Is it Groundhog Day for the Film Industry?

Dotty Jottings

All it takes is a brief glace at this year’s summer blockbusters for a recurring pattern to emerge. Films topping the list included Jurassic World, Terminator: Genisys and Mad Max: Fury Road. So what do these films have in common? They have all, in one way or another, been done before; perhaps a remake or a sequel, but essentially just a different spin on another movie. This is becoming an increasingly common occurrence in today’s film industry. Now it seems that a film created from a truly original idea is rare.

Of course, every concept for a film has had to come from somewhere. A large number are adapted from books, plays, and even video games. Even if it are not a direct remake, every movie contains borrowed elements, and it could be argued that there is no such thing as a completely unique film. However, now cinemas appear…

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