Week Links 23-2013
Another set of week links you should consumer and muse upon.
How we know female led superhero movies are doomed.
Eric Burns-White ponders the declining market for female superheroes and why that is. Here’s the thrilling conclusion:
The Superhero equivalent of Heaven’s Gate failed so utterly that it proved beyond a shadow of a doubt that having a superhero movie with a female lead, regardless of any other factors or any other movie experiences, is entirely nonviable in today’s market.
Which movie is he talking about? You’ll just have to read it to find out.
‘Monsters,’ ‘Despicable Me 2,’ ‘Turbo’: Summer’s Brutal Animation War
I’m sure you may have read this somewhere else but I’ll just add two things:
- It perpetuate the notion that animation is a genre of film. You don’t read any stories about the a brutal ‘war’ between superhero films, so you?
- Squeezing so many films into just one part of the year further implies that we’re in a bubble.
Legend of Korra Soundtrack: Music as Storyteller
Efforts to get an official release for the The Last Airbender series and its successor have apparently paid off with this announcement. While we continue to call for a release for the former, the latter will see the light of day on July 16th.
I’ve written about soundtracks multiple times (like here and here) and even wrote a detailed post on how to petition for the official Last Airbender release. While it’s a bit confusing as to why Nickelodeon is releasing one for Korra while a complete Airbender on exists is beyond me, but this is almost certainly being done as a test of demand. With hope, the full OST for The Last Airbender will come out soon.
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