1: Hollywoods Clone War
Gee-howdy everyone. Welcome to the Rough Cut. Its my monthly
article on movie making through my eyes
so if you are wondering,
this is totally opinion.
weeks edition is on Hollywoods lack of creativity in
the past year of movie making and what is in store for you movie
September 11, everyone has seemed to take a hit in sales, and is
desperately trying to make a buck. Looking at movie studios specifically,
I see a growing trend that is frightening me. Big time studios arent
looking at new franchise opportunities, and are not willing to take
a gamble pouring millions of dollars into a flop. Instead they are
using time-tested, mother approved formulas that work time and time
again. We see the major trend with the Mummy Trilogy (Mummy, Mummy
Returns, and the Scorpion King), The Matrix and its two sequels,
Star Wars Episode II and III, and Lord of the Rings just to name
most of us, we rejoice at the thought of Neo kicking Agent Smith's
ass or taking another trip back to Middle Earth. I am with the rest
of you who would gladly shell out the mu-lah to see X-Men 2, but
I think the Battle of the Blockbusters has blinded us to the real
problem at hand. Where are the original movies? The studios have
seemed to mask the lack of good scripts and writing with the movie
magic of Industrial Light and Magic.
shell out big time bucks for movies like Star Wars and Spider-Man
in hopes of hitting a gold mine, but this could hurt movies like
American Beauty, with studios overlooking the great writing for
the biggest selling, most marketable movie. Im just looking
out for the little guys.
as a final thought to all this jumble of madness, I would just like
to say that if studios and producers keep with this trend, they
need to start a quality control, making sure that each script contains
feasible plot lines, believable characters and consistency with
other movies. Don't go Batman on us please
wanted to give some brief notes on whats hot, and whats
not, and what is on the horizon.
GO see it
its awesome and needs you to go see it. Maybe not
this second, but soon
II: I cant wait. Its going to be awesome. YODA FIGHT
in Black 2: We will have to see. Spielberg was behind the first
one; lets see if this gig can be pulled off twice.
3: This mother is still pretty far off, they have started filming,
but its on the way.
thats it. My first rant on movie stuff. Hope to see you back
here next month, so check back with the NSP home page for more information
stay away from Jerry Bruckheimer, drink milk, and keep pulling,
were all in this together.
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