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Old 09-21-2011, 04:37 PM   #1
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Thumbs down Hollywood's Sad State: 1 in 3 Films Next Year Will Be Based on Unoriginal Material

A summer of sequels and reboots just passed, and it's time to look ahead ... to another year full of sequels and reboots! A quick analysis by Vulture of next year’s releases shows that one in three films will be either a remake, reboot, rerelease, sequel, or prequel. As one might expect, the summer will be especially rich in déjà vu: Half the films in both June and July carry the DNA of films past — which sounds like a lot until you get to August, when two thirds of the movies do.


No genre is safe from freeze-drying: Action will get Journey (to the Center of the Earth) 2, Ghost Rider 2: Spirit of Vengeance, and Die Hard 5. Horror will get Underworld Awakening and The Amityville Horror: The Lost Tapes. Not content with $1.8 billion in worldwide grosses from weepy tweens, Paramount will rerelease Titanic, this time in glorious, wallet-shrinking 3-D! Sequels? You like sequels? How about The Expendables 2, Madagascar 3, Step Up 4, or Scary Movie 5? Didn't care for Relativity’s March remake of Snow White? Give it another chance in June, when Universal releases Snow White and the Huntsman!

Believe it or not, 2012 actually marks an ever-so-slight (a little more than half a percent) decrease in movie cloning from this year, but it is nonetheless a marked increase from 2010, when “only” one in four movies in wide release was based on preexisting material.

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Whoever thought it would be a good idea to make remaking movies an ongoing trend in Hollywood, is officially one of the biggest morons ever to set foot in that city.
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Hollywood wouldn't recognize an original idea if it strolled down the red carpet at a premiere!! That goes for movie and TV production!
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this is why i lost faith in the movie industry, as well as the record industry and TV industry. in other words, entertainment has gone down the toilet.

i'd stick with the 80s, 90s thanks.
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Whoever thought it would be a good idea to make remaking movies an ongoing trend in Hollywood, is officially one of the biggest morons ever to set foot in that city.

I agree, with the price of movies rising, moviegoers DESERVE good original content!
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Once the sequel number goes above "3" you know we are in trouble. Well atleast they haven't made Avenging Disco Godfather II.
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I'm actually going to write a paper about this in school this year and I have this too to say...

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There's been talk of another sequel to the remake of Friday the 13th with the plot being a group of people find "found footage" and go to Crystal Lake and investigate. This has been done to death in the horror genre for over ten years now. Actually, they've been doing it since the late 70's, but at least back then it was original.
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I'm so not surprised. Like Marv said, Hollywood wouldn't know anything original if it goosed them!!!!
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Not surprising at all. Sometimes the same idea for different movies can be interesting if done right, but usually Hollywood gets it wrong!
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I think I'll save my money and stick to the originals, which are usually better than the remakes.
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How is this news? Go back to the summers of the 80's and 90's and it was remakes and sequels. Heck, Hollywood has been remaking movies, and doing sequels almost as long as Hollywood has been around. Universal Studio was franchising their horror films long before Freddy and Jason came along.

There's still original films being made, but if you're only looking at the mainstream you're not going to find it. Go outside of Hollywood and you'll be amazed at what you find. Then again most "original" movies borrow from, or are inspired by previous movies.

I give most remakes a fair chance...after all some remakes have become classics- Scarface with Al Pacino, John Carpenter's The Thing, David Cronenberg's The Fly.....even John Carpenter's Assault On Precinct 13 is a modern retelling of Rio Bravo.
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It's not that they're doing remakes, it's that they're doing them more than ever. I don't remember Hollywood remakes being this frequent.
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