Yeah… It was alright…
Something odd has happened after seeing hundreds and hundreds of movies. I feel like the very vast majority of films out there don’t bring out the rush of emotions, the exhilarating feeling and the true emotional resonance that we all seek out when we go to the movies.
Is it me or do I have to struggle to remember the last movie that truly blew my mind? Why is it that most movies range from mediocre to “meh” to “yeah… it was alright?” Why has it become so hard to really enjoy movies for what they are? Have I become apathetic to the magic of cinema or is it representative of what Hollywood is churning out these days?
My good friend, Neon Bodeaux, often brings up Guy Ritchie’s Sherlock Holmes movies as an example of our cinematic frustrations. The movies are quite fun but when it’s all said and done, they simply aren’t very satisfying because they aren’t the Sherlock Holmes movies we want to watch. At any rate, I’m curious as to whether you feel the same way.
Your turn! Do you enjoy movies as much as you used to? Discuss in the comments.