Is anybody with me on this?

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I just heard someone say an oft-mentioned opinion that drives me nuts. First, it’s one of those opinions that just makes the opinion-haver such a great person, this is always suspicious. Second, it’s bullshit.

It seems like every movie these days is a remake of a children’s cartoon or comic book, I wish they’d make more original stories.

Wow. You’re a really important person and you really see through the system, say, did you hear the one where they spent 24 hours at the Golden Apple? You realize the flaw in this opinion? It presupposes that a finite amount of movies are made every year and once all the slots are full of Transformers and Scooby-Doo, someone has to go break the news to the maker of Yarmulke. You know how many movies get made every year don’t you? As many as producers think will make money. No more, no less. Whenever I hear the brave opinion written above I can only assume that person has seen everything at Facets, everything that was nominated for this years Independent Spirit Awards, and bought the Gold Pass for the Chicago International Film Festival, if not, get to work justifying your opinion. Did Brick still get distributed despite the existence of Fat Albert? I believe it did, and you better have seen it you fauxconoclast. I, of course, love remakes and sequels (oughta be a law that you have to make one whether your want to or not), and adaptations of all sort. There’s a great art to the craft of justifying mythologies between mediums that true appreciateurs can see but others simply choose to write off, because it’s easier than thinking. Whew. After that I gotta go pop in Miami Vice…no, maybe I’ll watch Gerry…see?

under-dog-poster.jpg

I just heard someone say an oft-mentioned opinion that drives me nuts. First, it’s one of those opinions that just makes the opinion-haver such a great person, this is always suspicious. Second, it’s bullshit.

It seems like every movie these days is a remake of a children’s cartoon or comic book, I wish they’d make more original stories.

Wow. You’re a really important person and you really see through the system, say, did you hear the one where they spent 24 hours at the Golden Apple? You realize the flaw in this opinion? It presupposes that a finite amount of movies are made every year and once all the slots are full of Transformers and Scooby-Doo, someone has to go break the news to the maker of Yarmulke. You know how many movies get made every year don’t you? As many as producers think will make money. No more, no less. Whenever I hear the brave opinion written above I can only assume that person has seen everything at Facets, everything that was nominated for this years Independent Spirit Awards, and bought the Gold Pass for the Chicago International Film Festival, if not, get to work justifying your opinion. Did Brick still get distributed despite the existence of Fat Albert? I believe it did, and you better have seen it you fauxconoclast. I, of course, love remakes and sequels (oughta be a law that you have to make one whether your want to or not), and adaptations of all sort. There’s a great art to the craft of justifying mythologies between mediums that true appreciateurs can see but others simply choose to write off, because it’s easier than thinking. Whew. After that I gotta go pop in Miami Vice…no, maybe I’ll watch Gerry…see?

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