Reply 20 of 77, by gerry
Errius wrote on 2022-11-23, 23:46:
I'm pretty sure movies have always sucked. We forget the bad ones and remember the good ones, giving the impression that things were better in the past. They weren't.
it is as with music - there is a massive continuous output of mediocre media and most of it is soon forgotten, when we remember the past we remember the good stuff hence we think the average quality is higher because we discount the trash
are a large number of modern movies deliberately riddled with political messaging and is some of that totally lopsided creating straw man (lol) versions of out of favor groups to be diminished by in favor groups? sure, to pretend otherwise is to be deliberately obtuse and to pretend there is something 'balanced' about it is to reveal a skewed view of people as 'categories'. However many films still dont do this. I saw Extraction recently, a no nonsense actioner, an example.
That happened back in the past too, remember when any given business person was almost certain to be a bad person in movies, just one example
what i dislike in much modern media is the fact that so much 'IP' exists and has swapped ownership that things like star wars et are just drained to the last cent. i accept that as long as someone pays bills it will happen but it means lengthy series of reboots, prequels, re-imaginings and sequels. It's like watching a favoured band release poorer and poorer records, go on 'last ever' tours a few times and finally sell the last cents of worth by becoming advert music
i think many long for something original to come along or at least something fresher like Everything Everywhere All At Once.
remember Tremors - a fun b-movie that worked - remember the 3 sequels? the same has been happening for quite some time, just seems to be happening in bigger and worse ways now (star wars, terminator, anything to do with superheroes)
and on superheroes - no, genuinely don't care anymore, endless series of films churned out seemingly month after month. Who can stay interested in all that!