The plethora of remakes and reboots in Hollywood lately has many wondering if Hollywood has run out of ideas for many original productions. Movies that are adaptations from other mediums and sequels seem to be dominating all the movie and box office buzz lately. “Avengers:Age of Ultron” was a prime example of both in that it was a sequel to the first Avengers movie from 2012, which was itself an adaptation from characters in comic books onto the big screen. There are also numerous other sequels coming out this year that include those having to do with terminators, dinosaurs and events in a galaxy far, far away.
Sam Tabar seems to feel that they just generally have not been faring too well at the box office. “Tomorrowland” is the latest example of this where it had a weaker than expected Memorial Day holiday weekend opening. Sequels and adaptations of characters and stories from other media such as comics or video games certainly do have the advantage of installed fan bases. Moviegoers had better hope that there remains a place for original productions to thrive in Hollywood because many of our favorite movies were once original productions, and we always want new favorites coming along to keep us entertained.