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The film industry is on the decline

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It seems like Hollywood hasn’t put out a decent movie for about a decade or so, with the exception of a few gems. Is it due to the rise and continuous improvement of the internet? Have film makers just given up because of the limitless expanse of media it has to offer?

Serious films either lack exposition (or have very little), to the point where you wonder if the movie made for technology-obsessed husks. They just graze over small details and character development, which is important if you’re supposed to care about them and the events that occur during the rising action and climax of the story. Then, by the time everything is wrapping up, you wonder why you just watched a 90 minute movie climax with no context.

Comedy movies have little to offer, especially if you count Adam Sandler or Tyler Perry productions. The characters are usually vapid with the exception of one-liners and them being physically harmed. A lot of them have an ordinary plot with no real outcome and nothing to make up for the fact.

We’ve all seen the same jokes and gags hastily written into a script like it was a contest. Some jokes are timeless but they aren’t implemented in creative ways so every bad comedy just feels like a flipbook of the same image over and over again.   

Let’s talk about horror movies for a moment. They are often the most cheap to produce and there are a ton of them. For some reason, every small- time director/ producer combo like to dish these out like hot cakes.

They have a loose story line, offer very little in the way of ambiance, and it’s always the same dumb group of usual victims. It’s infuriating to see the same flop every time. Here’s an idea, get rid of flamboyant vampires, zombies, people with half a brain putting themselves in threatening situations, masked murderers, and put some effort into it.

This decline in quality can be credited to the rise of the internet and the limitless amounts of content creators and media. People just don’t really seem interested in movies anymore, it’s all about the amazing streamed series with creators that actually care about the storytelling process. Granted, they need material to keep the show going but it would still be nice to see the same dedication to film.

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