A disturbing trend in the past couple of years is taking fairy tales and telling them over and over and over and over... in a string of movies that are basically copies of each other with slight variations such as how gory they can get, how stupid, or how boring. I'll give the television show Grimm a pass since it is actually a kind of neat idea to have a descendant of the Grimm family fight fictitious creepy characters (having it filmed in Portland, Oregon is also a big plus).
But to take the same stories over and over and just keep churning them out was never a good idea and is just getting worse. Do you know how many Hansel and Gretel movies have come out just in the past few years? How many Red Riding Hood movies? Cinderella? Snow White?
|C'mon Dee Wallace - you're too good for this!|
I mean I was told horrible stories when I was little but at least they were original. Nasty, but original. Maybe I should put some of them into script form, call up The Asylum and start making some easy cash...