The Day The Movies Died 

Friday, April 1st, 2011

As a follow-up to yesterday’s post, here’s a terribly depressing piece about the state of Hollywood. It made the rounds back in February, but if you missed it Mark Harris details what’s going wrong and shows that it’s only going to get worse.

With that in mind, let’s look ahead to what’s on the menu for this year: four adaptations of comic books. One prequel to an adaptation of a comic book. One sequel to a sequel to a movie based on a toy. One sequel to a sequel to a sequel to a movie based on an amusement-park ride. One prequel to a remake. Two sequels to cartoons. One sequel to a comedy. An adaptation of a children’s book. An adaptation of a Saturday-morning cartoon. One sequel with a 4 in the title. Two sequels with a 5 in the title. One sequel that, if it were inclined to use numbers, would have to have a 7 1/2 in the title.

Curious what all these awful movies will be? Check out the article and its footnotes.


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