I used to love movies, and going to theaters has always a great source of enjoyment. However, I no longer feel this excitement anymore. All movies look the same now, they are all formatted the same way, with the same stereotypes, the sames lines, the same special effects, the same jokes, the same stories. It looks like they are all made in the same mold with the same codes, without soul.
Not so long ago, when you were going to the theater this was to live something exceptional, and new experiences. Now, it's just plain boring, without surprise or suspense. From the first minute, you know exactly what is going to happen by the end.
My recommendation, just watch the trailers, and you'll save your money… even if all trailers look the same too.
April 03, 2017
Because Hollywood hasn't had an original idea since 1986. Its either a sequel, prequel or a remake but if want to watch a film that has a plot, a theme some dialogue or empathy for a character in the film then watch a Classic Film from Hollywood's Golden Era. At one point in Hollywood's there was and art to film. Films were crafted films were made to be inspiring now today is all such disappointing trash. Today everything is made to the the lowest common denominator. Plus movies during the Hollywood's Golden Era were based on novels, and plays, the written word. today movies are based on cartoons and video games not much there. Hollywood is devolving not evolving it gets dumber and dumber.
April 28, 2017
I agree with G-1298 (the previous poster?). I'll add that, so many money is involved nowadays, that the movie industry is not taking risks. They rehash the same old ingredients, which are known to be successful (from a financial point of view). Hollywood acquires rights of existing material, (books, video games), which are successful, because it sounds safe (still from a financial point of view). Then once, in a while, someone will come with a new idea (daring?), if it meets the success, then all other studios will jump on the opportunity and do similar things.
The audience is also a bit guilty, people are going in mass to watch movies with the bigger special effects, and most hysterical non-stop action. Who is really going to theaters for the story of a film? A fraction only.
October 07, 2018
This is not true,... blockbusters do, but, you have plenty of films from independents and smaller studios, which are creative and innovative. Don't let the noise of the Hollywood's marketing machine to make you blind and deaf. Look around by yourself, and you'll find jewels.
October 08, 2018
There is a reason why we call this the "Film Industry". It works like a manufacturing, an assembly-line production work producing the same model of car, in mass.
October 15, 2018