Today is Tuesday! and if you’ve been coming here for any length of time, you know that, for most people Tuesday is just the day after Monday, but for you it means that “Time to Vote Tuesday” is here!! YES!!!
What is “Time to Vote Tuesday”?:
“Time to Vote Tuesday” is the session of fun weekly polls which spark thought, debate, and intrigue! Each poll closes in a week with results posted on the following ‘TVT’!
Last week’s poll, “Notable Norton“ has now closed with 31 votes. Ed Norton truly is a talented actor and has been in tons of films. Check out the results of last week’s poll to see which one of his films was voted as #1. Check out the results HERE.
I wish to thank everyone that voted in last week’s polls, shared it with others, and made it fun with your comments!
In this edition of ‘TVT’ this week’s poll, entitled “Origins and Originality”, we take a look at one of the subjects that can be touchy in movie fandom: Prequels, Remakes/Reboots, and Sequels.
As has been the trend over the past several years, originality seems to be a thing of the past more and more as Hollywood seems to continually pump out nothing except for remakes, reboots, money-making sequels, and prequels. From The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo and The Italian Job to Transformers 4 and Dredd. From Let Me In and Spider-Man 2 to Rush Hour 3 and Taken 2.
It seems that originality has pretty much been tossed to the wind. That’s why I am so glad whenever a film like Inception, Midnight in Paris, and How to Train You Dragon comes along. It’s fun to entertain new ideas. Granted, some remakes, sequels, and prequels are good, but more times than not they end up disappointing. I mean, yes, Tron: Legacy, True Grit, Star Trek, and Prometheus are decently good to AWESOME…but Spider-Man 3, Terminator 3, Superman Returns, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory…I mean, what happened there?
I’ll tell you what happened. DISAPPOINTMENT!
For purposes of the poll, I wish to define the differences of these terms: Prequel, Remake, Reboot, and Sequel.
- Prequel: A film that tells a story of events that precedes the events in a movie already released
- Remake: A recreation of a story/plot/film that has already been released before
- Reboot: A variation of a brand new fresh start of a franchise or character
- Sequel: See The Land Before Time cartoons
The poll closes on 6-26-12 and the results will post on next week’s “Time to Vote Tuesday!”
Thanks for reading! Happy Watching!
–T, The Focused Filmographer