Is the Hollywood Epic Dead?

Den of Geek

Guys, we need to talk about Hollywood epics. Whether it’s day or night, biblical or secular, this classic Hollywood genre might be having a bit of a problem. In case you haven’t heard—and judging by the box office receipts that’s a fair bet—the Ben-Hur remake opened this weekend to anemic reviews and catastrophic apathy, only grossing $11.2 million when it debuted in sixth.

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StarWarsFan637d ago

Is the Hollywood epic dead? Not if you make a good one with an actual star. I think people confuse this British invasion with actual stars. Yes, some are solid actors, but more often than not they are character actors and not headliner material.