Remember when going to see a film meant seeing something new and original? Well I don’t. At least not clearly. Hollywood seems to have become desperate for anything to play on the silver screen.
Almost all of the upcoming movies are reboots, sequels or historical dramas. True there are some originals but those look like films we have already seen before. Take interstellar, earth is soon to be inhabitable for humans so we look to space? Gee, that doesn’t sound familiar. Not to mention that there is going to be a Tetris movie. Really Hollywood? Tetris? Are you that desperate for films that you make video games into movies? I think we all know that doesn’t end well, and that is when the video game has a story! Take the resident evil movies, they had potential. The games have good characters, interesting stories and terrifying scares. Yet what do we get? A lazy film centred on a character made for said lame film just because she sleeps with the director. Look it up.
What happened? Where did the good writers go? I’ll tell you, they moved to the small screen. While the originality of movies are practically a distant memory we are getting so much new and original shows. Like Breaking Bad, Orange is the new black and Marvel Agents of SHEILD.
The real question is, is this a good or a bad thing? Well, in honestly it depends. While most of us can’t afford to see movies all the time and it is right on our fingertips, it also means that we are being overindulged. We expect more from both tv and movies because we have seen so much of it, and we are quick to criticize if it doesn’t meet those standards. Hands up, who is guilty of doing this. I know I am. After all I wrote this because of the reasons I just mentioned. So who is to blame? The viewers for being picky, or the film makers for spoiling us? I’ll leave that up to you do decide.