The ComicBookMovie Era

I took the time to tell what Era I think we live in as of today in the Movie world and that Era is written out in the title. So if you have time on your hands hit the jump to check out some thoughts of mine. It shouldn't disappoint!

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By NightWatcher - 8/21/2014

In 1998 when the first Blade Film hit theaters, a new era began for the movie-verse. That era was called the ComicbookMovie Era.

After 1998 every superhero movie released had a certain feel/impact that no other film has had before then. Now of course we've had our flops here and there, but let’s not focus on them, I’d much  rather focus on the more successful films like, Sam Rami’s Spider-man trilogy, the X-men franchise, the Blade trilogy, the Batman trilogy (Christopher Nolan) and of course the newly renovated MCU and DC U franchises. Now I know there were many more successful franchises since 1998 that I didn’t mention above but I’m jut giving you an idea of how the Comicbookmovie Era really took effect.


The CBM era was here since 1998 but it just recently blew up in 2008 (10 years after it begun) when Marvel released their first Iron Man film. After that day a lot of franchise started to focus on the ideal of crossovers and/or the merging of franchises. Since 2008 Marvel has done the successful crossover films, the monsters are suppose to be getting their own universe (Frankenstein, Dracula and all those guys), Godzilla is expected to crossover with King Kong, Arrow is crossing over with the Flash, and of course DC are building up their own Universe (The DCU). By doing these crossovers these successful franchise become/became even more successful than they already were making the CBM Era most popular. So what does all this mean, you might ask.  All this means is that the CBM Era will continue to evolve and get better over time.


But one of the main things is not only does the Companies who put these great films out contribute to the CBM era, but everyone who is reading this is contributing as well. How?

Just by everyone on this site and all sites posting articles, reviews, and editorials like this one, and commenting on the articles, we contribute greatly in this CBM Era. Whether it’s Me, Josh, MarvelFreshman, Nail, Staypuffed, DEVLIN712, Batarmor, Pasto or KingPatel (And everyone else who contributes greatly, you know who you are). It really doesn’t matter who, the main point is that 20 years from now when you look back, you’ll know that YOU were a part of one the greatest Era’s of all time, The Comicbookmovie Era!

 
Will the CBM Era ever end? I don’t know, you don’t know, nobody knows, the only thing we know is that this is OUR era and were going to enjoy every moment the CBM Era brings to us! Thanks for taking the time to read. Now you can sound off below with your thoughts!
 
 
 

 

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Doopie - 8/21/2014, 8:23 AM
I'm part of it!
MercwithMouth - 8/21/2014, 8:26 AM
you get a thumb. that is all.

Oh, and Maisie Williams looks like a foot.
Gusto - 8/21/2014, 8:41 AM
Daredevil...the blind ginger.
Superior - 8/21/2014, 8:42 AM
Thumbed. Great post, indeed.
knocturnalzen10 - 8/21/2014, 8:52 AM
is catwoman in this era too ..........
NightWatcher - 8/21/2014, 8:52 AM
Thanks! I Appreciate the feedback!
knocturnalzen10 - 8/21/2014, 8:53 AM
or im3 ?
if so they should get a parla
InfiniteMonkey - 8/21/2014, 8:58 AM
Speed Read the article and thumbed it before it gets deleted by an Arsehole!

Well done mate. Nice article indeed.

Evangeline Lilly needs to get naked on Ant-Man. That is all.
Gusto - 8/21/2014, 9:00 AM
Pffft...she's Canadian!
She doesn't count!
MrCBM56 - 8/21/2014, 9:01 AM
Nice article.

But for me personally, the comic book genre as a whole will never be complete until this masterpiece is made-

Phronesis - 8/21/2014, 9:03 AM
@MrCBM56 Heh, I love Bone. Haven't read it in years. I would love an animated film.
cipher - 8/21/2014, 9:07 AM
Somebody needs to do "Karen Page: The Untold Story- A Tale Of Debauchery, Desperation, And Deepthroats"

Throw in a cameo appearance by Stan Lee's fuzzy dice, and we're golden.
InfiniteMonkey - 8/21/2014, 9:09 AM
Victoria Pratt needs to be Mantis on Guardians of the Galaxy movies.
Then there's two Pratts and they can all rock the Universe.
InfiniteMonkey - 8/21/2014, 9:15 AM
@yoss, that bloke she married is very lucky.

She needs to be in a CBM and show off that fine bod.
Maxi91291 - 8/21/2014, 9:24 AM
Pasto - 8/21/2014, 10:08 AM
And a middle finger to you as well, Merc.
MrBlackjack - 8/21/2014, 10:12 AM
ComicBookMovie.com: Come for the news, stay for the boobs.
kinghulk - 8/21/2014, 10:29 AM
"2008 (10 years after it begun) when Marvel released their first Iron Man film. After that day a lot of franchise started to focus on the ideal of crossovers and/or the merging of franchises."
it wasent until the success of the avengers that the other studios said hay lets make a cinematic universe.
kinghulk - 8/21/2014, 10:30 AM
any way nice article thumbs up
MercwithMouth - 8/21/2014, 11:56 AM
@Gusto

Canada always counts. And always wins.
GinjaNinja - 8/21/2014, 12:34 PM
I would say 1998-2007 is the silver age. From 2008 - present is the Golden Age of CBM. The bronze would either be the fallout of the gold, or you could consider it the 80s - 90s
Alphadog - 8/21/2014, 12:42 PM
Comicbookmovies and Videogamemovies aren't even close to being a gender. They don't have any recurring characteristic. It's like calling movies based on books a genre.
Darktower - 8/21/2014, 2:29 PM
i would say it began from Tim Burtons Batman movies.
Snotzo - 8/21/2014, 4:09 PM
Blade was a head of its time. It came out before the market was saturated with CBMs and vampires.
staypuffed - 8/21/2014, 6:55 PM
Thanks for the mention, man!
Nice write-up, except for the fact 'CBM era' is written approximately 4297 times.
MightyZeus - 8/22/2014, 2:01 AM
Yep. I'm glad to be a part of the age of an amazing comic book era.

It was Batman Begins which inspired a lot of comic book films to take a serious approach to adaptations based on comic books and it was the film Blade that brought back comic book films. The Avengers (Marvel Studios) inspired other studios to established shared universe's and team ups with comic book movies.
Pandapool - 8/22/2014, 7:58 AM
So we're just going to ignore the '89 Batman, I think that started a lot of things in this era.
superotherside - 8/22/2014, 4:58 PM

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