I recently wrote about how Big Hero 6 borrows a few ideas from some of my favourite action flicks and it got me thinking about how common a thing this is in the world of film and music.
And most frightening of all is how it seems to happen with some of the best examples of these forms of art. But is this such a crime? It’s difficult to pin down the exact formula, arguably there isn’t one, but generally these are the rules:
- Film sequels are not going to be better than the original. And remakes are a terrible idea. A marketing gimmick or money-spinner, just take for example our assessment of the forthcoming Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice movie
- Second album syndrome is a real thing
- A cover version or remix of a song can be better than the original
- A reworked and inspired idea moves things forward. This is evolution
- Also, collaborations are great idea. They don’t always work, but when they do they can turn out to be pretty fucking awesome. Just ask David Bowie.
So feel free to find out what I’m talking about by links the links above, we’re a very talented bunch of writers with some wonderful, very original, unique ideas, that nobody in the world has ever thought of before, if we say so ourselves…