Originally Posted by medford
Sounds good on pape, but think about the reboots that you'd miss out on:
The latest Batman incarnation.
Thomas Crown affair
Man on Fire
(to name a few)
then there are the adapation of films from foreign language films like
Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
Italian Stunt Job
How many times has James Bond script been given a new location, new gadget and perhaps most importantly a new bond girl while following a similar plot development? There have been a ton of great Bond Films.
A good movie is a good movie, no matter how old or often its been repeated. If its well shot and well acted, then it turns into a good movie.
We don't need to boycott sequals, remakes or reboots, we need to boycott bad movies. What is bad is highly subjective, so good luck with that.
I'm not saying that Hollywood shouldnt make those types of movies. But, it is pretty much all they are making. In the 70s and 80s, Hollywood invented brands:
Back to the Future
The list could go on and on. Now, they simply take super popular books and make them into franchises (Harry Potter, LOTR's, Twilight) where the fans already know the ending. Or, they simply take comic books and build a movie around them. Or a kids show (Transformers, GI Joe).
So, when kids who are 15 now talk to their kids, what are they going to be nostalgic about and how odd are those conversations going to be.
"What was your favorite movie as a kid?"
"Which one, the one with the dorky guy or the one with the British guy?"
"You know, the one with the Redhead."
"Was she pretty?"
"Kind of, kind of not."
"Oh, okay. I think I know which one youre talking about."
I'm not saying that they cannot make good movies. The Dark Knight was tremendous, and everything I hear about the new Star Trek and Superman movies has been positive.
But, Hollywood isn't willing to take too many chances on new franchises. They cost so much money to make that they need a guaranteed audience. This is a smart financial plan but it certainly fails to capture my imagination.