10 Rules of Blockbuster Movies that Hollywood Forgot


It's halfway through the summer movie season, and there's a lot of hand-wringing about the state of the Tentpole Film — yes, in spite of Avengers. This year has seen some huge high-profile flops, plus some massive films that underperformed Stateside. And meanwhile, some of the biggest films in the pipeline are having well-publicized troubles, from Lone Ranger to World War Z.

The thing is, Hollywood already knows how to make blockbuster movies that make money — they've just forgotten some of the fundamentals in the rush to claim dates in the crowded summer schedules. Here are 10 rules that Hollywood knew, but has forgotten.

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Crazay2702d ago

I do miss the standard practical makeup effects. That's an art that seems to be losing ground to blue screen, mo-cap and all the rest of it. I mean look at American Werewolf in London. I defy ANYONE to find a better man to wolf transformation and ALL of that was makeup SFX.

StarWarsFan2701d ago (Edited 2701d ago )

I think 2010's The Wolfman had a nice balance of CGI and practical make-up effects. I think it will be interesting to see how the new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles will end up because the original had great designs for the turtles with no CGI.