Monday, June 15, 2015

Who Needs Creativity?

For years and years small film makers have attempted to cash in on blockbusters by putting out cheaply made knock-offs with similar names and artwork in hopes that someone might rent or purchase their product without paying attention that they're really not buying what they think they are buying. And then there are those people who will watch anything, so there's that.

Consider the recent San Andreas Quake, released mostly to direct-to-home video in a pathetic attempt to cash in on the pre-publicity of the blockbuster San Andreas featuring The Rock, which itself is not a great film, but at least someone gave the filmmakers a budget. And the most recent addition to the Jurassic Park franchise is currently competing, successfully, with this ...Jurassic City!

But this is the best!!! Avengers Grimm is an attempt to steal attention from  Avengers' Age of Ultron.. I mean, really? The synopsis someone named The Asylum supplied to IMDB is hilarious:

When Rumpelstiltskin destroys the Magic Mirror and escapes to the modern world, the four princesses of "Once Upon A Time" - Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty, Snow White, and Rapunzel- are sucked through the portal too. Well-trained and endowed with magical powers, the four women must fight Rumpelstiltskin and his army of thralls before he enslaves everyone on Earth.