With YouTube sensation turned Adam Sandler flick Pixels soon to released, is our obsession with nostalgia and familiarity ruining Hollywood filmmaking?
I don't really think nostalgia is the problem, really ever, but familiarity is. It's the familiar part of nostalgic things that is overemphasized and may lead to ruin, not necessarily the nostalgia itself. Specifically with Pixels, it's not a homage based on nostalgia or anything of the sort. It's either an "easy way" to make some good money (publicity is free, characters are already created, etc.) or potentially a really good and exciting flick on a pretty novel idea (not expecting this one at all... unfortunately). – Austin6 years ago