There are many
theories and reasons. Here is one.
What kinds of movies
were some of the biggest hits before Dreamworks produced Gladiator? Most of the movies were action/adventure. So was Gladiator,
but it offered the emotional level as performed by actor, Crowe, shot by Ridley Scott and supported by Joaquin Phoenix,
Connie Nielsen and Richard Harris and completed by everyone else involved in the film.
So what kind of movie
was needed to ween audiences from the great action movies into a new
kind of action movie? The answer is Gladiator. It showed action, but it also gave the emotional element as
illustrated by Crowe.
So at least audiences
were transitioned from some of the best action movies and then to Gladiator to prepare them for movies like A
Beautiful Mind. What
I mean is, audiences who were used to bombs and automatic weapons needed
both the Gladiator action scenes and the emotional, leading character to make them more
responsive to movies like A
Beautiful Mind, where guns and explosions don’t occur.
Now that a part of
the movie-going audience has been weened, what next?
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