A few more about movies:
What’s the deal here with sequels, ‘re-visioning’ and do-overs? Okay, I have to grant that the ‘re-visioning’ of Battlestar Galactica has resulted in pretty much the best television SF ever (from my perspective…not everybody likes it). But they seem to be remaking EVERYTHING. Nothing’s original.
10-20 years ago it was all sequels all the time. If a movie was a semi-decent success, you could bet there’d be 2-3-10 more. I think they’re STILL making Freddy Kreuger movies. And more Friday the 13th’s than there’ve been actual Fridays numbered 13.
If it’s not a sequel, it’s a comic book. Now, in addition to the sequels, I see one ‘live action’ comic book superhero adaptation after another. Batman’s been started over again, as is The Hulk. Fantastic Four (twice). X-Men. Iron Man. Superman (which also had a do-over, sort of).
If it’s not that, then it’s a movie adaptation of a successful book. The Golden Compass, Narnia, etc. Even HBO’s rather well-done "John Adams" series was actually based on a book.
Where did true Creativity go?