Why don't they make movies like this anymore? Seriously.

Why don't they make movies like this anymore? Seriously. What happened to the modestly budget drama/thriller with star power attached?
Everything is so irony poisoned, or perverse, or so massively overblown these days.

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  1. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >with star power
    There is your main issue. The concept of the Hollywood star is dying. You can't put Chris Pratt in everything

  2. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    it wasn't me it was the one armed man who looked like G'Kar from Babylon 5

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I always thought he looked like Cmdr Tomalak from TNG

  3. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    terminal list was a good take on the genre. it would be even better condensed into a movie i guess

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Yeah but they can't do that can they they have to bloat it and get mileage

      You can't just have a well written, serious standalone anymore.

  4. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >modestly budget
    There's less financial risk to make a 250M$ blockbuster of a known franchise than ten 25M$ average budget movies.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Yes that's true but then how do you explain the fall guy?
      I can see the "low risk" aspects of it. It's got stars we know. It's a familiar genre, wacky irony poisoned action comedy.

      They took a sizable risk becuase it's an original ip AFAIK.. why did it cost so much to make though?

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >how do you explain the fall guy?
        they thought Goose and whatshername were bankable stars because they were in the two biggest films last year.
        that used to work but the star system is completely dead. same reason Joaquin Phoenix couldn't get people to turn out for a Napoleon movie.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >original ip
        It was a tv show in the 80s, starred Lee Majors.

  5. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    The dry
    The dry 2 Force of nature finally released yesterday

  6. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Who do you cast as a lead? Chris Hemsworth has no pull. Chris Evans like wieners. There are no actors that can pull it off. The only person that could maybe do it is Chris Pratt as mentioned.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      pitt
      cruise
      clooney
      leo

      admittedly most of these guys are too old, but they all look younger than harrison ford did then. you're right that there's no young movie stars in the same mold, but surely part of the reason why is there's no mid/big budget blockbusters like this to turn them into stars in the first place

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        The dude playing Reacher now is ambitious and fits the look.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          the look? he's a roided out meathead, he's going to play a doctor?

  7. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I DON’T CARE!
    Actually saw the re-release of this recently.

  8. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    There are literally no talented screenwriters.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Have to agree with this guy. Can’t remember last time I saw a newly released mainstream film with a clever, interesting screenplay. The Killer was kind of cool I guess

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      true, but The Fugitive was entirely ripped off from a tv show

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        It's a film based on the same character and/or adapted that takes a lot of talent and skill to pull off anon. It's not "ripped off"

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Yeah I think it's this.
      The Fugitive doesn't have a perfect screenplay but it has respect for its characters and audience. The actually concept is fairly straightforward but it feels complex due to the procedural nature of events.. we learn things alongside characters on both sides

      You don't see films attempting anything close these days.

  9. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Why are there so many threads about this movie

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Someone posted a thread about how bad the poster is last week so I retwatched it last night and it's fantastic. Not amazing, but pretty darned good. And it's crazy to think how pedestrian of a movie this was in those days

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        I think it had a best movie Academy Award nomination and 5 others and TLJ won the Oscar for it, hardly pedestrian.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          That's fair enough but it didn't earn the reputation of say, a silence of the lambs or anything. It's mostly forgotten except for a John mulaney bit.

  10. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Indians and Chinese just want to watch capeshit

  11. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Back in the day television was considered a passively-experienced medium (which is why most tv was forgetable shit) and film an actively-experienced medium where you isolated yourself in a dark setting to focus on it. Because of streaming and phones or whatever film is also turning into a passively-experienced medium. Cinemas need massive screens and dolby surround with 200 speakers and subwoofers and 4D literal shaking your chair bullshit to make normies pay attention to the screen now.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Ironic about all this is how "improved" theater layouts have actually reduced the cinematic nature of screenings.
      Everything is stadium style seating with massive recliners. People sit in the back and look down onto the screen, which from that distance is probably about the same as your home television set.

      Sitting close and looking up at the screen vastly changes how the medium is perceived, but that's just my opinion.

  12. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >Sequel is unmitigated kino
    How did they do it?

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      jones, snipes and downey jr, how could it not be kino?

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        In all honesty, I think it's the supporting cast that carries both films. Neither film would be the same without the titular Marshals. All the off camera banter and general, quick-witted dialogue that isn't made a huge deal with the edits. Felt realistic to working in a small, close-knit group.

  13. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Because they already made them and not much can be added to the genre realistically speaking. Why would you want to watch a formulaic thriller action but with terrible modern cinematography and nerfed stunts? Go watch through the entire Hong Kong action canon if you need a fix. Should keep you occupied for awhile. Try the Tiger Cage franchise

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Why should something new have to be generic? Also is it a problem if it's generic? Remember Disturbia? Not anything special but a decent flick and successful.Why can't he have that?

      I'm really not looking for a backlog, I want cinema to return. I want a return of decent, modestly budgeted cinema.

  14. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Blame Vin Diesel, The Rock, Ryan Reynolds fans. And Kevin Feige

  15. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    You can't make kino like this anymore because our technological climate is completely different.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      lame excuse

  16. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    If you want to get depression real quick just search up the highest grossing movies every year in the 90s and compare them to today

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