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Dear Hollywood...

July 28, 2014

Personally, I am about sick & tired of Hollywood's "Reboot, Remake, Relaunch" bullshit. I can't think of many Major Studios doing an "original" SciFi/Horror film in the past 5 years. Sure, there have been some, but they are few and far between. And the best ones that pop to mind were from small or indy film compaines.
Moon, INK, Safety Not Guaranteed, V/H/S, You're Next
all stand out in my mind as great & original.
And please, don't get me started on the Marvel/Disney movies.
- See a previous rant of mine about Marvel and Comic Book Movies in general:

So when I heard that they were "relaunching" Mad Max, I was skeptical and kinda pissed. The trailer looks really good visually, but to be honest, there doesn't look like there are any new ideas here. Just scenes crafted to look like previous Mad Max scenes only with a modern flair and heavy CGI usage. And while I think Tom Hardy may make a good Mad Max, the movie itself just seems like another useless relaunch.
Just another major studio project designed to cash in on the previous success of a fan favorite franchise without having to put a lot of effort into the creative process.

One trailer that came out of SDCC 2014 that has captured my attention,
Skybound's new (first) SciFi movie called AIR.
Based on what I've read in the past few months about it and now seeing the trailer, I think this might be good. Certainly worth the price of a ticket.

In addition to AIR, Christopher Nolan’s Interstellar is looking pretty good. The more I hear about it, the more I like it. An original Sci-Fi flick about mankind exploring space set in a plausible near future. The trailer released a few weeks back looks amazing (see below). And I’ve heard that the trailer that Nolan premiered at SDCC 2014 was mind blowing. I’m excited to see it simply because it seems original and it looks to capture that sense of awe & wonder from the heydays of NASA. Who knows, maybe it will spark a new sense of awe in this generation much like 2001: A Space Odyssey did in its time.

Someday I hope the major Hollywood Studios have the balls to stop making Reboots, Remakes and Relaunches. But based on the current movie news coming out of Comic Con as well as all of the release dates set for upcoming studio projects, it looks like we're gonna be stuck with this crap for a few more years.
Here ends my rant on the subject, for now....

Cinemasins Jeremy hits the nail on the head with this video:

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