It seems like the last few weeks we’ve been discussing the potential of a Hollywood meltdown. Admittedly with Spielberg starts talking disaster, you listen. There’s plenty of comments on it, from our own Serdar to Cracked.com.
So though I don’t think we’re there yet, I have to concede that it seems Hollywood is heading for a meltdown. The second half of the summer doesn’t seem to be going too hot, though I will say Despicable Me 2 really did deserve to do well.
But my praise for the family/superhero/romcom/comedy of the summer aside, I do think that the meltdown is coming, probably next year, as the pre-planned tent poles don’t provide a lot of support. So what happens if there is a Hollywood collapse, with a huge amount of blockbusters not making enough money, and the risk-phobic studios not being sure what to do?
One of my first thoughts is that a lot of people won’t give a damn.