Why does every story have to be an Earth-shattering epic?Genevieve Valentine12/24/13 11:00am31563EditPromoteGo to permalinkLately, it seems like every story has to be massive, or nobody cares. Every Doctor Who story is about saving the entire universe. The latest Hobbit movie seemed to be trying to be a Lord of the Rings-style saga. Every action movie needs global stakes. Can we talk about our epic epidemic?