Ridley Scott– The Internet Is Killing Me!

So says the director here. (Well, he said it’s killing the cinema, but hey, I can read between the lines.)

Coming off one of Hollywood’s best summers in recent memory, I can’t really see what he’s talking about. (Although, some think global warming is the cause of the increase in business. I kid you not.)

But, as usual, the internet gets the blame because some people have the time to BitTorrent a 2 GB file on their DSL.

What’s really killing movies? A lack of creativity.

Come on. The biggest movies this summer were a bunch of rehashed ideas:

  • Transformers: based off a cartoon of the same name which originated in the 80s.
  • The Bourne Ultimatum: From what I hear, a good movie. But a sequel.
  • The Simpsons: Another cartoon, but this one is not live action.
  • Evan Almighty: A sequel to Bruce Almighty.
  • Ocean’s Thirteen. I’m looking forward to Ocean’s Forty-Seven. I hear Fourty-Six will be terrible, though.
  • Fantastic Four. A sequel to a bomb that bombed.
  • Pirates of the Carribean. Avast mateys! It be a sequel! yarrrr
  • Shrek the Third. Already in pre-production for Shrek’s Forty-Seventh. Can’t wait.
  • Spider Man 3.
  • Harry Potter and the Invasion of the Cash Cow.
  • Halloween. It’s a remake.

I just scanned the list of movies and I can only find two original titles in there that were a box-office smash (big opening weekend), and those are I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry, and Ratatouille.

Ridley, are you sure it’s the internet? Or is it Hollywood’s abandoning of originality that’s killing the industry?


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