Member Blog Post
Across the net there are millions that think the film industry is dying from the remakes and sequels and need original ideas. I disagree and agree. The film industry isn’t dying, it’s making more money than it ever has. I do agree they need more original ideas then remakes or sequels.
So here’s some thoughts to think about-you may disagree but I’m stating my thoughts and opinions only. Watchmen-an adaption from the graphic novel-was so creature feature-ish. I thought it was very original just thinking Dr. Manhattan, an invincible walking mass weapon would turn against the country he protected. It pulled in a disappointing numbers in the box office. If the dialogue was less intelligent and the plot repetitive then it would pull in bigger numbers. But if they did that this film would be a cliché and not a film statement or (what I think) a masterpiece of art. Remake: Rob Zombies Halloween. The same damn movie as the original (embarrassingly admitting I like this) and yet pulled in high numbers in the box office. Peter Jackson’s King Kong is yes a remake, but with a very creative remix. It did very good in the box office but I read it was still disappointing. I loved it, it’s one of my favorite films. Friday the 13th a remake, the same exact movie of the original, well 2nd one. It pulled in high numbers at the box office. So a thought here, doesn’t mean I agree with it just because it’s my thought- It’s the audience that are fueling shitty remakes, and the film makers want the seventeen year old audience who don’t care about art or give film the respect it deserves. Maybe that’s why we are seeing all these shitty remakes.
Then we have the creative clichés. Transformers, which is a repeat of exploding, metal crunching films, but with a very original story. I love this film, too bad they directed it towards the teenager audience and didn’t make it more intelligent. It was based on the toys I grew up with. Well guess what Bay and Spielberg, the audience of the transformers toys grew up. They would like that film directed towards them. I don’t give a shit, I still love that film.
Got to get to work, keep it real.