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    Why is Hollywood so obsessed with origin stories these days?

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    Quote Originally Posted by BruTak View Post
    Why is Hollywood so obsessed with origin stories these days?
    Because they don't have to think up anything new?

    I agree with you. I mean, How many times do we need to see Spiderman's origin? Or the Fantastic Four?
    Every time a new director/producer/bilge rat picks up a property, they reset and start over.
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    Default Re: Post a pet peeve.

    It's not just that, the trend now seems to be origin stories for characters who've never had one before.

    Does anyone really give a crap how Alfred Pennyworth became Bruce Wayne's butler?

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    To the night and its stars, to the here and now with who we are.

    Another sunrise with my sad captains, with who I choose to lose my mind,
    And if it's all we only pass this way but once, what a perfect waste of time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Falcon Horus View Post
    Those will never end... ... sorry...
    Oh what great things I’ve got to look forward to then!
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    Quote Originally Posted by BruTak View Post
    Why is Hollywood so obsessed with origin stories these days?
    What's Hollywood's obsession with reboots?

    Disney's life action remakes I can live with (still haven't seen the new Lion King), but life action remakes of life action makes... nope, that's just lazy-ass filmmaking.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Falcon Horus View Post
    What's Hollywood's obsession with reboots?

    Disney's life action remakes I can live with (still haven't seen the new Lion King), but life action remakes of life action makes... nope, that's just lazy-ass filmmaking.
    That's all to do with the US copyright on Mickey Mouse expiring in around ten years or so.

    The corporate side of Disney are so terrified of losing control of the company mascot, that they're spending millions in legal fees trying the change the relevant law in their favour.

    Also, as long as the live action remakes are at least 25% different from the originals, Disney doesn't have to pay the writers of the originals as much money in royalties as they would if they were 100% shot-for-shot identical.

    I haven't seen any of the live action remakes. Don't plan to.

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    Another sunrise with my sad captains, with who I choose to lose my mind,
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    Quote Originally Posted by BruTak View Post
    That's all to do with the US copyright on Mickey Mouse expiring in around ten years or so.

    The corporate side of Disney are so terrified of losing control of the company mascot, that they're spending millions in legal fees trying the change the relevant law in their favour.

    Also, as long as the live action remakes are at least 25% different from the originals, Disney doesn't have to pay the writers of the originals as much money in royalties as they would if they were 100% shot-for-shot identical.

    I haven't seen any of the live action remakes. Don't plan to.
    I think it's a safe bet that Disney's lawyers will find or buy some way to keep the mouse in the house, regardless of the laws.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BruTak View Post
    Also, as long as the live action remakes are at least 25% different from the originals...
    Except that The Lion King is shot-for-shot exactly the same as the original 2D version, and has exactly 1 real shot in it. The rest is 3D animation (and that's why I watch them, to see what marvels they jumped through to make them look hyperrealistic).
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