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A graphic of the film The Creator on movie theater screen. ILLUSTRATED BY JERRY WEINTRAUB

The flaws and promises of “The Creator”: Hollywood’s obsession with nostalgia and IP

Joshua Lee October 17, 2023
While everyone can use some nostalgia, Hollywood’s recent obsession with established I.P. leaves little room for original stories, especially at the blockbuster level. This brings us to Gareth Edwards and “The Creator,” with its attempt to stray away from Hollywood’s unrelenting pattern of adaptations, remakes and sequels.
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