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Lurkndog:
Corruption breeds incompetence, and Hollywood is deeply corrupt.

Adding a big stinky pile of racism and sexism on top of the existing corruption has not improved the situation one bit.

I am kind of shocked at how badly the sequel trilogy was handled, though. How does someone get approval to launch a billion dollar movie trilogy without having a basic story outline?

hedgehobbit:

--- Quote from: Omega on August 16, 2021, 12:03:53 AM ---But in Disney's case its anyones guess what the hell the nuts at Disney were thinking. Or even if they were thinking at all.
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When a company reaches a certain mega-size, its employees no longer need to care of the company makes money. They are too insulated from the bottom line. So you end up with an entire company where every employee is just looking out for their own careers. If a movie fails, it won't affect their job as long as they can prove to the higher ups that it wasn't there fault. That's why you've seen an endless stream of silly excuses like franchise fatigue, racist trolls, pandemic, etc. Everyone is lying to their boss and those lies go all the way up to the top to a CEO that shares those same lies to their investors. It's an easy out for everyone.

Here's one example. Several years ago, Disney had a video game called Disney Infinity. It was fairly successful but the guy in charge made a fatal mistake of vastly overestimating how many Marvel figures he could sell so he overproduced them. There were literally millions of unsold figures in a warehouse killing the games profitability. How did this guy solve the problem? He transferred himself into another division and, two months later, Disney cancelled the game and laid off everyone working on it. Everyone lost their job except for the one guy solely responsible for the game's failure.

oggsmash:

--- Quote from: Lurkndog on August 16, 2021, 09:17:08 AM ---Corruption breeds incompetence, and Hollywood is deeply corrupt.

Adding a big stinky pile of racism and sexism on top of the existing corruption has not improved the situation one bit.

I am kind of shocked at how badly the sequel trilogy was handled, though. How does someone get approval to launch a billion dollar movie trilogy without having a basic story outline?

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   That part seems strange to me.  Given how much planning went into the Marvel movies, it is so strange that the same company had about zero planning on what should have been an even more lucrative license.

Pat:

--- Quote from: oggsmash on August 16, 2021, 11:00:07 AM ---
--- Quote from: Lurkndog on August 16, 2021, 09:17:08 AM ---Corruption breeds incompetence, and Hollywood is deeply corrupt.

Adding a big stinky pile of racism and sexism on top of the existing corruption has not improved the situation one bit.

I am kind of shocked at how badly the sequel trilogy was handled, though. How does someone get approval to launch a billion dollar movie trilogy without having a basic story outline?

--- End quote ---

   That part seems strange to me.  Given how much planning went into the Marvel movies, it is so strange that the same company had about zero planning on what should have been an even more lucrative license.

--- End quote ---
Project management is hard. It's amazing so many of the Marvel movies came out so well. It's not surprising than other franchises did poorly.

oggsmash:

--- Quote from: Pat on August 16, 2021, 11:16:13 AM ---
--- Quote from: oggsmash on August 16, 2021, 11:00:07 AM ---
--- Quote from: Lurkndog on August 16, 2021, 09:17:08 AM ---Corruption breeds incompetence, and Hollywood is deeply corrupt.

Adding a big stinky pile of racism and sexism on top of the existing corruption has not improved the situation one bit.

I am kind of shocked at how badly the sequel trilogy was handled, though. How does someone get approval to launch a billion dollar movie trilogy without having a basic story outline?

--- End quote ---

   That part seems strange to me.  Given how much planning went into the Marvel movies, it is so strange that the same company had about zero planning on what should have been an even more lucrative license.

--- End quote ---
Project management is hard. It's amazing so many of the Marvel movies came out so well. It's not surprising than other franchises did poorly.

--- End quote ---

  The thing is, when you literally have a shining example of best practices in the office across the hall so to speak...I think hubris likely plays a role, many of the people in Hollywood strike me as damaged people who have egos the size of Texas.

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