Hollywood is out of ideas

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Shocker … I know. But I just read this list:

http://www.denofgeek.com/movies/866031/95_movie_sequels_currently_in_the_works.html

And it is sad, really. Anything that made halfway decent money the past few years is getting a sequel. Why, Hollywood? Why? Some movies really, really don’t need a sequel. The Matrix is a prime example. Perfect standalone movie, yet after it became a hit, the Wachovskys were quick to tell everyone who didn’t wanna hear it “yeah, we planned it as a trilogy”. Bullshit.

And there are movies on this list, which never should have been put in front of an audience in the first place, let alone get a sequel.  “Clash of the Titans” for instance. It has been a while since I got out of a movie so angry I wanted to punch someone. On top of being a shitty movie, the bolted on 3D effects and their accompanying ticket surcharges were just insulting. And now they are talking about a sequel, because apparently I was one of the few people who thought the movie was shit. It made nearly 500 million $ in worldwide box office … seriously people, what the fuck is wrong with you? Granted I contributed about $18,50 to it (at todays €-$ exchange rate), but still …

But there is more. Top Gun, Trainspotting, Mad Max, Ghostbusters, Die Hard, Bill & Ted, Beverly Hills Cop, Bad Boys … really, Hollywood? Do we really need sequels to those movies?

And since I am ranting right now … another pet peeve of mine is how quick the word “reboot” is thrown out. Sure, Batman Begins and The Dark Knight were awesome. So was the JJ Abrams Star Trek. But there is already talk of a Transformers reboot, as apparently neither Shia LaBeouf and Michael Bay are said to be done with the franchise … and the 3rd installment isn’t even in theaters yet. Spiderman gets rebooted, Superman does as well. Chris Nolan hasn’t even started filming “The Dark Knight Rises” … and Warner Bros. is already thinking of rebooting the franchise after Nolan is done …

Seriously, Hollywood … stop this shit and start thinking up original ideas.

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