10 Little Things About New Movies That Enrage Audiences Today

Have you ever watched a movie and seen something that drove you up a wall? Have you witnessed a scene where there was something that grinds your gears to no end? One person polled a frequented internet forum, “Which black and white movies are worth watching?” Here are some of the best answers.

1. Forced Humor

Many agree that today's comedy movie has regressed to the point of sketch comedy on the big screen. Now it seems the director just allows the star comedian to go on and on, and they just cut and edit the best takes.

2. The Music Is So Loud, but the Dialogue Is So Quiet

We have all been the home movie viewer and noticed that you couldn't hear the dialogue between these two characters standing beside each other. So you do what any other person would do; you turn up the volume. All of a sudden, the action pops off, and there's a giant explosion that is so loud it rocks your house.

3. Movie Plots Are Becoming So Watered Down

Movies are becoming mass appeal tools due to the effects of streaming services. The film is available anywhere, any time, for anyone to see whenever they choose. Years ago (before the takeover of streaming platforms), if a film didn't do well during the initial theatrical release does not do well, there was still a chance the crowd could turn around in time. Nooooo, not in the streaming game! If the ratings aren't satisfactory, they take it down because it's essentially a bad investment.

4. The Slaughter of the Book-To-Screen Adaption

It is infuriating to see writers and directors take fantastic source material, such as popular books and comic franchises, and just destroy the page-to-screen translation. After an abysmal attempt to reinterpret the story, the writers and directors will completely change the ending, making it an altogether different movie as a whole.

5. Reliance on Franchise Due to Lack of Originality

The Fast and Furious franchise will forever be my go-to example for this. They have been making movies about a band of street racers getting into criminal hijinks that somehow end up saving the world.

6. Everything is So Dark Now

Despite having so many different screen settings and automatic picture modes on the smart TVs of today, it is insane how difficult it is viewing some films in the last 15 years. Add to that, today's standardized hoard of bad guys is usually the equivalent of a Non-Player Character dressed in all black; it is tough to view films of recent.

7. Movie Trailers Are The Worst

Several individuals agreed that trailers in the past would have a bit of suspense and mystery to them; they made you wonder what the film had in store. Now, these trailers are three to four minutes long, give away most of the film's plot, and pretty much ruin the movie before you've seen it. Or even worse, the trailer has been edited to hide key aspects of the film resulting in an entirely misleading trailer.

8. The Oh, so Unnecessary Sequel or Reboot

Sometimes a movie does a great job as a standalone, or the existential conflict has been resolved or averted, but Hollywood just won't let it be. The Jurassic Park/ World franchise is one that comes to mind. After twenty years, we are still watching a movie about dinosaur clones wreaking havoc on the people who created them. Twenty years later!

9. CGI Usurped Practical Effects and Props

Once upon a time, practical visual effects and stage props ruled the screen. For that reason, Jim Henson was a trailblazer in the realm of revolutionizing on-screen effects.

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10. Everything Has to Be Explained in a Horror Movie

In today's horror films, if you don't explain enough of what is going on in the movie, the viewer is lost in the plot, but if you explain too much to the audience, it's almost like you are patronizing them. For this reason, a film like the original Alien would have been heckled to bits by today's moviegoer.

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