Coupe_on_Zs t1_j670knt wrote

The 80’s was like the kid adventure/comedy movie golden age. ET, Stand By Me, Lost Boys, Fright Night, Monster Squad, Goonies, Adventures in Babysitting, Breakfast Club, Ferris Beulers Day Off, License To Drive, Weird Science, the list doesn’t stop. They weren’t “kid centric” like the 90’s Johnathan Taylor Thomas or Olsen Twins movies. They were blockbusters for the most part, designed to entertain all ages.


Coupe_on_Zs t1_j27gt43 wrote

Practical effects, like CGI, continues to innovate and improve. Puppetry today is more complex and realistic than it was 40 years ago. I don’t know if I’m alone in this but the best CGI still looks like PlayStation to me. It’s best used sparingly, when absolutely necessary. If you can afford it, real exploding cars look better


Coupe_on_Zs t1_j2777np wrote

Probably because if you’re on the winning end of capitalism it IS awesome. They wouldn’t have made a movie about Gordon Gecko if it wasn’t. The general public has romanticized villains since at least Robin Hood, on down through Billy the Kid and Machine Gun Kelly right up to Frank Abagnale and I bet Elizabeth Holmes and Sam Bankman-Fried will have awesome biopics that show their rise as something we all wish we had. It’s what makes the story interesting. In real life the Oceans 11 people would all be pieces of shit too, but it’s a good movie


Coupe_on_Zs t1_j26h15y wrote

I think a big part of it is if the IP is the only marketable part of the “parody” and if it is parody at all. Is it a parody just because there’s jokes? If so, Pixar could make a Mario movie no problem.

But SNL can make a Mario sketch, because SNL isn’t called the Mario show and Mario isn’t featured in 100% of SNL promotional material. Same, Mario could appear in an episode of South Park or Family Guy, just not as a permanent replacement for Cartman