Reboots ‘R Us
Holly Ash over at Not the Bee wrote a solid critique of Hollywood’s obsession with reboots. In it, she rightly laments the lack of creativity coming out of the big studios.
The sad thing is, that in this culture, such a critique should be obvious. Government schools have created a bunch of slack jawed idiots who do as they are told: consume whatever comes across the glowing screen. “Oooh, Scream 11! I wonder how it ends?!?!”
Ash writes, “We are, by-and-large, not producing movies today that are made to last in our hearts and minds. There is something cheaper and more cynical at work here. Filmmakers appear to have abandoned many of the basic principles of good filmmaking; moviegoers, too, generally don't seem to care either way. There is a tremendous cultural and intellectual loss there, one the cost of which will become apparent in the years and decades ahead.” (emphasis mine)
It’s apparent now. But she’s right. It will become more apparent as Turner Classic Movies has nothing to stream other than movies prior to 1990 and a couple of other one-offs.
The reason WHY it is this way is simple. In post-pandemic America, the only way you can get a brainwashed populace to go see a film is if it promises big (read: “huge”) box office returns. These are the only films that have the budget to woo mask-wearing, quarantined Biden-voters (the ones who really voted for him) out of their basements to support the latest reincarnation of Spiderman or Wonder Woman or whatever project the big studios want to foist on the mindless collective.
As we have pointed out elsewhere in our emails and blogs, Hollywood is dead. We’re all just waiting for something better. We can lament the demise of creativity in our tech-heavy paradise or we can strike back. Hard. Like Hurricane Katrina.
A high pressure system is building over southern California. Hurricane Loor is about to unleash its fury on the Left Coast. There’s hope, Holly. We’re about to jack up the whole business. And we promise not to reboot anything.
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