Throughout movie history, popular genres end up losing their immense popularity. From the western, the space opera, the slasher film, to disaster films, the genres end up going from being the meain draw to becoming a niche genre. Now, in the last decade, Superhero films has been the main draw. Now, when do you predict that the Superhero genre is going to lose its popularity? Frankly, I foresee a backlash in the horizon: with the production relatively, obscure Superhero films being produce, ranging from the Green Hornet, Jonah Hex, Thor, to Ant man. Eventually, I predict that the audience that would become interested in the famous superheroes, such as Spider-man and Batman.
Oh Steve, whatever happened…..
Is not he last "good movie" Bowfinger (1999)? When comedian decide to have children, they tend to start being in awful, PG comedies.
Instead of watching Iron Man 2, I am off to watch the Good, the Bad, and The Weird. Call me a film snoob–at least the Korean film is likely to go beyond the generic, by the numbers blockbuster.
Martin concentrates more on writing books now, which are excellent.
Are they non-fiction?
He writes (or has written) some fiction, too – he wrote Shopgirl, which was then made into a film with himself and Clare Danes. And Jason Schwartzman.
He also came up with the story for Traitor, that Don Cheadle/Guy Pearce thriller from a couple of years ago.