Tuesday, 8 March 2011

Fan Favourites or Hidden Treasures.???

What movies appeal to you more, the massive action packed $100 million dollar blockbuster. Or the film that hardly anyone has ever heard of. For example, how many people have watched the movie Bubba Ho-tep? In comparison to say, Spiderman. I mean there are certainly a lot of hidden gems out there in movie land. But it just seems that most of the "Blockbuster" movies all have similar plots, mostly same actors/actresses and a budget that would be unheard of in an indie flicks production. 

Are there any of you that have films of your own you have enjoyed more than the mainstream titles that are being mass produced. I mean, how many people do you know that have sat and watched Pan's Labyrinth and found it generally creepier (if not scarier in some places) than a lot of movies that are designed to be horro films. (I am looking at you remakes of Halloween, and Nightmare on Elm street).

I am, by no means knocking the Bigger budgeted titles, some of my favourite films are amongst them, it is just a shame that what people watch and enjoy nowadays seem to be defined by the stars in the film, or which scene has the best car chase, biggest explosion, or in some cases nudity or profanities. Maybe if the supposedly bigshot actors and actresses took a look at some of the lesser known starlets they might understand what it means to be an actor. 

Just my take on things, feel free to critique or add your own insights if you want to share any of the films you think deserved more recognition.

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