ByJordan Gelling, writer at
Hi i am 19 year old amateur film director that is just looking for his opportunity to take my passion to my career.
Jordan Gelling

We are always seeing reboots and re-do's and sequels and prequels, just for arguments point I am going to show the “readers” some of the biggest law breakers of this.

Are there any people still making original stories or movies anymore? In the last few years we have seen Spider-Man 1, 2, and 3 come out then the Amazing Spider-Man 1, 2 and 3 is coming later in the future.

First on my radar is The Terminator (1984) as far as I know this is original version but the 2009 is the one that I want to point out that they tried to make a sequel with just CGI. The 1984 is known as a classic and in my opinion should be left alone.

They CGI the terminator into the film, making a new film or of in my opinion taking the same story line and trying to make more money of it. Which I ask why? Filmmaking can be very beautiful art form but alot of people use film to make a lot of money own with no flavour to it.

Going from films like Stanley Kubrick’s in which everything is representing something in life, masterpieces like the shining, to films that fail to reboot the franchise.

In pure mockery Stephen Fry can be quoted “An original idea. That can't be too hard. The library must be full of them.” Being original is hard to be in today’s society but being original pays off hugely.


Frozen (2013) Fearless optimist Anna sets off on an epic journey-teaming up with rugged mountain man Kristoff and his loyal reindeer Sven-to find her sister Elsa, whose icy powers have trapped the kingdom of Arendelle in eternal winter. Encountering Everest-like conditions, mystical trolls and a hilarious snowman named Olaf, Anna and Kristoff battle the elements in a race to save the kingdom. This original idea made 1.27 billion dollars in the box office. You might be saying that this is because it went main stream straight away. Let’s look a film that never went such to a mainstream level.


Her (2013): Her is a 2013 American science fiction romantic comedy-drama film written, directed, and produced by Spike Jonze. The film's musical score was composed by Arcade Fire, with the cinematography provided by Hoyte van Hoytema. Had reasonable budget and was able to double the budget that it had in the box office.

Just for my final comparison of originally the Blair witch project is a horror that firstly entered in Sundance film festival that was bought by a main box office representative because of its originally. The creator of the Blair witch project had such a large success because no-one thought outside the box like him.

Being original has such a great benefit compared to a redo or a reboot of movies.

Abraham Lincoln once quoted “Books serve to show a man that those original thoughts of his aren't very new after all.”

Talking about books; are all the original ideas going into books making our writers the only source of originally? With the books going out of fashion the writers are getting better and a lot of executives are making a lot of movies from books now.

With some creators creating the new original ideas that made a huge box office success some focus on creating a successful show into a newer and greater show. A few examples of this success happening is the Simpsons.

Taking characters and adding into the new show has been defined as spin offs. This is the easy man option for creating something new and original. This in my opinion is, if done correctly, a better way to take the world of film and television.

Adaption from terminator to tell another story would have been so much better in my opinion; I guess the only thing you need to worry about doing something like that is are people going to like it? Are people going to buy a ticket to that movie?

One disappointment that I would have rather wanted it be to be a reboot instead of being a weird sequel the 4th entry of the Bourne Identity Series. When digging a little more you will find out that Bourne Identity film series was adapted from the book series.

A fact about chart topping movies the first Die Hard movie was adapted from the book of the same name.

Being original is hard but can be very successful, with the right story. I would rather see different point of view in the terminator film instead of what happens normally in it.

With people thinking about rebooting more old franchises please don’t do it, unless you have the ability and skill like Christopher Nolan don’t bother. Rebooting movies has ruined film careers.

Is really thinking outside the box hard nowadays? All the films that are rebooting old franchises really do prove to me personally that there is no originally left except for the writers for books. Being different can be a very good thing for film making.

Please leave me a comment or answer on my poll and tell me your opinion.


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