Not every project that goes in front of cameras gets to be a slam-dunk, but in an industry as bloodthirsty and competitive as Hollywood, mediocrity certainly isn't going to get you very far. There are few things more frustrating than watching a movie that has all of the potential in the world, only to see it play things far too safe and fail to even scratch the surface of what it could turn out to be.
Most big-budget movies seem eerily homogenized, precision-engineered in studio boardrooms around the world in order to appeal to as big of an audience as possible, unwilling to take risks in an effort not to lose out on those precious box office dollars.
There seems to be a cut-and-paste formula for blockbuster cinema now, and even smaller movies in certain genres to a lesser extent, which is a worrying sign of the times. Surely it would be much more satisfying from a creative standpoint to go for broke and ultimately fall flat on your face, rather than simply coast by on the bare minimum and fail to make the most of both the opportunity that's been presented, as well as the talent that's been assembled to create it.
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