"GINO" - (Galactica in Name Only) was a ratings flop for the SyFy Channel and Ronald D. Moore for four straight years because it was "Dark & Gritty." There simply is no such animal as a mass market audience waiting with open arms for anything..."Dark"...."Gritty"....or "Dark & Gritty." Even horror movies that always go the "Dark & Gritty" route are never huge box office successes. That's why horror movies always have much, much smaller budgets than mainstream movies. The studios rightly anticipate a soft box office performance with horror movies.
And now Bryan Singer (if he really did direct "X-Men: Days of Future Past") is boasting this movie will be "darker?"
Bryan Singer really is the son of NBC-Universal and sibling of Ronald D. Moore, isn't he? Because the three of them just can't get "Dark & Gritty" out of their heads no matter how often it has failed commercially in the past.
The simple reason being..."Dark & Gritty" is the easiest form of drama to write. Because it's forced melodrama...similar to the forced melodrama you see performed by the acting troupe of Maury Povich on the "Maury Povich Show." His acting troupe posing as legitimate guests everyday.
Read the books Universal Studios has tried and failed to censor on Amazon.com...
And read these books at another location where Universal Studios executives and its stealth marketers won't be able to post negative, misleading (stealth marketed) reviews of the books via them purchasing candy and Rogaine Foam on Amazon.com (allowing them access to the Amazon book review section) and not actually buying and reading the books. I'll leave the other 150 global locations under wraps for now.