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Every year we see more and more classic shows and movies return to our screens.

In the last few months alone we’ve had the return of…

 

Baywatch

Power Rangers

King Kong

Planet Of The Apes

Spiderman

Transformers

Wonder Woman

The Mummy

Pirates Of The Caribbean

Alien

Fate Of The Furious

Guardians Of The Galaxy

Jumanji

 

All of these movies are “safe bets.”

As a director landing one of these movies guarentees profits even if you do a terrible job.

This has led to a drop in creativity. Most directors now opt for only a handful of options rather than coming up with a completely new movie…

  • Make a popular book into a movie
  • Make a 2, 3 or 4 of a popular film/franchise
  • Bring a popular tv show either new or old to the big screen

 

Original movies are becoming rarer and rarer, which is a real shame when you look back at the success of the first Taken film, Prisoners or the recent Hacksaw Ridge.

These films have and will remain iconic, however they’re a risk. No one wants to invest millions into an idea when, a remake that already has a fan base presents a guarenteed profit.

This is leading to a situation where Hollywood is becoming dull. The art-form of directing is nothing more than improved technology combined with an old script.

 

Is this going to continue? Of course, the general public are addicted to big name titles and directors are not going to opt away from such guarenteed profits.

It’s too easy to remake an old popular title, or to make a movie out of a book that millions of people have already read.

Hollywood will continue to be nothing more than a re-packaging factory unless we the viewers demand something more.

Every year we see more and more classic shows and movies return to our screens.

In the last few months alone we've had the return of...

 

Baywatch

Power Rangers

King Kong

Planet Of The Apes

Spiderman

Transformers

Wonder Woman

The Mummy

Pirates Of The Caribbean

Alien

Fate Of The Furious

Guardians Of The Galaxy

Jumanji

 

All of these movies are "safe bets."

As a director landing one of these movies guarentees profits even if you do a terrible job.

This has led to a drop in creativity. Most directors now opt for only a handful of options rather than coming up with a completely new movie...

  • Make a popular book into a movie
  • Make a 2, 3 or 4 of a popular film/franchise
  • Bring a popular tv show either new or old to the big screen

 

Original movies are becoming rarer and rarer, which is a real shame when you look back at the success of the first Taken film, Prisoners or the recent Hacksaw Ridge.

These films have and will remain iconic, however they're a risk. No one wants to invest millions into an idea when, a remake that already has a fan base presents a guarenteed profit.

This is leading to a situation where Hollywood is becoming dull. The art-form of directing is nothing more than improved technology combined with an old script.

 

Is this going to continue? Of course, the general public are addicted to big name titles and directors are not going to opt away from such guarenteed profits.

It's too easy to remake an old popular title, or to make a movie out of a book that millions of people have already read.

Hollywood will continue to be nothing more than a re-packaging factory unless we the viewers demand something more.