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WHY new movies suck.

"a record 31 sequels and 17 reboots are expected to hit"

Most of these, I've never even seen the first movie.

Audiences will be given a sixth helping of X-Men plus Fast and Furious 6, Die Hard 5, Scary Movie 5 and Paranormal Activity 5. There will also be Iron Man 3, The Hangover 3, and second outings for The Muppets, The Smurfs, GI Joe and Bad Santa.

Reboots include the Superman film Man of Steel, plus a new version of The Evil Dead, a new Mad Max, and a second film in the latest reincarnation of Star Trek.

The reluctance of studios to take risks on original concepts follows a series of disastrous results this year. The most notorious was the epic flop John Carter, based on the Edgar Rice Burroughs book A Princess of Mars, which saw Disney taking a $200-million write down, and Rich Ross, the chairman of the studio, resigning soon after.

Universal Pictures’ $220-million budget science fiction film Battleship, starring the singer Rihanna, also bombed.

Another ambitious $100-million science fiction film Cloud Atlas, starring Tom Hanks and Halle Berry, flopped making just $62-million worldwide.

And 2012 also saw an unwanted record achieved for the weakest opening weekend ever for a widely released film: The Oogieloves in the Big Balloon Adventure, a children’s film based on original characters, eventually recouped just $1?million of its $20-million budget.

Jan 02, 2013, 21:29