Originally Posted by Johnny Daywalker
Yes because this is so original. What the fuck is wrong with wanting more good/solid studio genre fare like Cloverfield or Star Trek?
This isn't like asking for a remake of Gremlins for gods sake.
There's nothing wrong with wanting a sequel to a movie you like per se (Star Trek 2 is pretty much a go anyway), what I do think is wrong is the "ugh, wtf is this, give me something I'm familiar with" thing. Seriously, should a person's first reaction to a trailer for a new movie be "meh, give me another sequel"? Have we reached that point as viewers?
As for whether or not this is original: yes it is. As original as any movie can be, at any rate (to a certain extent all films play upon the history of films that have preceded them). This movie does have the advantage of being, in this day and age, a movie that is a)not a sequel, b)not based on any existing property, and c)has a budget low enough that the filmmakers will not have to check a huge number of items off the "Hollywood Blockbuster List" in order to convince the studios that there 300 trillion dollar movie can make back its investment.
The other thing that's head scratching about this: This movie comes from the same creative team as both Star Trek and Cloverfield, but instead of being excited for a new movie from people that have made things that they have liked, there are people responding "just give me more of what you already did".
I just can't fathom it.