You know, it’s sad the things that control what happens in Hollywood. I’ve seen a lot of movies, what can I say, I’m old. And, I’ve seen some great starts to what should have been, and what everyone thought would have been, a great trilogy or franchise. Even sometimes a reboot of an old movie, subject or idea can be done right and you think “Wow! This is going to be a great series of films!!!”. They can be rebooted wrong too, I know, but for now I am thinking of the good ones. So we have a film that is great, and we expect more of the same. But let me tell you, you might be surprised at some of the things that can stop a film from being made. Even if the movie itself did well at the box office, depending on what it was about, it may have a lot of potential to sell merchandise like toys and stuff. If the merch didn’t do well, that alone might be enough to can a film if they didn’t think the sequels were going to sell the junk any better. Sometimes it’s as simple as finding out another studio has a similar project in the works and now the movie company producing whatever film it was thinks theirs will look like a knockoff of the other movie, because the other movie will come out sooner.
I’ve read about Hollyweird buying up scripts not with the intention of ever actually making the movie! No, they just don’t want anyone else to make the movie! So they buy the script, sometimes for millions of dollars, and just sit on it!!! Sometimes it’s casting problems that can stop a movie, or bad management from the beginning so the planning for it never really pans out. It’s crazy how many movies have died horrible deaths for stupid reasons.
I am a Star Wars fan, as are many folk in the world. Plus, I even liked the prequel movies to some extent, no pure hatred there like so many people had. However, there is one thing I have wondered about, ever since I saw The Phantom Menace, because it was a pivotal part of the story. This pivotal part being the fight between Qui-gon, Obi-wan and Darth Maul. I want to know, what the heck are the pinkish/slightly red laser fences we’ll call them for lack of a better term that seem to arbitrarily (or not so arbitrarily maybe?) close and then open separating the fighters from each other? I ask because it was these “fences” that they had to travel through (and why did they have to travel through them?) that quite literally seems to have made the difference in the outcome of the fight because it split up Qui-gon and Obi-wan thus allowing Darth Maul to fight them one on one. Now, one on one, Darth Maul got the better of Qui-gon, however, it was then that Obi-wan took revenge, struck down Darth Maul, and ultimately walked away from the fight. If those stupid “laser fences” or “shields” or “doors” or whatever you want to call them hadn’t been there to separate the good guys from each other, the fight would have stayed two on one and Qui-gon might have lived through the fight. So, what the heck are those things??? If anyone knows, please comment and let me know! Thanks.
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This has been harder than I thought! Not that I haven’t had time to post, but every time I think about something I want to put up here, something else comes along and then I want to post THAT. I have had a hard time focusing on one dang thing and getting it out the door. So, that being said, I wanted to post this just as a site update and to let you know that I have some other stuff coming soon!
Just in case no one is wondering, because I know you’re not, I don’t post every day. I might post every day for a while, and then post once a week – or post 10 times in one day, who knows. I post when I have time, and when I feel like it, depending on how busy I am and what I feel like I have to say. Not that I think that there is even one person hanging on my every word, waiting impatiently for my next diatribe of oral recitation. But now you know.
And so another blog gets created. I bet a hundred blogs or more get created each day, and probably 99 of them go stale the following day. I believe this one however will be an exception. I created this blog so as to have an outlet for my thoughts, opinions, troubles, humor, and anything else I feel like writing about and/or sharing with most likely no one, since I have no illusions that anyone will actually visit or read this blog. But hey, that part doesn’t matter, right? What matters is that I write and I share and I hopefully relieve some stress caused by this world we live in. Plus, if I can share something funny now and then and make someone laugh along the way, then all the better!