#1 Posted by joshmightbe (24443 posts) - - Show Bio

I used to blame Hollywood for this but the other day I read an article that got me thinking about it and now I realize that the people who pay their money to see these bad movies are just as much to blame. Hollywood wants money pure and simple they don't set out to make awful movies, they set out to make movies that make money. If the audience demanded higher quality for their money Hollywood would have no choice but to raise the bar, but as long as Adam Sandler fart jokes keep raking in millions they have absolutely no incentive to make quality movies.

#2 Edited by Inverno (13043 posts) - - Show Bio

This depresses me so much. Just today comedic directors Setzer & Friedberg announced they would do another Epic Movie called Starving Games parodying Hunger Games, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows and the Avengers.

#3 Posted by YourNeighborhoodComicGeek (19883 posts) - - Show Bio

Oh god. Another [blank] movie....

#4 Posted by joshmightbe (24443 posts) - - Show Bio

@CaioTrubat: It sucks that those 2 keep making movies but they are actually a rock solid piece of support for my theory. Their movies have been without exception completely god awful and get continually lazier and just all around worse yet people still go see them in droves. After a certain point we have to accept part of the blame for seeing this bulls**t.

#5 Posted by NlGHTCRAWLER (2898 posts) - - Show Bio

The Yogi Bear sequel also got green lit recently....

Sigh

#6 Posted by Blood1991 (8098 posts) - - Show Bio

@NlGHTCRAWLER said:

The Yogi Bear sequel also got green lit recently....

Sigh

Dear god that is almost as horrible as this

#7 Posted by ragdollpurps (15571 posts) - - Show Bio

Well duh... Consumers consume which creates a demand so the suppliers supply. You may or may not have noticed, it's how a lot things work, not just movies... Problem is that you're never going to get people to stop seeing stupid movies, which would be the only way to slowly, yet effectively, decrease the amount produced.

#8 Posted by Inverno (13043 posts) - - Show Bio

@Blood1991 said:

@NlGHTCRAWLER said:

The Yogi Bear sequel also got green lit recently....

Sigh

Dear god that is almost as horrible as this

Hahahahahahaha nice montage!!! Please tell me this is a montage...

#9 Posted by NlGHTCRAWLER (2898 posts) - - Show Bio

@Blood1991 said:

@NlGHTCRAWLER said:

The Yogi Bear sequel also got green lit recently....

Sigh

Dear god that is almost as horrible as this

Sweetbabyjesus!

"Just wing it" ?!

IS THAT SUPPOSE TO BE FUNNY?

#10 Posted by Inverno (13043 posts) - - Show Bio

@joshmightbe: I hear ya. Take one look at Last Airbender, one of the worst movies I've seen, every cartoon fan hates it as well as almost every critic and yet that movie managed to make back twice its budget. If that movies gets a sequel, then people have no one but themselves to blame.

#11 Posted by Blood1991 (8098 posts) - - Show Bio

@CaioTrubat said:

@Blood1991 said:

@NlGHTCRAWLER said:

The Yogi Bear sequel also got green lit recently....

Sigh

Dear god that is almost as horrible as this

Hahahahahahaha nice montage!!! Please tell me this is a montage...

It is a real thing.....

@NlGHTCRAWLER: I don't think it is meant to be funny. I think it is what the director told the cast as it was being filmed lol.

#12 Posted by NlGHTCRAWLER (2898 posts) - - Show Bio

@Blood1991:

I hate people sometimes......

#13 Posted by Blood1991 (8098 posts) - - Show Bio

@NlGHTCRAWLER said:

@Blood1991:

I hate people sometimes......

You and me both man, you and me both.

#14 Posted by Inverno (13043 posts) - - Show Bio

@Blood1991: This is just... ugh. Its beyond my wildest nightmares. I can't even... Why anyone would agree to film this?! Why anyone would watch this!? This is even lower than the lowest common denominator!!

#15 Posted by Blood1991 (8098 posts) - - Show Bio

@CaioTrubat said:

@Blood1991: This is just... ugh. Its beyond my wildest nightmares. I can't even... Why anyone would agree to film this?! Why anyone would watch this!? This is even lower than the lowest common denominator!!

It is the film equivalent of dividing by zero.

Click if you dare...

#16 Posted by Xanni15 (6758 posts) - - Show Bio

But what makes the so called bad movies bad? As you said, the movies are making money so why would studios either, know or care (this you addressed). There are countless movies I don't like or understand why they keep getting made, but then I just think that there's obviously millions of people out there who do. Targeting kids with your movies (Tooth Fairy) or the college crowd (the spoof movies) is a great way to make money. I can't know for sure but I'm sure there's a lot of people who want to see movies no matter what is playing.

As for Adam Sandler, I think he's just reached the point where he wants to make movies with his friends, and why not? He's got a loyal following.

#17 Posted by MrDirector786 (43371 posts) - - Show Bio

@CaioTrubat said:

This depresses me so much. Just today comedic directors Setzer & Friedberg announced they would do another Epic Movie called Starving Games parodying Hunger Games, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows and the Avengers.

Seriously? Dear God no....

#18 Posted by superstay (9623 posts) - - Show Bio

@CaioTrubat:

Please tell me you're joking about the new "Movie" movie. dó¡òb

#19 Posted by Inverno (13043 posts) - - Show Bio

@MrDirector786 said:

@CaioTrubat said:

This depresses me so much. Just today comedic directors Setzer & Friedberg announced they would do another Epic Movie called Starving Games parodying Hunger Games, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows and the Avengers.

Seriously? Dear God no....

I am very, very sorry but its very true. Take one look at promotional material

#20 Posted by Inverno (13043 posts) - - Show Bio
#21 Posted by joshmightbe (24443 posts) - - Show Bio

@ragdollpurps: I'm not saying there is any way to fix this, just pointing out that the people who go see the crappy movies are just as much to blame for the existence of these movies as the people who produced them.

#22 Posted by Trodorne (2570 posts) - - Show Bio

Of course people are to blame. I mean come on, anyone who said that Transformers 3 was a stroke of genius obviously never seen a good movie in their life. or unless they like mindless CG driven action, with half naked women running away from explosions

#23 Posted by MrDirector786 (43371 posts) - - Show Bio

@CaioTrubat:

Also. Igri za khavchik? What does that even mean? That's what it says at the bottom. I can transliterate Russian.. but I can't translate it.

#24 Posted by joshmightbe (24443 posts) - - Show Bio

@MrDirector786: It means sh**ty movie that you'd have to be high to enjoy a single second of unless you're 12

#25 Posted by turoksonofstone (13199 posts) - - Show Bio

True.

#26 Posted by pikahyper (11363 posts) - - Show Bio

it is a vicious cycle; quality of movies goes down, people continue to pay, expectations lower, rinse and repeat. Idiocracy wasn't just a movie it is our future.

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#27 Posted by joshmightbe (24443 posts) - - Show Bio

@pikahyper: I would argue but since people like Snooki exist and have fans I can't

#28 Posted by turoksonofstone (13199 posts) - - Show Bio

@pikahyper said:

it is a vicious cycle; quality of movies goes down, people continue to pay, expectations lower, rinse and repeat. Idiocracy wasn't just a movie it is our future.

omg. money.

#29 Edited by slacker the hacker (7810 posts) - - Show Bio

@CaioTrubat said:

@MrDirector786 said:

@CaioTrubat said:

This depresses me so much. Just today comedic directors Setzer & Friedberg announced they would do another Epic Movie called Starving Games parodying Hunger Games, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows and the Avengers.

Seriously? Dear God no....

I am very, very sorry but its very true. Take one look at promotional material

I'll be honest I chuckled at the picture.

#30 Posted by ComicMan24 (147032 posts) - - Show Bio

@CaioTrubat said:

This depresses me so much. Just today comedic directors Setzer & Friedberg announced they would do another Epic Movie called Starving Games parodying Hunger Games, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows and the Avengers.

...

#31 Posted by Glitch_Spawn (17132 posts) - - Show Bio

Ya the average movie goer sometimes has really bad taste in flicks. I was forced to sit through The Hunger Games on a date. Never saw that girl again. For reals.

#32 Posted by SC (12505 posts) - - Show Bio
@ragdollpurps said:

Well duh... Consumers consume which creates a demand so the suppliers supply. You may or may not have noticed, it's how a lot things work, not just movies... Problem is that you're never going to get people to stop seeing stupid movies, which would be the only way to slowly, yet effectively, decrease the amount produced.

 
This is well said.  
 
 
 
Hopefully people things will get bad enough that more people will get more savvy media wise but also more willing to actually pay for content they like, and then you will see the death of the big blockbuster movies save for a few and an increase in quality movies on a smaller but more creative local level. Technology will help too, and this can mean bad and good things, if we look at television and music as examples. Both have changed quite a lot in the last decade because of music and television is both made, created, shared, viewed accessed etc as well as websites like Youtube and all the various music websites out there. Movies is a slower moving medium than either music and television and a more expensive one too, but eventually... but its going to take a while and will only increase the potential for more hidden gems rather than cut down on Big Momma's House IV: Big Momma Meets the Tooth Fairy and Doctor Dolittle.   
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#33 Posted by cattlebattle (12579 posts) - - Show Bio

Just because you think a movie is stupid doesn't mean everybody does......
 
and a lot of people work hard on some of these movies...so, feel free to dump on their work.

#34 Posted by Shotgun (900 posts) - - Show Bio

I actually like the spoof movies. Also, @joshmightbe age doesn't always equate to maturity. There are plenty of solemn kids out there, it's just the dumb ones make more noise.

#35 Posted by joshmightbe (24443 posts) - - Show Bio

@Shotgun: I'm well aware that age doesn't equal maturity

#36 Posted by Wolfrazer (5933 posts) - - Show Bio

There are never bad movies, because with movies its all opinion...so how can someone say that there are bad movies when for someone else they actually like said movie? Its all opinion.

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#37 Posted by Samimista (20576 posts) - - Show Bio

@joshmightbe said:

I used to blame Hollywood for this but the other day I read an article that got me thinking about it and now I realize that the people who pay their money to see these bad movies are just as much to blame. Hollywood wants money pure and simple they don't set out to make awful movies, they set out to make movies that make money. If the audience demanded higher quality for their money Hollywood would have no choice but to raise the bar, but as long as Adam Sandler fart jokes keep raking in millions they have absolutely no incentive to make quality movies.

Certain movie goers are special in the head and rather than reading reviews they go for the cheap movies that are usually dumb down with an easier and simple vocabulary to understand. I've noticed this trend in the last decade.

#38 Posted by jobiwankenobi (1459 posts) - - Show Bio

I've known this for a while. In order to make money, a movie needs to appeal to the masses. The masses is comprised of stupid, lazy people. So stupid movies that stupid people are entertained by are what keeps getting made because it's what the masses want. That or spoofs, remakes, sequels, or books, cartoons, etc. turned into movies are made. This attracts fans of said 'originals' or people that are too lazy to read the book or whathaveyou and have heard good things about it. These make money because it's what people want, and that is what Hollywood's gonna give them.

#39 Posted by Death Certificate (5438 posts) - - Show Bio

Masses these days have bad taste