Originally Posted by Noskey
So a coworker and I were having a discussion on mid-90s films and came to an agreement that that era was the peak of the "not-too-serious Sci-Fi horror" films. Between Event Horizon, Sphere, Mars Attacks, Deep Blue Sea, etc has there been another period that can stand beside the mid-to-late-90's?
It felt like the 90s were this perfect moment when the effects were just good enough that it was believable, but still new and kinda awkward. Studios didn't know how to make cgi blockbusters yet, so they let everybody go ham with no expectations except trying not to lose money. Plus, they were ripping off or putting twists on legit great movies like The Abyss
. Instead of now, where people just lift styles and shots and keep it moving.
Nowadays...I dunno...it feels like all the technical stuff got so good, that any movie with a budget gets made and the technical stuff's prepackaged on autopilot. So it all looks like the same 3 or 4 movies and no one with a cast and any decent budget is really allowed to go bat**** crazy anymore with the style or tone. Now the studio knows how much money a Pirates
or a Transformers
is gonna get em, so they try to squeeze all the outlandish **** into that box.
It's either straight to DVD quality with no cast or just generic and forgettable.
Like...now we got what...Cowboys and Aliens
? The Happening
Can't even think of anything else.
Like I know it's dumb arguing...why aren't bad or campy B-movies as cable classic as they used to be?