Many people are lamenting over how Hollywood isn’t doing anything innovative or interesting anymore. All they do is remakes and sequels, and the real cinema is being generated by smaller groups.
I think it’s fascinating, since that’s exactly what’s happening to the United States.
The U.S. isn’t taking chances. It’s cutting NASA. Our bridges are failing. Our roads are crap. Our education is sub-par. And we have no moonshots scheduled.
The core issue the same as in Hollywood: the people in charge do not wish to take chances. They do the safe thing. The safe thing for THEM, not for the whole.
So Hollywood makes sequels. And American politicians trade short-term favors for re-election funds. Because all that matters is making it through one more summer. One more election.
And in the meantime, we all suffer.