Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Dear Hollywood:

We all know why the movies that come out in January come out in January: 'cause they're crap. Since you're not going to fix this by making movies that aren't crap, allow me to provide some constructive criticism.

I understand that with a movie about innocent teenagers using a vacant hotel to house homeless dogs, you don't expect to attract a broad audience. Your audience is pretty much established by your content and are likely to see your movie no matter the effort you put into making it a quality movie or even putting together a decent marketing strategy. But maybe if you put a little effort into it, you could fool a few people outside your base audience into seeing the movie. You miss that opportunity, though, when you name your movie "Hotel for Dogs." Seriously? That's the best you could come up with?

"Hotel for Dogs"? You're not even trying.


Potential movie-goer who won't cough up $8 to see the movie you couldn't bother to come up with a decent name for


Anonymous said...

I know what you mean. "Debbie Does Dallas II?" They can think of nothing better than putting II at the end of the title. Come on!

S said...

Or like the Tim Allen classic, The Santa Clause II. In that movie, he discovered another clause to the Santa contract: that Santa had to be married. The obvious title for the movie, I thought was: "The Mrs. Clause", but no. Audiences wouldn't be able to figure out that it was a sequel to the first Tim Allen Santa movie, so they just stuck a II on. Dumb, dumb, dumb.

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