the story and seem to take up far too much time and space, unnecessary details that are there for the sake of being there, instalments that are worse and worse, or just this desire to see things END, once and for all because it has gone on for far too long and they've milked the cow so much that it's shrivelled up and mummified.

    Is there are any current media that you would like to see brought to an end? What went wrong with it for you to feel this way?
  2. Gazi

    Gazi Ace Trainer

    Level 24
    May 27, 2018
    When it comes to media, for me it would have to be the Marvel movies in general. I enjoy some of them as standalone films, but they're not standalone films, and it's been a long time since any of them could be watched as one. I don't want to feel like I have to memorize every little detail in every single movie to understand what's going on in just a single movie that I may want to watch. Even my sister, who is more into Marvel than I am, gets a little lost in it all. I don't like how anxious and confused I get when trying to watch a Marvel movie because such and such a character is being shown as if they're really important, and I don't feel like I've ever seen them before, when it turns out that this character just got a haircut, or played a really small part in a previous movie. I almost couldn't handle watching Infinity War, there was just too much going on. I enjoy super hero movies, but I think I'm going to have to give up on Marvel.
  3. FireSpartan5

    FireSpartan5 Pokémon Professor

    Sword of Souls
    Level 28
    Jan 16, 2017
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    There’s a lot of things. Most Disney movies that get sequels outside of Marvel, Star Wars, and Pixar, are infinitely better than said sequels, to the point where the sequel makes the original worse retroactively. Take Mulan for example. And Wreck it Ralph. Two incredible movies with strong characters, relationships, and story that makes sense. The sequels then come around and either ignore or undo the character development from the first movie, add unnecessary drama, disregard established laws of the movie’s universe, or all three. Don’t get me started with Despicable Me. Illumination should just make a no sequels rule.
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  4. SyWry

    SyWry Dragon Tamer

    Mythical Egg
    (Celebi Egg)
    Level 9
    Jan 16, 2017
    I do not believe that any series can go on for too long. All the things you described as flaws, to me look like writing flaws and not inflation issues. A good writer can use the same world and continuously build off it for a really long time. One good example is Star Wars KOLOR, and OR series. That is a wonderful game that added so much to the star wars universe that has never been seen before or since. Yet, those stories have nothing to do with the movies. SWOR is an example of how you write a good continuation of a story that is finished. Also all the extended universe books that happened after SW ended. Not all of them were gems, but they were still well written ways to continue the story without over saturating the market.

    As for a series I would like to see brought to an end...I'd want to see the series of stupid writers be brought to an end.
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