Movies have been around for longer than you or I have, and they’ve gone through quite the evolution. Where movies used to be slow-paced, almost intimate and more about the (over)acting than the visual effects, they’ve now turned into fast-paced CGI-infested epic tales. But not all evolution is a good thing.
Certain genres have seriously been missing from our cinematographic diversity in the last few years, and it’s about time we start reviving some of them. Let’s take a look at some genres that we really need to get back on the big screen this year.
I mean, has there been any of these lately? Can’t you just see Clint Eastwood in “The Good the Bad and the Ugly” or “Fist Full of Dollars” or “For A Few Dollar More”. Classics all, with a real authentic feel of good versus evil. There’s been a huge gaping hole in our recent movie history when it comes to a good old fashioned tale of bandits and cowboys shooting up the early days of the United States of America. Come on Clint, park the Gran Torino and put that poncho back on and ride a horse.
Apart from a few lousy remakes, we haven’t had a revival of the slasher horror genre since the Scream series. And to think that pretty much half the movies made in the 80s were slasher horror! My guy for all time to go slashing was Freddy Krueger and “Nightmare On Elm Street” killing people while they were dreaming. What a concept!
Where the Blair Witch Project movie started a hype, it also almost immediately ended it. Found footage movies are now commonly associated with “B-films”. This technically means “low budget”, but nowadays just means “bad”.