Friday, October 24, 2014
Have Hollywood run out of ideas?
You may have read in my blog that I watch a lot of movies and not only from the U.S. but from around the world. Most of the time I rely on people who have seen it to make sure that I don’t waste my time watching it or regret it later on. But as you all know, a person's opinion about a movie may differ from another person but still I try to read many reviews of it before making my choice to see a movie and also the story line should be compelling enough for me to see it. But increasingly the Hollywood seems not to be the place to see their brand of movies as their movies are increasingly being dominated by actions ones which are well received here in the U.S. and also around the world but the game of sequels that we see every year is just playing it safe by the Hollywood studios. Sometimes, literally I don’t have movies to watch so I venture to foreign movies because the movies Hollywood make have the same theme of some friends getting together to get terrorized or some mystery, kidnapping and then you will start seeing sequel after sequel with no end in sight and even if there is, you will then see remakes and reboots of the movies long forgotten. And there is another issue about taking risks, which Hollywood has forgotten to take and they take refuge in comic book heroes and other well established franchises. I believe that Hollywood has clearly run of ideas and risks too, so if you feel that all Hollywood offers is not up to par, you should check out independent movies and foreign movies, especially with subtitles as you will be surprised by the story line and much cheaper movies done beautifully.