It’s hard to find good movies being released by the film industry now a days. They do exist, but its more miss then hit. Its becoming too much as we are seeing these weak movies opening in theaters. One reason I believe the industry has become like this, is because they are being campy. Playing it safe and sticking with what they feel wont jeopardize them making profit. As well they don’t want to offend to many people and they want to market these movies to a larger audience.
When they do that it takes a lot of the creativity from the film. They want to make it safe for kids, so they tone it done. They don’t want to offend people, so they remove scenes and change the language. That way they can get more people to come see the movie. But why does the film industry keep risks to a minimum. Well, sometimes due to the money that’s involved in creating these film, they want to make as much money as possible. To cover the costs and so forth. I understand, but at the same time a lot of these movies come out as complete garbage. Because they are to campy and play it safe. But why more now then before? Are they not generating enough money? Are the top people getting over paid? And they just want to fill up their wallets even more?….
I could blame the actors or directors. But I want to aim my frustration at the people at the top who block certain creativity, because it’s to much of a risk factor. They want to see these movies hit 80 million on opening day and 300 million gross world-wide. Please forgive me if the numbers are not the best examples of what the industry expects, but I’m sure you get the idea. So in the end if a film doesn’t make record profits or even do decently it’s usually shelved and will never see the light of day again.
In the 80’s and definitely in the 90’s movies were in my option were at its peak. We saw more creative ideas being used, more risks being taken and a lot more better movies hitting the theaters. I guess as in an age where I have now tolerate 3D, crappy CG, I now have to deal with less good films to see. For those writers fighting to get their work out there, keep fighting. We need to break this campy trend that Hollywood continues to stick by.