Do people prefer new ideas, or is the anticipation built up by films in a trilogy (or more) more than enough for subsequent offerings to bedazzle you?
There also appears to be more to come in some of these franchises, with: Shrek , Sin City and Spiderman looking like eeking out every last penny of their potential.
Add to those the ever returners, like Bond, Harry Potter (for 2 more at least) and Superman, as well no doubt, as lists of stuff from recent hits, and there’s not a lot of different stuff to look forward to.
Hmmm, the trilogies/sequel thing tends to draw people in, although the recurring theme seems to be that they get worse (possibly with the exception of Harry Potter; which seems to be getting better)
I enjoy the original films more, and theres something a bit depressing about there not being anything new to watch. Its also pretty lazy on the part of the film makers … I think we’re in an interesting position tho, in that we’re slightly less dependant on having really good big blockbusters - they help, but we also make more on the smaller films than other commercial cinemas, so even when they can’t be bothered to make new blockbusters, we have a wider range to choose from.
[quote=“Beautiful_Creep”]Hmmm, the trilogies/sequel thing tends to draw people in, although the recurring theme seems to be that they get worse (possibly with the exception of Harry Potter; which seems to be getting better)
Is that actually better, or more because Daniel Radcliffe is now cute (and legal!)
[You would not [b]believe how tongue-in-cheek this posting is!]
I actually meant better - the later books are more grown up, and though JK Rowling writes in a way which can appeal to grown ups in the early books, that quality didn’t translate to the screen so well; whereas the later, darker ones seem better.
And although Daniel Radcliff is quite hot, i’m afraid my heart belongs to Ron … always and forever sighs
When I started my history degree I kinda had to give up reading-for-fun and instead concentrate on reading-for-work. Red Dwarf, Hitchhiker’s Guide…, some of the Discworld novels, …Cuckoo’s Nest and 1984 are some of the things I remember enjoying reading back in the day. Hopefully I’ll be able to start reading-for-fun again from this summer.
I also thought that, whilst a fun story, The Da Vinci Code was horrifically written. Like JK Rowling, Dan Brown managed to pique everyone’s curiosity and so fair play to them both. However, in my opinion, that does not make them good writers, or their work particularly good books.
ok, this is a turn-up for the books… i mean, i don’t want to offend, but seriously, the people who think die hard will do better than spiderman? and shrek? and cin city? hmm… how many accounts does george have :?: :!: