A lack of creativity in the entertainment world is nothing new -- people have been doing adaptations, reboots and remakes since the first stories were told. What you may not have realized, however, is that some of the great landmark motion pictures were themselves just remakes of originals that nobody remembers.
For some reason, it's not a big deal to jump away from an erupting fireball, but we're supposed to believe that encounters with the things on this list are certain death.
Cartoons prepared us for real-world problems exactly as well as you'd expect from men in fur underwear with magic swords.
Writing is hard, we know. That's why Hollywood writers have to rely on tricks to get you to root for the vampires in one movie, when in another they are terrible innocent-killing machines.
Even a great movie or TV show isn't above throwing in one ridiculous, larger-than-life character who almost ruins any element of realism in the plot. The genius who's TOO smart, the hero who's TOO cool, the rebel who breaks the rules but somehow never gets punished for it. Hey, you know where else you find ridiculous characters like that? Real life
Surprise, surprise: Hollywood fails to do its homework. Again.
A lot of people say they miss the good old days, when the entertainment industry was a bullshit-free zone, and we're here to tell you that that time never existed. Everything we think of as a bad modern trend in Hollywood can be traced back pretty much to the beginning of recorded history.
Fanboys love nothing more than to bitch and moan when some nitpicky detail of a novel they love doesn't make it into the final cut of the movie. But the thing is, sometimes those changes happen for the right reasons.
Let's stop and appreciate these mind-blowing scenes that were done the old-fashioned way -- with stunts, models and borderline insanity.
Some movie and TV mysteries, however, weren't intended to be mysteries at all, and often are just the result of the director getting cute at the last minute. These mysteries are often plainly explained in the script, and while the answers aren't always definite, they are surprising.