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CanisWolfred

Gamesake wrote:

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

The pacing in The Hobbit #1 was near perfect. I think it was a good decision. If they crammed the whole book into one movie, we would just have a yet another action movie, like Lord of the Rings 2 and 3 were (never saw 1. Heard it was better, but I'm not convinced). It needed the balance of slow and fast parts, it needed the world building and set up. Plus, I liked the singing bits, you never see those in movies anymore. I'm actually very much looking forward to the next two movies.

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Knux

Getting stale? I thought that it has been stale for many years.

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Jaz007

Gamesake wrote:

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

But if the rest of the Hobbit movies are like the first than it won't be detremental, slowed down, or over extened and the first one was three hours long and the movie didn't feel too long to me at all.

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The answer is no.

Also, implying a good economy is what leads to more creative movies is the complete opposite of reality (see: 30s, late 70s). Popular entertainment was so awful for a while before 2008 it almost makes me glad for the crap economy. I'm not even a huge movie guy and I know this for God's sake.

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Emaan

I think actually, our movies are really good nowadays. Yes, there's a ton of 70's, 80's and 90's classics. Yes, there are a bunch of movies released lately that are just cringe-worthy.

However, I'm sure twenty years from now we'll appreciate what we had.

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Of all the movies you have, not one is a Stanley Kubrick film. You should be ashamed.

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Nintengirl

Some movies are bad some are good. I haven't seen too many bad ones since I check a bunch of reviews before I rent a movie. The last time I went to theaters was to see Breaking Dawn part 2 because my friend dragged me along. It was torture. I've liked most of the animated movies I've seen though.

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Nintengirl wrote:

I've liked most of the animated movies I've seen though.

Me too.

In all honesty, I think the animated movies over the past decade or so represent the best films of this era.

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Raylax

No more stale than it has ever been. You're making the (very easy to make) mistake of looking at history in 'compressed' form. That is, you can pick out all the great movies that came out in the 70s, and you're talking about ten years' worth of movies. It's easy to pick a lot of gems out of ten years' worth of movies. And the good-bad ratio seems higher because all the forgettable movies... well, have been forgotten (anyone remember Kubrick's Holiday from 1974? Of course not. And you're all going to run to IMDB to see if that's actually a thing or I just completely made it up). And then you're comparing that to how you feel the industry currently stands, which is only likely to cover the last few years at best; and the slew of forgettable movies are yet to be forgotten.

The industry isn't getting stale. In 2040, people will still be saying "anyone think the film industry is getting stale?" and citing 2010-2020 movies as a better era. The cycle continues.

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Gamesake

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, such as seemingly abundant action-movies.

You forgot to mention remakes and reboots. They've always been around but the frequency of them today is ridiculous. Total Recall, Karate Kid, Conan the Barbarian, Footloose, Star Trek. Did we really need these remakes? I remember when Twilight first came out and everyone was saying they need to remake it. Twilight hadn't even been out a year and people were already expecting a remake. Wow. And now Disney is making another Star Wars trilogy. Enjoy the future.

Raylax wrote:

No more stale than it has ever been.

Not exactly. One major reason why we're seeing a slew of comic book movies now more than ever is because the current level of computer graphics have made it possible.

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Chrono_Cross

Depends. Most genres have been terribly mediocre for decades.

And most directors want to make average movies since they hire actors such as Nicolas Cage and Jack Black.

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