Generally speaking, do you think viewers inflated, unrealistic pre-conceived expectations of films spoils the viewing experience OR are most films nowadays objectivity that bad and deserving of harsh criticism? Regarding film criticism how much do you think is fair based on the what I wrote? Elaborate and detailed responses are appreciated.
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Most of the newer films ARE objectively that bad.
Virtually anything vomited out by Hollywood today attempts to cater to everyone. Which of course is impossible. You end up catering to no one with your generic attempts.
There are a lot of other issues, though.
What happened to musical scores? Does anything coming out nowadays that isn't part of an older franchise have any music attached that will be memorable at all in a decade or two? I find it very difficult to think of any.
The over reliance of CGI over practical effects. Obviously some movies don't work without CGI, but so many more things could be done practically. There is simply no reality where actors reacting to nothing on a green screen is going to come off as anything but borderline soulless when in comparison to the old films of the 60s-90s that used real sets and real props/animatronics/makeup/puppets, etc.
Directors. It feels like big studios would rather make sure that anything with promise and a budget is going to be helmed by whatever lap dog they have under their boots as opposed to guys with talent that might fight and argue with them on different choices and budgetary issues. Someone that actually might want the film to be worth while.
The writing on most of these things is so beyond generic that I just get angry watching most of this stuff nowadays. Nothing attempting to be clever or risky. Constant poor knock offs of whatever might have worked in the past. If something is incapable of being well written, it should have terrible writing. At least then it could be it's own level of amusing. Generic is about the worst place you can be.
It's all a shit show.2