Our Evolution is Futile
Its been a year since the passing of the health care bill. Yet absolutely none of the “death panels” or “upcoming communism” have appeared. That’s fear mongering at its finest.
I was looking at the list of movies coming out. Its sad how Hollywood has run out of ideas. Seriously:
Atlas Shrugged (in two parts), Scream 4, Hoodwinked Too!, Thor, PotC 4, The Hangover Part 2, Kung Fu Panda 2, X-Men: First Class, Judy Moody and the NOT Bummer Summer, Green Lantern, Mr. Popper’s Penguins, Cars 2, Transformers 3, HP 7: Part 2, Winnie the Pooh, Sinbad The Fifth Voyage, Captain America, The Sleeping Beauty, The Smurfs (seriously), Rise of the Apes, Conan the Barbarian, Spy Kids 4, Final Destination 5, Piranha 3DD, The Ideas of March, The Thing, The Three Musketeers, Paranormal Activity 3, A Very Harold and Kumar 3D Christmas, Puss in Boots, Immortals (based on Greek mythology), Happy Feet 2, Breaking Dawn (in two parts), The Muppets, Alvin and the Chipmonks: Chipwrecked, Mission Impossiable: Ghost Protocol, Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, The Adventures of Tintin: Secret of the Unicorn, Underworld 4, Star Wars: Episode I (in 3D), Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance, The Lorax, The Hunger Games, Clash of the Titans 2, The Avengers, Men in Black III, Battleship, The Dictator (based of a novel by Saddam Hussein), Madagascar III, planned Star Trek sequeal, planned Snow White film, Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, The Amazing Spider-Man, Ice Age: Continental Drift, The Dark Knight Rises, The Bourne Legacy, Total Recall, G.I. Joe 2, Resident Evil 5, Frankenweenie, Monsters Inc. 2, 23rd Bond film, Life of Pi, Snow White and the Huntsman, The Hobbit (in two parts), King of the Elves, Man of Steel, Iron Man 3, The Dark Tower, and Avatar 2 and 3.
The rest of the films? Primarily boring or crude comedy films of stock action or family movies.
Of course, the majority of these movies are going to make money and America’s culture will still fail to actually create new material. We will keep on eating shit, so Hollywood keeps making shit. Sure, we might buy into something original, like Inception, but, in the end, we would rather watch something that had been re-digested than something brand new.
Call me crazy for wanting new plots and ideas to be displayed on the big screen. Its just that I am an old man and back in my day, we had something called “creativity”.