Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Is Hollywood regressing?

Good news! I have officially started writing articles  for a new Irish online Magazine last week.
The moment I heard about it, I thought it was a fantastic idea.
This is its first of its kind in Ireland. It's an online magazine written  by the students for the Students in Ireland. It is called "STUDENTY.ME"
And they intend to go global next year, which would be very exciting.
I will be covering mainly the Entertainment section in the Dublin area.
I have written 3 articles so far, two last week about the floods and a textile workshop coming up in the Culture Box, and one this week covering the late and sad tendency of Hollywood in making movies around Fairytales.

Is Hollywood Regressing?

Being a film buff, I have checked what is going to be in store for 2012 and while the world is trying to get out of our “scarytale”  Hollywood seemingly is getting into fairy tales. In January, we will have the Beauty and Beast in 3D, in March, Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters, in April, Dorothy of Oz, and in June, the cherry of the cake, or should I say the apple on the cake, Snow White and the Huntsman. 
And if that was not enough, they are adding a drama twist in the tale  of “Jack the Giant Killer”, in June taking an adult look at the Jack and the Beanstalk legend.
And last but not least, the “Rise of the Guardians” in November will take our favorite  group of well-known childhood heroes (Santa Claus, Easter Bunny, Tooth Fairy, Jack Frost and Sandman) in action as our heroes fight against The Boogeyman. 
Yes, you are not mistaken. They are selling us these classic tales all over again as if they were brand new and they are expecting us to pay the brand new price of 10 euro a seat.
Do not forget we’ve already covered “Red Riding Hood”, the Three Musketeers this year, Robin Hood, Rapunzel (Tangled) and Alice in Wonderland last year.
In 2013, I fear we might yet expect to see Three Little Pigs or Goldilocks and The Three Bears. 
For the last couple of years, Hollywood has left us with a sad trail of bread crumbs and I wonder if the audience will keep on following it or if instead the public will find its own way home to a place where the cinema industry is a little more pussy-like than Puss in Boots, a little truer than Pinocchio and a little less soporific than Sleeping Beauty.
How do you feel about Hollywood late choices when it comes to making movies ?

All comments are welcome.

1 comment:

  1. This is interesting. I've noticed a trend, too. I wonder how many original projects they're passing on for these oldies (but goodies).