Maybe it’s my shortened attention span but it seems I no longer have the desire to see a full-length motion picture. Movies to me are a lot like baseball games where most of the time there is nothing going on and occasionally there is some excitement.
I once wrote a movie review where I wrote that I only wished I had worn a watch so I could spend my time watching time tick away rather than viewing the film. After that we went to another film that was stinker and my wife handed me her watch. We walked out five minutes later.
The thing I don’t understand is how I can be totally entertained by a thirty second commercial or a short film on YouTube where an entire story can be told clearly and succinctly in a short time, yet feature film makers have 90 minutes or more to tell a story and they often can’t or they blur it with filler and nonsense.
Here is an example of a 30 second masterpiece. A 30 Second Spot
The film industry has been at it for so long; you’d think they would understand the audience by now. I’ve heard that most films are targeted to 16 year old white boys and most of the rest are considered “Chick Flicks”, but why can’t they make films that are as great as some of the commercials I’ve seen. Come on Hollywood, wake up. I’d love to see something worthwhile on the big screen again.