These days, it feels like movie reboots and, more commonly, sequels are pretty much all we ever see in at the movie theater. Hollywood is so bereft of original ideas that a studio will just decide to take an idea that has proven successful and crap out additional iterations of what basically amounts to the same story over, and over, and over. Of course, some sequels are even more absurd than other
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.
We’re living in a culture where half of what we say seems to come from television or the movies. At some points it feels like there are precious few original thoughts being delivered in every day conversation, and quoting movies promotes a sort of kinship, and an inside joke with other people who are thinking to themselves, “Yes, I, too, have seen and enjoy that movie.” It’s just a shame that when
We get a certain pleasure from the basic movie formula, where our main character meets adversity or intrigue, struggles against it, and eventually overcomes that problem, hopefully a little wiser. But that enjoyment can be shortlived when you realize there never should have been a problem in the first place…