posted on Mar, 20 2012 @ 10:43 PM
Originally posted by rangersdad
reply to post by HauntWok
Because Hollywood writers lack imagination and cant think of anything new these days. Back before computers, and iPads, etc. people had to use their
imaginations in order to entertain themselves, now people are getting lazy.
That's misguided and insulting. Are there hack writers? Yeah. But the writers aren't the problem. There are a lot of writers making clever and
original screenplays. Some of them might even get sold, but the studio will make them so different it almost doesn't matter. The writer is the low
man on the totem pole in Hollywood. And most reboots, remakes and sequels don't start with a writer going, 'Hey, it's my dream to writer a
Leprechaun reboot, so here it goes!" Studios get the idea to do it and then hire a writer. And then that writer is just doing a job.
Do you remember that Robin Hood movie that came out in 2010 with Russell Crowe? It's understandable if you don't, because it was just another movie
about Robin Hood, of which there has to be at least 50. And it looked like standard mediocre action fare. Well, if you
read this great article
you'll see the original idea was a more
interesting story where the Sheriff of Nottingham was the hero. Then the studio changed EVERYTHING.
You can blame the studios for making bad movies. They want to produce movies that will make money. And it's safer to go with an idea people are
familiar with because there's a built in audience. Did you like the original Halloween? Then, when it came out, you almost definitely checked out Rob
Zombie's remake, because you wanted to see how it matched up.
So, you can blame the studios, and they are to blame, but the real problem is with the public. Studios wouldn't make these movies if people didn't
want to see them. They keep doing reboots, remakes, sequels because people throw money at them. Everyone has the option to not see movies. Even if
every movie in the theater is bad and you have no choice, you don't have to go. If people wouldn't buy it, the studios wouldn't try to sell it.