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.