For Great Movies You Need Great Actors

I am a movie addict, I watch movies everywhere and anytime I can. I have been watching movies since I don’t remember, when technology was far away worse than it is today. In those days movies weren’t great because of technology or special effects. They were great because of the storyline, directing and great acting.

I am not saying technology is bad or anything like that, I am just tired of these new movies that are all about special effect and fantasy. Movies about real life are disappearing from circulation. In these days if you want to talk to friends about movies, you have to talk about avatar who had a budget of over 200 million$ with a Pocahontas storyline, and with a leading actor like Sam Worthington(nothing against him, but I think he is an ordinary actor, maybe below the average).

You don’t see people anymore talk about movies like The Godfather, Raging Bull, Goodfellas, Forrest Gump, Scent Of A Woman(to name a few), and this is because they do not make movies like those anymore. You don’t see people talk about Glengarry Glen Ross, with a budget of just over 10 million$, but who needs a bigger budget, who needs technology, who needs special effects when you have actors like Al Pacino, Jack Lemmon, Kevin Spacey, Ed Harris, Alec Baldwin etc playing beautifully those great dialogues created by David Mamet.

I am afraid the way it is going in the movie industry, great actors will become an extinct species, and movies will be played by ordinary actors, or maybe even robots, and we will enjoy only the view and forget what movies are really about. I am sure many of you who are reading this article strongly disagree with me, because you just want to watch a movie and have fun, you just want to give pleasure to your eyes, watching 3D and stuff.

I am not old fashioned, I don’t mind watching such movies once in a while, I think they are entertaining, I just think they make such films more than they should, and the way it is going, after a few years they will only make those kind of movies. Like I said I like to be entertained by a movie, I like to laugh, but I also want to cry while watching a movie. Movies have changed lots of people lives, but these kind of movies, no they wont.