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Originality is lost in Hollywood

The book is always better than the movie.

The book is always better than the movie.

Megan Tao

The book is always better than the movie.

Megan Tao

Megan Tao

The book is always better than the movie.

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In the past couple of years, there has been a surge of movies based off of best selling novels, remakes of old classics, and sequels.

According to Short Of The Week, the reason for the glut of unoriginal movies is because box office numbers are down.

Taking something that already has such a huge fan base, like “Divergent,” and expanding the franchise, sounds like a really efficient way to make money.

It also sounds like a really efficient way to make a lot of people angry.

The risk of making a film adaption that already has such a huge fan base, is that if the movie is not to the fans’ liking, then it automatically fails, no matter if the movie is good on its own.

That doesn’t seem like a problem for Hollywood though, because even if book to movie adaptions, like “The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones,” fail terribly, they still have a huge selection of books to remake into mediocre movies.

A new favorite of Hollywood recently, has been adapting young adult literature into movies. Producers are fighting for movie contracts for any young adult book that is mildly popular.

Movie contracts are already being signed for new books, such as “Red Rising,” which was only published in 2014.

Some producers are even desperate enough to dig through the archives and make a movie, such as “The Maze Runner,” which was published in 2009.

Another popular film adaption these days, are the remaking of old Disney classics. The live action film “Maleficent” is a remake of the Disney animated movie “Sleeping Beauty.”

According to Entertainment Weekly, although the movie “Maleficent” takes on a whole new perspective of the well known fairy tale, it’s still just Disney reusing old movie plots.

“Hollywood, an industry that has at this point become more interested in recycling than Ed Begley Jr.,” said Keith Staskiewicz of Entertainment Weekly.

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