My first example of Hollywood having no imagination is Bond, James Bond. In 2014 it was the 50th anniversary of the James Bond franchise and what did the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences do? They showed a few clips from movies and had Shirley Bassey sing Goldfinger, boooorrrring. When they could have had ALL the James Bond actors who were and are still alive. How damn cool would that have been? If they wanted to go further they could have had a lot if not all the Bond girls too. But no, that would have taken time, money and imagination.
The Kings of Remakes.
I think their problem is they have no sense of reality along with no imagination. They have no life experience. These writers drank their way through college, if they even went to college and don’t know crap or what they know is from television. Why? Because they continue to do the same stupid crap in movies and TV.
The body falling on a car. Cars getting t-boned.
These are a couple examples of no imagination. The body falling from a building and hits the car exactly in the middle of the roof, on its back and never misses. To start with a body falling from a building would have to glide to this car since most curbs are six, eight or even ten feet from the buildings, maybe more. If a body falls it is going to fall straight down for the most part not glide to this car. Also what about any street signs or trees planted in the sidewalk? I just watched Arrow and this guy goes out the window and there is only ONE car on the street about 20 stories below and he hits it. He doesn’t glance off it or land on the trunk or hood or even the sidewalk. Again exactly in the center of the roof.
The car getting t-boned by a truck or another car. This was ok the first time but now it is old. You can tell when it is coming by the way they shoot the scene across the driver showing the passenger and the side window. Time to get something new.
More sequels than original movies.
2016 is a banner year for sequels and they are planning more. Lets start with Independence Day – Resurgence, Ghostbusters, Ice Age, Star Trek: Beyond, Jason Bourne, Pete’s Dragon, Ben–Hur, Mechanic-Resurrection , When the Bough Breaks, Blair Witch, The Magnificent 7, Jack Reacher – Never Go Back, Band Santa 2, Joe Dirt, Anchorman and there are more. Some of the time between sequels is ridiculous.
They have done this through the years and I get that making one Star Trek, Jack Reacher, Jason Bourne, Mission Impossible etc after another because it made money is OK. But when they are so desperate they have to screw with classics like The Magnificent 7 or Ben-Hur or the Mummy 1932, 1999 and now 2017, that is going too far. There is no way they are going to be better especially Ben-Hur when they are giving you cartoon (computerized scenery etc.) backgrounds and sets. When the chariot race is computerized then it sucks and is just about money.
Then there are classics like Joe Dirt (2001) and the sequel Joe Dirt 2 how imaginative (2015). The first made 13 million. Now is that worth a sequel? How about Galaxy Quest? That was 1999 and they were going to do a remake 16 years later till Alan Rickman died. They call this a cult classic so why 16 or 17 years to do a sequel? It made a whole 90 million with a 45 million dollar budget so it made 45 million. The top movies are in the hundreds of millions and even a billion dollars. So why a sequel for a movie that made 13 or 45 million?
Now making movies from TV programs and TV programs from movies
Recently they made the Lone Ranger which bombed I think because they do a remake and changed it too much. People that know the Lone Ranger expect to see the Lone Ranger. This one was dressed like Bret Maverick with the long black coat. And then there was Johnny Depp who looked like Jack Sparrow with a bird on his head. And then when it flopped the actors blamed the studio for not enough advertising. And who the hell is Armie Hammer? Actually I know he is the great grandson of Armand Hammer that ran Occidental Petroleum. And now he is in another movie made from TV, The Man From U.N.C.L.E.
This season they made Rush Hour for TV. It sucked and it didn’t last. Of course most TV shows suck. They copy the hits till they have to make something new, like these reality shows. I just don’t understand why people want to watch someone else on their couch talking about their life which isn’t anymore interesting than yours. Of course you do know they tell them what to do and say and is probably scripted to some extent. The producers especially want drama and conflict.
I have come to the conclusion that Hollywood is full of wannabes actors, directors etc. and that is why people like Spielberg, Bruckheimer, De Palma, Cruise, Eastwood and a few others look like geniuses and probably are geniuses.
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