In 2008, “Iron Man” blew people’s minds with the promise of a shared universe between numerous movie franchises, but it wasn’t until 2012 when “The Avengers” hit that this promise was actually fulfilled, and we saw the heroes of 4 movies teaming up to stop a bigger threat.Since then, we’ve learned what the Marvel Cinematic Universe holds for us all the way up until 2019, and the same can be said for the DC Extended Universe, which started in 2011 with “Man of Steel”.The same goes for movies – the majority of movies that are coming out in the next few years are part of established franchises, with the few that bank on nostalgia (e.g. Let’s look at two of the most anticipated retro products of 2016 – the “Ghostbusters” remake and the game “Mighty No. “Ghostbusters”, despite a very controversial marketing approach from the studio which sought the help of vocal feminists to label everyone who disliked the movie as a misogynist, still only made 6 million on a 4 million budget, and while initially that may seem pretty great, keep in mind that the budget listed here is only for production and doesn’t include the massive marketing campaign, so the real estimate should be close to about 0 million cost, which means that “Ghostbusters” actually lost money.While I don’t have any sales numbers for “Mighty No.9”, I do have its reviews, and, as I’ve mentioned before, they’re not that great, with an average score of around 5/10.But the lack of success for these otherwise massively high profile projects is only a symptom, not a cause.Retro has always been in our name, and gaming has always been in our blood – so I think it’s absolutely time for us to talk about retro games!Honestly, I’m rather surprised that we’ve never mentioned them before, especially considering just how popular retro gaming is these days.
Today on Retro Raunch we’re doing something a little bit different!
And this is without listing the dozens upon dozens of revivals of franchises from our past, such as “Star Trek”, “Planet of the Apes”, “Terminator”, “Robocop”, “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” and many, many more.
But in the last few years, the wave of retro things seems to have stopped.
Today, we’ve got our fair share of retro stuff, and we don’t want any more.
Instead of looking at the past, we’re looking at the future.