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The Atlantic covers the trope that will save us all… I mean, er, the Chosen One.

Admittedly the reason is not sound on their list of failures - where the list piles Beautiful CreaturesBeastly, The Golden Compass, Eragon, The Seeker: The Dark Is Rising - it does not identify that there are always failures, or that most of these movies were profitable and just didn’t reach the massive global success of a small few.

That said… some of it is interesting. Picking on Mortal Instruments as the death knell of a genre? Hardly.

Head over to The Atlantic and have a read.