What franchise has had the closest cultural impact since Star Wars?

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  1. Set Harth

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    Re: What franchise has had the closest cultural impact since Star Wars

    Me too.
     
  2. Ancient Mariner

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    Re: What franchise has had the closest cultural impact since Star Wars

    If we're going down that road, it's Star Wars that opened the door. 1999 was a watershed year in terms of sci-fi/fantasy/comic-book films. It saw not only TPM, but the Matrix and The Mummy making money hand-over-fist. It literally ushered in an era of SF/Fantasy films that had never before seen such a proliferation. It's true, X-Men proved that mainstream comic-to-film adaptations could be viable (after the Batman & Robin debacle) ... but in the wake of 1999, Spider-Man (which thoroughly eclipsed AOTC) was always going to be an event film.
     
  3. gblews

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    Re: What franchise has had the closest cultural impact since Star Wars

    So maybe the thread should have been titled,"What franchises have had the greatest culural impact since Jaws". :)
     
  4. Deckerd

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    Re: What franchise has had the closest cultural impact since Star Wars

    Avatar had virtually no cultural impact compared to SW and ST and Simpsons.
     
  5. SiddFinch1

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    Re: What franchise has had the closest cultural impact since Star Wars

    Back to the future. Everyone has seen it and knows what a flying delorean is and 1.21 gigawatts. Not quite the same level of money but highly quoted even among those who think of 85 the Marty viewed 55.....
     
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  6. I am not Spock

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    Re: What franchise has had the closest cultural impact since Star Wars

    Technically Batman and 007 don't count then, because they also did not start as movies.
     
  7. Admiral Buzzkill

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    Police Academy.
     
  8. RAMA

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    I like the story of all 3 movies tied together, but the impact of the first Matrix movie was in fact, more pronounced and important than any of the Star Wars movies combined.

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  9. RAMA

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    Quite true, but it's impact on both movies and scifi are second only to the Christopher Nolan movies since 2005.

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  10. Admiral Buzzkill

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    No. Not even close.
     
  11. Dream

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    Re: What franchise has had the closest cultural impact since Star Wars

    "Bullet Time" might have been very popular the year or two after the first "Matrix" came out, but people got sick to death of it once it was used every place from shows to commercials.
     
  12. Mr. Adventure

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    I think the idea of the Matrix stuck with a lot of people who aren't your typical scifi types.
    http://rapgenius.com/posts/932-What-is-the-matrix-references-to-the-matrix-in-rap
     
  13. Admiral Buzzkill

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    Re: What franchise has had the closest cultural impact since Star Wars

    Star Wars, along with Jaws, is largely responsible for the nature of the last thirty years or so of American commercial cinema.

    The Matrix did inspire a porn video featuring Katja Kean that had some pretty decent sex. So it has that going for it.
     
  14. Harvey

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    Re: What franchise has had the closest cultural impact since Star Wars

    It really is difficult to identify any cultural impact when it comes to The Matrix. The first film was extremely popular when it was released, but the strong sense of anticipation surrounding the sequels quickly dissipated once the first follow-up was seen by the public.

    I suppose the films briefly established Keanu Reeves as an action lead and a box office draw, but his star has fallen rather hard in the decade since the series ended.
     
  15. EnsignRicky

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    He was already pretty well established in the action genre through his roles in Point Break and Speed.
     
  16. Harvey

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    A fair point. So...just the porn video, then?
     
  17. Admiral Buzzkill

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    Yeah, pretty much.
     
  18. Redfern

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    Re: What franchise has had the closest cultural impact since Star Wars

    What was it titled?

    "The Muff-trix"? :lol:

    Sincerely,

    Bill
     
  19. Mr. Adventure

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    ^^ The Domimatrix
     
  20. Redfern

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    Re: What franchise has had the closest cultural impact since Star Wars

    I tip my hat to you, Mr. Adventure!

    Yours is, by far, a more appropriate title, especially given Trinity's leather gear in the source film.

    Sincerely,

    Bill