Thursday, 26 July 2012

Prequel compromise

With Hollywood's fondness for prequels and our fondness for story resolution, why don't we just have them tell all their stories backwards, starting at the satisfying conclusion, then filling in the background details with prequel after prequel until we get bored of the origins of the origins of the origins of some particularly obscure bit of the long-forgotten story ending? Then they can do marathon screenings where you get to see all the movies in their "correct" beginning-to-ending order and be blown away by how the story all fits together, completely forgetting that those threads you see coming together in the end are actually lazy, meandering storytelling in reverse.

Mokalus of Borg

PS - The beginning-to-ending order might take some more editing effort, though.
PPS - Especially if prequel threads go nowhere.

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