Oh my God! Hollywood’s creative heat is well and truly going frigid. All these bloody remakes and fillers coming out over the past several years! I know they have an agenda and propaganda to push, but I’m at a loss to understand what. What good does redoing 80s & 90s classics do for world-wise 21st century audiences?
For clarity’s sake, by fillers I mean films just pushed onto the screens with plots so overused a newborn baby can predict them*. Usually ones that haven’t been seen or done before but can (often does) include remakes and reboots.
* Guy lives normal life, some shit happens to make him become hero, he beats bad guy, gets girl, saves world. And someone’s dad dies/ goes AWOL.
Remakes & reboots:
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
The Karate Kid
Superman (every single one made after 1987’s Superman IV: The Quest for Peace)
Batman (every one made after 1997’s Batman & Robin)
The Peanuts Movie (why didn’t they just call it Snoopy like the comics it was based on?)
(apparently they were doing a Titanic sequel but it got scrapped)
The Social Network (seriously, why do we need a movie about Mark Zuckerburg when we can Google him?)
The Theory of Everything (again, we can just Google Stephen Hawking. We don’t need a film on him)
The Hateful Eight
World War Z
Real Steel (I usually hate any show where the protagonist is an inanimate object. The Iron Giant has been the only exception so far)
Chappie (same reason)
Big Hero 6
Zootopia (or is it called Zootropolis?)
Please note I didn’t say I dislike all these films, or the actors.
As I’ve been telling my friends for time, Hollywood needs me to hurry up and become the next J.K.Rowling & Denzel Washington. Hollywood is getting raatid boring, and the entire film industry needs to be refreshed with new material!
Unless the purpose this time is to stupefy us with lack of novelty? Maybe that explains the recent upsurge in love of zombie movies…