http://www.grantland.com/story/_/id/671 ... movie-star
pittsoccer33 wrote:It's just that so many movies have used alien invasion as the plot device since ID4
The biggest movies of the last two years (Avengers and Transformers 3) essentially had the exact same final scene.
The studios will keep doing aliens and super heroes until something better comes around. Or they remember people like disaster movies too.
This is a fantastic article. In it you'll see why Will Smith seems to only appear in sci-fi alien films. It's because he and his agent figured out in a very formulamatic way that those movies make the most money so those are the ones he does.
True story: When Smith was trapped on the Fresh Prince of Bel-Air set in the early '90s, dreaming of starring in movies instead of selling Alfonso Ribeiro's jokes, Smith and his manager, James Lassiter, studied a list of the top 10 grossing films ever. Here's what Smith told Time Magazine in 2007: "We looked at (the list) and said, O.K., what are the patterns? We realized that 10 out of 10 had special effects. Nine out of 10 had special effects with creatures. Eight out of 10 had special effects with creatures and a love story."14