- Sep 22, 2022
Trouble is, I just don't credit people whose only vision was on dollar signs thinking that deeply about it. If they were keen on an authentic sequel, rather than a cash-in, they'd have done anything to get Wes Craven back. This was a 'get a film out on the cheap' and make maximum bucks off it. This wasn't really the era of franchises: this is the era of their birth. When Elm Street 2 made a load of money, a third became inevitable, but everyone involved in 2 knew it was a bad film.
Oh, I fundamentally disagree with this. I think intentional or not, if humans are making it, art will happen, and I also don't think doing something just for money somehow invalidates the artistic process. My wife has done graphic novels just for money but she still put a lot of personal feelings and experience into the work, even subconsciously.