Lets be orginal folks...

United States
February 8, 2008 11:52pm CST
Is it just me or is nothing orginal any more. Last weekend I went to the theatre and watched The Eye starring Jessica Alba. It looked slighly interesting plot wise (and my girlfriend wanted to see it). However the majority of my feelings towards this movie were determinded five minutes in when on screen text informed me that the movie was adapted from a chinese movie that had already been made. I am Legend starring Will Smith was another recent movie that was just a remake of Omega Man, which was an adaptation of the book I am Legend. 3:10 to Yuma with Russel Crowe was a reinvention of an old western, yet the advertisments called it an "orginal masterpiece". Now I know that this remake thing has been all the rage for a while now, but hell could writers and producers at least try! I mean the most orginal thing to come out lately is Cloverfield, and it was really Godzilla meets Lost, and it sucked!
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• Canada
9 Feb 08
I agree, I said the samething to my hubby the other day. Alot of movies now are based on movies from years ago and the names changed. Some of them are updated a bit but not much. I heard from a few people that Cloverfield was Godzilla meets Lost. Too funny!
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• United States
9 Feb 08
I agree with your point of view, but there are so many people in the world that it's hard to be original, so people tend to take the easy way out b/c its already popular.
• United States
10 Feb 08
Yet, with so many people in this world there should be a surplus of orginal, engaging ideas. Personally I think people are just lazy. It could also be that they just don't have the talent to write a screen play also. But they could at least try!
9 Feb 08
This is a really interesting point MrMalice. Maybe people find adaptations lend a weight to a new project? Giving it some grounding by using 'tried and tested' storylines? Or maybe directors watch films and think 'I could make that better than they did' - a kind of ego-trip? Or maybe just wanting to re-tell a story they think didn't get enough exposure? Either way, it does mean you get dejavu at the cinema... and that's pretty boring. It's particularly weird when directors re-make movies that are only a few years old. e.g Michael Haneke re-making his own film in English - Funny Games - it's only ten years old dammit!! And it's going to be identical.
@starr4all (2865)
9 Feb 08
I told my husband the same thing over and over. He doesn't mind remakes or those types. I'm sick and tired of them. Do something original! Nobody has any originality or creativity anymore. And this goes for some music as well.