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Movies are seriously out of control. 3-D this, remake that. Super hero this, epic fantasy that.

We’re going to become so desensitized that we won’t even be able to enjoy a movie. Or we’re going to get to the point where we think “I liked that movie well enough the first two times it was remade, so I don’t need to see a third remake just because this one is in 3-D.”

I’m barely exaggerating. You know this.

Actors hardly even act anymore. The green screen or CGI does all the work. I love special effects as much as the next guy, but what’s wrong with a simple, well-acted movie? I know they still exist, but they’re talked about less and less these days. All the movie news and blog headlines read something like this:

“Live-action My Little Pony killer robots IMAX movie green-lit”
“The Terminator being remade in 3-D and will star a CGI recreation of Marlon Brando!”
“Green Lantern, Green Hornet, Superman, Spiderman, Wonder Woman, Catwoman, Batman, AAAAAH!!!!!!!!!!!!!”
“Avatar to forever change cinema and cause multiple orgasms among women AND men!!!”

It’s just all becoming too much. Aren’t we stressed out enough? How are we supposed to retreat to a theater and relax when we have all these movies flying at us? It used to be we’d see a couple nice talkies a year, then be treated to one or two amazing blockbusters. And we’d go home and wait for the excitement of next year’s big summer HIT. Singular.

I hate to tell you this, but movies have peaked. Until the day we’re able to be a part of the movie we’re watching, nothing is going to truly excite us anymore. And it’s only getting worse because of all the similar movie experiences that are being delivered to us.

And remakes. What’s with them? “The Fantastic Four” is already being remade. What could they possibly give us that Chris Evans and Jessica Alba couldn’t? Well, probably a lot, but that’s beside the point.

I’m going to go relax and watch “Ordinary People” and try not to think about what’s going on in Hollywood for two hours.

What are your thoughts? Someone argue with me.

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