As many of you know the technology we have in the film industry today is far superior to anything we have had in the past. No shit, Sherlock! But this has become a major disadvantage for the movies. So many movies focus on movies looking great, and don't have a problem with that. I have a problem with movies being injected with nothing but explosions, robots, pointless effects, etc. Some modern movies just simply throw the story out the window. Because of this movies nowadays lack. Big time.
Now not all movies are like that. Take Star Trek for example, that movie had absolutely breathtaking visuals along with great directing, great characters, and a great story. But you take a movie like Transformers 2 (which was the worst movie of the year so far this year in my opinion) has great visuals. The special effects in Transformers were very well done, and I have to give it to the people that made them. But the movie had no plot, no good characterization (which is not really needed in all movies), and awful acting.
I say this and completely understand that movies have been awful since the dawn of the motion picture. It just seems to me that these crap films are coming along more and more often. For me it has gotten to the point where I hate to go see a movie that looks action packed with good special effects. I also think that it has gotten to the point where people pirate movies because they know that the movie is going to be complete shit.
I just wish that I could look forward to a movie with good special effects because special effects are very important. Special effects keep us believing in the world that we see. Bad special effects can take you out of a movie completely. I wish more well rounded movies like Star Trek would come out which everything about the movie is great (but not necessarily oscar worthy).
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