In my age, I’m constantly feeling really pissed off when I keep hearing Tumblr and people in particular complain about movies not being original anymore. These same people go off in droves to see movies from a series or the sequel of so and so or something based off of a toy or something that’s derivative of , yet they ignore something original. Or there’s the dismissive complaints: “the colors look bright, I don’t like bright colors” or “meh, I don’t feel like watching a sci-fi movie (goes to see another movie that’s sci-fi)”
The terrible confluence is that the entertainment industry feeds into that cycle when the average movie-goer or the audience doesn’t immediately flock to see a film that’s based off of an original story instead of let’s say the next iteration of the Transformers franchise. The people at top say “original doesn’t sell” in the same way that in the past that “women protagonists don’t sell” or “mature animated shows don’t sell”
Unless you truly and heartedly believe so, don’t go complaining about how Hollywood is “unoriginal” when you go off to see movies like Transformers 5 or whatever and dismiss original stories. In fact, I want people to live up to their desires of wanting “original content” when you don’t even own up to dragging yourselves over to check it out.