- Jul 15, 2000
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That is such a blanket statement based only in personal opinion.Again, has it though?
Are movies really of a better quality that they were in the 70's. I'd have to wonder about that.
Whereas the 70's is seen as the true golden age of cinema, where classics of every genre were produced and are still beloved today. 'The Godfather', 'The Exorcist', 'Taxi Driver', 'Jaws', 'Rocky', 'Deliverance', 'Alien', to name but a few all wipe the floor with what's made today.
So, personally, I wouldn't consider the bar to be raised in modern cinema. Not at all.
For every great movie in the '70's like 'The Godfather', 'The Exorcist', 'Taxi Driver', 'Jaws', 'Rocky', 'Deliverance', 'Alien' there was also 'Black Godfather', 'The Exorcist II', 'Jaws II', 'Killer Nun', 'Moment by Moment' etc.
And for every Marvel rubbish released today there's also 'There Will Be Blood', 'Eternal Sunshine', 'Boyhood', 'Moonlight', 'Children of Men', 'Inception' etc.
Both eras had there masterpieces and stinkers.
Either you missed a lot of great movies because of your hate for the current generation or you get off on being the old man yelling "Get off my lawn" to the young kids on the block.
The bottom line is you can't say one era is better than the other because they can't be compared fairly. Apples and oranges.
Just like sports players can't be compared.
Who's to say Connor McDavid wouldn't be as great as Gretzky if he played in the '80's.