Chris Hicks: More evidence that Hollywood has run out of ideas

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  • Gracie Boise, ID
    Feb. 9, 2013 1:07 p.m.

    A remake of "Red Dawn"?! That's a great classic and not full of violence merely for its own sake, BTW. I had to click onto its link to find out how a particularly non-politically correct movie could get a chance at a remake in today's climate. Well, of course. North Koreans are the enemies this time, not the Russians... I'm not planning to see it but I have to wonder if the good guys survive this time around. In the stark realism portrayed by the original film, their unique, persistent heroism got them killed. The war was finally won by much larger and traditional military forces; but those high school kids--the Wolverines--played a huge supporting role in making that possible within their own field of service.

  • DEW Sandy, UT
    Feb. 5, 2013 8:59 a.m.

    Got an idea for the next movie.

    "Arnold Schwarzenegger Cheats" as a title - which would be rated "DWI" (Don't Watch IT)

    Yeah, there are too many ideas are going south. I can see the new 3D movie coming out would be so real that you don't want to come back again.

  • eastcoastcoug Danbury, CT
    Feb. 5, 2013 5:52 a.m.

    Not to mention the constant stream of comic book action movies. We used to have to wait a couple of decades between series of Superman movies. Now we get a new set every 5 years. There are so few movies about real people any more...

  • John Charity Spring Back Home in Davis County, UT
    Jan. 31, 2013 9:24 p.m.

    Hicks is absolutely correct. Modern Hollywood has rung out of ideas. Unfortunately, it has not run out of the desire to produce movies.

    Because Hollywood has no new ideas for compelling stories or interesting plots, it now fills its movies with crudity, profanity, unrestrained sexuality, and violence. The writers can think of nothing else to fill the otherwise empty space.

    Sadly, Hollywood remains influential amongst the masses. Indeed, many of the uneducated are not able to differentiate film from reality. As a result, they imitate what they see in movies, and the rates of violence and immorality increase.

    It is time for Hollywood to shape up and eliminate harmful content from its movies. If it will not, all well-meaning members of society must have the strength to boycott Hollywood.