Reply 20 of 40, by 386SX
I don't know many older people opinions about old vs modern movies but usually are a classic "the older the better".
But sometimes it might not be far from true if we compare how many quality movies (memorable) were released with usually low expectations while instead nowdays most movies are sold like "the new best movie forever" but often already seen ideas resulting in a product that might be forgotten soon. When instead there're many old movies from any period and countries that cinema fans would still remember as cinema art even when not originally intended to be epic movies.
Imho after the early 2000's the number of memorable movies decreased fast; when I see the modern trailers I don't even have the patience to read its story cause from the title, subtitles, the cast, the front image, I can already imagine the whole story and the amount of things I'd find ridicolous and even if I may be wrong statistically I often find I wasn't at least IMHO.
I think many times simple ideas were taken to make simple stories often with only a single simple possible message not leaving something as an open ending for example to share and discuss opinions instead often using too much CG that already was too much in the early 2000's. The lack of it in the previous times imho pushed to new ideas while using few CG or old special effects but as "something more" not as the most important factor.
Of course in the past there were many not great movies too but it wasn't rare that even low end cheap comic 80's movies (and even much cheaper TV series) might have had very good acting with well written comic lines that nowdays I don't find. How many real memorable modern movies will be remembered in their own sector? Sci-Fi for example some say to me Interstellar, when I went to the theater I was almost leaving the room in the first half hour. There were things and decisions that really I can't understand how possible.
Not that I don't like every modern movie of course, it's the amount of the memorable movies compared to the total number that imho changed a lot.