Movie industry is dying hard

Modern films stick to predictable endings and copycat plots but continue to be top grossing

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Story by Alex O'Gorman, staff writer

There was once an era where every movie had it’s own original plot and dialogue, and weren’t something people watched just because their advertisements were all over junk food containers. That era, however, ended somewhere in the late 1900’s. Movies nowadays expect us to sit through 2-3 hours of the same recycled plot and the same tropes, but still be surprised at the ending revelations.

It’s time that we all face the truth: modern critics don’t care if a movie is actually good or not, they care about what will get them the most publicity. If that means switching out the word ‘average’ with ‘awesome,’ they will do it. It seems that the basic criteria for getting good reviews on Rotten Tomatoes is to have lots of explosions, cool weapons, and at least one major city destroyed.

Sure, we can mock movies like “RoboCop” for it’s cheesy plotlines and bad graphics, but aren’t the movies we consume today just shinier, more polished version of ‘80s action movies? RoboCop simply got an upgrade.

It’s not as if the current cinematic releases are even trying to be subtle with their unoriginality.

If Marvel’s “Avengers” and “Guardians of the Galaxy” were personified, they would be those identical twins that have a few different features but are still pretty easy to confuse. “Godzilla,” which has been remade about 500 hundred times, came out yet again this year with basically the same plot as its other 499 doubles.

Sure, some movies are meant to be bad. Films like “Sharknado” went viral purely based on the ironic purposes of its viewers. But when things like Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles can make $319,996,627, its a little embarrassing for all of us.

Come on cinematic industry, step your game up.