Are there really that many Musicals released at the cinema these days. There's wha maybe a couple a year.
True maybe on TV, but is that down to shows like X Factor, Pop Idol, American Idol etc... being popular
Don't forget Glee. And a lot of the Disney shows.
That seems to be sadly missing for most of the current generation. You see it in the complaints about special effects and the willingness (and eagerness) to colorize old films and upgrade SFX (like they've actually done with TOS), and in the constant characterization of old stories as "cheesy" (when, in many cases, the writing is indeed more sophisticated than in contemporary entertainment).
Yeah, I've always found it funny when people think those shows will find a new audience because of it ignoring the fact that the costumes, hair, dialogue, sets, pacing, music, editing, delivery and everything else that makes those shows dated.