Brady Simenson is an English instructor and Masters student at Northern Illinois University. He has been published with the Popular Culture Review and Pop Matters.
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What would happen if authors re-wrote novels the way directors remake movies?
Explore the way directors like Peter Jackson or Rob Zombie have made remakes of films that inspired them in the past (like King Kong and Halloween respectively), and discuss what might happen if this became as prevalent of a trend in literature. What if Stephen King rewrote The Lord of the Rings? Or Chuck Palahniuk rewrote The Great Gatsby? Why do film directors get this creative urge while authors seemingly don’t?
I love this revelation. It genuinely adds much more to the game’s narrative. I wish Nintendo featured this kind of character depth in all of its games instead of just keeping it hidden away in the RPG Mario games.
I feel like there is a certain aspect of pandering with the song choices in the film. Ever since “Guardians of the Galaxy,” it feels like superhero movies are really beating the quirky song thing into the ground.
I love the concept of this article, I just wish that it took itself a little more seriously. This feels really glib sometimes. You’re absolutely right to point out that these films are strange outliers at a strange transitional period in Disney’s history though.