Tuesday, October 30, 2012

My rant about movie trilogies

My rant about movie trilogies 



Making a movie trilogy is hard, if the first or second film is successful the writers have to figure out what made it work the same thing go’s for TV shows and video games. Sometimes they play it safe by making the same movie as the previous one but with a few changes, like Home Alone 2, Beneath planet of the apes and The Hangover 2. That was the mistake the key to making a good movie is the element of surprise, we have already seen this in the previous film gave us something new. However nothing we watch is original we have to come up with new ways of telling the story same thing with video games coming up with new ways of playing them, like Dr.Jekyll and Mr.Hyde is similar to The Nutty Professor and The Three Stooges is similar to Tom and Jerry. Also writers borrow elements from the previous movie and put more of it in installed of expanding on them, they have do this in film like Batman and Robin, Transformers revenge of the fallen and The Hangover 2. Another problem with making trilogies is new people getting involved, like new director, cast, writers and producers. I am so outrage with Hollywood because of this, because it seems that they don’t try to make a movie there just being lazy, I mean it seems that they haven’t watch the previous films. It looks like they are taking us for granted that we will watch the movie despite what they do, if they keep this up there will be more boycotts just like the X-men first class boycott hack I'll start one. Another reason I am outrage is because I am tired of them not using the source material when it comes to making films about comic book characters, Hollywood the stories are all ready writing for you I don’t understand how taking a story from the comics and putting it on screen can be so hard. Also there are some movie trilogies that have the same people but not all three films are good, because of this I am starting to think that there is a conspiracy with the media. Another major problems is bring back characters that either been removed or die in the previous film. The reason why this bothers me is because all it does is dimension what happened in the previous. This isn’t a Soap Opera where you bring back Characters just because they was popular, that was the case with these films not because it will sever the story. They have done this in films like Men in Black 2; The Pirate of the Caribbean films, The Hangover 2 thank goodness they didn’t do this in Terminator 2, if a character is die or removed keep it that way. You make a trilogy to continue the story not to make money. Also the problem with trilogies is our expectations, we expect the sequel to be bigger and better than the original just like video games we expect better game play. Sometimes sequels became so much better than the original to the point we don’t talk about them it’s hard to top it, Like Terminator 2, Spider-man 2, Star Wars The Empire Strikes Back and The Dark Knight. Basically these films have Continuity problems, these films aren’t consistent with the continuity that was establish in the first or second film. So far there are three movie trilogies that I like; they are The Bourne films, The Original Star Wars films and the Toy Story films. That’s sad because these films had different directors.                                                           

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