I Need A Different Phrase To Describe A Different "Jump The Shark."

(NOTE: Based on time elapsed since the posting of this entry, the BS-o-meter calculates this is 12.06% likely to be something that Ferrett now regrets.)

Basically, I want a phrase that indicates “the moment I stop automatically buying things from this creator, and start waiting for reviews.”
I asked this question on Twitter yesterday, and got a wide variety of responses: “M. Night’d” was a popular one, except that I don’t feel M. Night was ever someone who built up a base of solid movies to begin with.  He had one great movie, and then Unbreakable had some serious flaws, and that was it.  And I’m not talking the sort of hype that comes from ZOMG TRUE DETECTIVE SEASON 1 WAS SO GOOD WAIT WHAT HAPPENED, but rather someone who was on the top of their game for several years, and now is starting to falter.
Likewise, “Crystal Skulled” came up a lot – but I have yet to be convinced that there will be any good Indiana Jones movies ever again.  And this phrase should encapsulate the fact that the creator is still capable of producing magnificent work – it’s just that now, after a long string of unbroken beauty, they’re creating crappy stuff along with the good ones.
The phrase that comes to mind is “Pixar,” because Inside/Out was really magnificent after the mediocrity of Brave and the absolute face-shocker of Cars 2.  But saying “They got Pixared” doesn’t quite convey it, because a lot of people love Pixar, and “They Cars 2ed” sounds like they’re producing absolute crap for all eternity.
So. Suggestions?


  1. Brad
    Aug 11, 2015

    Assassin’s creed? 1 was good, 2 and some of the sequels were great, the last ezio game was worse but ok, 3 was too much at the time and slow and should be the sharkesque point we’re talking about; 4 was amazing, but people waited for reviews, and so on, with 5 being a shitshow, rogue being ok to good (? haven’t played it) and for 6 there seems to be cautious optimism, but hopefully nobody will pre-order it…
    Sorry for my sloppy punctuation, I usually try to be better, but I’m hoping to fall asleep presently.

  2. Bea
    Aug 12, 2015

    I was using “Pern-ed” before Anne McCaffrey passed away, to indicated that–while the stuff she was writing with her son was tripe–I had hopes of her solo work once again being lovely.
    Based on my other SF/Fnal experiences… “Darkover’d,” “Xanth’d,” “Valdemar’d” or “Dune’d” will also work. 😛

  3. Grev
    Aug 12, 2015

    Maybe “Marvel-ed”. At least for me, after Avengers 2 (o really most of their stuff since Guardians) I’m waiting for reviews, thoughtful reviews, before deciding if I have time-money to catch their theatrical releases.

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