It used to be that movies had captive audiences. They already had your money once you’d bought a ticket or rented it. Now with streaming services and a hundred other ways to consume media, they need to make sure they draw you in from the start. They need… an awesome introduction.
Hollywood is so devoid of original ideas these days that it’s rare to see a flick hit the screen that wasn’t already a TV show, book, video game, action figure or amusement park ride. And when it’s not one of those, it’s probably just a remake, even if you hadn’t heard of the original…
People are getting excited about the new Star Wars movie that’s due to come out next year, and rightfully so. Even with the missteps that were the prequels, it remains one of the great modern American stories of all-time. Sure, it was highly derivative and didn’t always feature the best writing in the world, but as far as good versus evil goes, when it comes to the world of film it just doesn’t ge
Nothing is worse than defending your favorite franchise, trying to convince someone about the philosophical underpinnings and subtlety that make it great… only to have a ridiculous aspect, or entire race, thrown right in your face.