posted on Sep, 26 2013 @ 10:15 AM
They openly state what we want or care about is of no concern to them...and they have to ask why we give THEM no concern in return?
I'm actually going to defend Zack Snyder on this one.
Many film makers spend years to decades doing a lot of things they don't want before ever getting anything close to what they want. Sam Rami almost
had his career ruined early on because of studio involvement, and Rami's run on the Spiderman franchise was likely ended by back lot politics, it
certainly suffered in quality.
Studios pay a pile attention to what audiences 'want' and that's why they make the decisions they do. Script pitches are worded as ... 'a high
concept coming of age disney story crossed with Die Hard' for a reason, because they're driven by audience sales. You almost don't see a script
sale that can't be related to something that has done well.
are to blame for the lack of new comers and originality in the industry, because they won't go and see a film without it starring
Angelina Jolie, co-starring Al Pacino, and being directed by a fireball artist on a streak. That's why a very small group of people in big films make
all the money because they're literally a brand.
When Hollywood doesn't go high concept they get punished. Look up the ticket sales of films such as Memento and Fight Club and compare them to some
of the highest grossing films of all time. Indiana Jones and the Crystal Skull is in the top 50, Independence Day is up there, Fast & The Furious 6
... Feel like taking rat poison yet?
Whilst I think investors over rate the value of bankable talent, and I don't believe tickets sold equate to quality, audiences are the ones training
Hollywood not the other way around. Audiences don't support intelligent original films (low concept) so Hollywood doesn't make those films.
I think Zack Snyder is probably making a mistake and perhaps Goyer too, but its been earned after two long successful careers ushering in a new
explosive era of cinema.
Okay I done. *Breathes*