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Spin-Offs: The Dos and Don'ts
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Spin-Offs: The Dos and Don'ts | 3. Do Appeal To A Similar, But Different Part Of The Audience
3. Do Appeal To A Similar, But Different Part Of The Audience

With the success of 2002’s Barbershop, which found Ice Cube and co chatting, cutting and collaborating as a man learns to appreciate the value of inheriting his father’s business came a vital financial opportunity in itself. The result was not just a sequel but also a TV series and then, in 2005, Beauty Shop, which saw sequel character Gina (Queen Latifah) open up her own store. The film may not have been as wildly successful as the original Barbershop, but it was still a solid earner and more than made its money back. And yeah, the concept was not a million miles away from the original, but it didn’t simply replicate the chemistry, either.

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1 spin offs in their own franchises
I do rather like seeing other significant comic characters in movies like wolverine. Reminds me of the actual comics (the comics used to do this for the same cynical "we might get a spin off comic out of this" reason). Besides Wolverine:Origins screwed themselves with Deadpool by removing his voice and then killing him. His annoying banter is his defining characteristic. Continuity does not lend to a stand-alone movie More

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L: BelfastBoy .........(See also another waste of Ryan Reynolds' talents in Blade Trinity!) use of the word "talent" I've not seen before More

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Here's another big 'don't', inspired principally by X-Men Origins: Wolverine - When a film is itself a spinoff from an existing franchise, don't further waste (screen) time and effort on minor characters who you want to spin off into their own franchises, thus diluting the main storylines of the actual film. How else to explain the showy but effectively glorified cameos from Gambit and Deadpool? (See also another waste of Ryan Reynolds' talents in Blade Trinity!) More

Posted by BelfastBoy on Monday October 29, 2012, 12:43


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