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Oh crap sorry! Extra Credits! Along with Heathcliff, I dedicate this story to the following people, in no particular order:

Ada Lovelace

Kurt Vonnegut

Bill Gates

Steve Jobs

Grace Hopper

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Sunday, March 27, 2016

Issue : Games : Injustice League

Damn, tough hit Mr. Affleck. You tried, you really tried.

Can we call it? Time of comic book movie market saturation critical mass, plateau, and ultimate backslide into terribad at uhhh, what time did Batman V. Superman launch?

We've seen the last minute slide in of awesome, A.K.A Deadpool, and now we continue to allow them to shove every comic book property they can dig up down the pipeline until the idea of seeing a "comic book movie" on day one is laughable.

So what's next? Hollywood has milked this cow dead, and will move on to the next thing with the chance of making a buck, this is known. Nothing can stop that until people learn to stop paying money to watch things they know are made to take their money and not challenge or engage them. Not to say that comic book movie don't or can't. It's just the understanding that the movies will not be close to the source material, which once again is what made Deadpool so awesome.

I have always wanted to see a Secret Wars, Infinity Gauntlet, or a Civil War play out on the screen. What I accepted though is that the screen can not do a property justice based on how may balls are in play. For instance if a "House of M" film series wants to use all of the characters in the "House of M" comic book series, they are fucked from jump street.

Fox owns some, Disney owns others, and Marvel is just happy to be at the table so they allow whatever director, ex producer, cinematographer, and writer that is interested in the project, has a solid name, and some background and tests well in geek culture, not comic books mind you, to work on the project. After all this you get what kinda might look like "House of M" from the comics if you squint, but it's not what you read.

Ok, so that may be where we are now. What's next? Video Games are next.

It's been on the plate for a while. Games franchises have just enough story and history to be ripe for the pump. Assassins Creed, Uncharted, Last of Us, Mirrors Edge, WoW, Grand Theft Auto. It's not that Hollywood takes any of these properties seriously (Maybe Last of Us and Uncharted) as works of art with a world who's story would benefit from the canvas port. It's that these franchises get butts in the seats, they know enough industry people would be interested enough in the projects to get them green lit, and video games are officially not going anywhere, and they also pose a threat to movie production, so why not make them movies as well?

Then why not buy the companies that make the games, if not owned already. Classic kill em with kindness. It's all setup, ready to go as soon as comic book movie fatigue reaches it's peak. So stand by, gamers, gonna be a lot of groans, and Hollywood folks incoming. Let's show em some good old fashioned gaming community hospitality, yea?

Anyway,  Such is life. I hope information understands it's not Bens fault. He really does like comics and want what's best. Zack Snyder though... Man... I just... Cmon man... Also Jobs.

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