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Are There too Many Big-Franchise Movies?

With the recent onslaught of movie franchises, there must be a happy medium

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Toby Anthony, Reporter

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Over the next 5 years, there will be over 15 super hero movies. Many people seem to enjoy these types of movies, and they have been very successful, with few exceptions. This formula of taking very random super heroes, and putting them on the big screen has helped expand the market, and increased enthusiasm to see these movies. Not to mention what Disney is doing with Star Wars. But have DC and Marvel gone overboard with the movies?

I personally do not think so. I have been a huge fan of both Star Wars and Marvel movies since I was a little kid, so I am quite excited for all of these movies but many people have been getting sick of them. It is most evident in the box offices, with more recent movies like “Suicide Squad”, “Batman v Superman”, and “Fantastic Four” have received really poor reviews. Fans were super upset about the darker tone the movie took. Before those Hollywood flops, superhero movies had a golden reputation, releasing one hit after another. But since then, people have started to become tiresome of the formula. “I enjoyed the movies, but I think that Hollywood can do better” said Junior Will Brzezinski.

Star Wars has had the opposite problem. In 2015, The Force Awakens released in theaters, and it became popular globally almost instantly. Last year, Rogue One: A star wars story released in theaters and people liked it, but not on the same level. How long is it going to be before the Star Wars movies become tiresome?

“I have been a huge Star Wars fan all my life,” says Junior Timmy Swiers, “and I am just happy that there are new movies being made.” After all, there had not been a mainline Star Wars movie for over 10 years before The Force Awakens, so it is understandable that the franchise still seems fresh.

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