Tuesday, August 28, 2007

If you go see a sequel, the terrorists have won

Writing for the NY Times, Jeannette Catsoulis suggests a reason for why people go see sequels:

Harder to fathom is why audiences return. Fans who tolerate the repetitiveness and ideological bankruptcy of the "Rush Hour" franchise, for example, may be testaments to the power of hope and a need for familiarity at a time when the Iraq war continues unabated, pensions and polar ice disappear, and Al Qaeda videos enjoy wider distribution than Sundance winners.

Spotted at Dateline Hollywood Daily.