For the past few years I have noticed that Hollywood has been making only a few good movies - and lots of stupid ones. I blame millennials. Really? Yes. Prior to younger generations taking over the writing, directing and producing films we used to see good movies, with good character development, interesting plots and watchable scenes. No longer.
From Thrillist.com here are the plots of some of the major movie releases in the first few months of 2017.
a lanky Russian kid (Tanner) who ditches his fast-food register job for a one-off thieving gig, with his driver, an aloof strip club waitress looking for the cash to restart her life.
A cat movie. Infiltrating the free-roaming feline population of Istanbul, Kedi squats down to see the world from the eyes of mama cats, young fur balls, and fuzzy loners.
A sheltered vegetarian, Justine, embarking on her first year of French veterinarian school. Justine's frosh year takes a morbid turn when her upperclassman sister forces her to consume meat for the first time, unleashing an insatiable hunger.
The Lost City of Z
Turn-of-the-20th-century military man who embarks to South America to map Bolivia and cleanse his family name of scandal.
A black guy harboring the appropriate amount of skepticism over meeting the upper-crust white parents of his girlfriend Rose. As the weekend hours pass, he stumbles into a racially charged conspiracy. Littered with one-liners and laced with tension.
illegal-gun-deal-by-the-docks between a group of IRA fighters, a skeezy arms dealer, and two American representatives for the respective parties, explodes into a firefight when one lower-rung goon accuses another of assaulting his sister at a bar the night prior.
Stupid movies? Did I make my point? There are few movies I have seen in the past 5-10 years that are any good. Or worth watching. I wonder why. No, I don't. Film makers are making stupid movies, way too many stupid movies. I blame millennial film makers. Apparently, they don't know what a good movie is. As a result, I have basically stopped watching or renting movies altogether, thereby reducing at least one area of disappointment.