Lagging...

Has anyone else gotten to a point with these themed entertainment universes where they're starting to not care anymore? By "themed entertainment universes" I mean things like the Star Wars Saga or the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) or the Jurassic Park Universe (JPU) or the DC Entertainment Universe (DCEU)?

Star Wars Saga

Right now, I've watched all the Star Wars cinematic fare that has come out. I love the Original Trilogy and the Star Wars Story films (yes, even Solo); I've grown a much greater appreciation of the Prequel Trilogy; and, the more I think about it, the more I dislike the Sequel Trilogy. I have also watched the whole run of Rebels, both seasons of The Mandalorian, and all episodes of The Book of Boba Fett and Obi Wan Kenobi. I'm sure I'll watch Andor this fall because it's a character from what is nearly my favorite Star Wars film.

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And I know I'll be watching the Lando series no matter which era of his life it focuses on as well as the upcoming films Rogue Squadron and whatever it is that Taika Waititi is working on.

But, I am only a couple episodes into season two of The Clone Wars and on the fence about continuing because there's just so much, one episode into The Bad Batch, one episode into Resistance before I gave up because it sucked rocks, and I haven't even bothered with Visions. I'm also not sure how I feel about Ahsoka, Skeleton Crew, and The Acolyte.

Marvel Cinematic Universe

In the MCU, I've seen all films in Phases 1-3 (The Infinity Saga) as well as the first two seasons of Daredevil and all episodes of Agent Carter, WandaVision, The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, Loki, What If...?, and Hawkeye. But in Phase 4 (the start of The Multiverse Saga), I've only seen Black Widow (and disliked it), Spider-Man: No Way Home, and Thor: Love and Thunder. I know I'll see Black Panther: Wakanda Forever when it's in theaters.

But I have yet to care enough to watch Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings (I started but haven't finished it), Eternals, and Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness. I also have not watched any of Agents of SHIELD, Inhumans, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, Iron Fist, The Defenders, The Punisher, Runaways, Cloak & Dagger (I saw one or two episodes, maybe), Helstrom (never even heard of this one), Moon Knight, Ms. Marvel (only one episode in but I do plan to finish this one), and I have little interest in She-Hulk: Attorney at Law. But Kevin Feige gears these things so that you can no longer seemingly pick and choose what you want to watch. You HAVE TO see it all for important plot details to make sense. 

Jurassic Park Universe

I've seen the original Jurassic Park dozens of times and have seen all three of the Jurassic World films. 

While I own digital copies of The Lost World: Jurassic Park and Jurassic Park III, I haven't watched them yet and I have no desire to watch Camp Cretaceous and whatever other animated fare has come out during the Jurassic World trilogy. I also read an article yesterday where Bryce Dallas Howard implied that there might be a new trilogy of films in the pipe but that none of the characters from JP or JW are expected to return. Sheesh.

DC Entertainment Universe

What's really sad is that I'm not even sure what makes up the DCEU, that's how little I've cared about it. Hold on, I'll look...

Hmmm... I've watched Man of Steel, Suicide Squad (at least I think I finished it), Wonder Woman, Aquaman, and Shazam!

I have not and never plan to watch (or finish, as the case may be) Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Justice League or the Zack Snyder remix of it, Birds of Prey, Wonder Woman 1984 (I'm halfway through and can't bring myself to finish it ever), or The Suicide Squad (although the promise of James Gunn at the helm might be enough to sway me to watch it eventually).

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There was a point in time where the movies and shows were spaced out nicely and gave you plenty of time to catch up. The last five to seven years, though? Not so much. There is a glut of content and it's getting so watered down in all these universes that I'm losing interest very quickly on properties I've loved for too long. Even Trek took a break for a decade here and there. 

I'm just losing the will to fanboy out anymore. 

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