Ray wrote:The original Blade Runner came out in an era that was saturated with either light-hearted (relatively) fare like (Again) ET, Star Trek 2, Conan the Barbarian, or much more terrible R rated fare (Friday the 13th) but much more accessible to a general audience. Teens who go out to the movie theaters aren't going to go out to go see smart movies they're going to go out to see stuff blow up, or to see their girlfriends scream when they see Jason Voorhees slice someone's head off.
It's weird how you don't even admit that Superman was popular in the exact era that you're citing the rest of your information. But, given your citations, explain to me how those cult-classic Captain America movies made in the early 1990's, the cult classic Disney film The Rescuers, and that Batman movie made in the 1960's suddenly had popular installments made years later. Was it simply because letting people know that products exist goes a long way in making sure that people also buy said products?