I just finished watching the movie Enchanted. I know, I know, I’m a few months late on the bandwagon but I honestly didn’t have any desire to see it when it came out. However, hearing coworkers rave about it, I decided it was time to check it out.
For any of us who’ve grown up in the time of Disney cartoons, especially the romances from Snow White to Beauty & the Beast, this movie will seem VERY familiar to us. They use everything from The Sound of Music to The Godfather as little ha-ha moments throughout the movie. It’s supposed to be tongue-in-cheek, but to me it comes across more as lazy writing. I know, it’s supposed to be a live-action version of one of those romantic cartoons, but to me it comes across as something we’ve all seen before.
So why am I using this movie as the topic of my entry? Because I’m tired of the plotlines that are used over and over and over again! I want to read/watch something that’s totally fresh and new. Is that impossible? Not necessarily. It’s definitely not easy with basically everything having already been done. But as a writer, this is a good reason to really break away from movies and TV. So much of what I read has already been written in movies or TV. I want to see something different.
Maybe I’m just being greedy. Maybe I’m just tired of spending my piddling paychecks on things that are boring. I don’t know what my issue is, but honestly…can’t we do something better?