Friday, August 14, 2009

Tyrrany of a Construct, Pt. 4

So Hollywood moves ever on with movie ideas. The latest one I heard is a theatrical version of Battlestar Galactica. Cool, you say? I would too, until I heard it's going to be another re-imagining of the franchise.


Read it here.

As I had said in previous entries on this blog, the BSG series presents a conundrum, because it was good. OK, sure the payoff in the end was not the one I would have done, but it was a solid series anyway. Much, much better than the original.

But now we're getting another re-imagining of the franchise, with the corpse of the "old" re-imagining not even a year cold!

The re-imagining meme of Hollywood is a tyrranical construct that plays upon the nostalgic memories of loved shows (or at least remembered) and other franchises. I'm not sure what the point or purpose of this latest development. Hubris? More money? In the end I'm again left with a sour taste in my mouth and declare that Hollywood creativity is dead.

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