Sadly, my friends, there are no amateur offerings today. The next TWO Fridays are off, so last week’s round will be reviewed in the New Year. But I don’t want to leave you with nothing, so I’ll share something I thought about all of yesterday for some reason. My question is, will Guardians of the Galaxy be the equivalent of this generation’s Raiders of the Lost Ark? Is Chris Pratt going to go on to be a Harrison Ford like movie star for years to come?
It’s so easy to think, “Of course not! Movies then were so much better!” Well, a big reason they were “better” was because it was your first experience seeing that kind of movie, just like it will be this generation’s first experience seeing this kind of movie. I guess I’m trying to figure out if a movie like Guardians is really truly good, or just benefits from a lower overall bar. And is nostalgia keeping us from comparing the two objectively? I’m particularly interested in hearing from the under 25 crowd that didn’t grow up idolizing Raiders. Oh, and as long as I have you here with 5 days left until Christmas, make sure to stuff your digital stocking with Scriptshadow Secrets, which is only $4.99! $4.99 to become an infinitely better screenwriter. Uhhh, bargain!