Knife2MeetYouToo t1_j6ohubp wrote

> Lots of projects fail, that’s normal.

These failed for all the same reason, which is NOT normal. Studios generally don't purposefully put out bad products, except over the last few years.

They choose to push a message instead of entertaining, and that is exactly what the problem is. It is as simple as that.


Knife2MeetYouToo t1_j6of1r6 wrote

> What are the examples of them making a worse story in pursuit of a more “palatable” movie to this audience?

Wait, seriously?

Oh many examples would you like?

Do I really have to bring up 'Velma' which did exactly that and failed horribly? Or I guess since we're talking about films how about the 2020 film 'The Hunt'?

Black Panther 2? Ghostbusters (2016)? They/Them? Nope?

Every Pixar film over the last few years?

Man there are HUNDREDS of examples, I'm barely scratching the surface.


Knife2MeetYouToo t1_j6oegy5 wrote

You kind of proved my point here, minorities have not had any issue in the last 20-30 years telling their stories. There has been almost no pushback to that from studios, in fact minorities are far, far over-represented in film and TV compared to the national demographics.

Some white people have gotten pushback for trying to tell black stories, but does that really surprise you?


Knife2MeetYouToo t1_j6o9zai wrote

> Despite all the complaining about the "Woke era" you until relatively recent most minorities creatives are the ones who had walk on eggshells to not offended the studio.

This is the part that makes no sense and wasn't brought up, it is mindbogglingly wrong.

That is where your bias is hurting you, because this just isn't a real thing in the film industry.


Knife2MeetYouToo t1_j61f8ds wrote

Cody inserts tons of topical references and dialogues so her screenplays go out of date much faster than most films.

Some films are timeless, others quickly expire. Most depends on how much the writing relies on current events and trends.


Knife2MeetYouToo t1_j5zkaqw wrote

It is mindboggling that people don't seem to think a company earning billions and billions in extra income isn't going to spend the majority of it on marketing...

Hell you can find Reddit censoring thousands of stories about negative effects of medication and side effects simply because Merck paid them a shitload to do it.


Knife2MeetYouToo t1_iy4r1r7 wrote

Well the shitty part is due to his NDA he can't complain about it, they made it extremely clear to him that if he even contacted a lawyer they'd hit him with the full weight of their legal team.

Technically he wasn't even allowed to tell me, and I have a feeling these NDAs have only gotten more extreme recently. Gives them carte blanche to edit anyone into 'winning' or 'losing' and they can't do jack shit about it.


Knife2MeetYouToo t1_iy4nvot wrote

There is a very good reason they don't do 'blind' judging for these shows.

They tried it a while ago and it turns out the results are....less diverse.

I look at reality 'competition' shows as just scripted now, just like awards shows. They edit it to get the direction they want to go regardless of what happens.

Had a friend who was on a dating reality show and they really fucked him over in the editing room.


Knife2MeetYouToo t1_iy49gfz wrote

You opened up a can of worms but we've seen a staggering amount of reality show winners who pretty clearly weren't the 'best' at what they did...however they fit the demographics 'best' so they end up winning.

I have to say it has removed almost all drama in these shows, has really gotten awful the last few years.