Tue, Jul 31 2012, 12:50 AM EDT
Yes, that makes sense, a rebuttal that only further emphasizes my own point.
Want an even better example of how money doesn't determine quality? The Big Lebowski made little money in theaters. Despite this, it was indeed a very good film. And now it's hailed as a comedy classic.
Another example I can use: Darkstalkers. Insane amounts of work was put into that franchise. Yet it was barely advertised in America and made hardly any money. And now it's the series shitloads of people are clamoring to see the return of.
Dragonball Evolution made more box office money than it cost to produce, but we all know what a terrible load that was. Every fan who saw it was insulted, people new to the series found it stupid and poorly-made in general, the Japanese and Chinese thought it was meant to be a mean-spirited parody, and Akira Toriyama encouraged everyone to pretend it's not trying to be Dragonball or not even see it because he was so ashamed of how it turned out.
Twilight is the current big thing that's already seeing its popularity die down, the thing that'll be forgotten in a few years once it stops sucking money from the wallets of 13-year-old girls and their lonely single moms going through their midlife crisis. It's a pile of shit that capitalizes on the fact that its fleeting chief demographic doesn't know any better. A friend of mine's sister LOVED Twilight when it first came out. Then something happened. SHE AGED. And now when she mentions Twilight, it ain't with fondness.
Amount of money made =/= quality. Sorry 'bout that.