When I scan through the movie selections on Amazon, I keep seeing listings for movies about hit men. Why? Are hit men really a big thing? I have zero interest in these flicks, but I guess there must be an audience for them.
I think the cause is that studios will only invest in what is a “sure thing.” And original ideas are big swings. Can be big failures. So they stick with what audiences will go to.Because everyone in the movie industry is incapable of coming up with anything that hasn't already been done. And as long as the audience keeps buying into it they don't have to.
sure, partly, but these sorts of movies have always been popular among all types of menIncels need a fantasy they can aspire to/believe in
People make and sell what people want to buy. The top podcasts are true crime. There are whole channels on (HLN at night) devoted to this.Same reason there are so many gangster movies, war movies and revenge movies. People are fascinated by the dark side of humanity and movie studios are businesses designed to make the most money with the least effort.