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There must be some kind of anti-creativity substance poisoning the water wells of Hollywood these days. It seems that directors, producers and writers alike share this uncanny lack of creative juices. For every original movie that comes out, there always appears to be at least five remakes (which rarely, RARELY ever hold a flame to their originals).
As denofgeek.com points out, in the next five years or so there are over 70 (that's right, SEVENTY) remakes being made. What happened? James Cameron made such an impact with his movies Abyss and Titanic, then he makes the piece of garbage known as Avatar, distracting people from the obvious truth with competely computer fabricated environments. Am I the only person who noticed that this "movie" was an utter rip off of Fern Gully, Pocahontas and Dances With Wolves? It is very upsetting to see the movie industry decline so rapidly, with studios doing away with originality and replacing it with gimmicky special effects and C-quality acting even from the finest performers.
I won't even get into the biggest insult: the all-black remake of Death At A Funeral, which started out as genius British comedy and was downgraded into a Tyler Perry joke of a film. The other day, I watched In Bruges and it restored some of my tiny faith in moviemakers. Much as directors have begun boycotting DirecTV's new Premium OnDemand, which allows subscribers to view films a mere two months after their release in theaters, we as the audience must boycott the sham Hollywood has offered us as of late (on a side note, Cameron was quoted as saying the DirecTV feature takes away from the experience he is trying to instill on his audience when his film is viewed in theaters...right James, the fact you also stand to make hundreds of millions of dollars off over-priced movie tickets DEFINITELY has nothing to do with it). Hopefully movies will start to show merit once again, and attract audiences with features other than overhauled 3D effects and massive CGI worlds.
P.S. Here's the DenofGeek article about the numerous remakes being put together; it's quite comprehensive and surprising to see just how many films are being rehashed. Some not even fifteen years removed from their original debut. Check it out.
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