Originality: Is it gone?

United States
August 15, 2015 3:59pm CST
It could just be me, but it seems like movie/TV producers have lost their imagination/creativity when coming up with new movies. Long ago(when I was a teen), I used to love horror movies. After a few years, it became clear that there wasn't any good ones anymore. The plot, the keying of the music, and the story line seemed to be done over and over in them. Now the same thing is hitting all the other genres. The characters might change, the scenery might change, but basically it is a copy of another movie. I hate been able to read how the movie will play out before actually watching less than hour of it. And worst than that, is all the sequels or remakes of movies. To me remakes are the worst. Not is only the movie worthless, it makes the original look bad. What do you think, is originality gone? Is there a remake you liked better than the original?
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@dawnald (84147)
• Shingle Springs, California
15 Aug 15
I heard a news report recently that the "blockbuster" movies that failed this year were mostly remakes, so maybe Hollywood producers will re-think this one.
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• United States
15 Aug 15
Oh really? I hadn't heard that, but I'm not really surprised either. I think for the most part, they might be getting a bit lazy.
@dawnald (84147)
• Shingle Springs, California
15 Aug 15
@TexanTornado I don't think that's a new phenomenon. I remember Harlan Ellison complaining about it back in the 80's...
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• United States
15 Aug 15
@dawnald Well, in the 80s I was only in my teens, so I probably didn't notice it back then.
• United States
15 Aug 15
I'm not one for re-makes either. In most movies, the originals are always better. Now in music, it might be different. There are hundreds of songs that have been re-done by different people, and most have been hits. CCR is the original of "Proud Mary", but nobody, nobody does it better than Tina Turner!
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• United States
15 Aug 15
Yes, that is the way I feel about movies. Oh, yes, you are absolutely right about the music. I wasn't thinking music, but you have a very valid point.
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@rebelann (41356)
• El Paso, Texas
16 Aug 15
I really don't think much of anything is original, go back far enough and you'll find it had been done before.
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• United States
16 Aug 15
You might have a point there. However, I wish not to make myself older than what I am.. I will stick to in my time. LOL
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@rebelann (41356)
• El Paso, Texas
16 Aug 15
@TexanTornado butt, butt, butt ...... I read about it in a history book ............. you believe me, right
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• United States
16 Aug 15
@rebelann Hmmm... A history book huh? Thinks about this for a second.. Sure, why not. It can be be believable, if you throw in a few bogus references.
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@sofssu (14462)
16 Aug 15
I think except for a few, most remakes are flops.. I am no movie buff.. but sequels never live up to the expectation. The original often sets a standard that is far higher.
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• United States
16 Aug 15
I have to totally agree with you there. It seems people get hyped up to watch a sequel, and it's normally a let down. Then when they make 5-13 of them, I'm like, 'WTH?"
@Rosekitty (19441)
• San Marcos, Texas
16 Aug 15
I enjoy the weekend watching a classic Black and white..to me those are always the best!!..not liking remakes at all..never liked 2nds
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• United States
16 Aug 15
I too find myself watching more of the older movies. I know what you mean.. bites my tongue now.
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• Quezon City, Philippines
11 Jan 16
I guess new directors must re-study philosophy in school to get a new meaning in what they do...