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Hollywood is bombarding us again with prequels, sequels, remakes and spinoffs from past films? Do you tire of these sorts of films?

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so long as they make it right, I have no complaints. But, I really want to see something original and something unique. But then again, you can't force good art to march to the pace of commercialism, so I'll wait for a good one to come up when it comes

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Depends.

I love the Cobra Kai series which is a continuation of the Karate Kid.

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I don't enjoy or appreciate this type of entertain. But I did enjoy the Monty python series. What I have notice, that there was a scriptwriters strike in the 2000 and they all got put off. So they turn the comic mags for there material. American idolise the industry and the people involve. They are for every quoting tagline from this material which straight over my head. It really controls there every day live. It is that entrenched in their society..

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Hollywood "culture" is mainly crap.so i dont care to be honest.i dont crap about crap for masses.

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It’s a hit or miss with sequels. Top Gun: Maverick (2022) has set a new bar for the potential of sequel stories without destroying the mythos of the original.

The Matrix: Resurrections (2021), perhaps even the 2nd and 3rd installments, were not at all necessary. The original story still holds up today, almost prophetic of currently developing events, AI and the Metaverse.

Director/actor Kenneth Branagh has done well with his recent reboots of Inspector Poirot. Frankenstein (1994) only brought him a divorce and wasn’t success he imagined it would be to rival Francis Ford Coppola’s Dracula (1992).

Prequels are only periodically successful and often destroy the mystique of character’s origins. May be best to let the audience imagine their own ‘backstory’, only from what the learn in the current movie.

Current Disney/Marvel is bereft of any real creativity and failing gravely with all their ‘reimagining’. Good riddance if they destroy themselves for letting agenda take priority over good stories.

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I stopped watching the garbage long ago, or should I say paying to watch the garbage. The actors have become for the most part entitled overpaid babies

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I don't mind new adaptations of the same source material: Howard Hawks' and John Carpenter's "The Thing" were adaptations of the same short story "Who Goes There?" but very different thematically, same with "Yojimbo" and "A Fist Full of Dollars" both being adaptations of Dashiell Hammett's "Red Harvest." After all, how many different adaptations of Hamlet has the Royal Shakespeare Company done? Literature and plays are open to interpretation and many of the different takes are quite interesting.

I like sequels if they serve a purpose other than to make money and help propel a cohesive narrative (the "Before Trilogy" comes to mind or the second X-men movie).

I am tired of basic "money grab" remakes (I have watched Peter Parker's uncle get murdered so many times I could testify at the trial), origin stories, prequels, sequels and spinoffs. Serious diminishing returns. The "dark and gritty" take is also getting on my nerves.

I really don't like the belated "legacy sequels" (the new Blade Runner was great, though) or the "shared universe" movies that try to force you into watching all of the movies to be able to understand them (talking to you, Marvel).

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Yes.

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Depends.

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Yes. There are literally millions of good stories to be told. No need to hash over the same one over and over.

But sadly, that's there were the money is.

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Continuations OK

Adaptions of vid games too, to a point

Otherwise no originality any more.

Disney live action remakes of its animated works epitomise the state of Hollywood - though MeToo fallout over a remake of Snow White would be interesting to watch.

Plus the sucking up to the Chinese market.

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It’s been that way for decades.

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The real problems are wokeness, preemptive own censorship and such, as well as the same political correct patterns in every movie, without exception. To illustrate it, take any of such combat teams in any of the action movies, and you don’t need to be statistician to estimate that it consists of three whites, one black , one Hispanic and one Asian looking fighter, or a multiple of it when it’s bigger. And the fictional antiheroes or enemies are a heavily tattooed neo-Nazi or a Russian like military guy or a drug dealer etc. You just watch one movie and you know at least 99% of the rest. The remaining one percent might be a little cinema pearl , not to miss and really worth watching.

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