Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Stop Making Sequels

Just put the old ones in theatres again. Enough time has passed so that there is a generation of kids that haven't even seen The Lion King has been born. Yes, it's true, there are children that haven't seen The Lion King now. They grew up right on the gap of transition between DVD's and VHS's. The parents have a copy of The Lion King but it's on old VHS tape and the VCR got stashed in the garage or attic years ago. Fortunately, there is hope for them!

Furthermore, the experience of watching a movie on the big screen in a theatre full of other people is something else, just as concerts are different from listening to CDs at home. The collective gasps when Mufasa falls to his death, the laughter of the audience when Timon and Pumba do their hula dance, these are things that kids will never experience again. I feel like this is a shame. Movies are different when it is a shared experience, and I don't just mean watching it with 5 friends or some such small number. Sadly, this is something that a lot of foreign movie cinephiles miss out on. I got lucky once. The Chinese Student Association at uni managed to arrange a showing of Infernal Affairs in the theatre on grounds. Most exquisite, it was.
And I'm not just saying that about the movie itself. (O_<)-b

Which leads to my point: Why not just re-release the old classics again from time to time? Without having to pay millions for production of a new movie, hiring actors, sinking loads of money into what is always a calculated gamble, etc. I am pretty sure a profit could be made in there somewhere. Some one look into this.

For now we have Ghostbusters and apparently Top Gun in 3D. Not bad, not bad. I mean, it doesn't have to be in 3D but hey, I'll take what I can get. It's your investment money.

P.S. Yeah, that IS how I spell 'theater', ok? º\(︵≧≦)/º