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Wil Wheaton shows why Hollywood’s nostalgia obsession is killing movies

25
Jul
2014

Do you remember the past? Hollywood is really hoping that you do — its much too difficult to appeal to human beings on a shared emotional level. Much easier to simply make reference to a toy popular when the largest movie-consuming demographic was young and hope that draws in the millions. This obsession with nostalgia has been particularly pronounced in recent years, neatly emphasized by the upcoming release of a gritty-fied movie version of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and the success of Michael Bays brain-melting Transformers franchise.

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