February 07, 2019
January 17, 2018
A movie sequel is like spending 2 hours with old friends.
A sequel is whether or not you say, “Man! It’s great to these guys again!” Not just movies, of course.
okay, Calvin, good to know
And if sequels aren’t your thing, we have spinoffs and prequels.
I have a feeling that many of today’s moviegoers prefer sequels to originals…
Five bucks! Is that all they were in ‘92? Now you need to take out a second mortgage on your house … and that doesn’t cover the popcorn and soda!
Meta-irony: This is a rerun.
It’s worked well for Marvel so far.
Sometimes I’m convinced Bill Waterson is psychic.
You won’t have to worry in the future Calvin, original ideas are unknown to movies and TV now. It’s all remakes, reboots, rehashes and follow-ons.
I hope he is not going to post photocopies of this cartoon all summer.
A rerun talking about reruns. How meta.
What are called “sequels” are really nothing more than “remakes”.
Check out the “Rocky” series, for example.
Watterson, of course, created a brilliant comic strip which became very popular and remains so. He had far more artistic integrity than Calvin and also achieved a popularity that Calvin never achieves.
He has explained that Calvin largely represents his immature side as an adult. On Monday, Hobbes seemed less mature than Calvin but their usual standards of maturity are now reasserting themselves.
Five Bucks? I wish!
Five bucks…then there’s the popcorn and drinks…
“New plot”? There are only seven of them.
Saw a sequel yesterday. Great movie. Felt bad for “Iceman.”
Explains the popularity of the Marvel Universe and Batman, et al and all the other comic book to films now. Not a fan. Count me out.
People like new when it comes to cars, phones and other “things.” However they don’t like new if it means they have to change.
Somehow I doubt Calvin would be renting ‘Venusian Vampire Vixens 2’ and caring about the plot.
more true now than it was at the time, lol
Yep, that’s “modern” art.
I don’t disagree, but I don’t like his reasoning
People like to imagine there was a time when Hollywood was filled with original programming and artistic integrity. Hogwash. The movie industry always has been, and always will be, a profit-making business.
Every generation treats sequels and remakes as though they were were something new. They are not. Let’s consider just one example, the brilliant “The Wizard of Oz” film from 1939. Not only is it not an original story, it’s the fourth version of it as a film.
And surely you’ve seen “The Bride of Frankenstein” (1935). It’s a sequel, filmed to capitalize on the success of the original.
In 2052, people will complain that sequels and remakes dominate the movies. And they’ll say Hollywood has changed in the last 30 years.
A rare sequel introduces events and scenes that equal the audience reaction to the original. Faces, expressions, actions are almost the same. Special effects on the other hand, tend to be flashier and, in some cases, more destructive, but add nothing to the overall surprise.
Five bucks… that’s more like the bargain cinemas these days.
Calvin: Poster boy for the status quo.
And how IS the latest Disney remake?
I want to experience new things. I just don’t want them to be unfamiliar.
It’s “The Accidental Tourist” all over again. And again and again,…
When’s the last time anyone got into a movie for 5 bux?
Parenthetically, I remember as a kid going for a dime. Yes, that makes me superannuated.
Andy Warhol gave people all the giant soup labels they could afford. It was original. However, it’s only original when you are the first one.
Do they still have plots? I get the feeling that they slap together a few memes, some high explosives, a little computer graphic effects and some pretty people. :)
Five bucks. LOL
How times change wait what.
How can a kid this creative be this against originality and thought? I think he actually works at being a hypocrite. It sounds like him
The movies that leave me shaking my head are Disney’s live-action remakes of classic full-length-feature animated fairy tales. Trying to improve on perfection is worse than putting lipstick on a pig, it’s practically sacrilegious.
And now original movies in the summer are more commonplace, compared to when it was often sequels.
Hobbes is the master of changing the subject and re-direction Calvin’s focus.
Well, you certainly aren’t going to get any truth if it comes our of Hollywood.
$5 won’t even get you the drink nowadays, forget the popcorn and ticket.
Five Buxx for a Movie? When was this strip made?
or a bad religion song that doesnt conform to format
Five bucks in 1992 equals $10.42 today.
He can walk to the movies him self as a six year old man times have changed
I miss Bill not continuing with this original srt. The reruns are also worth.