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What has happened to good movies?

Updated on August 26, 2011

They have been in hiding for most of 2010

I love movies, I have been a member of netflix for years and I used to love to go to the movies nearly every weekend, but I have noticed that in the last few years Hollywood has not been putting out many quality films, I don't know why, is it because people are finding other things to do and the big movies studios don't do as many feature films as in the years past?

The best I can recall I went to see 2 movies in the theaters in the past 5 years or so, I saw Avatar, and Batman -The Dark Knight, I did enjoy both of those movies and I own them in my DVD collection, maybe that is what has happened, perhaps DVDs have had an effect on Hollywood's feature films, I have noticed a lot of movies will not even come out in theaters and just go straight to DVD,

I was really looking forward to going to see IronMan 2 this last week but everyone who has seen it told me I would be better off to wait till it comes out on DVD and that it wasen't as good as the original IronMan, also have you noticed how expensive it is to even get a coke and popcorn at the movies, when I went to see Avatar it was $12.00 US just for a popcorn and a coke maybe that is why Hollywood isn't making good quality movies anymore.

Anyway maybe some of you readers can tell me why have Hollywood films gotten so bad in the last few years, is it the writers, that there is nothing original to make a film about or just cutbacks because of the economy in the USA?

Like I said earlier I have been streaming movies to my TV from netflix and I have found some great documentary films as of late, they are way better than most Hollywood feauture films and I do plan to write a detailed hub at some point in the future and share with you some of these films that I think are must see movies, please note that I have never been a big fan of documentary films or reality TV until I got into streaming movies to my TV thru my blu ray player and it has made a fan out of me on these genres of movies.

Anyway thank you for taking your time and reading this hub maybe some of you will give me some feedback on what is going on in Hollywood in the comments below.

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  • manthy profile image

    Mark 6 years ago from Alabama,USA

    Thanks for the comment Julia - I agree 100% with what you said

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    juliafranceschini 6 years ago

    Exactly, the big studios can't get us to come in to theaters and sit through their 2 hour movies. But they keep trying, especially with the increase in 3D films, I feel like the studios have to compete with people's attention spans, which sadly today are taken over by cell phones. At least this has been my experience when seeing movies this summer. People can't get off there dang phones, even when the movie is jumping out of the screen begging them to watch!

    Also Netflix is replacing the need to even leave the house. So that's another reason why movies have become so trite.

    Cool hub.

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    mswhatever 6 years ago

    My personal opinion: Tv has gotten to be adult only entertainment. Most movies too. Even the ones that are supposed to be for kids. Have you seen some of the cartoons they have on TV these days? You are exactly right about movies, where are the good ones. Most of the ones I've seen lately that are worth watching are "remakes"! Happy Writing

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    Fluffy77 6 years ago from Enterprise, OR

    I have a theory here, we have been losing many to retirement now. I think we are looking at a bit more of the elders giving over to the younger generation now. It is well known to the elder actors this will be very hard for us all to take, so they are for our benefit hopefully doing this extremely slowly. Yet, at the very same time causing a huge slow down of movie production with all of there adjustment work within this very big process that does take many hours and hard work. Just a theory of mine though, and a subject of some debate here at home too. Thanks for approaching this topic too, since we are all feeling this today in our Nation as a whole I assure you. Voted up and useful!

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    AngelaKaelin 6 years ago from New York

    My theory: Fear stifles creativity. They haven't been getting the turn out they'd like, so they stick to some worn formula that wasn't so good the first time (but worked pretty well when the economy was better)in hopes it will magically work again.

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    alternate poet 7 years ago

    My two pennyworth - it is to do with cultural stagnation, there are no new goals, no looking forward to new things, no chance of us moving to new worlds. Half the world thinks the end is around the corner and the US especially are moving backward in time trying to bolster dying religion with theories of creationism. So there is nothing new to make movies about, most new movies are remakes of old ones or resurrections from the past in line with the state of the culture.

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    Mark 7 years ago from Alabama,USA

    me2 jack

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    Apostle Jack 7 years ago from Atlanta Ga

    I think that they are running out of IDEAS.

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    suny51 7 years ago

    your views match mine,i have stopped going to see movies in theaters and don't see them on t.v.due to lots of ads besides most of them have nothing much to show.