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    It seems to me that we are not coming up with any truly new movies. Why is it that all the new movies are just a book or a game being turned into a movie. There don't seem to be any movies that someone just created out of thin air. And the horror movies aren't really scary they're just more gruesome. I'm dissapointed and tired of the same things being made. Different charaters, different environment but the same story over and over.

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    Re: The Same Old Story

    i agree with this 100% they are even remaking movie from 30 and 40 years ago titanic and the posidon adventure are example's of this ,i wish have the guy's that made the movie's could just think ob there on which i doubt they can with all the remakes that are comming out.
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    Grumble Grumble Grumble

    One of the issues that have been driving this trend is the cost of producing a Hollywood blockbuster, easily a cool one hundred million dollars or more. (In comparision, the cost of the first 'Star Wars' movie was in the neighborhood of twelve and half million dollars...) Production studios and Venture Capitalist live in fear of the next experimental disaster (e.g. 'Water World') and as a result, don't want to take the risk of funding something new and different, (such as the proposed live action EVA movie) and want to stick to the same tried and true formulas...
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    Re: The Same Old Story

    Quote Originally Posted by LenMiyata View Post
    Grumble Grumble Grumble

    One of the issues that have been driving this trend is the cost of producing a Hollywood blockbuster, easily a cool one hundred million dollars or more. (In comparision, the cost of the first 'Star Wars' movie was in the neighborhood of twelve and half million dollars...) Production studios and Venture Capitalist live in fear of the next experimental disaster (e.g. 'Water World') and as a result, don't want to take the risk of funding something new and different, (such as the proposed live action EVA movie) and want to stick to the same tried and true formulas...
    Len's exactly right. It's much safer to stick with sequels and known successes (such as books) then it is to create new concepts. Mind you, we do get new movies every year. Loot at Cars and Over the Hedge. Some of the concepts were recycled but they were itlesat new movies not based on previous works.

    The video game industry has the same problem. It now costs so much to build a game world from the ground up that producers will plan on buiding sequels into the franchise just to help lower development costs.

    George Lucas just announced that he was getting out of the movie making business...itleast for the big screen movies. For the cost of 1 star wars big buget movie he could make 20 - 30 made for TV 2 hour movies. And he'd probably see more profit to boot!

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    Re: The Same Old Story

    Well, I really don't have a problem with movies based on books and games. I mean I love books and I usually love movies based on books. If there is anything with movies these days that I have a problem with is the number of remakes of old movies. I think you should leave the classics alone and not try to make a new, supposedly better version. Usually it isn't better. Like Mr.Deeds, the new movie is funny and I love Adam Sandler but the old one is so much better.

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