The lack of originality down in Hollywood

Ever get the feeling that you’re stuck in a time loop each and every time you look at what your cinema is currently showing? No? Then you’re a liar.

To me it seems that the movies studios have seemingly run out of ideas. Every movie seems to be either a remake, based on a book, based on a comic book, or on a real life event etcetera. Nothing seems to be original anymore. In fact, looking back, I think the most recent film that you can actually call original and has been a box office hit was…Interstellar. Yeah, let that sink in for a bit.

But can you really blame Hollywood for this? I mean you can, but chances are you might be a hypocrite, like me. That is one of the reasons why I am actually NOT blaming them.

If you think about it, you might hear people complaining about the ever-increasing number of comic book movies coming out. Last year alone saw 6 such movies, which basically means one every two months: Deadpool, Batman v Superman, Captain America: Civil War, X-Men: Apocalypse, Suicide Squad and Doctor Strange. And this year is no different, with Logan and Wonder Woman being solid hits at the box office and Spiderman: Homecoming, Thor: Ragnarok and Justice League probably following the same trend.

Same goes for remakes. Everyone keeps complaining about the never-ending series of remakes, with Ghostbusters and The Mummy being the latest two examples that spring to mind (I’m sure there are many more). Sure, these two tanked at the box office, but is that going to stop remakes being made? Probably not.

So, if there are people complaining about superhero movies and remakes, why are there so many of them? Because people will watch them anyway…that, and the number of people complaining about superhero movies is vastly inferior to the number of people who want more of them. And with remakes, people will start with the idea that it’s going to be bad and instead of NOT going to see the movie, they’ll go see it, complain that it was bad (as most of them are) and then complain some more when they see that it’s number 1 in the box office, never once stopping to think that they had contributed to this scenario. Each and every hater who goes to see a movie even when they know it’s going to be bad is responsible for said movie gaining notoriety and money.

So no, I am not going to blame the writers for the 10000 superhero movies and remakes, because I myself am a very big fan of some of these movies, more on the hero side rather than the remake one, but guess what, it still counts! It is what it is, and this trend will change only when people will get tired of seeing the same thing over and over again, which is realistically quite impossible to achieve, mostly because of the human barin being more comfortable with something it alreay knows rather than something new.


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