So, if you have been to Comical-Musings in the last week, and statistics say a couple hundred of you did, you probably saw our poll in the top right hand corner of the blog. It asked whether you, the reader/consumer, were satisfied with the comic book movies that have come out this year? We had the options yes or no available. To a layman, the results were inconclusive, but I feel that they are more telling than you might think.
We received one vote. Of the hundreds of viewers that graced our page, we received one vote. To give you an idea of how little that is, more people voted for Alan Keyes in the last presidential election. You probably don’t know who that is. We received one vote and that vote was a “yes.” Without a conflicting opinion, there is no argument. Yes, people at large were satisfied with the comic book movies released this year. We had Green Lantern, Captain America, X-men, and Cowboys and Aliens as big ones to be released and we said “yes,” we were satisfied. Comical-Musings had its own thoughts about the movies released and put them in blog posts. The biggest Captain America fan I know, Cap, loved Captain America: The First Avenger. The biggest Green Lantern fan I know, Hal, hated The Green Lantern. So we as a blog were somewhat split, but I have a small piece of insider information.
The insider information that I am privy to is that I was the only voter. I would not have known this, save the fact that only one vote was cast. I voted yes because of the fact that overall, I am satisfied with the comic book movies of 2011. This is due largely in part to the fact that I only watched one of them. I thought X-Men First Class was great. I liked it so much that I’m nearly giddy about sharing it with my wife tonight, now that it is at the Cinemark Movies 10 (I.E. the $1.50 theater). I knew that Ryan Reynolds as The Green Lantern:
would infuriate me so I skipped it. I’m sure that I will like Captain America, but will have to watch it a little later. My comic movie experience in 2011 was satisfying partially because it was somewhat selective. The other reason that my comic movie experience in 2011 was satisfying is because we wrote blogs about the movies, captured attention at relevant times and got new readers because of them. We got over 100 blog views over 3 posts. That is satisfying to me.
The telling part is that no one else cared about the movies enough to vote. They were ok. There were high points and low points, so everything just came in as “enough to not be mad about, but not enough to vote positively for.” The poll rings true with fans.
So in summation, I am thankful for the comic book movies this year, but would love to have more to write about next time I blog on a poll, so please vote on polls that we put up and have a MARVELous day.
~ Scott Deaux ~