17 January 2013 8:41 PM, PST | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Floating around the internet quite frequently these past two years have been infographics and articles complaining about Hollywood “giving up on original ideas.” Like the one below shows, from a box office standpoint, our selection of films has become increasingly saturated with adaptations, remakes, and reboots. Just looking at the year 2012 as an example; we had an adaptation of a popular novel; a sequel, a compilation, and a reboot in super hero franchises; the 23rd James Bond film; and third, fourth, and fifth entries into hugely popular film franchises. That rounds out the top ten box office hits, and it presents an interesting dilemma for film buffs: did this happen because we created the demand for it, or did it happen because Hollywood gave us no choice?

While this is a debatable topic, the more interesting question for me surrounds the virtues of these films and their quality in the »

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