How “geek movies” have taken over the movie industry

( Image found in “Star Wars Classic Posters”, Connect).

In 1977 a revolutionary movie gets released in cinemas called Star Wars with amazing special effects and a compelling story, its sadly ahead of its time.However, this film helped create a mythology that many people today are familiar with from its sequels, prequels and spin-offs. After the success of Star Wars, the sci-fi series Star Trek began gaining momentum with its own movies, with the critically acclaimed Wrath of Khan bringing new to the franchise. However, we now live in a time where these movies that were considered “geeky” are dominating the film industry and gaining more fans every day.

Today, we are constantly seeing movies that are targeted towards the geek community. For example, the Marvel Cinematic Universe films have been a dream for most comic book fans. Many fans thought it was impossible for different superheroes with their own stories to be all in one movie, yet today most of these movies accumulate more than 30o million dollars in the box office on average. The emergence of fantasy and anime films is a reminder that there are movies originally targeted towards a geek audience are becoming more mainstream and inclusive.