Out of ideas

Maybe I'm getting old, but I'm getting pretty tired of the remakes and the sequels. I mean, truth be told the risk of ruining the now classics is too high, and the generation that would consume these movies, is not excited about these reheated plots.

Not to be insensitive, but time flies and with the exception of Tom Cruise, the roles tend to not be a good fit anymore. On top of that, most of what's being put out there is tainted with nostalgic fan service that tends to insult our intellectual inclinations.

Am I being too harsh? Are you excited for the remakes and the sequels 30 years later?

Is Hollywood just out of ideas?

Or am I just becoming the old man who screams to little kids to get off my lawn.


Posted using Partiko Android

Comments 15

agree on this one...

fresh ideas in stead of the next of the next of the next remake isnt the way to go anymore.. i guess why series have my attention a bit more because of this...holleywood isnt kicking the ass as it used to (shit im old as well then...i guess)

20.07.2019 15:17

I can't even remember the last time a completely original script was a blockbuster.

There is a certain sense to it though. Old stories have established audiences and are much less risky from a financial point of view.

There is also a theory that the current spate of superhero movies being commercially successful come from a general feeling of powerlessness. The movies allow those people to vicariously gain the feeling of power in their own lives. I think there is something to that.

But yes, Hollywoo is out of ideas for the big screen.

20.07.2019 15:18

Watch the trailer.... I promise you will hate it

20.07.2019 15:43

There is a lot of talent and creativity out in the world. Unfortunately, Hollywood is set up to ignore all that and give people jobs through nepotism. It's not what you know, it's who you know.

Decentralized production in cinema will create incredible stories with amazing talent no one has ever heard of. I have a feeling they'll be using Swarm intelligence to cast actors and create content in certain situations. The future is going to be real weird.

20.07.2019 15:47

John Taylor Gatto had a great phrase: Genius is as common as dirt.

20.07.2019 16:34

This is for sure, and I agree with you, films that are being shot nowadays have few life ideas!

20.07.2019 15:54

On top of that, most of what's being put out there is tainted with nostalgic fan service that tends to insult our intellectual inclinations.

Yep, I completely agree! Most fall short due to relying on the coattails of the success of previous/original films. Most of the time using regurgitated ideas and have a general lack of creativity and uniqueness.

20.07.2019 16:05

Well, it might sound like a fetish but I would like to see Tom Cruise making up with Kelly Mcgillis now.

Posted using Partiko Android

20.07.2019 16:23

I think it depends for me. Often I find remakes and especially sequels to be terrible. Sequels have a tendency to always try to go beyond what was done originally which usually results in over the top action scenes that are completely unrealistic. Or they try to add bigger and better characters and ideas that often do not fit in with the original story. Sequels that are based on books tend to be a little better because they do not have that over the top quality to them and everything seems to fit within the story universe.
On the other hand I do beleive that some remakes work. Sometimes the new cinema technology can make a real difference, especially in the cases of sci fi movies. Many remakes fail though because they try to appeal to the new generation by speeding things up and adding more action, color, and anger rather than focussing on good dialogue, character development and plot.

20.07.2019 16:36

I think the bigger problem is that at the moment the film industry is focused on the formula that yields money: reboots and remakes.

Unfortunately, the original ideas are being swallowed up (and yielding weak financial returns to the studios). So, it's not that they don't exist... But the fact that they aren't being valued as they should be.

However, on the other hand, I find interesting the idea of ​​revisiting some classics, like the recent The Lion King. I wrote a review and I'm incredibly pleased with the final result. If someone wanted to read, this is the link: https://goldvoice.club/steem/@wiseagent/movie-review-the-lion-king-2019.

20.07.2019 18:41

No, you're right. It sure feels like Hollywood is running out of original ideas. This glut of remakes is not doing anyone anything resembling a service.

Posted using Partiko Android

20.07.2019 19:29

You are not alone. I don't mind a remake but recently it is hard to find a film that is original. We need a balance. We need more creativity. Smaller budgets which allow for some experimentation. Ugh, so much junk in the theaters. Got to support the quality films being released. Cheers.

Posted using Partiko Android

20.07.2019 20:21

Well ... Tom cruise made top gun 2. After 35 years... Tom is as young as past top gun movie... Nd hollywood is not out of ideas .. some things are emotions... Basically hollywood makes genuine movie on the topics....

21.07.2019 04:07

The truth is not so hard to understand and does't need many words and shapes.
but the problem is that we don't listen! as joe rogan says '' WE ARE CRAZY!! ''


21.07.2019 05:51

Hi @meno!

Your post was upvoted by @steem-ua, new Steem dApp, using UserAuthority for algorithmic post curation!
Your UA account score is currently 6.022 which ranks you at #325 across all Steem accounts.
Your rank has improved 1 places in the last three days (old rank 326).

In our last Algorithmic Curation Round, consisting of 114 contributions, your post is ranked at #6.

Evaluation of your UA score:
  • You've built up a nice network.
  • The readers appreciate your great work!
  • Good user engagement!

Feel free to join our @steem-ua Discord server

21.07.2019 09:15