People Confess Which Things Piss Them Off About Movies Today

Audiences today are too savvy and unforgiving.

There are so many cinematic aspects that leave so many of us irritated.

And one of the big reasons is that they know they can make them better.

Give me a quick million, you won't be disappointed.


Redditor Ecstatictobehere wanted everyone to vent about everything wrong with movies and Hollywood, so they asked:

"What pisses you off about new movies these days?"

I'm exhausted with the lack of originality.

There are too many talented out there for this.

Turn it down...

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"The disparity in volume, explosions are so loud that they hurt and conversations are whispers... I stopped going to the cinema and started waiting for them to be available at any streaming service so I can turn it down or up and so I can enjoy it."

hollowntolerance

LOLs...

"Forced Comedy."

ThorHammerscribe

"I have a bone to pick with comedy in general. I felt that ever since the Anchorman era, we just decided that comedy movies were in the line of sketch comedy."

"Create funny situation, let a comedian riff for 20 minutes, take the best take and move on to next funny situation. Which is why comedy movie plots have SUCKED since the early 2000s."

"Sure I love Kristen Whiig, Will Ferral, John C Reilly, Mellissa McCarthy, etc, but damn, I can't help but think that some comedies that have come out int the last 20 years would be memorable if they wrote a funny script instead of making a 120 min sketch show."

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Appeal

"Most movies are getting watered down for the sake of mass appeal. I get why, but it just sucks."

Apprehensive_Set300

"Some say this is a result of streaming platforms. People used to be able to take risks on movie making because if they didn't do well in theatrical release, there was still a chance for it to become a cult classic and make money with DVD sales down the road. That is no longer an option because everything is streamed for free so now making a movie that doesn't immediately appeal to a large audience is a bad investment."

KrispyKremeDiet20

Lost in Translation

"Not just movies but TV shows - they take a book that's got great reviews, make a poor job of translating it on screen and then flip the ending so it's the opposite of what happened in the book. Proceeds to blame the audience when they pan it for being crap."

MissionSorbet2768

Blah

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"Lack of originality and a reliance on franchises."

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Enough with franchises and reboots. Lord.

Some light please!

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"How dark they are. Like literally dark. It's difficult to see what's going on, especially for those of us with vision problems."

Raloris

Break it Down

"For horror and mystery, everything having to be explained."

"A movie like the original Alien would be lambasted by online critics if it were released today, for the simple reason that by the end of it you know next to nothing about what happened. What was the creature? What was the derelict? Why did the company want it, really? The movie has stood the test of time precisely because it avoided answering those and other questions."

stratarch

Too Much Redo

"The overuse of cover songs. Recently been a lot of classic rock songs covered by an artist who recorded a slowed version of it. Just saw the trailer for the new Ant Man. It also does this."

bromygod203

"This has been bugging me lately. They do it in commercials too. The cover is slowed way down with a melancholic, reverb-heavy voice. Extra points if you take a classic 'happy' song and add minor chords to it so it sounds threatening."

fairygenesta

Too Many Cooks

"A lot of movies feel like they were written by a marketing department. It feels like they got 10 execs in a room and everyone wrote down ideas, characters, plot-points, etc that they know will sell - and then tried to organize them into a narrative structure."

"There's no vision. There's no plot progression. Its just one random event next to another random event, and characters delivering sh*tty one-liners. Like writing madlibs. Even B-movies from the 80's and 90's have better narrative structure and story-telling than half the new movies out today."

Ganglebot

Giveaways

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"Trailers. They're always about 4 minutes long, give away the entire plot, show all the best scenes and jokes and basically ruin the movie before you've even watched it."

IJustStoleYourWaifu

Do better filmmakers.

We're watching. Sadly...

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