Why Sequels are a Wise Investment decision

by Gunther Heinrich, 21 Feb 2009 in The Movie & Me

Sequels seem to be a curse of the movie industry. Each time a movie is really successful you can count on it that the producers will at least think of doing a sequel. And we also can count on another thing, which is bad quality or at least a worse level of quality compared to its predecessor.

But did we haters ever think of the producers? Admittedly, no. But from their perspective, a sequel might be their wisest decision in a long time.

What is up with all those remakes?

by Gunther Heinrich, 23 Mar 2008 in Movie News The Movie & Me

Today I read this article about a FRIDAY THE 13THh revival and I immediately had to think about my old post again. Because some months ago I wrote some thoughts about remakes after hearing of the “revival” of METROPOLIS by Fritz Lang.

I am not quite sure how this remake will turn out but I start to get remake fatigue. Even more because it is very likely that for each remake created one good script a promising writer has created doesn’t. Of course a remake of a well-known franchise is an easy bet. But please, dear producers, don’t build your studio future around this business plan because it can backfire horribly when overdone.

And by the way: slowly but surely it starts to wreck