summer of 2016 proved anything, it’s that they don’t make them like they used
to – instead, they just grind out a soulless facsimile and cross their fingers.
If Independence Day: Resurgence and Ben Hur are anything to go by, then Popcorn
movies have been replaced by Hamburger movies, a uniform product that was never
meant to offer any real nourishment.
directors like Joe Dante and John Carpenter appear to have given way to
directors from the fields of advertising and music videos and the love of film
– all types of film – has given way to branding and franchising. These new guys
can’t tell a story to save their lives and probably think that Rio Bravo was a
TV cop show, but they really know how to obscure the action with fast edits.
the kind of flashy, expensive films that have nothing at their core – no
satire, no real-world concerns, no characterization beyond good and evil. Their
only concerns are commercial, and because they clearly weren’t made for
posterity, the idea that people will still be watching in thirty years seems
they’re the kind of films that won’t change lives, and here are 10 examples.