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.

2 thoughts on “Go see the movie Push

  1. “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…

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