Over the past few years the movie industry has been failing. What was once a thriving, refreshing, and exciting avenue for entertainment is now a predictable waste of money. Movies have lost their originality and uniqueness. Everything is just a remake of another movie or a prequel/sequel. Is this really what movie studios think we want? Have their sales really been so productive that they can keep giving us the same thing over and over again? Apparently they are because look at what we have. Is this our entertainment for the next millennium?
Do you want to know what’s considered as entertainment these days? Hollywood remake after remake. Movie producers are now remaking every old movie they can get the rights to. Does this sound like a bad idea to anyone else? Not all remakes are terrible but some movies should be left alone. The latest remake that I’m unsure about is Godzilla. It’s not like the Matthew Broderick 1998 version, which I thought was okay; this remake seems to explore more of the classic Godzilla movies. As a person who grew up on those movies, I’m curious to see how they depict everything. We have a history of remaking films for the worst and not the better.
If you’re going to truly remake any movie, make sure you consider all of the original film/films, strive to make the movie just as good or way better than the original, and remember your audience. The original film appealed to a certain audience back when it released but you must consider who is going to watch this film now. What my father liked when he first saw the original film may not be what I like and vice versa. These are the things moviegoers think and look for. Pay attention.
How great would it be if remakes were our only problem? Yet, they are not. Predictability and film length are also problems. Every year a romance movie is put out that I guarantee is like one you’ve seen the year before. And what about horror movies these days? You might as well make a movie entitled What Not to do in a Scary Movie. The characters always die because they went somewhere they shouldn’t, they said something they shouldn’t or they opened something they shouldn’t. We’ve seen this a million times. Sure you’ll get some people to watch these movies but if you want millions to watch, change it up drastically. These movies all stem from the same old story plots. It’s truly old and boring by now. Are there no better ways to tell these stories than the same old way?
Don’t you love sitting in a movie theater for 2 ½ hours in an uncomfortable theater seat, trying to see over the guy in front of you the entire time. Who wouldn’t? No one, especially if the film is terrible. Please stop making these ridiculously long movies. Moviegoers do not want to sit there for 2 hours, especially in a dark theater. You might as well give us pillows because we will fall asleep if the movie drags on too long. For example, did you know Inception was 2 hours and 28 minutes long? I loved the actors and their characters, the special effects were great, and the dialog was great as well but after a while I just got confused and bored. It took forever for characters to get what they were looking for and explain everything that was happening. The movie was just too long. I’d appreciate, and I’m sure many others will too, if filmmakers got to the point in less than 2 hours.
As a movie fanatic, I’m disappointed at the quality of movies we’ve been suggested to. I’m more afraid of the movies to come. I truly hope filmmakers stop remaking classic movies we love because you can’t recreate a masterpiece. I also hope films stop becoming so long. No one wants to sit in a theater for half of their life. Moviegoers deserve films that are creative and unique. We deserve to be thrilled and surprised again. We pay to see something we think is going to entertain us and we should get just that.