Originally posted by johnsocal
Why do think people are not going to the movies as much anymore?
1. crappy movies
2. high ticket prices
3. Overloaded with home entertainment- cable, satellite, computers/internet, videogames, DVD's, Big-screen HDTV, and etc.
4. All the above
I think there is no easy answer to that question.
Crappy movies? Debatable, but not necessarily true.
There are always some jewels in the muddle. Granted
the sheer mass of annual movie production produces
a lot of Crap. Part of the system, i guess. If you really
want to see the good movies, you ought to go for a
haunt - at festivals. What a pitty, however this is the
High Ticket prices? Compared to what? Ask yourself,
what do you get for the 8$ price tag? A thorough experience
of mass cultur with all the trimmings (including state of the art
movie presentation) . Now you can argue, whether
you do like it or not. The percieved price tag might be
high. But oftenly the same guys, who complain about high
theater price tags indulge themself much overpriced brand
sneakers on a 2-monthly basis.
No 3 Overloaded. This is quite a point. Maybe People are just
fed up with all sort of mass consumption press. Also, maybe this
means a big f**k you to all bland marketing suits. Hope so.
Btw, i really love movies, the good ones, you know.