Go see the movie Push

Here is my problem with current Hollywood: Nearly all movies are either sequels or based on a book/comic. There are no original movies that come out anymore. This is because we as consumers flock like sheep to pathetic sequels like Pirates of the Carribean 3 and Indiana Jones 4. What we are telling the producers in Hollywood is that a sequel is much more lucrative than an original story.

If you take a step back and look subjectively at the sequels you have seen in the last 4 years I am confident you will have a hard time finding more than just a couple that were actually good movies. Hollywood producers do not care about making a quality product, what they care about is the bottom line.

So I went to see the movie “Push” yesterday. It wasn’t the best movie I had ever seen, the cinematography was different than what I am used to but it was original and there was no cliche predictable ending. It is definitely worth watching (There is a good amount of violence if that bothers you).

I looked this morning at the box office figures for the movie and they are very weak at best. This movie deserves to make money. We need to send a message to Hollywood, you can still sell original ideas.

If not, I’ll be looking forward to Rambo 8 and Pirates 6 coming in the near future. Im not saying all sequels are bad, but most of them are. I would rather see an original story that I know nothing about going in than a stupid lame sequel ie Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the lame alien head skull, which of course made almost a billion dollars at the box office.

Adam White is a 20+ year entrepreneur having built and sold 18 internet businesses. He currently runs JustReachOut and SquidVision, a new type of landing page optimization software for SaaS companies, and does SaaS and SEO consulting at Prosperly.com. He lives in Tennessee with his wife and kids and in between SaaS businesses he writes and directs feature films.

2 comments On Go see the movie Push

  • “The Dark Knight” was both comic book based and a sequel, but it was VERY good. You said so yourself. :-P

    However, I am with you on this. Hollywood does get in a rut very often. The same thing happens in video games, but even the almighty dollar eventually tells them that Free Willy 4 will have a poor ROI and so they are forced to take risks on creating new franchises as well.

    “Slumdog Millionaire” is interesting because it is not only a non-Hollywood movie, but it is also a departure from the Bollywood formula. Now that I think about it, it seems most of my favorite films are not of US origin. I wonder why…

  • Thats true, the new Batman movies are worthy of sequels but they are certainly the exception and not the norm.

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