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Talking Raccoon Beats Superman

September 10th, 2014 . by Tim Babb (TANcast's #1 Host/Editor Fan)

Guardians of the Galaxy has now made more money at the domestic box office than Man of Steel. That is crazy to me. A living tree and a talking raccoon were able to take down the last son of Krypton. I was going to chalk it up to marketing, but apparently Man of Steel spend $150 million on marketing where as Guardians only spent $30 million. Maybe people actually want to have fun at a superhero movie? Crazy thoughts. Maybe a soundtrack with nostalgic music is a plus? Bah!

I have to admit, this makes me a little sad. Warner’s decision to make “serious” comic book movies while Marvel has a more lighthearted focus, essentially means that families are much more likely to see Marvel movies. Which means their kids will buy more Marvel toys, games, etc. Which means Guardians of the Galaxy will be what the kids today grow up on and have nostalgia for in the future. Superman will be “that crap my dad watched.”

As a life long DC fan, I suddenly wish Superman was a Marvel character.

As long as we’re talking about pieces of crap, here’s today’s product:

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