Movie industry trends such as remakes franchises and superhero films are revolutionizing the filmmaking landscape. These changes are being driven by technology, audience preferences, and the rise of streaming services.
Practical effects are making a comeback in Hollywood movies. After two decades, CGI is no longer the only option; some major studios are now using practical effects alongside or even instead of CGI. This trend can be seen in big blockbuster films like Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Mad Max: Fury Road and Inception among others.
Digital cinema technology has had a profound effect on the film industry, revolutionizing how it creates and distributes films to viewers. This has given rise to high-definition filming with superior image quality, enabling filmmakers to craft more realistic scenes without breaking their budgets.
Remakes, reboots and sequels are becoming more prevalent in the movie industry as producers search for ways to keep audiences engaged with their beloved films. It’s no shock then that these types of projects generate lucrative cashflow for studios.
But this trend could also prove detrimental to the movie industry. It could result in a decrease in film production and result in reduced movie theater attendance.
Another issue with this trend is that many of these films aren’t particularly good. They often lack the impact of the originals, making it hard for fans to get invested in them – particularly with franchises.
Remakes and reboots aren’t the only genres driving this trend; sequels and prequels are also on the rise. These films provide fans with an alternate perspective on their favorite characters and stories, offering viewers a fresh take on things.
This trend can have a beneficial effect on the film industry, as it promotes variety in genres produced. Furthermore, it allows filmmakers to experiment with different styles and storytelling methods.
The incorporation of social media and screenlife into films is on the rise, as is interest in documentaries that explore the world through virtual reality devices. These movies often combine real-time technologies with visual effects (VFX).
Films that are highly successful often spawn sequels or spin-offs, such as Searching and Unfriended which both had great success.
Other trends in the film industry are also evolving, such as an increase in movies directed by independent directors and an emphasis on diversity and inclusivity. Examples of this can be seen in movies like Black Panther or BlacKkKlansman which feature diverse casts.
Despite these successes, there remain some shortcomings within the movie industry. For one thing, there remains much bias when it comes to hiring people of color and women for roles.
Unfortunately, this trend appears to be here to stay. Not because Hollywood doesn’t want to change, but rather due to how things are currently structured.