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FOREST_RANGER

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Right now, I'm thinking of the movies that been released for the last few years, and I feel like there are many movies with sequels and based off of other popular forms of media such as comics. Overall, I feel like there is less variety in movies compared to the past movies, such as seemingly abundant action-movies. There are the independent films, but I'll exclude them for now.

And so this observation led me to asking interested members the question of whether they feel movies and the industry are stale at the moment compared to the past, whether that's in the 60s, 70s, 80s, 90s, or this past decade. Thanks for the participation!

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Yeah I have posted a comment in one of the news page articles a while ago about the decline in the quality of movies over the last decade ;) so I hear ya mate. I blame common templates set in stone for each genre, stacked actors, CGI and 3D gimmicks and Matthew McConaughey :)
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Your right, nothin beats 80s movies, aliens, back to the future, robocop, predator, terminator, some of the starwars trilogy, arnies early movies, films today can't hold a candle to them films, recently I watched devil inside, I was so so hyped for that film and it was total shibato!! Utter dissapointment

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FOREST_RANGER wrote:

Overall, I feel like there is less variety in movies compared to the past movies. I also get the feeling that many of the blockbuster movies are action-movies. There are the independent films, but I'll exclude them for now.

So did you want to talk about staleness in action movies?

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Punch. Kick. Shoot. Run. Shoot some more. Completely impossible car explosion. The end.

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mudjo wrote:

Punch. Kick. Shoot. Run. Shoot some more. Completely impossible car explosion. The end.

That's sounding of typical Hollywood action genre.

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These are what i own on blu-ray
Bond 50(all 22 films)
Austin Powers Collection
Avengers
Batman Begins
Campaign
Captain America 'The First Avenger'
Collateral Damage
Commando
Conan The Barbarian
Cowboys & Aliens
Crank
Crank 2
Dark Shadows
DBZ: The History of Trunks/Bardock The Father Of Goku
DBZ: Cooler Revenge/The Return Of Cooler
DBZ: Broly The Legendary Super Sayain/Broly Second Coming
DBZ: Broly The Legendary Super Sayain/Broly Second Coming/Bio Broly
DBZ: Fusion Reborn/Wrath Of The Dragon
Eraser
Expendables
Expendables 2
Friday The 13th (remake)
Fright Night
Final Fantasy 7 Advent Children
Final Fantasy The Spirits Within
Ghost Rider Spirit Of Vengeance
Green Lantern
Halo Legends
Happy Gilmore
Hobo With A Shotgun
Hot Fuzz
Shaun Of The Dead
The Incredible Hulk
The Hunger Games
Immortals
Iron Man
Iron Man 2
Jurassic Park Utimate Trilogy
Justice League Doom
The Lord of the Rings Trilogy
Ultimate Matrix (includes all 3 films plus the animatrix and bonus features)
Mortal Kombat
Mortal Kombat Annihilation
Mortal Kombat Legacy
A Nightmare On Elm Street
Paul
Pirates Of The Caribbean On Stranger Tides
Predator
Predators
Predator 2
Priest
Prince of Persia The Sands Of Time
First Blood
Rambo First Blood Part 2
Rambo 3
Rambo
Resident Evil Trilogy
Resident Evil Afterlife
Resident Evil Retribution
Resident Evil Degeneration
Resident Evil Damnation
Rocky Undisputed Collection
The Running Man
Scream Complete Collection 1/2/3/4
StarWars The Complete Saga
Sucker Punch
SuperMan Doomsday
Terminator
Terminator 2: Judgement Day
Terminator Salvation
The Amazing Spiderman
The A-Team
The Bank Job
The Dark Knight
The Dark Knight Rises
The Last Airbender
Thor
Total Recall
Transformer Revenge of The Fallen
Transformer Dark Of The Moon
Transporter
Transporter 2
Twilight
Twilight New Moon
Underworld Trilogy (plus bonus anime disk)
Underworld Awakening
War
Waynes World
Waynes World 2
X-men First Class
X-men Orgins Wolverine
X-men Trilogy
Your Highness

now theres only so many ways you can branch out a genre or story for that matter before it shares similaritys with other films be it new or old but what really changes is how they go about it and about the comic movies i welcome it, its not like it was exactly flourishing back in the day due to limited Tech but then again i dont exactly get tired of any changes to the movie industry now back then im an action film guy but nowdays i like more stories driven with that action

take for example i enjoy x-men first class more then the other x-men movies at least thats what i think so far anyways but i branch out into other genres

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I haven't watched movies in cinemas for years but now I'm actually thinking about going to cinemas to watch some movies like Wreck-it-Ralph, Monsters University and Frankenweenie. As you can see, I'm not really interested in movies aimed for adults. The last time I went to see a movie in cinema was at least 5 years ago.

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I also forgot to mention Nicholas Cage and his great acting skills ;)

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Here's my kind of movie:
Action
Suspense
Romance
Explosions
A good ending
Haven't seen a movie like that in a few years...

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Aviator wrote:

So did you want to talk about staleness in action movies?

Seeing this makes me realize that I'm focusing too much on the movies. I'm more curious about the selection of the movies and the film industry at this moment, not necessarily the movies themselves. So, I wasn't trying to imply that action movies are getting stale, but rather that there seems to be an influx of action movies for the past years. At least, that seems to be what I'm observing in comparison to a time period like the 80s.

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FOREST_RANGER wrote:

Aviator wrote:

So did you want to talk about staleness in action movies?

Seeing this makes me realize that I'm focusing too much on the movies. I'm more curious about the selection of the movies and the film industry at this moment, not necessarily the movies themselves. So, I wasn't trying to imply that action movies are getting stale, but rather that there seems to be an influx of action movies for the past years. At least, that seems to be what I'm observing in comparison to a time period like the 80s.

well thats what expendables is, a throwback to the 80's style of action, at least thats what stallone intended it to be anyways or take a look at the Evil Dead Remake made by the same 2 people Sami and Bruce who did the originals, the remake and the direction it is in is how they originally intended to make the movie but due to the lack of proper budget or so forth i dont know the entire reason which leaves the only one distinct seperation of old films and new films and that is charm you get from old movies which would leave some preferring the way it used to be but as tech gets better the easier it is

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We need more action movies like Hobo With A Shotgun and Dredd 3D, movies that hold nothing back, awesome movies.

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The whole entertainment industry has been dull for a long. Usually there's a shift in direction about every 10 years or so, and it's been a bit late coming this time round.

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FOREST_RANGER wrote:

Right now, I'm thinking of the movies that been released for the last few years, and I feel like there are many movies with sequels and based off of other popular forms of media such as comics. Overall, I feel like there is less variety in movies compared to the past movies. I also get the feeling that many of the blockbuster movies are action-movies. There are the independent films, but I'll exclude them for now.

And so this observation led me to asking interested members the question of whether they feel movies and the industry are stale at the moment compared to the past, whether that's in the 60s, 70s, 80s, 90s, or this past decade. Thanks for the participation!

The good movies are where they have always been - foreign films and indie-funded work. Nothing has changed.

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Bankai wrote:

The good movies are where they have always been - foreign films and indie-funded work. Nothing has changed.

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Hollywood turning The Hobbit into three separate movies is proof enough for me that the industry is getting stale and needs help.

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There is a reason for it (or at least part of the reason) — the film industry (particularly in the US) has been seeing a steady decline in revenue, and as a result, studios are less and less likely to take chances on unknown or original quantities. They'll lean towards sequels, remakes, adaptations of known properties (e.g., comic book movies, book adaptations), and formulaic movies (like a generic action movie or the seemingly endless parade of interchangeable rom-coms) because those types of films are usually guaranteed to bring in a certain amount of audience and money.

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I watched the Hobbit in theaters last night, and it was good. But first of course I had to sit through all the stupid trailers. I tell ya, almost EVERY SINGLE ONE had something to do with a futuristic post-apocalyptic earth. Probably the stupidest one was about a zombie teen boy falling in love with a normal girl (gee, like THAT hasn't been done before...) After about the third/fourth trailer I said to myself, "Hmm, I think I see a theme here..."

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It's always like this during a recession, unfortunately. It's probably worse now than before because movies have gotten so expensive to make. It'll get better once the economy has improved, though movies being expensive might still lead to some staleness. IMO, at least the movies are still good, even if they're not always coming up with new ideas. It doesn't have to be new to be good, you know. When I run out of movies that are good, then I'll complain. As it stands, I already got 4 or 5 more movies to see this year, and things have just gotten started.

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