The Point: Sequel Stagnation

Sequels, sequels, all is sequels. For the Colson Center, I’m John Stonestreet with The Point.

Ecclesiastes says there’s nothing new under the sun. And that’s certainly the case at the box office, with more sequels and more remakes coming out than ever before. When I saw’s list of “movies that will blow everyone away in 2019,” the only thing that blew me away was all the numbers following the titles.

Fast and Furious 9, Avengers 4, Star Wars 9, Frozen 2, Avatar 2, Shrek 5—all these numbers suggest no original stories.

Creativity seems to be in short supply these days. And that’s a pity. The world needs good stories, new stories. And Christians have told some of the best in history.

Great stories happen when someone with a new idea is willing to give it a try. In a culture mired down in sequels and remakes, creative-minded Christians have an opportunity to innovate, to write, produce, direct, and act, or to simply choose to watch movies that don’t end in a number.


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