reply to post by crimsongod21
Yeah, always trying to up the ante can certainly harm a flick, as can it's success. As you pointed out, SW was so big by RotJ, that Lucus phoned alot
of it in. Or so it would seem. While it still had epic moments, it's like he wrote 30 minutes of a great movie and then was like:
GL: "So....um, what do you guys think, teddy bears?"
All those yes men: "Yeah! Teddy bears! Kids love teddy bears, we'll selll a bazillion figures!"
GL: "Excellent." (All C.M. Burns like)
With Spidey, I felt Sandman and Gwen were forced on us in a movie-verse that had no place for them. A Green Goblin Jr. and Vemon tale where Harry
finds redemption would've been rightous and more thought out. Also, if you really had to amp it, Lizard was the obvious choice, not Sandman.
I also think "franchise wear" ("Seen it, done that" so to speak in the mind of the movie or game goer) sets in. And this can do alot of harm to a
As for Mass Effect, while designed to hold it's own as a single tale (much like SW IV New Hope), it is popularly figured that EA brought it's
downfall. Even in 2, it felt "dumbed down" to a lot of the people that played the first one.
Just to finish my thoughts, a notable exception to the third movie rule, that still suffered the curse (at movie five), Rocky. Rocky III was a pretty
cool (guys)flick. So it managed to beat the curse...but only until Tommy Gunn showed up and beat the series down into "Why Stallon!?!
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