The movies, where our childhood dreams were born and our adulthood addiction is fed. Films, giving us our desires whether it be romance, drama, action, or the lot. Yet when did the film industry begin to get so dull and boring? Okay maybe those aren’t the right words, but when was their imagination stifled? Read with us as we take a look at how films have deteriorated in the year 2017.


Even Disney and Pixar are joining in on the fun

32/51, what does this mean? Well look up “Movies of 2017” in Google and count how many of the top movies are either reboots, sequels, or prequels. These numbers are only what I can recognize as well, it could be much higher. Why is this important you may ask? Look at it this way, when Hollywood recognizes trends the same movies get produced. The Fast and Furious franchise hasn’t died yet because of this and gets another movie this year. So where do we draw the line? The fact is, we haven’t. Until the public stops indulging Hollywood, nothing changes.

The Cashcow

Yeah, I get it, everyone loves action. Everyone loves heroes too, so let’s just rattle these movies off year after year. Don’t get me wrong, they are not all bad, but how many of them hit the mark too? Let’s face it, diehard fans will always go to watch Marvel, DC, and sometimes anime feature films. But with the release of a sub-par Ghost in the Shell, it begs the question as to whether or not directors want to retell these famous stories, or make it their own? Let’s face it, 9/10 (maybe an exaggeration) we dive into the movies for the title or the names behind it. When do we demand a higher level of perfection behind the story though? The answer has to be now. If we don’t take a stand, sub-par may become the new standard.

The only other selling point besides the title…

The Verdict for 2017 Film

2017 might need to be the year things change. Graphics and CG simply don’t cut it anymore because a lack of depth ruins it. Disney lovers will watch the new Live-Action re-boots. Marvel fanatics will watch the sequels. What we need isn’t reinventions of what we already loved, instead we need new content to love. Some of the biggest studios are turning to these options too. (Disney, Pixar, etc.) Overindulging these studios needs to end so cinema can push forward and truly entertain us once more.

A weeb in hiding by day, an avid Manchester United supporter by night. Living on both sides of the coin, David has graduated with a Liberal Arts Degree in Philosophy and Writing from Soka University of America. With a strong background in Japanese culture and being able to speak the language to boot, this man straddles the line between full-time nerd and sideline athlete. To him, as long as it is interesting he will watch it!