Hollywood…this is not working

I just looove movies. But not any type of movie, but those that stir something good and profound in you. It can be laugh, or sadness, or shock, or solidarity, or love…an emotion… isn’t that the purpose of all movie-making? You could argue that the SAW series inspires disgust and fear and therefore must qualify into my kind of movies, but the truth is that it doesn’t (I actually hate SAW and all of the likes.) I’m not talking about sensationalism, gore, demagoguery, cliched stories. I’m talking about real, original emotion. There are great horror/thriller movies that have become instant classics (i.e. Stanley Kubrick’s The Shining, see synopsis here), but that doesn’t mean that all movies that follow The Shining formula should be good. Continue reading