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Xblade13

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I was at work lol. That and the forums in general are pretty quiet ever since KH3 ripped the fandom apart.

I agree though, that Hollywood really needs to look into doing movies and shows of things that haven't been done before. If you want to make an adaptation of a bestselling book series, there are some that haven't been done yet. Original ideas should be encouraged over a quick buck.

The truth is though, that remakes and sequels make more money (for the most part) than standalone original ideas. Familiarity and nostalgia are very powerful influences. And whenever something original does really well (the new Joker movie for instance), there's a good percentage of those films/games that get popular because of polarizing issues in the media.
 

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First of all, if something sucks, is very subjective. Personally, I feel that KH3 lacks in a lot of aspects, but I still can't dismiss those who like it as "people with bad taste" or something because taste differs. Second, Hollywood has never been a really creative part of the movie industry - they have their shtick of making explosive badass hero's journey action popcorn movies and are very successful for it. Can you criticize them for doing similar / the same things over and over? Yes. Can you criticize their audience for watching the similar / same stuff over and over? Also yes. I'd like innovations as much as everyone else, but there are enough instances when innovations just fail and since they are usually expensive, I can't blame an industry for sticking with what works and thus sells well.
Hollywood doesn't reflect the movie industry as a whole, actually they mostly represent the shiny, backstabbery and most of all so-called "mainstream" of the industry. If you are looking for something different from the mainstream, you have to look elsewhere.

Also, you seem pretty obsesses with making clear that Resident Evil sucks. Well .. maybe you should just let it go?
 

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I still miss Jacen, Jaina, and Mara Jade ;_;
 

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You could just go find something new to enjoy.

Just a thought.

EDIT- I'm not saying your wrong to feel how you feel but there are better ways to channel it.
 
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Guess I'm lucky that Rambo, Resident Evil and Terminator were never a part of my childhood or, moreover, a part of my life at all. The only experience I've had with any of the three was a Resident Evil movie I was dragged to back in 2007 and I was repulsed by it. Zombie stuff is gross.
 

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I wouldn't say slaughtered. More like maimed, butchered and subsequently subjected to taxidermy.

Plus, exactly what kid grew up watching a hyper-violent film like Rambo??
 

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Sometimes fans need to take into consideration that a product may not necessarily may have been made for their specific demographic. Remember that these Intellectual Properties have been around forever, and the same way we grow, the same way other generations are starting to insert themselves in the market and companies will obviously want a piece of that marketshare. So something "sucking" may not necessarily be a defect of the game, but rather, could be that it wasn't built for us.
 

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Yes, but the crowd that grew up with the original property has every right to despise awful new versions. After all, these things are relying on the nostalgia of those people in order to rake in the dough. You can't market a film / game for those people knowing you're going to give them the middle finger, then dismiss their negative response afterwards.
 
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