Good morning and welcome to Summit Up, the world’s only daily column thinking Hollywood needs CPR.We’re well into the blockbuster season, and there hasn’t been a blockbuster. Our story running today says that the lack of creativity in Hollywood is hurting our local businesses … and that’s when we step in.
We were talking about this topic last night with our roommates, and we didn’t come up with a solution. But we did start talking about how Hollywood is combining movie characters and plots (Alien vs. Predator, for example), and we decided that was better than remaking movie after movie after movie.So here’s a list of movie combinations we’d like to see:– Combine the characters from Gremlins and the plot from Casablanca.0 Combine the characters from The Muppets Take Manhattan with the plot from Friday.
p Take the images from Fahrenheit 911 and replace those characters with, again, the Muppets. We think Monster would make a good prez or a good Michael Moore.k Mix Field of Dreams and Goonies. The kids wander into the corn only to find pirate treasure and ghosts. The development threatening the field goes away after Shoeless Joe scares the bejesus out of the big bad guy.2 Mix Star Wars characters into the plot of Fried Green Tomatoes. Hilarity … and genuine sadness … ensues.7 Change “Driving Miss Daisy” to “Driving Miss Piggy.”
Apparently, you can see, we can’t get enough of Muppet characters. So, we think we have a solution to the box office doldrums. Get more Muppets on the big screen.But we could be wrong. We’re the ones who found ourselves discussing the literary merits of Schwarzenegger in “Hercules,” which was shot entirely in Central Park and had bad guys dressed up in bear costumes. Yet, we desperately want a solution. So let us know what yours would be on the voicemail at (970) 668-3998, ext. 257, or at firstname.lastname@example.org.We’re out working more Muppet references into our daily lives …
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