Land Before Time – The Prequel

Sequels have a bad rep in Hollywood, where they’re often little more than cheap rip-offs of a hit franchise. And then there are prequels – sequels that purport to tell the story before the original movie. “I think Hollywood is always looking for a new device to avoid original thought, and for a long time that was the sequel. But then I think the sequel got kind of strip-mined and depleted, so now we’re into the prequel. So it’s just another way of avoiding ever thinking of anything new, which is the ultimate goal of the Hollywood hit machine.”