Is the MCU truly the dominant force in pop culture?

I'm not even sure I know what pop culture is these days

The government I guess?

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  • “His thoughts were red thoughts, and his teeth were white.”
    I think Twitter is more of a dominant force in pop culture.
  • The pineapple symbolizes evil

    I think Twitter is more of a dominant force in pop culture.

    My idea of pop culture is informed by Twitter anyway
  • “His thoughts were red thoughts, and his teeth were white.”
    The MCU is certainly ubiquitous in the same way that most vast studio system film clusters are, but I dunno, I don't think people really care that much about them? Like, in terms of deep emotional investment. Doctor Who feels like it still has more dedicated fans, and the hype for that died in America years ago as everyone realised that Stephen Moffat was Doing That Thing He Does.
  • Eternity is a child playing, playing checkers; the kingdom belongs to a child.
    It sucks shit

    Cecil b demented was right
  • “His thoughts were red thoughts, and his teeth were white.”
    Deadpool and Logan look fine. Hell, the nth Spiderman reboot looks fine, although they squandered their good will on that one years ago. But most of the films in that... whatever strike me as fairly bland and tiresome.
  • The pineapple symbolizes evil

    The MCU is certainly ubiquitous in the same way that most vast studio system film clusters are, but I dunno, I don't think people really care that much about them? Like, in terms of deep emotional investment. Doctor Who feels like it still has more dedicated fans, and the hype for that died in America years ago as everyone realised that Stephen Moffat was Doing That Thing He Does.

    yeah people kinda quit caring about Who after, like, series 6? maybe if chibnall turns out to be more people's speed...

    Deadpool and Logan look fine. Hell, the nth Spiderman reboot looks fine, although they squandered their good will on that one years ago. But most of the films in that... whatever strike me as fairly bland and tiresome.

    Deadpool and Logan are Fox products

    All prior Spidey flicks were made by Sony

    Section says Homecoming was pretty bland though
  • The pineapple symbolizes evil
    I don't know, I guess I was under the impression that the MCU was beloved

    Like, I've seen people wear hats and stuff that just have a big MARVEL logo on them
  • edited 2018-02-09 22:42:39
    “His thoughts were red thoughts, and his teeth were white.”
    ^^ Huh. So these are all part of the portion of Marvel which Disney doesn't have the movie rights to? Odd.

    ^ Comic book nerds don't count. Also it's not like they have zero fans. But they have fans in the way most big action series have fans, I think.
  • The pineapple symbolizes evil
    how so
  • “His thoughts were red thoughts, and his teeth were white.”
    Anonus said:

    how so


    I just can't think of that many hardcore MCU people who weren't already hardcore Marvel Comics people. I can think of plenty of casual fans of these films, but the fanatics are all people who were already super into that oeuvre.

    In that mould, are there really that many diehard Die Hard fans? There were crazy Pacific Rim fans, but a lot of those were already deep into mecha and kaiju films. And so on.
  • Eternity is a child playing, playing checkers; the kingdom belongs to a child.

    Anonus said:

    how so


    I just can't think of that many hardcore MCU people who weren't already hardcore Marvel Comics people. I can think of plenty of casual fans of these films, but the fanatics are all people who were already super into that oeuvre.

    In that mould, are there really that many diehard Die Hard fans? There were crazy Pacific Rim fans, but a lot of those were already deep into mecha and kaiju films. And so on.
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    Anonus said:

    The MCU is certainly ubiquitous in the same way that most vast studio system film clusters are, but I dunno, I don't think people really care that much about them? Like, in terms of deep emotional investment. Doctor Who feels like it still has more dedicated fans, and the hype for that died in America years ago as everyone realised that Stephen Moffat was Doing That Thing He Does.

    yeah people kinda quit caring about Who after, like, series 6? maybe if chibnall turns out to be more people's speed...

    Deadpool and Logan look fine. Hell, the nth Spiderman reboot looks fine, although they squandered their good will on that one years ago. But most of the films in that... whatever strike me as fairly bland and tiresome.

    Deadpool and Logan are Fox products

    All prior Spidey flicks were made by Sony

    Section says Homecoming was pretty bland though
    I liked Michael Keaton.
  • Eternity is a child playing, playing checkers; the kingdom belongs to a child.
    I liked Birdman, but have been told I am incorrect and am a shallow and bad person for that, so
  • Whoever tells you that is telling you nonsense.
  • Sup bitches, witches, Haters, and trolls.
    Pop culture is more fragmented than it has ever been
  • The pineapple symbolizes evil
    yup
  • ...and bustice for all
    and that is a good thing, honestly
  • star driver should be the dominant force in pop culture
  • I have cut a caper with the dancing mad god
    Yeah I'm honestly not sure pop culture truly exists any more in the way it used to. There are many things that are overall fairly popular (MCU included) and that you can expect the average person to both 1) be aware of and 2) probably enjoy, but there's not some huge overarching societal love. There are some people who get super into it and do really love it, and some people just enjoy wearing shirts or hats with media they casually like. 

    I don't think anything "dominates" pop culture any more.
  • The pineapple symbolizes evil
    i thought there was, like, societal love for game of thrones but i guess not?
  • Anonus said:

    i thought there was, like, societal love for game of thrones but i guess not?

    what does that even mean
  • ...and bustice for all
    Everybody everywhere loves it and regards it as an integral part of our culture.

    Which, no.
  • THIS MACHINE KILLS FASCISTS
    at this point I think GoT's cultural moment has mostly passed, and the showrunners want to move onto other things
  • THIS MACHINE KILLS FASCISTS
    it was more a thing several years ago when it was winning boatloads of Emmys
  • edited 2018-02-13 03:36:07

    You know, I'd really love to see horse racing come back as a big pastime and cultural force.  I mean, Seabiscuit's last race drew a crowd of 78,000, which is just a tiny bit bigger than the average crowd at the Super Bowl.

    American Pharoah ended a 37-year-Triple-Crown-drought and nobody cared because 2015.
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