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The Future of Hollywood is Image Comics

To say that Hollywood has run out of ideas is not a particularly bold stance. People have been saying that for decades, although it seems especially relevant right now. Our theaters are being flooded with remakes and reboots such as Robocop, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Total Recall with little to no regard for audiences.

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Listen, I know it seems a bit ridiculous for an adult to care whether or not a movie about robot Jesus cop or personified reptiles who practice martial arts gets remade. I know that no one is taking the movies I know and love away from me. That being said, it still seems like a lot time, energy and money that could be going toward new stories.

Hollywood is desperately trying to hit reset (which is to say trying to shake down moviegoers nostalgic for their younger days) on movies that were as perfect as they could be in relation to their place and time in the cultural landscape. I’ve long believed that, if we are going to be subject to repetitive reboots, it would make more sense to try again on movies with interesting concepts that didn’t quite hit the mark.

So, what’s to be done in a sequel and reboot crazed market? Where shall we find these new and interesting stories you so desperately seek?

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What I Want From “The Walking Dead” Season 2

Well, AMC has done it again. The season premier of The Walking Dead received more than 5 million viewers, and the season finale received 6 million viewers. The show, which is based on comic by Robert Kirkman, Tony Moore and Charlie Adlard, is my new favorite show on TV. Actually, it’s a lot of people’s new favorite show.

However, the short, six-episode first season already has me craving more zombie killing and post-apocalyptic surviving. Apparently, I’ll have to wait until next October according to many Internet sources. So in the meantime, here are some things I would like to see in season two.


More Characters From the Comic

Fans of the comic know that the TV series diverges significantly from it. Not that that’s always a bad thing. The series was developed by Frank Darabont who directed The Shawshank Redemption and The Green Mile. He also doctored Saving Private Ryan‘s script. The dude knows how to tell a story.

That being said, I have some gripes. There are several characters in the show that are not in the comic. In theory, I don’t have a problem with that because a TV series and a comic book are two inherently different mediums. I never expected the show to be a panel-for-panel recreation of the comic, but I feel like some of the added characters were superfluous.

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