I saw "Mama" two days ago in Las Vegas. I said the exact same thing to
my husband as Chris Hicks says. It's actually a pretty good horror film
until it gets to the end. The end is Hokey! Too bad, I liked it otherwise.
JCS - It appears you've limited your investigations of
"modern Hollywood" (and modern film in general) to movies that advertise
heavily in prime-time. It's a tired cliche to moan that "modern movies
consist of nothing more than blah blah blah . . " This cliche has been
played out for, oh, I don't know, 30 years? I know I used to hear the same
blather from my parents. It's the "they don't make 'em like
they used to" disease that seems to beset so many grumps as they get older
and see the past through rose-colored glasses.On the bright side,
it's easier than ever to discover quality films you may have missed through
cheap online services. Old, new, English, non-English, etc; if you have made any
honest effor at all, you'd have to admit this is true. There are enough
great films readily available to suit any taste. All you have to do is take a
few minutes to find them. Of course, that's not nearly as fun as making
lazy generalizations about "modern Hollywood."
Modern Hollywood has largely abandoned plots, dialogue, and character
development. Thus, it should come as no surprise that there is a complete
absence of quiet, pensive moments.Modern movies consist of little
more than robots, explosions, and scantily clad women. These movies are made for
and marketed to 14-year-old boys, with a corresponding level of
sophistication.And yet, the ignorant masses continue to watch this
trash because they are not smart enough to find alternative entertainment, even
though they don't even like the movies. It is time for the masses to wake
up and realize what they are doing.
If you want a quiet, pensive moment... read a book.