Friday, February 10, 2006

Since when does there need to be a website for every single movie coming out? I don't understand this's not necessarily a bad thing, don't get me wrong, I just don't understand.

I mean, websites that are made after a movie comes out makes all the sense in the world. People who enjoyed the movie can create forums to talk about it, share files, create a virtual community around the film. I get that. But, why create the community before the movie is even released? Why give into the hype?

What if the movie that has an pre-made fanbase, is a bust? What happens to the website? What happens to the forums, file sharing, the virtual community as a whole? Does it disband? Does it remain, simply to discuss how aweful the movie was, and how they were such suckers for supporting something they didn't really know anything about?

Or are the websites created to let someone know about the movie...without actually watching the movie?

Don't get me wrong, I'm not against the film industry or the internet. I am an extreme fan of both, and plan to go into either as my future career. But sometimes, I don't see the point in messing the chronology of how popularity is supposed to work. There used to be a time when something had to gain popularity by actually being good, instead of simply being significantly hyped up before it's primere.

And if I get on more pop-up add for the next slasher film that's coming out, saying I need to learn more about it by going to the movie's site...there might be a horror movie coming out about me in the next year.

And I'll be damned if it won't have its own website, too.


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