The movie industry has evolved drastically in recent years, and filmmakers now need to be pretty innovative and know what viewers want to create a winning product. More often than not, movie creators will find their inspiration in other fields, usually by researching which hobbies or pastime activities people enjoy, so they will try to combine it with an actual movie story. Let’s dive deeper into the specifics of how movies made their money in 2021.
Everyone has watched a movie about gambling, and there are plenty of casino-themed movies to watch nowadays. We are all well-aware of heroes visiting casinos in Las Vegas and winning amazing jackpots, so producers love to add such themes, as they know it grabs most viewers’ attention.
Nowadays, there is an excellent selection of online slots, so gambling is a popular activity for many punters, and they like to see that thrill created in a movie as well. Casinos are associated with thrill, and excitement is one of the main reasons why people watch movies in the first place.
Gambling is also part of Western culture, so people often see the movie from the eyes of the main characters, and no matter how familiar the storyline may be, a gambling-related movie will always be a hit, so that is one aspect that brought tons of money to the movie industry in 2021.
Video Games-Related Movies
There is a big fanbase for video games at the moment, and that is one industry that is expected to grow even more in the near future. So, it comes as no surprise that studios have taken inspiration from video games as a good platform to build blockbuster franchise hits.
There is much room for improvisation when it comes to movies with video game themes, and there are always rich backgrounds, characters, universes, so video game franchises are among the primary source of inspiration for movie makers. The potential here is enormous, so we can expect to be flooded with movies of this kind in the coming years.
Comic Books-Related Movies
Comic books have been around for a long time, and movies related to them have a rich history as well, but they have not always been so popular. In the 20th century, there were many movies created with inspiration from comic books, such as Batman, Superman, etc.. Still, the technology was not always advanced enough to make a top-class product. So, these movies were filmed on a low budget, and not much was expected from them.
However, advances in technology and digital effects in recent years have played an enormous role in the surge of superhero movies in the world. Special effects are crucial in enhancing the look of superpowers and some other spectacular features coming with the main characters.
When you combine the effects with a nice storyline and significant action, then you have a winning product that will appeal to global audiences. 2021 has been successful in terms of the release of new comic book related movies, and that is sure to continue in 2022 as well.