I thought maybe i was just getting old when i thought their doesn't seem to much originality in the movies. It seems most Hollywood movies are sequels, remakes of movies, TV shows, or foreign movies, based on comic book, novel,short story, graphic novel, or video game and sometimes they are based on true life events or theme park ride. Then I checked the top 25 grossing movies for each year in the early eighties at box office mojo and it seems in in the early eighties only about 7-9 movies were based on previous properties and the others were original screenplays(ie. Raiders, ET, Back to the Future, Beverley Hills Cop, Top Gun) Then I checked the past few years and it is the opposite only 7-9 movie in the top 25 are original ideas.. Maybe thats why in 1996 there were approx 1.3 billion tickets sold and last year was about the same. Am I the only one who finds this depressing and wishing for more new ideas.