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Come on Fox aka 20th century Fox, stop beating this dead horse of a franchise, the last one killed the franchise and we don't need any sh***y prequel to the franchise.

I have come to the sobering reality that in essence the audiences going to movies today are to blame for the chain of unoriginality being unbroken. For the countless streams of sequels, reboots, and remakes. As well as the Niagara falls of films based on comics, based on books, based on plays, based on video games, based on tv shows, based on board games, based on toys, based on emoticons...

We have only ourselves to blame for Hollywood studios greenlighting one sequel, reboot and remake after another. We made Michael Bay's 4th Transformer film a hit at the box office while the 5th film was a flop, goodness for that. We made Jumanji Welcome to the Jungle aka Welcome to the bungle (in my view) so huge that now studios are trying to recapture that success with reboots/sequels, same for the Creed films and the new Halloween film which i disliked.

No. They are rolling in your cash. They have no reason to stop rehashing the same plotlines and using the same formula over and over again. And is that really what you want? You can't keep doing the same thing again, and again, and again, and keep expecting the same result. Eventually the returns are going to diminish and when they do? We have no one to blame but ourselves.

I see so many people talking about how hollywood is so unoriginal now, how it isn't what it used to be. "Why can't films be as good as they were in the 80's and 90's" and I say the same things trust me. But a lot of these people still pay to see the next focus group created blockbuster and stuff Disney's pockets with the next Star Wars film. If it has Star Wars on it? A good amount of people will compulsively buy a ticket like it's smack on a street corner. Luckily Solo bombed and i disliked that movie.

All this does is lead to Hollywood thinking you want more blockbusters not less. That you want more sequels, and reboots or remakes. Not less. That you want spin offs like a young han solo movie. And this ultimately leads to the franchises you love getting ridden into the f***ing ground. And then tossed in the garbage heap until 10 or twenty years roll by and they take it out of the trash and give it a new coat of paint.

All we are doing by making these reboots, sequels, remakes, prequels and based on movies hits? Is sending a message to the studios that this is what we want. And is it really? Do we really want a Top Gun way 2 many years 2 late sequel? Do we really want a remake of Flatliners? Do we really want to see another Saw movie? Does anyone really want to see that Baywatch movie came out that just bombed? Or another Friday The 13th reboot? I know I don't.

Or more importantly, do you? And if you don't want to see this? Then don't pay for it. Speak with your wallet. Wait to rent those films on blu ray or dvd. Don't just pay for a ticket just because of name recognition. That is exactly what leads to more reboots, remakes, prequels and sequels and the death of originality in mainstream cinema. Although Blade Runner 2045 was an excellent sequel done with care and passion and Mission Impossible is right on track with the new movie and i love it as MI Fallout is one of my faves of 2018. And A Quiet Place is the start of a fresh new horror franchise.

If you want to support a franchise or a sequel? Support a new one. Like John Wick for example being a fresh new franchise. To show the studios that you want new franchises, with new characters, new universes and new worlds. Instead of the same ones, refurbished and sold back to you as brand new. Otherwise this nostalgia train isn't going to stop until it rides your memories into the ground.

hollywood banking on age old franchises is just something we have to get used to. we complained about it back when michael bay took a dump all over transformers, and filmmakers like him will continue to make movies like these because people will go out to see them regardless and they'll still make billions of dollars off of them, it's a never ending chain of profit.

every time i saw new footage of that modern grinch movie that released in theaters last december i just hated it more and more and had me to the point of not wanting to bother watching it, and that's pretty much the only choice we have on this, if you know it's gonna bomb just ignore it and stick with the originals.
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Yeah, let's go back to the 80s and 90s. When there were only 7 Freddy movies and 9 Jason movies and 8 Halloweens.

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Wait, are they really doing this? Making a prequel to Die Hard?

My faith in humanity couldn't possibly be any lower.
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