Originality and imagination are completely outdated and overrated concepts.
I firmly believe that the new generation of today should dispense with trying to come up with anything new. They should just redo, remake, and reimagine all of the plotlines, stories, movies and television that have ever been made. There is absolutely no need to waste your time otherwise.
All of the best ideas have already been used, so there are no more left to be had. Filmmakers should drop this whole antiquated idea of being "artists" (what a pretentious and idealist way to be) and just concentrate on making money.
Filmmakers in the past had to rely on their storytelling abilities for their successes, and in doing so, they completely exhausted all the good movie ideas there are. The sad thing is that they didn't have decent special effects (King Kong was an animated puppet,...the spaceships in Star Wars were minature models...etc), the majority of films in history had inferior audio (mono?? 2 channels stereo? give me a break!), and many had to be made in black and white because they didn't have the technology to make anything look like the real world.
With modern technology, we can make movies as realistic as possible. There isn't anything that can't be done. There's no reason to have to watch FX that look fakey.
People like Martin Scorsese should stop promoting film restoration, and start promoting film remakes. After all, he had the vision to see that an old movie like Cape Fear would be much better in full color with actors people have heard of.
I think that prints of all the movies made more than 10 years ago should all be bulldozed into the ground, and brand new versions of all of them should be made using HD cameras at 240hz (no more grain....Yay!), 10.1 audio, and in 3D.
...and all of them should be 16:9. What's the point of making a contemporary movie if it doesn't fit my TV screen? I hate having to hit the zoom button every time I watch a movie.
Who's with me on ths?