“It’s a chicken-versus-egg thing,” says writer-producer Vince Gilligan, the creator of the why-aren’t-there-movies-this-good cable hit Breaking Bad. “The studios say, ‘Well, no one else is coming to movies reliably these days except for young males, so we’ll make our movies for them.’ And yet if you make movies simply for young males, nobody else is going to want to go. So Hollywood has become like Logan’s Run: You turn 30, and they kill you.”
One of the many great bits from this GQ article on why we get a battalion of sequels and remakes instead of more original flicks like Inception.
P.S. Logan’s Run is being re-made.
P.S.S. I have not seen Inception, but I have seen Gnomeo and Juliet. I think that makes me complicit in the death of movies, right?