Over the past 10 years, certain trends started popping up in film. These trends are much like the fast zoom in a 1970s flick, or the Spaghetti Westerns that emerged during the 1960s.
Here’s my top 7 list of trends in the last 10 years:
Hollywood loves its reboots. I think the first major reboot was in the form of a T-X, as Terminator 3 started off with a fizzle.
6. Part fours.
Up to this point, part 3 for a film meant the series was over. However, when a movie is exceptional, why reboot it? Add another.
5. Dark tinting.
Most movies have a dark blue tint to add that cinematic feel.
4. Chaos comedy.
Ever since ‘The Hangover’, comedies started adding scenes of utter madness to show just how out of hand things could get.
3. Shaky camera work.
The raw footage look is how cameramen are trying to do it. If the camera shakes, put it in the movie. It seems as if ’24’ was the big originator in this shaky camera, voyeur film style.
2. Super hero flicks.
Ever since ‘Spiderman’ proved it could be serious and remain true to it’s comic origin, the super hero genre has taken off full force, and Marvel [now disney owned] is loving it.
1. Book movies
Everybody is turning a book into a movie. Perhaps ‘Twilight’ started this trend. Maybe if I read books more, I would be able to say, “the book was better than the movie”.