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    Anyone noticed alot of movies being made are just garbage anymore?

    It just seem that the cinema industry is not able to pull through with hardly any flix anymore that satisfy. It could just be me too.
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    THANK YOU! I said this in another thread also. I am not saying that they are all worthless, but the quality has just plumeted. Where are all the original ideas? Did we use them up?

    And on a side note, where are all the great horror movies? In the 80's they were all over the place, but since then you are luck if you have one good one every 4 years. I blame the whole teeny-bobber slasher garbage. I refuse to see any of them.
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    I have to disagree. A lot of the movies out this year are very good. Some arn't but every year has bad movies. Also, just becasue you don't like them, doesn't mean they aren't very good. There are hundreds of people just like you that can't stand Star Wars. They aren't right either.
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    Personally I can't stand the industries reliance on sequels and TV cross-overs. Very few of either of those work in my opinion with a majority just plain sucking.
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    Re: Anyone noticed alot of movies being made are just garbage anymore?

    You mean movies like Goldmember, Pluto Nash, Sum of All Fears, and I Spy?

    No I haven't noticed.
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    I would have to say of all the movies that I actually went to the theater to see this year, perhaps only 2 were not a major disappointment. AOTC of course was great as was Spiderman.
    However all of the "Blockbuster" sequels were a major let down (MIB2 and Goldmember). Reign of Fire had promise, but ended pretty poorly. The Time Machine was a real loser, Mr. Deeds was so-so, The Scorpion King was good if not a little over the top and The Count of Monte Cristo was fairly well done.

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    It's nothing really new. Every year has it's stinkers, this one is just fresh in your mind. That's the great thing about bad movies, once they leave the theater they pretty much are forgotten.

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    In the words of Roger Myers Jr ďWithout plagiarism we wouldn't have anything.Ē There is some sort of theory that there are X amount of ideas for movies (what that number is I have no clue). So, every movie in some way or another is a copy of someone elseís idea. Star Wars is clearly known for this and GL even admits it to a point.

    I think that all ideas have been used up and now they are used for inspiration. What is wrong with that? A creator of a movie is inspired by another work of art and uses that inspiration to create his own vision of a movie. To me that is human nature at it's best. Our beloved Star Wars is a clear example of art inspiring art.

    It is easy to insult or dislike movies that are out today. These things are current and you can point out their flaws with no problem. Still, B movies have existed for the longest time. Just because a movie is older doesn't make it good. I know Jonna and I have gone around in circles about this issue in another thread. I donít' want to get pulled into a circular argument. My point is this year has, as many bad movies as good ones, just like every other year ever.

    As for good scary movies of the past, MHO on this is that those movies where as much teenybopper movies as the Screams and I know what's are now. Didn't Freddy chase after a group of kids at a pool party? Wasnít Carrie a disgruntled teenager? These kinds of movies have always been rooted towards teenagers because that is the only people who care to see them. Little kids can't get in, and for the most part adults don't want to have anything to do with gross out scary movies. Now a days the teen sexy scary movies rule the scary movie section. The corny gory movies are long dead. Rob Zombie keeps trying to have his movie come out and I'm sure it's real gory. His inability to get his movie released just goes to show that gore is no longer accepted in Hollywood. The general public seems to be fine with that.

    Nostalgia has always been present days worst enemy. We always remember things better than they really were, simply because we forget about the bad things. Sounds to me like a bunch of old men complaining about how things were so much better way back when. You guys arenít that old yet, are you? In the 70's and 80's people complained about movies being bad, just like they do today. It's true, ask your parents. Things never really change and things are never as bad as they seem.
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    Originally posted by icatch9
    I know Jonna and I have gone around in circles about this issue in another thread. I donít' want to get pulled into a circular argument. My point is this year has, as many bad movies as good ones, just like every other year ever.

    I agree with you on that. I have no interest in fighting over this. Perhaps I have grown old and crotchity (SP), but regardless most movies these days just do not hold my attention. I think that the industry is banking to much on special effects and not enough on storyline. Blinking lights can only interest me for so long. But then again, it is just my opinion.
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    It just seems though that things are increasingly worsening. I do believe all the great ideas have been used up. There are alot comic book charachter titles coming out but I fear they won't deliver like they are suppose to. Maybe it is because I am bored with cookie cutter cinema.
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