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* The failure of the film adaptation of ''Film/{{Watchmen}}'' was the last straw comncerning any attempts at more serious, literary, comic book based movies. The joke among critics was "Who watched the Watchmen?". The R rating for what appeared to be a superhero film indicated that this wasn't for children and the intellectual themes (this being Alan Moore), lack of humor, and the fact that it was too slavishly faithful to the graphic novel, were too much for adult audiences expecting another light escapist action romp in the same vein as Marvel and DC MCU films.

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* The failure of the film adaptation of ''Film/{{Watchmen}}'' was the last straw comncerning any attempts at more serious, literary, comic book based movies. The joke among critics was "Who watched the Watchmen?". The R rating for what appeared to be a superhero film indicated that this wasn't for children and the intellectual themes cerebral plot (this being Alan Moore), lack of humor, and the fact that it was too slavishly faithful to the graphic novel, were too much for adult audiences expecting another light escapist action romp in the same vein as Marvel and DC MCU films.

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* The failure of the film adaptation of ''Film/{{Watchmen}}'' was the last straw comncerning any attempts at more serious, literary, comic book based movies. The joke among critics was "Who watched the Watchmen?". The R rating for what appeared to be a superhero film indicated that this wasn't for children and the intellectual themes (this being Alan Moore), lack of humor, and the fact that it was too slavishly faithful to the graphic novel, were too much for adult audiences expecting another light escapist action romp in the same vein as Marvel and DC MCU films.


* Creator/{{Pixar}}'s theatrical short subject development came to a screeching halt following the massive half-hour boner that was ''Disney/OlafsFrozenAdventure'', which Disney controversially attached to initial screenings of ''WesternAnimation/{{Coco}}''. [[WesternAnimation/{{Incredibles 2}} Only one more Pixar film]] came out with [[WesternAnimation/{{Bao}} a short subject]] attached to it after that.

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* Creator/{{Pixar}}'s Disney's theatrical short subject development came to a screeching halt following the massive half-hour boner that was failure of ''Disney/OlafsFrozenAdventure'', which Disney controversially attached to initial screenings of ''WesternAnimation/{{Coco}}''. [[WesternAnimation/{{Incredibles 2}} Only one more Pixar film]] came out ''WesternAnimation/{{Coco}}'', being mostly reviled by its half-hour length, to the point exhibitors pulled the featurette after continued protests at showings (Disney then retired it, with [[WesternAnimation/{{Bao}} a short subject]] attached the face-saving excuse that it was planned to run only until the special aired on TV). It got so bad that even Creator/{{Pixar}}, which had played shorts before all of its movies since ''A Bug's Life'', stopped doing it after that.
''WesternAnimation/{{Bao}}'' (shown before ''WesternAnimation/{{Incredibles 2'').


* Creator/{{Pixar}}'s theatrical short subject development came to a screeching halt following the massive half-hour boner that was ''Disney/OlafsFrozenAdventure'', which Disney controversially attached to initial screenings of ''WesternAnimation/{{Coco}}''. [[WesternAnimation/{{Incredibles 2}} Only one more Pixar film]] came out with a short subject attached to it after that.

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* Creator/{{Pixar}}'s theatrical short subject development came to a screeching halt following the massive half-hour boner that was ''Disney/OlafsFrozenAdventure'', which Disney controversially attached to initial screenings of ''WesternAnimation/{{Coco}}''. [[WesternAnimation/{{Incredibles 2}} Only one more Pixar film]] came out with [[WesternAnimation/{{Bao}} a short subject subject]] attached to it after that.


* Creator/{{Pixar}}'s theatrical short subject development came to a screeching halt following the massive half-hour boner that was ''Disney/OlafsFrozenAdventure'', which Disney controversially attached to initial screenings of ''WesternAnimation/{{Coco}}''. Only one more Pixar film came out with a short subject attached to it after that.

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* Creator/{{Pixar}}'s theatrical short subject development came to a screeching halt following the massive half-hour boner that was ''Disney/OlafsFrozenAdventure'', which Disney controversially attached to initial screenings of ''WesternAnimation/{{Coco}}''. [[WesternAnimation/{{Incredibles 2}} Only one more Pixar film film]] came out with a short subject attached to it after that.


* Creator/{{Pixar}}'s theatrical short subject development came to a screeching halt following the massive half-hour boner that was ''Disney/OlafFrozenAdventure'', which Disney controversially attached to initial screenings of ''WesternAnimation/{{Coco}}''. Only one more Pixar film came out with a short subject attached to it after that.

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* Creator/{{Pixar}}'s theatrical short subject development came to a screeching halt following the massive half-hour boner that was ''Disney/OlafFrozenAdventure'', ''Disney/OlafsFrozenAdventure'', which Disney controversially attached to initial screenings of ''WesternAnimation/{{Coco}}''. Only one more Pixar film came out with a short subject attached to it after that.


* Creator/{{Pixar}}'s theatrical short subject development came to a screeching halt following the massive half-hour boner that was ''Olaf's Frozen Adventure'', which Disney controversially attached to initial screenings of ''WesternAnimation/{{Coco}}''. Only one more Pixar film came out with a short subject attached to it after that.

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* Creator/{{Pixar}}'s theatrical short subject development came to a screeching halt following the massive half-hour boner that was ''Olaf's Frozen Adventure'', ''Disney/OlafFrozenAdventure'', which Disney controversially attached to initial screenings of ''WesternAnimation/{{Coco}}''. Only one more Pixar film came out with a short subject attached to it after that.


* Creator/{{Pixar}}'s short subject development came to a screeching halt following the massive half-hour boner that was ''Olaf's Frozen Adventure'', which Disney attached to initial screenings of ''WesternAnimation/Coco''. Only one more Pixar film came out with a short subject attached to it after that.

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* Creator/{{Pixar}}'s theatrical short subject development came to a screeching halt following the massive half-hour boner that was ''Olaf's Frozen Adventure'', which Disney controversially attached to initial screenings of ''WesternAnimation/Coco''.''WesternAnimation/{{Coco}}''. Only one more Pixar film came out with a short subject attached to it after that.



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* Creator/{{Pixar}}'s short subject development came to a screeching halt following the massive half-hour boner that was ''Olaf's Frozen Adventure'', which Disney attached to initial screenings of ''WesternAnimation/Coco''. Only one more Pixar film came out with a short subject attached to it after that.


** The aforementioned DarkerAndEdgier superhero film movement was more or less ended by the one-two punch of ''[[Film/FantasticFour2015 Fant4stic]]'' and ''Film/BatmanVSupermanDawnOfJustice'', both of which were accused of being too dark purely for the sake of being dark [[FollowTheLeader in an attempt to replicate the Dark Knight Trilogy's success]]. This coincided with the rise of movies that, whilst dark, still contained a good deal of levity, be they BlackComedy (''Film/{{Deadpool|2016}}'' and ''Film/{{Venom|2018}}''), or just weren't needlessly dark for the sake of being dark (''Film/CaptainAmericaCivilWar'', ''Film/{{Logan}}'' and ''Film/AvengersInfinityWar''). In response to ''Batman v Superman''[='=]s relative underperformance, the Franchise/DCExtendedUniverse underwent a major ReTool, and starting with ''Film/{{Wonder Woman|2017}}'', seems to be going in a more idealistic direction. This approach seems to be much more successful than the previous DarkerAndEdgier one, with ''Film/Aquaman2018'' being the first DCEU film to gross over $1 billion at the box office.

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** The aforementioned big-budgeted DarkerAndEdgier superhero film movement was more or less ended by the one-two punch of ''[[Film/FantasticFour2015 Fant4stic]]'' and ''Film/BatmanVSupermanDawnOfJustice'', both of which were accused of being too dark purely for the sake of being dark [[FollowTheLeader in an attempt to replicate the Dark Knight Trilogy's success]]. This coincided with the rise of movies that, whilst dark, still contained a good deal of levity, be they BlackComedy (''Film/{{Deadpool|2016}}'' and ''Film/{{Venom|2018}}''), or just weren't needlessly dark for the sake of being dark (''Film/CaptainAmericaCivilWar'', ''Film/{{Logan}}'' (''Film/CaptainAmericaCivilWar'' and ''Film/AvengersInfinityWar''). In response to ''Batman v Superman''[='=]s relative underperformance, the Franchise/DCExtendedUniverse underwent a major ReTool, and starting with ''Film/{{Wonder Woman|2017}}'', seems to be going in a more idealistic direction. This approach seems to be much more successful than the previous DarkerAndEdgier one, with ''Film/Aquaman2018'' being the first DCEU film to gross over $1 billion at the box office. The R-rated ''Film/{{Logan}}'' is the exception as it is a smaller budgeted movie that received critical and commercial success.


* A subversion: In the '90s, many MartialArtsMovie makers and fans feared that the upcoming handover of Hong Kong back to China in 1997 would result in this (the Asian financial crisis of the late '90s also played a part). But while the Hong Kong film industry did experience a crisis in the late '90s, others saw opportunity... especially other Asian countries. Countries such as South Korea, Japan, and Thailand began producing their own martial arts films, hoping to fill the void, and creating some new stars in the process, such as Tony Jaa and Jeeja Yanin. And as it turned out, the Chinese takeover of Hong Kong did not signal the death knell of martial arts movies there, either, particularly with the rise of "arthouse" martial arts films such as ''Film/CrouchingTigerHiddenDragon'', ''Film/{{Hero}}'', and ''Film/HouseOfFlyingDaggers''. While the Chinese takeover and the Asian financial crisis did mark the end of the "Classic Age" of Hong Kong cinema, China and Hong Kong continue to produce many martial arts films today.


* ''{{Literature/Twilight}}'' in 2008 and ''Film/TheHungerGames'' in 2012 killed the child-led blockbuster franchises that ''Film/HarryPotter'' had popularised. The young adult novels featuring child protagonists stopped getting adapted in favour of books with teen protagonists -- and films such as ''Film/TheGiver'' and ''Film/SeventhSon2015'' [[AgeLift aged up their twelve-year-old protagonists significantly]]. Not helping matters was the ''Harry Potter'' leads also having entered their twenties by the time the final films were made. Disney felt the effects of this too with ''Film/AliceInWonderland2010'' and ''Film/OzTheGreatAndPowerful'' -- based on stories with child protagonists, but featuring adults as the leads instead. ''{{Film/Pan}}'' was an attempt at a child-led franchise that ended up bombing spectacularly. Warner Bros. later focused the film adaptation of ''Film/FantasticBeastsAndWhereToFindThem'' on adult protagonist Newt Scamander, to much greater success critically and commercially.

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* ''{{Literature/Twilight}}'' in 2008 and ''Film/TheHungerGames'' in 2012 killed the child-led blockbuster franchises that ''Film/HarryPotter'' had popularised. The young adult novels featuring child protagonists stopped getting adapted in favour of books with teen protagonists -- and films such as ''Film/TheGiver'' and ''Film/SeventhSon2015'' [[AgeLift aged up their twelve-year-old protagonists significantly]]. Not helping matters was the ''Harry Potter'' leads also having entered their twenties by the time the final films were made. Disney felt the effects of this too with ''Film/AliceInWonderland2010'' and ''Film/OzTheGreatAndPowerful'' -- based on stories with child protagonists, but featuring adults as the leads instead. ''{{Film/Pan}}'' was an attempt at a child-led franchise that ended up bombing spectacularly. Warner Bros. later focused the film adaptation of ''Film/FantasticBeastsAndWhereToFindThem'' on adult protagonist Newt Scamander, to much greater success critically and commercially. ''Film/PokemonDetectivePikachu'' also aged its teenage protagonist from [[VideoGame/DetectivePikachu the video game]] into a young adult instead.



* ''Film/DragonballEvolution'' in 2009 tainted the very ''idea'' of a Western adaptation of anime and manga for a very long time, and the failure of ''Film/GhostInTheShell'' over [[{{Yellowface}} similar concerns]] certainly hasn't helped matters. 2019's ''Film/AlitaBattleAngel'' was arguably only released because it was a long time passion project from Creator/JamesCameron, and even before release it was already facing lowered expectations in terms of box office return, expectations, which as it would turn out, ended up being largely accurate. Though a box office hit internationally (mainly thanks to China pulling in around 3/4 of its gross), it bombed domestically, which together with James Cameron's attention turned more toward sequels to ''Film/{{Avatar}}'', a sequel seems very unlikely. As of 2019, the only Western-Adaptation-of-Anime film being developed in Hollywood is an adaptation of ''Anime/YourName'' being helmed by Creator/JJAbrams, though it is worth noting that unlike the Sci-Fi Action epics that had come out previously it is adapting a MagicRealism based modern youth romance instead.

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* ''Film/DragonballEvolution'' in 2009 tainted the very ''idea'' of a Western adaptation of anime and manga for a very long time, and the failure of ''Film/GhostInTheShell'' over [[{{Yellowface}} similar concerns]] certainly hasn't helped matters. 2019's ''Film/AlitaBattleAngel'' was arguably only released because it was a long time passion project from Creator/JamesCameron, and even before release it was already facing lowered expectations in terms of box office return, expectations, which as it would turn out, ended up being largely accurate. Though a box office hit internationally (mainly thanks to China pulling in around 3/4 of its gross), it bombed domestically, which together with James Cameron's attention turned more toward sequels to ''Film/{{Avatar}}'', a sequel seems very unlikely. As of 2019, the only Western-Adaptation-of-Anime film being developed in Hollywood is an adaptation of ''Anime/YourName'' being helmed by Creator/JJAbrams, though it is worth noting that unlike the Sci-Fi Action epics that had come out previously it is adapting a MagicRealism based modern youth romance instead. Other adaptations have remained in DevelopmentHell, and ''Film/PokemonDetectivePikachu'' is instead opting for an AlternateContinuity with subtle nods to the anime.


* ''Film/SchoolOfRock'' in 2003, being a send-up of [[SaveOurStudents inspirational teacher]] movies, basically killed that sub-genre and created a new type of sub-genre where the teachers are rather useless (such as ''Half Nelson'' and ''Film/BadTeacher''). Attempts at reigniting the sub-genre (such as ''Film/FreedomWriters'' and ''Film/LarryCrowne'') have been critical and box office disappointments. Some may argue that the genre's still alive in the form of "Inspirational Coach Movies" such as ''Film/CoachCarter'', ''Film/WeAreMarshall'', and ''Film/TheBlindSide''.

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* ''Film/SchoolOfRock'' in 2003, being a send-up of [[SaveOurStudents inspirational teacher]] movies, basically killed that sub-genre and created a new type of sub-genre where the teachers are rather useless (such as ''Half Nelson'' and ''Film/BadTeacher''). Attempts at reigniting the sub-genre (such as ''Film/FreedomWriters'' and ''Film/LarryCrowne'') have been critical and box office disappointments. Some may argue that the genre's still alive in the form of "Inspirational Coach Movies" such as ''Film/CoachCarter'', ''Film/{{Miracle}}'', ''Film/WeAreMarshall'', and ''Film/TheBlindSide''.


* ''Film/NotAnotherTeenMovie'' from 2001 and ''Film/MeanGirls'' from 2004 likely destroyed the '90s teen romantic comedy sub-genre. Following the bitter {{Deconstruction}} of the Creator/JohnHughes-style teen movie with ''Film/{{Heathers}}'', teen movies started roaring back by the mid-'90s. It began with ''Film/{{Clueless}}'', which was more or less a {{Reconstruction}} of the genre. It continued with films like ''Film/CantHardlyWait'', ''Film/ShesAllThat'', ''Film/TenThingsIHateAboutYou'', ''Film/NeverBeenKissed'', ''Film/DriveMeCrazy'', ''Film/WhateverItTakes'', ''Film/BringItOn'', and ''Film/GetOverIt''. While ''Not Another Teen Movie'' viciously parodied the tropes of the genre leading up to that point, ''Mean Girls'' rose the bar by tackling a slew of real-life youth issues in a way that made a lot of earlier films look [[HarsherInHindsight uncomfortable in hindsight]].

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* ''Film/NotAnotherTeenMovie'' from 2001 and ''Film/MeanGirls'' from 2004 likely destroyed the '90s teen romantic comedy sub-genre. Following the bitter {{Deconstruction}} of the Creator/JohnHughes-style teen movie with ''Film/{{Heathers}}'', more [[LighterAndSofter optimistic and cheerful]] teen movies started roaring back by the mid-'90s. It began with ''Film/{{Clueless}}'', which was more or less a {{Reconstruction}} of the genre. It continued with films like ''Film/CantHardlyWait'', ''Film/ShesAllThat'', ''Film/TenThingsIHateAboutYou'', ''Film/NeverBeenKissed'', ''Film/DriveMeCrazy'', ''Film/WhateverItTakes'', ''Film/BringItOn'', and ''Film/GetOverIt''. While ''Not Another Teen Movie'' viciously parodied the tropes of the genre leading up to that point, ''Mean Girls'' rose the bar by tackling a slew of real-life youth issues in a way that made a lot of earlier films look [[HarsherInHindsight uncomfortable in hindsight]].


* ''Film/NotAnotherTeenMovie'' from 2001 and ''Film/MeanGirls'' from 2004 likely killed the '90s teen romantic comedy sub-genre. Following the bitter {{Deconstruction}} of the Creator/JohnHughes-style teen movie with ''Film/{{Heathers}}'', teen movies started roaring back by the mid-'90s. It began with ''Film/{{Clueless}}'', which was more or less a {{Reconstruction}} of the genre. It continued with films like ''Film/CantHardlyWait'' ''Film/ShesAllThat'', ''Film/TenThingsIHateAboutYou'', ''Film/NeverBeenKissed'', ''Film/DriveMeCrazy'', ''Film/WhateverItTakes'', ''Film/BringItOn'',and ''Film/GetOverIt''. While ''Not Another Teen Movie'' viciously parodied the tropes of the genre leading up to that point, ''Mean Girls'' rose the bar by tackling a slew of real-life youth issues in a way that made a lot of earlier films look [[HarsherInHindsight uncomfortable in hindsight]].

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* ''Film/NotAnotherTeenMovie'' from 2001 and ''Film/MeanGirls'' from 2004 likely killed destroyed the '90s teen romantic comedy sub-genre. Following the bitter {{Deconstruction}} of the Creator/JohnHughes-style teen movie with ''Film/{{Heathers}}'', teen movies started roaring back by the mid-'90s. It began with ''Film/{{Clueless}}'', which was more or less a {{Reconstruction}} of the genre. It continued with films like ''Film/CantHardlyWait'' ''Film/CantHardlyWait'', ''Film/ShesAllThat'', ''Film/TenThingsIHateAboutYou'', ''Film/NeverBeenKissed'', ''Film/DriveMeCrazy'', ''Film/WhateverItTakes'', ''Film/BringItOn'',and ''Film/BringItOn'', and ''Film/GetOverIt''. While ''Not Another Teen Movie'' viciously parodied the tropes of the genre leading up to that point, ''Mean Girls'' rose the bar by tackling a slew of real-life youth issues in a way that made a lot of earlier films look [[HarsherInHindsight uncomfortable in hindsight]].

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