Stormtrooper Terry

Stormtrooper Terry

Saturday, June 30, 2012

A Guest Post on Hollywood's Unoriginality

So earlier today, my friend Sean sent a message on Facebook to my friend Chris and myself because he had just watched Men in Black 3 and wondered why so many movies seem to be featuring time-shifts lately. I responded that we all know Hollywood loves to grab a trend and ride it like a pony that passes out and dies before it hits the finish line. Chris then responded with what can only be described as a fairly epic diatribe about the lack of creativity and originality in Hollywood for the most part; a diatribe so epic I decided to edit it and post it as the first guest post my blog has ever featured. Here, then, are the words of the man of legend known as Jabba the Black:

"I won't say Men in Black 3 was good. It was interesting and entertaining but nothing revolutionary. Hollywood can't do anything original; maybe there are no original stories left.. Maybe they are too gun shy because it takes so much for the studios to make a movie and everybody has their hands in the pot. If that's not it, explain to my why John Carter with its half-assed special effects cost $250 million to make. There were no "stars" worth a hefty paycheck. Most of the movie was in a fucking dessert. It's a gamble when a movie like that just breaks even. Studios pull all the money from smaller films and something that may be the next great thing ends up either on the cutting room floor OR in the archives of some studio who holds onto the rights and won't allow another studio to develop it just in case it would be a hit. They would rather stifle the art as opposed to getting shown up.

That is why I like the smaller films. You get an original story or at least a new take on a story and the special effects aren't that bad anymore (take
Chronicle, Attack the Block, Shaun of the Dead, and the like as examples). 

And before Jim calls me out for liking SyFy channel movies (Jim's note: I totally would have.), I'll do it my self. While I do love my SyFy films I like them for how horrible they are. Kind of like a John Waters film. And there ARE levels. Sharktopus and Frankenfish are hilariously horrible. They are a modern US take on Kaiju films."

He's right about pretty much everything, from the nonsense of Hollywood to how absolutely awful the SyFy channel is (except for the 4th of July Twilight Zone Marathon I have no use for that network, and even that they've now shortened to the point that it isn't even a full twenty-four hours this year, the bastards), so I just figured I'd share it with you all. Now, discuss! 


  1. wait? not a full 24 hrs? this cannot be!!!!!!!!

  2. Yep, it starts at like 8am and goes off at around 4am. I remember a few years ago when it used to go for almost 48 hours.