How have films changed over the last 20 years?
Posted 12 April 2012 - 10:28 AM
I'll come back when I have more time to cite examples
Posted 16 April 2012 - 09:14 PM
Posted 16 April 2012 - 10:24 PM
Posted 17 April 2012 - 05:34 AM
Edited by James Steven Beverly, 17 April 2012 - 05:36 AM.
Posted 26 April 2012 - 12:49 AM
Well, that's kind of where the money is these days. I don't see it changing anytime soon.
the biggest problem I have is the "Lowest Common Denominator" factor. Toilet humor has now become the dominate form of comedy. There is no clever, well written comedy. EVERYTHING is geared to a 12 year old boy's mentality and quite frankly it gets boring REAL quick. Movies get praised as high art today that would have been panned in the 60s and 70s, the TRUE golden age of motion pictures once the Haze Code had been obliterated. Because of bigger budgets and better special effects, action has gotten better but they hang these effects on inane stories with plot holes you could fly a a formation of Airbuses through and plot twists so improbable that only an idiot, a 12 year old or an idiot 12 year old could retain the suspension of belief with (the end sequence of Fast Five comes to mind). The last really good action movie I remember seeing was Live Free or Die Hard. Dramas, particularly foreign dramas seem to be keeping their quality. The King's Speech was marvelous. There seems to be a more "real" quality to many of them. ONE category that seems to have excelled is weird little odd ball indy movies. There is some really interesting stuff coming out nowadays.