Voight says Hollywood stars are snobs
Jon Voight has apparently said that some Hollywood stars are snobs for not doing sequels and insists that there's nothing wong with them.
He is of course referring to his work on National Treasure: Book of Secrets, the sequel to National Treasure.
His comments from WENN through Starpulse News Blog are rather amusing:
“Sequels, they used to poo poo them. It used to be this idea that if you're doing sequels, you're not an artist. But it's so silly. Of course there's nothing wrong with sequels. Number one, it puts a lot of people to work. And when you have something people love, it's nice to have another chapter.”
Well of course it does, and it pays the bills, etc. The story claims that he also said there's nothing wrong with giving movie fans more of what they want.
Yes, that is true. However there's something about quality and doing something new and original, something that I know Jon Voight once held high in his career. Now he's happy to do mind disengaging, poorly thought through and written films such as this.
Okay, maybe I am being a little harsh, perhaps the sequel is miles better to the first, but I would be very surprised if it was. The first was a joke of a contrived plot.
National Treasure, Bratz, SuperBabies, The Karate Dog, whatever happened to The Champ, The Odessa File, Deliverance, Midnight Cowboy? Would you be happy to make a sequel to Catch-22 or Midnight Cowboy?