Teens today from almost any background now have the tools necessary to start a filmmaking career.
Not only was I excited for the Black Panther trailer this summer, I was also excited to finally see women of color represented in a film from the Marvel Cinematic Universe, or the MCU.
Adaptations, sequels, and remakes have existed since the beginning of storytelling, and movies are no exception. This is an issue that has faced 21st century cinema for quite some time now: the abundance of unoriginal ideas. Why has this problem persisted and been ignored? Is it just a phase that we are going through?