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2010 & 2011 - Candidates for the worst years ever in cinema?

Asked by poisonedantidote (21638points) January 14th, 2011

Could 2010 and 2011 be the years that will be remembered as the dark ages of cinema?

The 70’s: The Godfather I & II, Apocalypse Now,Jaws, Star Wars, Clockwork Orange, Rocky, Dirty Harry.

The 80’s: Die Hard, The Shining, Blade Runner, E.T. The Extra Terrestrial, Ghostbusters, Full Metal Jacket.

The 90’s: Pulp Fiction, The Silence Of The Lambs, Goodfellas, The Matrix, Jurassic Park, Forrest Gump.

2010/2011: Mega Piranha, The Green Hornet In 3D.

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erichw1504's avatar

No, not at all. We had: Toy Story 3, The King’s Speech, Inception, The Social Network, Black Swan, The Fighter, How to Train Your Dragon, The Town, Let Me In, True Grit, and I’m sure a few others that were really good.

MyNewtBoobs's avatar

2010: The Social Network, Black Swan, The King’s Speech, True Grit. Debunked!

coffeenut's avatar

I think 2000+.....there have been a lot of crap up until now…..Just because the “can” make a lot of movies…doesn’t mean they should…..

MyNewtBoobs's avatar

Plus, you have entire decades with only a few great films listed compared with 2 years (one of which we’re only 14 days into) – unfair comparison. The 70s also had Hot Skin – one of the greatest bad movies to ever be made.

poisonedantidote's avatar

hehehe, yes, some slight quote mining on my behalf, we had a handful, but thats all, just a handful, and we still need to see how they stand the test of time. I don’t think we have made any that will become classics.

Even the movie Inception, I think will be lost to time, it will either be outdone within a couple of years, or something like that.

erichw1504's avatar

@poisonedantidote I think The Social Network will be one of the classics in film.

MyNewtBoobs's avatar

@poisonedantidote I think Black Swan will become a cult classic.

poisonedantidote's avatar

@erichw1504 I can’t say I have seen that one yet.

Keep in mind that I live in Spain, meaning most of the time, we wont get it in cinemas here until it hits DVD in the USA.

@papayalily Again, I have not seen that one, in fact, I have not even heard of it. I will be checking it out.

MyNewtBoobs's avatar

@poisonedantidote Black Swan is a limited release in the traditional style of film festival stuff. Also good with limited release: The Kids Are Alright, Rachel Getting Married (except, maybe 2009??)

J0E's avatar

I think it’s the opposite. I’ve gone and seen more movies in theaters this last year than I have in a long time.

erichw1504's avatar

And this year isn’t even close to being over with:

Mission Impossible – Ghost Protocol
Cars 2
Super 8
Source Code
Captain America: The First Avenger
Sucker Punch
Scream 4
The Hangover Part II
Kung Fu Panda 2
X-Men: First Class
Green Lantern
Transformers: Dark of the Moon
Cowboys & Aliens

Sure, some of those will most likely be duds, but they’re generating some buzz to what looks like another exciting year in film.

Winters's avatar

I wouldn’t say worst year but I am getting somewhat sick of all these remakes and needless sequels.

erichw1504's avatar

@Winters Agreed. Just Look at my list posted above you. About 6 of them are sequels or prequels. The rest, with the exception of Super 8 and Source Code, are at least based off of previous material.

MyNewtBoobs's avatar

@Winters Agreed whole heartedly (whole-heartedly?). I prefer fresh, new material.
ETA: But… I think it’s important to remember that B movies have always been around – cheap crap trying to rake in the dough isn’t a new concept.

coffeenut's avatar

Wait for the remake of the sequel…..which would require the remake of the remake to make the remake of the sequel work….lol. my head hurts

erichw1504's avatar

What I’m kind of upset about is the fact that they are rebooting the Spider-Man franchise already. Is that really necessary? But, I’m going to have patience with it until I see a trailer.

aprilsimnel's avatar

I remember some really crappy films in the 70s and 80s, too. Piranha, anybody? The Exorcist 3? C.H.O.M.P.S.? Soul Man? Shanghai Surprise?

It’s just that the best usually gets plucked from the dross and we remember those films.

sliceswiththings's avatar

I’m so glad people are mentioning “The King’s Speech.” My brother suffers from a bad stutter, so seeing it with my family was an emotional event. I absolutely loved it, and I’m glad that those outside the “stuttering crowd” are listing it as one of the best movies of the year, a description I think it deserves.

crazyivan's avatar

How incredibly unfair! You’re comparing whole decades to a 13 month period.

And @sliceswiththings I hear a lot of buzz that King’s Speech is a dark horse favorite for best picture this year. Haven’t seen it but if it might unseat Black Swan and True Grit (both of which were unforgettable) it would defnitely be worth seeing.

faye's avatar

You did not mention ‘Invasion of the Killer Tomatoes’ for the ‘70’s.

Mikewlf337's avatar

All these remakes are insulting the classics. They can’t think of anything good anymore. There are very few good movies coming out.

janbb's avatar

Winter’s Bone, Get Low and The King’s Speech were excellent: True Grit quite good. One always has to search for the “diamonds in the dustheap.”

PARAprakrti's avatar

Another great one that no one has mentioned here yet is 127 Hours.

MyNewtBoobs's avatar

You know what was a bad year for Cinema? The year the best movie was The Blind Side. THAT was a rough year!

DominicX's avatar

You’re comparing whole decades to a little over a year. And as the others have mentioned, there are quite a few good movies from that year.

sliceswiththings's avatar

@crazyivan It is. Heartfelt, interesting, and even funny. No dull moments. Really leaves you feeling good.

Fred931's avatar

Wait, are you saying that Green Hornet was bad?

I literally just got back from the theater, and that movie was the shit.

PARAprakrti's avatar

The majority of people are saying Green Hornet is bad. Go look at its Rotten Tomatoes score, for instance.

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