The American film & entertainment industry

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“Abandon all hope, ye who enter here...”

"Hollywood has lost touch with their audience a long time ago."

John Ratzenberger. Yes, really.

"Hollywood is unoriginal, and they love money."


"Why wouldn't a movie try to be great? Every movie should try to be great! If you're gonna have an opportunity to make a good movie, make one!"

Chris Stuckmann, on Hollywood not caring about making good movies anymore

As far as the film (and entertainment in general) industry goes, The American film industry is the worst offender of extreme greed, preachiness, and other bad things.

The American film industry is well known for creating an amazing amount of cinema every single decade, some good, some bad, and some in between. However, with everything good, there is always a downside. Over the last few decades, the film industry itself has become synonymous with the stereotype of an unbelievably greedy corporate business: obsessed with money, continuously milking franchises, crushing dreams, and botching the outcomes of products from genuine creativity.

From 2011 onwards, the industry's habits grew worse and worse and it later adopted even worse habits along the way, like pandering to certain groups rather than audiences and running certain franchises into the ground.

Also, while TV series are occasionally going to be mentioned here, this is mainly going to focus on the film side of things.

Why It Isn't Hollywood

  1. To write down the main problem on paper, it outright panders and/or sends an over-preachy message to both sides of the left and right. Many films have become overly preachy about their political themes to the point where they may even become political propaganda. The fact that the entertainment world has become so over-politicized in the last couple of years is very worrying.
  2. Many pointless reboots/remakes/sequels/spin-offs/adaptations for the sake of so-called "diversity" (e.g. Ghostbusters, Men In Black: International, Charlie's Angels, A Wrinkle in Time, etc.) instead of creating fresh, new, and completely original stories with women or POC as main characters or adapting media which have these types of people, to begin with.
    • Mattel has also decided to make a Mattel Cinematic Universe after the success of the Barbie movie. [1]
  3. In fact, there are just as many pointless reboots/remakes/sequels/prequels/spin-offs/adaptations in general and this is true even long before 2016, proving Hollywood's severe lack of general creativity.
    • Many Hollywood movies from 2010 onwards have been based on already existing media rather than being freshly original. Some examples are:
      • Adaptations of romantic/dystopian teen novels or just books in general: Twilight, The Hunger Games, Percy Jackson, Maze Runner, Divergent, The Host, The 5th Wave, The Mortal Instruments, The Fault in Our Stars, Me Before You, The Kissing Booth, After, etc.
      • Superhero movies: the MCU and DCEU
      • Famous musicians biopics: Get on Up, Bohemian Rhapsody, Rocketman, Stardust, Respect, Love & Mercy, Nina, Miles Ahead, All Eyez on Me, Nowhere Boy, Jersey Boys, Elvis, I Wanna Dance With Somebody.
      • New installments/sequels/spin-offs/reboots/remakes
      • Video game adaptations: Pokemon Detective Pikachu, Sonic the Hedgehog, Uncharted, Angry Birds, Werewolves Within, Rampage, Warcraft, Ratchet & Clank, Mortal Kombat, Five Nights at Freddy's, and the Resident Evil films (though this one can be excused, as they have only become successful in recent years).
      • Cinematic universes whose only purpose was to cash in on the MCU: Universal's Dark Universe, which was canceled right after The Mummy (2017); the DCEU; the Monsterverse; The Conjuring Universe; Hanna Barbera's Cinematic Universe; and Sony's Spider-Man Universe.
  4. Two words: Executive meddling, considered by many to be the ultimate sign that a movie will suck. Executives have interfered with the creativity and making of films before (Ghostbusters II, Aladdin, Toy Story, Who Framed Roger Rabbit, Airplane!, Back to the Future), but this has become more and more commonplace as time has gone on. In most cases, executive meddling only causes the movie to become really bad. Some examples include:
    • Many of the DCEU films fail because no one else behind the movies seems to care about what they're adding to paper.
    • Spider-Man 3 including Venom only to please the fans.
    • The entire backgrounds of Alien 3 and 2015's Fantastic Four.
    • Suicide Squad changed its original tone to make it more like popular comic-book movies of the time (mainly Deadpool and Guardians of the Galaxy).
    • Scooby-Doo going from an R rating to a PG-13 rating to a PG rating.
    • Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker resurrects Emperor Palpatine, which many people agree was what essentially ruined the film.
    • The Cat in the Hat has a lot of cringeworthy, unfunny, and inappropriate humor for kids.
    • Chicken Little turning into a fractured fairy tale to cash in Shrek's formula and success.
    • Slender Man became a generic shockfest.
    • Scoob! was recast with big-name celebrities for the Scooby-Doo and Hanna Barbera characters, although it still got Frank Welker as Scooby-Doo. Another instance of executive meddling would be how the film is portrayed as a crossover that is only used to build up the Hanna Barbera Cinematic Universe instead of just being a movie about Scooby-Doo.
    • Shrek the Third is an inferior sequel letdown with bad elements compared to the first two Shrek films.
    • Sony forcing set-ups for the Sinister Six movie in The Amazing Spider-Man 2.
    • Phil Lord and Chris Miller got fired from Solo: A Star Wars Story four months into shooting.
  5. Some movies have become hated for being too discriminatory (racist, sexist, ableist, homophobic, etc.).
    • Scarlett Johansson played a whitewashed version of the main character from Ghost in the Shell. This ultimately gave her a bad reputation.
    • 2016's Ghostbusters, 2019's Charlie's Angels, 2019's Black Christmas, MIB International, Moxie, and Birds of Prey have become infamous for being misandrist films disguised as feminist movies.
    • Sia's 2021 film Music, which is outright ableist to the autistic community. It even depicts Music in blackface, proving that Sia is also racist.
    • Pocahontas, The New World, Gone With the Wind, and Django Unchained have not aged well due to their inaccurate portrayals of slavery and white colonialism.
    • Still today, most movies portray non-Americans as either uncivilized, ignorant, uneducated, and still living in the past in modern-day or as evil terrorists or criminals, especially African people in the former and Arabs as well as all Eastern Europeans (with the exception of Greeks) for both.
    • While those films have become infamous for correct and justifiable reasons, others have become hated for pathetic reasons:
      • Good movies like Green Book, Amistad, The Help, Glory, Freedom Writers, Hairspray, The Blind Side, and The Last Samurai are now infamous for featuring the "white savior" complex (which is when a POC has a problem and a white person helps them), which is not actually racist, but many Left Wing political activists hate it. In fact, the term was made up by them, similar to the fake "POC fetish" trope of a white person falling for a POC. This complex is problematic, we know, but that doesn't make those films necessarily bad. In fact, when you think about it, the idea of the complex is not really wrong, it's the way those movies play it that makes it look bad, but the idea of a white person helping a POC is not racist, it's just that they came up with this labels only because they're usually not pleased by anything; literally: If a white person helps a POC, it's a "white savior" for them and if a POC helps a white person, it's a "magical negro" for them.
      • The movie Joker, while awesome, earned a bad reputation for the character "being an incel", which resulted in multiple people on Film Twitter poking fun at the film's fan base and even SNL made a skit making fun of the movie itself.
      • Several people on Letterboxd have started to look down on the movie Boyhood simply because they feel the need to compare it to Moonlight due to both films having similar concepts. Just because Moonlight pulled the concept better doesn't mean Boyhood is necessarily bad. Other people reject the movie due to being infamously way too popular when it came out and due to its long runtime.
  6. Many actors/actresses/directors/producers etc. in the industry have become hated because they are known to either be overly preachy about their political/religious/general worldviews, to be rude to their fans or everyone else, to supporting questionable people/ideologies, to being hypocrites about what they believe in, to even being outright criminals. Especially when you consider that many of them currently behave like rabid and passive-aggressive maniacs on social media. While they are human like us and, as such, share many of the same flaws, and while at least the majority of them aren't really malicious and might actually be insecure about how others feel about them (hence them behaving this way in the first place) or were raised into thinking that way beyond their control, there are quite a few who actually do it out of spite. There are a plenty of them were sadly affected by this, some unfortunate, yet not so surprising, examples being Armie Hammer, Chelsea Handler, Amber Tamblyn, Steven Seagal, Rose McGowan, Lena Dunham, Rosanna Arquette, Mel Gibson, Cara Delevingne, Michael Rapaport, Chevy Chase etc., and even the more likable ones such as Seth Rogen, Robert De Niro, Al Pacino, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Mark Ruffalo, Letitia Wright, Sophia Bush, Julia Roberts, John Cusack, Tessa Thompson, Danny Glover, Vin Diesel, Elizabeth Banks, the late Paul Reubens, Will Smith, etc., whom, despite their charm and charisma, still tend to be controversial from time to time.
    • And look, the issue is not that they like being political; in fact, some celebrities like Arnold Schwarzenegger actually managed to have a fairly good involvement on politics; but the problem with most of them nowadays, is that they literally seem to have no life outside of being political! They also take it way too seriously, and instead of using their political views to help people, most of them use the political agenda to push their ego and using those words are "activism" and "human rights issues", as an excuse to their actions on social media, although some of them do genuinely care about these causes (like Mark Ruffalo, who is mentioned here, who at least takes the time to attend rallies to prove his stance, unlike the others), even if it is indeed annoying. Hell, if you check their social media accounts, like those of Mark Ruffalo, Rob Reiner, Judd Apatow, Milla Jovovich, Piper Perabo, Debra Messing, Sophia Bush, Jane Fonda, George Takei, or John Cusack, you'll see that it's literally everything they talk about!
    • They're hypocrites:
      • They condemn sexual abuse and harassment, but they ignore the fact that they covered Harvey Weinstein and collaborated with Woody Allen.
      • They condemn racism, yet some of them made racist remarks/jokes early in their careers and have been easily forgiven.
        • Think about this: Roseanne Barr was justifiably cancelled for writing a racist tweet; yet, Sarah Silverman has literally worn blackface, dressed up like Hitler live on TV, and mocked Britney Spears' breakdown. How come she hasn't been cancelled yet?
        • Speaking of racism, some of them will complain and protest about how racism exists, but will completely support racism in China. The best example would be Disney and John Boyega, where the former would fire some cast for old racist tweets while the latter protested for BLM; yet, Disney removed black characters from Chinese posters of their movies.
      • Plenty of them have participated in several political PSA's in which they promote the "every vote matters" message. However, on social media, they constantly insult, ridicule, vilify, and make fun of people who disagree with their political views, which gives the idea that your vote only matters when you're on their side. Which is a terrible moral.
      • They're against capitalism; however, they ignore that they've become rich thanks to it, accept Oscars and major awards, and let their projects be produced by millionaire companies like Disney, Warner, Universal, Amazon, or Netflix.
      • They're against abuse, but almost all of them supported Amber Heard after she was revealed to have abused and framed Johnny Depp.
      • They've boycotted Russia and supported Ukraine, which is a good thing of course, but most of them support attacking the Middle East and act like it's different. This has become even more apparent especially regarding the Israel-Palestine conflict.
    • They treat social activists like the Obamas, Yashar Ali, Tamika Mallory, Linda Sarsourourur, Gloria Steinem, Cecile Richards, Shannon Watts, or Greta Thunberg like literal gods, thus ignoring their flaws.
    • In plenty of situations they've proved that they can't take criticism.
    • Many of them tend to side with POC and woke bloggers, mainly to hide their controversy.
    • Some of them don't really respect their fans; in fact, sometimes they treat them as their personal army.
    • They're willing to go as far as disrespecting the dead. For example, when Rush Limbaugh passed away in 2021, several famous actors celebrated his death. Sure, Limbaugh was a bad person, but with this, they seem to be no better.
  7. Speaking about China, due to the Communist Party's rule about what is allowed or not allowed in films, many film companies try to pander to them by cutting out or adding pointless scenes just for money from Chinese box offices. More info shown here.
  8. One of the main reasons the film industry went downhill is because many celebrities and big names in the industry were revealed to be absolute monsters. Or at the very least, narcissistic jerks with a god complex who see everybody else as beneath them. Some examples include:
    • Harvey Weinstein, Bill Cosby, Roman Polanski, Kevin Spacey, Woody Allen, R. Kelly, Ian Watkins, Brett Ratner, James Toback, Bryan Singer, John Lasseter, Steven Seagal, Jeffrey Jones, Dan Schneider, Victor Salva, Aries Spears, Tiffany Haddish, Kyle Massey, Ansel Elgort, D.C. Douglas, Vin Diesel, Stephen Collins, Allison Mack, Gary Busey, Mark Salling (who committed suicide before being tried for his evil crimes), Jared Fogle, Julia Vickerman, Chris Savino, and John Kricfalusi were revealed to be rapists, pedophiles, perverts, and sex predators.
    • Drake Bell, who attempted to endanger a 15-year old girl with sexually explicit text messages; which is ironic, given what character he played on his hit debut with Josh Peck on Nickelodeon (However, he doesn't count as either a pedophile or a sex predator, since he wasn't charged with any sex crimes; but he did plead guilty, so that counts). Even his former co-star, Josh Peck, was absolutely disgusted by this and, because of his actions, the planned Drake & Josh reboot was canceled, thus ruining the show's legacy for good.
    • Amber Heard, who physically and mentally abused Johnny Depp while playing victim and accused him of being the abuser; yet, Depp got punished for being abused by being removed him from all his future roles, thus destroying his reputation while Amber got away with it as of now. The most hypocritical thing about her is that, before the truth about her was revealed, Heard used to pose as a progressive and woke feminist activist speaking against gender abuse and promoting human rights to the point where she even became a women's rights ambassador for the ACLU (and she still is).
      • Fortunately, as of now in 2022, the world finally started to realize Heard's true colors after Depp put her on trial for the defamation he's been suffering in recent years because of her, which she thankfully lost. Likewise, the world has also begun to support Depp and apologize to him.
    • Alec Baldwin, who got away with murder on the set of Rust (although it was justifiably accidental thanks to incompetent on-set weapons handlers and all blames on him have since been revoked).
    • Joss Whedon, who has been revealed to be a toxic and abusive person to work around, as revealed by the people who worked with him on the sets of Justice League and Buffy. As with Amber Heard, Whedon also used to be a self-proclaimed feminist who constantly preached on social media, also making him a hypocrite.
    • Actor and director Mel Gibson, who gained a bad reputation for his anti-semitic comments and overall being very aggressive towards people. However, he has improved in more recent years, becoming a nicer person and even being remorseful about it.
    • Sia, who has a very poor relationship with Maddie Ziegler, who, at one point, was an underaged child at the time, and a complete stranger by the way, and was also forced by Sia to star in her movie, which insults the autistic community, and openly supports controversial groups like PETA and Autism Speaks.
    • Michelle Williams, who, through her infamous 2020 Golden Globe speech, revealed that she had an abortion only to get a role in a show. Now we get that it's her right to choose, but why would you go through something like that instead of giving the part to someone else and also brag about it as if it was the smart thing to do?
    • Ezra Miller, who, by now, has essentially become a criminal and has done a lot of heinous stuff over the last months; including choking and assaulting women, attacking couples in Hawaii, grooming a then twelve-year-old girl Tokata Iron Eyes, supplying her with LSD and marijuana, and deleting their Instagram account after taunting authorities via memes. It's gotten to the point where several DC fans reasonably wanted him to be replaced in the The Flash film or have the film itself get canceled.
    • Chevy Chase, who has an infamous reputation of being a narcissistic bully to all his co-stars and co-workers and always mistreats them by saying either racist, sexist, or homophobic things about them, or by manipulating them. Basically, think his character Pierce Hawthorne from the show Community, except while Pierce's insensitivity comes off as light, bumbling, and not anything too serious, Chevy's is actually on purpose. In fact, here's an article explaining, in great detail, Chase's history of being a terrible person in general.
    • Then there's Bruce Willis, who is known for being a bully in general to everyone on set as well as being difficult to work with and only wanting to come on set on certain days just to film all his scenes - a practice many have called "Bruce Willis days". He also doesn't seem to care about his profession either and seems like he only wants the money, as evidenced by his firing from The Expendables 3 (which then led to his absence) just because he wanted to get paid.
    • Liu Yifei revealed on social media that she was a communist who supported the police in the Hong Kong protests and even has the nerve to say "what a shame for them."
    • Rachel Zegler, who's racist against white people despite being half Polish; saying things such as that "they're all conservative white supremacists", and, in response to the criticism of the upcoming Snow White movie, she says things like "No, I'm not bleaching my skin" and "You don't usually see Latinas in these stories, and Blancanieves is a big deal in Spanish speaking countries", ignoring not only that it would make no sense for a Latina to be in 16th century Germany, especially considering Latino people didn't exist back then, it was the Aztecs), and that by saying "Spanish speaking countries' she's including the very white, European country of Spain, and also trying to make excuses to why wokeness is okay and trying to defend her hypocrisy and straight-up arrogance.
      • And a if that didn't make her an unlikable Figure, she made some Comments about the original 1937 Snow White that was downright disrespectful for everyone who worked on the original film.
    • Keira Knightley, a radical feminist who bashed Disney princesses for dumb reasons; such as Cinderella waiting for a "man to rescue her", even though she was not a damsel in distress, she was in no danger, just under pressure, and that's not even touching on the fact that she was a female orphan in 1800s France with zero money, so she was actually lucky Prince Charming fell for her. And the fact that Charming is much more passive than Cinderella and the whole "Ariel gave up her voice and tail for Eric", then goes to star in a princess movie, The Nutcracker and the Four Realms. Not to mention that she played a literal damsel-in-distress in the first Pirates of the Caribbean movie, making her a big hypocrite.
    • Then there's Alyssa Milano, who is mostly known for being the beloved child star of the 1985 film, Commando, along with starring in Fear from 1996 and in the TV series Charmed. In the mid-2010s, she sadly became a radical Left Wing activist as she's a supporter of PETA and attacks everything conservative or Republican.
    • There was FINNEAS (Brother of Billie Eilish), He was a great singer-songwriter, record producer, and actor who is mostly known for being the star of Glee. Alongside with Billie Eilish, became the youngest 2-time Academy Awards winners (No Time to Die and Barbie) ever. Since late-2010s, FINNEAS was sadly known as left-wing activist, Disrespected Rush Limbaugh's death by feeling sorry for the "people of Hell" on his Twitter account. Has reshared a tweet that encouraged people with pro-Trump parents to commit gerrymandering by throwing out mail ballots that were for Trump or to drive their parents away from voting stations. When a civil conservative called him out for bashing all Trump supporters, he threw a hissy fit and accused her of "condoning and promoting politicians with racist, xenophobic, misogynistic agendas." Called America a "gun loving racist ass country" and referred to Kyle Rittenhouse as a "white 17 year old who thinks his life is a Mark Wahlberg movie" despite the footage clearly showing Rittenhouse getting attacked by the protesters, two of whom were actually convicted murderers. He used "human rights issue" as a excuse to tell everybody to stay out of politics.
    • Jon Schaffer used to be beloved bassist from Iced Earth, He was sadly known as right-wing extremist from Oath Keepers, He was among the rioters participating in the 2021 storming of the U.S. Capitol building, after which he was charged with using bear spray on police officers and engaging in physical violence on Capitol grounds.
    • Danny Masterson, who was currently going to prison due to the allegations of sexual assault with women. Even his former co-stars, Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis, defended him, straight up ignoring his crimes.
    • Lea Michele, who's best known for her performance as Rachel Berry from Glee, who was racist and has been bullying her castmates on Glee, such as Samantha Marie Ware. Not to mention, in 2020, when Lea posted about George Floyd's death, Samantha called her out for being racist to her, and saying that she'll dump on her wig, making her a complete hypocrite.
    • Daniella Pineda mocked fans of the Cowboy Bebop anime for disagreeing with the new costume and the erasure of Faye Valentine, a woman from Singapore. She says things like 'I'm sorry I don't fit the original Faye character from the anime -- Double-D breasts", "You know, we tried, but the costume kept getting slurped up in my various crevices", (which proves her a hypocrite because she has shown pictures of herself in lingerie), and by saying she doesn't look like the original Faye, she is pretty much saying "I don't like Singaporeans, f*ck Singapore! Latina pride, si, si, si!". Compare that to John Cho, who played Spike. His response (not to the costume, but the general dislike of the show) was actually respectful, where he shared his opinion, but didn't mock fans for disliking changes because, unlike people like Daniella and the producers, he actually gets it.
    • Chrissy Teigen, who harassed notable celebrities like Courtney Stodden (who encouraged them to take a "dirt nap" and kill themselves while they were minor and in an abusive marriage to Doug Hutchison in 2011 when Stodden was 16), Michael Costello, Farrah Abraham, Quvenzhané Wallis, and much more, etc. However, she apologized to Stodden (except to other celebs in general) and described herself as "an insecure, attention-seeking troll." in May 2021. A month later, she made a lengthy statement admitting to cyberbullying. As a result, Target and Macys pulled her cookware after the allegations.
    • And then there's Seth Rogen! Yes, the guy is still likable in most aspects and even still has his charms, like genuinely caring for the causes he fights for (unlike other celebrity "activists"), just like Mark Ruffalo (despite being overpreachy), such as combating Alzheimer's since his wife Lauren Miller Rogen has it, and founded the production company Point Grey Pictures (which puts out good or decent movies/shows). His humor is still sometimes subjectively decent (depending on who you ask). Still, he has gone downhill recently as he attacked those on social media for disagreeing with his left-wing views (though sometimes it can be justified) and there's that one time where he called haters of Santa Inc "white supremacists". Thankfully, he's not entirely bad and is just average (in fact, he's still better than most examples), and is still a fairly nice and friendly guy and still has his fans and, even with his flaws, can still be mentioned in GQ#15 as an actor who is as "amazing on the screen as in real life".
    • And practically almost everyone else in the entertainment industry, really, due to either being hypocritical, over-preachy, or at least confusing about their political/religious/general worldviews, acting like cruel jerks on set, being rude to their fans, or even being heinous individuals.
      • This has become even more apparent recently regarding the Israel-Palestine conflict, which has been ongoing since 1948, and in light of recent events in October 2023: A now infamous letter known as the "No Hostage Left Behind" letter which thanked Biden for the release of four hostages named Judith Ranaan and her daughter Natalie Ranaan, Nurit Cooper, and Yocheved Lifshitz, which while releasing hostages is a good thing, has pro-Israel propaganda written all over it, as it only lists the hostages imprisoned by Hamas yet completely ignores the Israeli government's illegal occupation of Palestinian land and its mistreatment and dehumanization of Palestinians since 1948, and only blames Hamas (who've done their fair share of hiccups) for the mistreatment of Palestinians, and yet, it was sadly signed by many celebrities from all walks of the entertainment industry (films, TV, music etc.), both unsurprisingly and surprisingly, such as: Gal Gadot, Amy Schumer, James Corden, Chelsea Handler, Tiffany Haddish, Mila Kunis, Madonna, Sacha Baron Cohen, Taika Waititi, Will Ferrell, Molly Shannon, Olivia Wilde, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Justin Timberlake, Jesse Plemons, Bradley Cooper, Ben Stiller, Eugene Levy, Kirsten Dunst, Zachary Gordon, Joey King, Laura Dern, Rita Ora, Lana Del Rey, Harvey Keitel, Henry Winkler, Gwyneth Paltrow, Josh Brolin, Jack Black, Judd Apatow, Katy Perry, Bella Thorne, Elizabeth Shue, Chris Jericho, Bob Odenkirk, Paul Rudd, Adam Sandler, Chris Rock, Courteney Cox, David Schwimmer, Brooke Shields, Brett Gelman, Noah Schnapp, Aubrey Plaza, Dean Cain, Eric Andre, Sarah Paulson, Martin Short, Tyler Perry, Juliette Lewis, Michelle Williams, Sean "Diddy" Combs, Lea Michele, Holland Taylor, Debra Messing, amongst some others, which is disheartening as it caused many of their former fans (more particularly pro-Palestine ones) to turn against them, and thus give them a bad (or even worse, if that celebrity was already bad to begin with) reputation. Thankfully enough, another letter known as the "Artists 4 Ceasefire" letter asked Biden to call for a ceasefire between Israel and Palestine was signed by a different lot of celebrities, in all different walks of the entertainment industry, such as: Mo Amer, Mark Rylance, Bella Hadid, Gigi Hadid, Jeremy Allen White, Jesse Buckley, Andrew Garfield, Florence Pugh, Billie Eilish, FINNEAS, Ava DuVernay, Susan Sarandon, Joaquin Phoenix, Alan Cumming, Cree Summer, Kathy Najimy, Sophia Bush, Mark Ruffalo, Lily Gladstone, Marisa Tomei, Macklemore, Oscar Isaac, Ilana Glazer, Bruce Cohen, Rachel McAdams, Emma Seligman (who had initially signed the "No Hostages Left Behind" letter but expressed remorse and asked for her name to be removed from the former letter), Tom Hardy, Riz Ahmed, Hari Nef, Connie Britton, Melissa Barrera, Margaret Cho, Wanda Sykes, Ben Affleck, Jennifer Lopez, Wallace Shawn, Ayo Edebiri, Jenna Ortega, Annie Lennox, amongst some others, though confusingly, David Oyelowo, Bradley Cooper, Ewan McGregor, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Jesse Plemons, and Kirsten Dunst also signed this letter as well as the other one.
    • Even non-actors are pretty cruel, as POC and trolls online have a problem with cyberbullying actors, with these two examples: Asian audiences, who were touchy, bullied Constance Wu because some of the roles she had were roles they didn't agree with or thought were too "stereotypical; and occasionally "not Asian enough", and, for a while, had depression and suicidal thoughts because of the trolls! Luckily, she didn't kill herself and is back into acting, but that was not okay. And now, alleged "Halle Bailey fans" have been bullying Jodi Benson, the original voice actress of Ariel, saying her voice stinks and making up lies and conspiracies about her, and that Halle's gonna be better than her, obviously motivated by Benson being white and not a pop star who auto-tunes her voice (keep in mind that Benson actually supports Halle). What princess actress will they target next? Are they gonna hate Paige O'Hara because they think her version of Belle's singing voice is too shaky? Are they gonna target Broadway actresses who voiced princesses like Lea Salonga and Idina Menzel simply because they're jealous that they sing with their natural voices instead of using computers, or because they are actually qualified to play a character in a musical movie? Or will a remake of Brave in the future make people complain about Kelly Macdonald sounding "too Scottish" or "like she's speaking gibberish"? Not cool. What is people's problem?
  9. Each Oscars ceremony has got arguably worse and dull since 1989, although they still have their best moments, such as:
    1. Robin Williams performing "Blame Canada" at the 72nd Academy Awards (2000)
    2. Eminem performing "Lose Yourself" at the 92nd Academy Awards (2020)
    3. Lord of the Rings: Return of the King winning Best Picture at the 76th Academy Awards (2004)
    4. Troy Kotsur's win at the 94th Academy Awards (2022)
    5. Leonardo DiCaprio's win at 88th Academy Awards (2016)
    6. Tom Cruise's post-9/11 introduction at the 74th Academy Awards (2002)
    7. Shrek, Spirited Away, The Incredibles, Wallace and Gromit, Ratatouille, WALL-E, and Spider-Verse winning Best Animation
    8. The majority of the 2023 Oscars at the 95th Academy Awards (2023)
    9. Adam Lambert and Queen opening the 2019 ceremony at the 91st Academy Awards (2019)
    10. Animated characters appearing in the Oscars
    11. Heath Ledger's posthumous win at the 81st Academy Awards (2009)
    12. Parasite's big victory at the 92nd Academy Awards (2020)
  10. Speaking of the Oscars, the Academy has become an extremely idiotic and obnoxious association. There are so many reasons:
    • The fact that about 75% of the films nominated in the main categories are mostly dramas and have rarely nominated comedies, action, horror, science fiction, or other genres.
    • They don't recognize stunt work, motion-capture CGI performances, ensemble-cast work, or voice acting.
      • Hell, Jackie Chan or Tom Cruise could break their backs in their next films and the Academy would act like nothing happened.
      • Since 2010, they don't give motion capture CGI films a chance to be nominated, such as The Adventures of Tintin or Disney's A Christmas Carol.
      • As for voice acting, it's really a missed opportunity for the Oscars to nominate voice acting regardless if it was voice acting for a hybrid movie or a purely animated film. Yes, it's not the same as legit acting, but voice acting, in general, is still a big effort because you are still acting for a feature film. Some examples of actors who would win for best voice acting can include, but are not limited to: Dwayne Johnson in Moana, Mike Myers and Eddie Murphy in Shrek, Shameik Moore and Jake Johnson in Into the Spider-Verse, Robin Williams in Aladdin, James Earl Jones in The Lion King, Jack Black in Kung Fu Panda, Will Ferrell in Megamind, Tom Hanks in Toy Story and The Polar Express, Chris Pratt in The LEGO Movie, Andy Serkis in Lord of the Rings, Benedict Cumberbatch in The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, Scarlett Johansson in Her, Christian Bale in Howl's Moving Castle, Ginnifer Goodwin and Jason Bateman in Zootopia, John C. Reilly in Wreck-It Ralph, Billy Crystal and Steve Buscemi in Monsters Inc., Craig T. Nelson and Jason Lee in The Incredibles, Owen Wilson and Larry the Cable Guy in Cars, Ed Asner in Up, Jeff Garlin and Ben Burtt in WALL-E, Patton Oswalt and Lou Romano in Ratatouille, Amy Poehler and Phyllis Smith in Inside Out, Albert Brooks in Finding Nemo, Jamie Foxx and Tina Fey in Soul, Steve Carrell in Despicable Me, Patrick Warburton in The Emperor's New Groove, George Clooney in Fantastic Mr. Fox, Alan Rickman in The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, Tim Allen in Toy Story, John Leguizamo in Ice Age and Encanto, Will Arnett in LEGO Batman, Ed Helms in The Lorax, Seth McFarlane in Ted, Gary Oldman in Kung Fu Panda 2, Ralph Fiennes in Wallace and Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit, James Gandolfini in Where the Wild Things Are, Charles Fleischer in Who Framed Roger Rabbit, Liam Neeson in Narnia, Trey Parker and Matt Stone in South Park: Bigger Longer & Uncut and Team America: World Police; the list goes on.
    • The lack of diversity in the nominees, from people of color to female directors. This doesn't mean that they must be nominated just for being minorities; it means that when they do an outstanding work of film that's worthy of a nomination, they must be recognized.
      • The Academy also has a problem when it comes to nominating black people that goes far from the #OscarsSoWhite thing: Remember in Bowfinger when Eddie Murphy says that black actors are only nominated or win awards when they play slaves? That's kind of the problem: The fact that many black actors won and were nominated for playing negative stereotypes: Denzel Washington won for playing a corrupt cop, Halle Berry won for playing a drug addict, Lupita Nyong'o won for playing a slave, Mo'Nique won for playing an abusive ghetto mother, Mahershala Ali won for playing a drug dealer. In the year 2019, there were several good performances by black actresses like Lupita Nyong'o in Us or Alfre Woodward in Clemency; out of them all, The Academy nominated Cynthia Erivo for the movie Harriet, in which she plays a runaway slave.
        • The worst part is that when there are movies with really original black performances like Straight Outta Compton, Dope, Da 5 Bloods, Do the Right Thing, Blindspotting or Us, the Academy ignores them.
    • Undeserved and infamous victories in various categories. While many of these films are good, you realize that they didn't deserve the award as their fellow nominees outperformed them on several levels. Some notorious examples are:
      • The King's Speech for BP over The Social Network, Black Swan, Toy Story 3 and Inception
      • Green Book for BP and Best Screenplay over The Favourite and Roma
      • Driving Miss Daisy for BP over Do the Right Thing, Dead Poets Society and Born on the 4th of July
      • Shakespeare in Love for BP over Saving Private Ryan and Life is Beautiful
      • Crash for BP over Brokeback Mountain. Even its director Paul Haggis admitted that the movie did not deserve to be rewarded.
      • Kramer vs. Kramer for BP over Apocalypse Now
      • Out of Africa for BP over The Color Purple and Back to the Future
      • Ordinary People for BP over Raging Bull
      • Dances with Wolves for BP over GoodFellas
      • How Green Was My Valley for BP over Citizen Kane
      • The Bridge on the River Kwai for BP over 12 Angry Men
      • Chariots of Fire for BP over Raiders of the Lost Ark
      • Annie Hall for BP over Star Wars
      • Tom Jones for BP over How the West Was Won
      • Around the World in 80 Days for BP over The Ten Commandments and The Searchers
      • Rocky for BP over Taxi Driver, Network and All the President's Men
      • The Greatest Show on Earth for BP over Singin' in the Rain and High Noon
      • A Beautiful Mind for BP over The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
      • Chicago for BP over The Pianist, Spirited Away, and The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers
      • Slumdog Millonaire for BP over The Dark Knight, WALL-E, The Wrestler, and Milk
      • Forrest Gump for BP over Pulp Fiction and The Shawshank Redemption. While Forrest Gump is a fantastic film with a lot of historical influence, both Pulp Fiction and The Shawshank Redemption are more highly acclaimed than ever before, especially since they're both on the top 10 in the IMDB Top 100 List, while Gump is number 12.
      • Happy Feet for Best Animated Feature over Cars, Monster House, and Paprika (which was not nominated but still).
      • Big Hero 6 for Best Animated Feature over The LEGO Movie, How to Train Your Dragon 2, Song of the Sea and Tale of the Princess Kaguya. Sure, Big Hero 6 is good, but the other films that got overshadowed by it have more beautiful animation and much more clever written stories while Big Hero 6 is pretty average and predictable, especially considering its infamous use of the twist-villain trope. Even Schaffrillas Productions admitted that Big Hero 6 didn't meet up when compared to the other 4. Not to mention, these infamous quotes.
      • Brave for Best Animated Feature over Paranorman and Wreck-It Ralph. While not a bad movie, Brave is one of Pixar's weaker films next to The Good Dinosaur.
      • Frozen for Best Animated Feature over The Wind Rises. Despite having its own fans, it has gained a really negative reputation for being way too popular.
      • Toy Story 4 for Best Animated Feature over Klaus, I Lost my Body, Missing Link, and How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World. While Toy Story 4 is good, some people didn't like it, considering the flaws such as the writing issues that sometimes either lacked the charm or contracts the events of entries that came out before Toy Story 4 such as the first three films (for more information, watch GamingMagic13's 5-part series regarding the flaws of Toy Story 4) and that a fourth film was really unnecessary and only exist just for money since the third film (which also won Best Animated Feature 9 years prior), ended the franchise on a high note. Even several animation fans and people (including Vailskibum in two of his videos) admitted that Toy Story 4 didn’t meet up when compared to the other four nominees that year (especially Klaus).
      • Encanto for Best Animated Feature over The Mitchells Vs. The Machines and Flee. Despite Encanto being good, it didn't deserve the award since those 3 presenters (who just so happen to be the live-action versions of the Disney princesses, Cinderella, Ariel, and Jasmine) blatantly disregarded animation as a stupid kids thing, which those two films completely defied, since Mitchells is supposed to be for all ages, including adults, and that Flee was made for a PG-13 audience.
      • Bohemian Rhapsody winning Best Editing
      • Suicide Squad winning Best Makeup and Hairstyling
      • Tom Hooper for Best Director over Christopher Nolan and David Fincher
      • Alejandro G. Iñarritu for Best Director over Richard Linklater and George Miller
      • Ron Howard for Best Director over David Lynch, Ridley Scott, and Peter Jackson
      • Michael Caine for Supporting Actor over Tom Cruise, Michael Clarke Duncan and Haley Joel Osment
      • Gary Oldman for Best Actor over Timothee Chalamet, Daniel Day Lewis, and James Franco (who wasn't even nominated)
      • Will Smith for Best Actor over Andrew Garfield and Benedict Cumberbatch. And, on top of that, his infamous on-stage conflict with Chris Rock made his victory feel all the more awkward and unearned.
      • Rex Harrison for Best Actor over Peter Sellers (who actually played THREE characters in Dr. Strangelove)
      • Marisa Tomei for Best Supporting Actress
      • Cher for Best Actress over Glenn Close
      • Sandra Bullock for Best Actress over Gabourey Sidibe
      • Meryl Streep for Best Actress over Viola Davis and Rooney Mara
      • Roman Polanski for Best Director (in this case, while his direction for The Pianist was phenomenal, he didn't deserve an award as he had been revealed to be a rapist prior to winning)
    • The infamous La La Land/Moonlight mix-up.
    • The winners, and also nominees, in the main categories have become very predictable. You just have to check who won the golden globe (or previous major award) in the same category and there you have it. To the point where the Best Picture award is now more of a Most-Likely-to-Win Picture award.
    • Sometimes they come up with ridiculous ideas like the infamous "Best Popular Film" award or having presenters for presenters in the 2020 ceremony.
    • The infamous moment where The Boss Baby, of all things, was nominated for the 90th Academy Award for Best Animated film caused lots of rage among those that wanted films like The Lego Batman Movie, Your Name, and A Silent Voice to get a nomination. Heck, this wasn't the first time a movie with mixed to negative reception got nominated, as Shark Tale, Norbit, Batman Forever, Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, Into the Woods, Hillbilly Elegy, and Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close are also infamous examples of bad movies that received nominations.
    • It's really common for Disney and Pixar to win an Oscar for the best-animated film, thus being predictable almost similar to like how SpongeBob, most of the time, keeps winning the Kids Choice Awards. While it's true that some of their animated films were well received, there have been fans that demand another film to win thus being disappointed.
    • Ever since the Kevin Hart's tweets controversy back in 2018, the Oscars went through 3 ceremonies without a host
    • Back in 2019, the academy made the infamous statement that they would be presenting awards during the commercial breaks, they eventually retracted after a massive backlash However, in 2022, they seemed to have learned nothing as they didn't present several craft awards live during the telecast.
    • Due to their choices of presenters, there are often quite awkward and cringey moments during the ceremonies, such as:
      1. James Corden and Rebel Wilson dressed as their laughable characters from Cats
      2. Anne Hathaway and James Franco hosting the 2011 ceremony
      3. Sacha Baron Cohen throwing ashes on Ryan Seacrest
      4. basically any time the winner's speech gets interrupted by the music
      5. every time the winner goes politic during their speech
      6. Brie Larson refusing to clap to Casey Affleck
      7. Seth Macfarlane's awful "We Saw Your Boobs" song
      8. Adrien Brody kissing Halle Berry and then Charlize Theron
      9. Eugenio Derbez' wall joke in 2018
      10. Sean Penn making a green card joke
      11. Jennifer Aniston having to present an award right in front of Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt only 5 years after divorcing the latter
      12. Kate Mckinnon and Jason Bateman presenting in 2017
      13. Melissa McCarthy and Brian Tyree Henry dressed as the Best Costume Design nominees
      14. Sam Smith assuming that he was the first openly gay man to win an Oscar (which he wasn't)
      15. Gwyneth Paltrow absurdly emotional speech in 1999
      16. Kirsten Wiig and Maya Rudolph "acting" and then "singing" while presenting an award
      17. Jennifer Lawrence attempting to be funny while presenting Best Actor
      18. John Travolta mispronouncing Idina Menzel's name
      19. Michael Moore going on a preachy rant during his speech
      20. Neil Patrick Harris appearing half-naked on stage (but actually He wears his underwear)[2]
      21. Amy Schumer calling Kirsten Dunst a "seat filler"
      22. The infuriating moment where Halle Bailey, Lily James, and Naomi Scott demoted animation as something "kids enjoy and adults endure"
      23. The uncomfortable skit in which Regina Hall called up a bunch of actors to do "PCR tests"
      24. Will Smith slapping Chris Rock, that awful rendition of We Don't Talk About Bruno
      25. Robert Opel's streaking incident at the 1974 ceremony
      26. John Cena presented the award for Best Costume Design naked and covered only by the envelope
    • Since we mentioned Halle, Lily, and Naomi making a very tasteless “joke” about animation being just a “kids” thing, it goes to show how hypocritical the Oscars are; as they nominated movies like Triplets of Belleville, Isle of Dogs, Persepolis, My Life As A Zucchini, The Breadwinner, Loving Vincent, The Wind Rises, Flee, and recently, the Boy and the Heron which are all rated PG-13, as well as Chico and Rita and I Lost My Body which, despite being unrated, also count as they’re also adult animated films, and even Waltz with Bashir for Best International Film and Anomalisa for Best Animated Feature both of which were rated R. Speaking of that, they also nominated "Blame Canada" for Best Original Song at the 72nd Academy Awards, which came from the South Park movie, which was based on an ADULT cartoon, and Robin Williams sang it live.
      • To make the joke from the live-action Disney Princesses aged poorly, because two years later, The Boy and the Heron, which is an PG-13 animated film, even won Best Animated Feature.
    • The Academy has been criticized for often giving several nominations to films that aren't really that impressive, when those spots could have easily been given to a snubbed film. Some examples being King Richard, Avatar, The Blind Side, Bohemian Rhapsody, Vice, Elvis, Darkest Hour, Don't Look Up, The Danish Girl, American Sniper, American Hustle, The King's Speech, etc.
    • Another infuriating reason about the academy is the infamous "Oscars Club" theory, similar to the "secret committees" theory that ran in the Grammy Awards until 2021: It's the fact that various popular names like Julianne Moore, Leonardo DiCaprio, Octavia Spencer, Denzel Washington, Glenn Close, Charlize Theron, Amy Adams, Christian Bale, Nicole Kidman, Kate Winslet, Gary Oldman, Bradley Cooper, Brad Pitt, Mark Ruffalo, Jennifer Lawrence, and even directors like Adam McKay and David O'Russell are nominated out of favoritism instead of actually deserving it; in other words, they get nominations simply because they're the academy's "favorites".
      • Meryl Streep's case proves this entirely. We know she's a great actress and some of her best performances have been reasonably nominated. However, the Academy seems to literally be obsessed with her as they have been giving her nominations even for average performances like those of Postcards from the Edge, Music of the Heart, Julie & Julia, The Iron Lady, August Osage County, Into the Woods, Florence Foster Jenkins, and The Post. It becomes very annoying and causes you to not take her new nominations seriously due to the several ones that she got them in the past. Even Meryl, herself, has made fun of this.
    • The academy also has this terrible tendency of rewarding a person, not for the work/performance for which they were nominated, but more to recognize their trajectory and in compensation for the times they didn't win in the past, which becomes very upsetting when you consider that they have done a lot better work in other films than the one they're being awarded for, even if they did do a fairly amazing job with the material that they were given and they still had their merits. Let's say this person is a remarkable name in the film industry, but has never won an Oscar and all of his/her fans are very upset over this that they expect him/her to win this time, but he/she doesn't and everyone gets angry, then this person gets nominated once again and gets a huge Oscar campaign rooting for him/her. However, they're not doing it because it's work/performance was truly outstanding, but because they want him/her to win once and for all and become an academy award winner. And that's pretty much what's been happening in recent years as the academy doesn't really award veteran actors for their nominated work, but their trajectories overall. Some examples are:
      • Leonardo DiCaprio: Won for The Revenant, should've won for The Wolf of Wall Street
      • Gary Oldman: Won for Darkest Hour, should've won for Léon: The Professional or Tinker Taylor: Soldier Spy
      • Al Pacino: Won for Scent of a Woman, should've won for The Godfather trilogy
      • Morgan Freeman: Won for Million Dollar Baby, should've won for The Shawshank Redemption
      • Kate Winslet: Won for The Reader, should've won for Titanic or Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
      • Denzel Washington: Won for Training Day, should've won for Malcolm X
      • Jeff Bridges: Won for Crazy Heart, should've won for The Big Lebowski
      • Paul Newman: Won for The Color of Money, should've won for Cat on a Hot Tin Roof
      • Whoopi Goldberg: Won for Ghost, should've won for The Color Purple
      • Henry Fonda: Won for On Golden Pond, should've won for Grapes of Wrath or 12 Angry Men
      • Reese Witherspoon: Won for Walk the Line, should've won for Election
      • Nicole Kidman: Won for The Hours, should've won for Eyes Wide Shut
      • Julianne Moore: Won for Still Alice, should've won for Far from Heaven
      • Jessica Chastain: Won for The Eyes of Tammy Faye, should've won for Zero Dark Thirty
      • Christian Bale: Won for The Fighter, should've won for American Psycho
      • Will Smith: Won for King Richard, should've won for The Pursuit of Happyness
      • Spike Lee: Won for BlackKklansman, should've won for Do the Right Thing
      • Guillermo del Toro: Won for The Shape of Water, should've won for Pan's Labyrinth
      • Martin Scorsese: Won for The Departed, should've won for Taxi Driver, Goodfellas, or Raging Bull
    • Their undeserved and infamous snubs, which have been a problem since the Golden Age of Hollywood. Here are some notorious examples:
      • Jake Gyllenhaal for Nightcrawler
      • Toni Colette for Hereditary
      • David Oyelowo for Selma
      • Ethan Hawke for First Reformed
      • Lupita N'yongo for Us
      • Awkwafina for The Farewell
      • Andrew Garfield for The Social Network and Silence
      • Malcolm McDowell for A Clockwork Orange
      • Christian Bale for American Psycho
      • Jennifer Lopez for Hustlers
      • Uma Thurman for Kill Bill
      • Emily Blunt for Sicario, Edge of Tomorrow, and The Devil Wears Prada
      • Charlize Theron for Mad Max: Fury Road and Young Adult
      • Cuba Gooding Jr. and Ice Cube for Boyz N' the Hood
      • Willem Dafoe for The Lighthouse, Spider-Man, and The Last Temptation of Christ
      • Alan Rickman for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 and Die Hard
      • Adam Sandler for Uncut Gems and Punch-Drunk Love
      • Robin Williams for One Hour Photo
      • Benicio Del Toro for Sin City and Sicario
      • Clive Owen for Children of Men
      • Carla Gugino for Gerald's Game
      • Eminem for 8 Mile
      • Emma Stone for Easy A
      • Delroy Lindo for Da 5 Bloods
      • Idris Elba for Beasts of No Nation
      • Tom Hardy for Locke
      • Samuel L. Jackson for The Hateful 8
      • Jim Carrey for The Truman Show and Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
      • Steve Carell for Little Miss Sunshine and The 40-Year-Old Virgin
      • Will Ferrell for Elf and Stranger than Fiction
      • Zach Galifianakis for The Hangover
      • James McAvoy for Split
      • David Thwelis for Naked
      • Miles Teller for Whiplash
      • Trevante Rhodes for Moonlight
      • James Franco for The Disaster Artist
      • John Cusack for Being John Malkovich
      • Matthew McConaughey for Interstellar
      • Stephen Root and Jennifer Aniston for Office Space
      • Mads Mikkelsen for Casino Royale, Another Round, and The Hunt
      • Mel Gibson and Gary Sinise for Ransom
      • Zach Braff for Garden State
      • Shia LaBeouf for Honey Boy
      • Tobey Maguire for Brothers
      • Jude Law for The Holiday
      • Dan Stevens for The Guest
      • Jodie Comer for The Last Duel
      • Megan Fox for Jennifer's Body
      • Lindsay Lohan and Rachel McAdams for Mean Girls
      • Taraji P. Henson for Hidden Figures
      • Amy Adams for Arrival and Enchanted
      • Zooey Deschanel for (500) Days of Summer
      • Hailee Steinfeld for The Edge of Seventeen
      • Rachel Zegler for Spielberg's West Side Story
      • Sienna Miller for American Woman and Factory Girl
      • Kirsten Stewart for Clouds of Sils Maria and Adventureland
      • Matthew Broderick for Glory, Biloxi Blues, and Ferris Bueller's Day Off
      • Steve Martin for The Jerk, Roxanne, and Father of the Bride
      • John Belushi for Animal House and The Blues Brothers
      • John Candy for Planes, Trains & Automobiles
      • Bob Hoskins for Who Framed Roger Rabbit?
      • Michael Fassbender for Shame and Hunger
      • Hayden Christensen and Peter Sarsgaard for Shattered Glass
      • Domnhall Gleeson for About Time
      • Will Smith for I Am Legend
      • Javier Bardem for Skyfall
      • Steve Zahn for Rescue Dawn
      • Ryan Reynolds for Deadpool
      • Jack Black for High Fidelity
      • Robert De Niro for The Irishman
      • Charles Grodin for Midnight Run
      • Lakeith Stanfield for Sorry to Bother You
      • Ewan McGregor for Trainspotting and Moulin Rouge
      • Joseph-Gordon Levitt for 50/50, Brick, and Mysterious Skin
      • Ryan Gosling for Lars and the Real Girl, Drive, The Ides of March, and Blade Runner 2049
      • Tom Cruise for M:I - Fallout, Collateral, and A Few Good Men
      • Michael J. Fox and Christopher Lloyd for Back to the Future
      • Val Kilmer for Tombstone, The Doors, and Wonderland
      • Robert Pattinson for The Lighthouse and Good Time
      • Tom Hanks for Captain Phillips
      • Simon Rex for Red Rocket
      • Guy Pearce for Memento
      • Bill Skarsgård for IT
      • Rainn Wilson for Super!
      • Joaquin Phoenix for Her
      • Josh Brolin for Avengers: Infinity War
      • Ben Affleck for Chasing Amy and Gone Girl
      • Robert Downey Jr. for Avengers: Endgame and Iron Man
      • Nicolas Cage for Face/Off, Pig, Lord of War, and Mandy
      • Michael B. Jordan for Creed, Black Panther, and Fruitvale Station
      • Jared Leto, Marlon Wayans, and Jennifer Connelly for Requiem for a Dream
      • Jackie Earle Haley, Billy Crudup, Matthew Goode, and Malin Akerman for Watchmen
      • Eddie Murphy for The Nutty Professor, Beverly Hills Cop, and Dolemite is my Name
      • Andy Serkis for the modern Planet of the Apes movies and Lord of the Rings
      • Hugh Jackman for Prisoners, and Logan
      • Song Kang Ho and Park So-Dam for Parasite
      • Taron Egerton for Rocketman
      • Patrick Stewart for Logan
      • Bill Murray for Rushmore and Life Aquatic
      • Robert Eggers for Best Director (The VVitch, The Lighthouse)
      • Denis Villeneuve for Best Director (Blade Runner 2049, Dune)
      • Ridley Scott for Best Director (Alien, Blade Runner, The Martian)
      • Christopher Nolan for Best Director (Inception, Interstellar, The Dark Knight, etc.)
      • Spike Lee for Best Director (Do the Right Thing, 25th Hour, and Malcolm X)
      • Hoop Dreams, Grizzly Man, Life Itself, Fahrenheit 9/11, Won't You Be My Neighbor?, and Val for Best Documentary
      • Grave of the Fireflies, Princess Mononoke, Taare Zameen Par and RRR for Best International Film
      • Waking Life, Mary and Max, Tangled, Megamind, Despicable Me, The Peanuts Movie, Rio, Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, Flushed Away, Over the Hedge, Curious George, The Polar Express, Arthur Christmas, The Adventures of Tintin, The LEGO Movie, The LEGO Batman Movie, The Simpsons Movie, Paprika, The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie, The Cat Returns, Waltz with Bashir, Ponyo, Arrietty, Your Name, A Silent Voice, Josee, The Tiger and the Fish, A Letter to Momo, Words Bubble Up Like Soda Pop, the CGI Doraemon films, Lupin III: The First, Millennium Actress, The Wild Thornberrys Movie, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem, Suzume, The Boy and the Beast, and Weathering With You for Best Animated Feature. Hell, a lot of anime films get snubs with Belle and Demon Slayer: Mugen Train being the biggest offenders.
      • For Best Original Song:
        • "Love Me Like You Do" from 50 Shades of Grey. Sure, "Earned It" was good, but this one was a worldwide hit.
        • "See You Again" from Furious 7. Very hypocritical from them, considering that this was one of the most popular songs of 2015.
        • "We Don't Talk About Bruno" from Encanto. As with "Love Me Like You Do", this was also a worldwide hit and deserved the nomination more than "Dos Oruguitas".
        • "For You" from Daredevil
        • "Maniac" from Flashdance
        • "Porcelain" from The Beach
        • "Danger Zone" from Top Gun
        • "Kiss Me" from She's All That
        • "Zero to Hero" from Hercules
        • "I'm Alright" from Caddyshack
        • "You're Welcome" from Moana
        • "Keep Holding On" from Eragon
        • "Men in Black" from Men in Black
        • "Alice" from Alice in Wonderland
        • "No Easy Way Out" from Rocky IV
        • "I Believe I Can Fly from Space Jam
        • "Upside Down" from Curious George
        • "Will You Be There" from Free Willy
        • "He Mele No Lilo" from Lilo & Stitch
        • "I'm Still Here" from Treasure Planet
        • "Scream" from High School Musical 3
        • "Cry Little Sister" from The Lost Boys
        • “Scotty Doesn’t Know” from EuroTrip
        • "Lady Marmalade" from Moulin Rouge!
        • "Everything Burns" from Fantastic Four
        • "Darling I Do" from Shrek Forever After
        • "The Heat is On" from Beverly Hills Cop
        • "Never Say Never" from The Karate Kid
        • "You Know My Name" from Casino Royale
        • "Princes of the Universe" from Highlander
        • "Little Wonders" from Meet the Robinsons
        • "Fight the Power" from Do the Right Thing
        • "Drive It Like You Stole It" from Sing Street
        • "Playground Love" from The Virgin Suicides
        • "Gangsta's Paradise" from Dangerous Minds
        • "Rocking the Suburbs" from Over the Hedge
        • "Exit Music (For a Film)" from Romeo + Juliet
        • "Brighter Than Sunshine" from A Lot Like Love
        • "Take This Job and Shove It" from Office Space
        • "Please Mr. Kennedy" from Inside Llewyn Davis
        • "The Climb" from Hannah Montana: The Movie
        • "When Can I See You Again" from Wreck-It Ralph
        • "How Deep Is Your Love" from Saturday Night Fever
        • "I'm Not a Girl, Not Yet a Woman" from Crossroads
        • "Sunflower" from Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse
        • "America, F Yeah" from Team America: World Police
        • "St. Elmo's Fire (Man in Motion)" from St. Elmo's Fire
        • "Don't You (Forget About Me)" from The Breakfast Club
        • "God Bless Us Everyone" from Disney's A Christmas Carol
        • "Forever May Not Be Long Enough" from The Mummy Returns
        • "Knockin' on Heaven's Door" from Pat Garret and Billy the Kid
        • "What I've Done", "New Divide", and "Iridescent" from the Transformers films
        • "Decode", "Eclipse (All Yours)", and "A Thousand Years" from the Twilight films
        • "Hero", "Ordinary", "Vindicated", and "Signal Fire" from the original Spider-Man trilogy
      • Legendary directors like Orson Welles, Charlie Chaplin, Federico Fellini, David Lynch, Ingmar Bergman, Andréi Tarkovski, Akira Kurosawa, Agnès Varda, George Lucas, Alfred Hitchcock, and Stanley Kubrick never won the Oscar for Best Directing. Quentin Tarantino hasn't won one yet and his next film will be his last one.
      • Several female directors, for example: Mary Harron for American Psycho, Greta Gerwig for Little Women, Celine Sciamma for Portrait of a Lady on Fire, Ava DuVernay for Selma, Claire Denis for Beau Travail, Lulu Wang for The Farewell, Mati Diop for Atlantics, Regina King for One Night in Miami. Ironic that they promote feminism, but don't nominate these people.
      • Plenty of iconic and amazing films, both classic and modern, like King Kong, Duck Soup, M, The Third Man, Singin' in the Rain, Rear Window, Seven Samurai, Tokyo Story, Vertigo, North By Northwest, Some Like it Hot, Psycho, The Searchers, Cool Hand Luke, , The Good, the Bad and the Ugly, 2001: A Space Odyssey, Blazing Saddles, Monty Python and the Holy Grail, The Mirror, Alien, Manhattan, Airplane!, The Empire Strikes Back, The Shining, Blow OutBlade Runner, The Thing, Scarface, The Terminator, Ghostbusters, Ran, Back to the Future, The Breakfast Club, After Hours, Aliens, The Princess Bride, Full Metal Jacket, Grave of the Fireflies, Die Hard, When Harry Met Sally, Do the Right Thing, Boyz N the Hood, Terminator 2, Reservoir Dogs, Jurassic Park, Groundhog Day, Clerks, The Lion King, Se7en, Toy Story, Heat, The Usual Suspects, Before Sunrise, Sling Blade, Chasing Amy, Princess Mononoke, Boogie Nights, The Truman Show, Being John Malkovich, Eyes Wide Shut, Magnolia, Toy Story 2, Office Space, The Matrix, Fight Club, In the Mood for Love, Requiem for a Dream, Almost Famous, Memento, Shrek, The Royal Tenenbaums, Signs, Spirited Away, City of God, 8 Mile, Oldboy, School of Rock, Kill Bill, Shaun of the Dead, Mean Girls, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, The Incredibles, Spider-Man 2, Before Sunset, Collateral, Sin City, Caché, A History of Violence, The Prestige, Casino Royale, Children of Men, Pan's Labyrinth, United 93, Hot Fuzz, Into the Wild, I'm Not There, Superbad, Ratatouille, Taare Zameen Par, Tropic Thunder, The Wrestler, WALL-E, The Dark Knight, Iron Man, Where the Wild Things Are, Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, Shutter Island, I Saw the Devil, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2, Drive, Skyfall, The Avengers, The Master, Prisoners, Miracle in Cell No. 7, Gone Girl, The LEGO Movie, Interstellar, Wild Tales, Inside Out, Silence, Your Name, Zootopia, The VVitch, Sing Street, Blade Runner 2049, War for the Planet of the Apes, The Disaster Artist, I Tonya, Coco, A Silent Voice, Logan, Paddington 2, A Quiet Place, Eighth Grade, If Beale Street Could Talk, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, Avengers: Endgame, Booksmart, Portrait of a Lady on Fire, Uncut Gems, Knives Out, The Lighthouse, Soul, I'm Thinking of Ending Things, Another Round, Spencer, Tick Tick Boom!, Spider-Man: No Way Home, Red Rocket, and RRR never received Best Picture nominations, despite all of the films being considered some of the best films of their years, as well as nominations in other deserved categories.
        • Also, speaking of the above, the Academy almost never usually considers comedies as Best Picture nominees with rare exceptions, which is pretty ironic and hypocritical, considering the fact that a good vast of the Academy's members are/were comedians and also the fact that all, if not at least most, of the Academy's members have been involved in a comedy film at least once during their respective careers. Also, there are many comedy films over the years that were loved by both critics and audiences that could've been easily been Best Picture nominees, but were sadly snubbed: Some good examples being Modern Times, Some Like It Hot, Pink Panther, The Producers, Blazing Saddles, The Heartbreak Kid, Young Frankenstein, Monty Python and the Holy Grail, Life of Brian, Animal House, The Jerk, Airplane!, The Blues Brothers, Fast Times at Ridgemont High, Trading Places, Caddyshack, Local Hero, The King of Comedy, Tootsie, Coming to America, Ghostbusters, This is Spinal Tap, Top Secret!, Beverly Hills Cop, The Goonies, Ferris Bueller's Day Off, Back to School, Spaceballs, The Naked Gun, A Fish Called Wanda, Withnail & I, Beetlejuice, Planes, Trains and Automobiles, When Harry Met Sally, Christmas Vacation, Hot Shots!, Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure, Home Alone, Father of the Bride, Wayne's World, Groundhog Day, Dazed and Confused, The Mask, Dumb and Dumber, Tommy Boy, Clueless, Mallrats, The Nutty Professor, Grosse Point Blank, The Big Lebowski, Liar Liar, The Wedding Singer, Rush Hour, Baseketball, Rushmore, Bowfinger, Galaxy Quest, Office Space, Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery, There's Something About Mary, Zoolander, The Royal Tenenbaums, Old School, Elf, School of Rock, Mean Girls, Napoleon Dynamite, Shaun of the Dead, Anchorman, Dodgeball, Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle, Team America: World Police, The 40-Year-Old Virgin, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, Wedding Crashers, Thank You for Smoking, Grandma's Boy, Talladega Nights, Borat, Hot Fuzz, Knocked Up, Superbad, Enchanted, Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story, Tropic Thunder, Step Brothers, Role Models, Be Kind Rewind, In Bruges, The Hangover, Zombieland, Four Lions, Easy A, Crazy Stupid Love, Bridesmaids, Goon, Seven Psychopaths, This is the End, The World's End, Paddington, 22 Jump Street, Deadpool, The Death of Stalin, The Disaster Artist, The Big Sick, Deadpool 2, Paddington 2, Booksmart, Dolemite Is My Name, etc.
        • The same can be said for action films of any kind, including superhero films that were considered maybe the best over the years: If the Academy can nominate films such as Mad Max: Fury Road, The Lord of the Rings, Avatar or Black Panther for Best Picture, then why not films such as The Empire Strikes Back, Aliens, The Terminator, Terminator 2: Judgment Day, Predator, The Matrix, Casino Royale, Skyfall, Point Break, Enter the Dragon, 300, Wanted, Watchmen, Top Gun, V for Vendetta, Rambo: First Blood, Independence Day, Sin City, Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, The Guest, John Wick, Mission: Impossible - Fallout, Iron Man, Taken, The Dark Knight, The Raid: Redemption, Edge of Tomorrow, Star Trek, Spider-Man 2, X-Men: Days of Future Past, Logan, Avengers: Endgame, Shoot Em' Up, Spider-Man: No Way Home and the like?
        • Animated movies have been terribly mistreated by the Academy and almost all the time snubbed for a Best Picture nomination at the Academy. The only animated films that managed to get nominated were Beauty and The Beast, Up, and Toy Story 3. Good examples of animated movies that were snubbed, but considered worthy, for a Best Picture nomination are: Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, Fantasia, Pinocchio, Bambi, Dumbo, Peter Pan, The Jungle Book, The Castle of Cagliostro, The Secret of NIMH, Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind, Castle in the Sky, The Land Before Time, My Neighbor Totoro, Akira, Grave of The Fireflies, The Little Mermaid, Kiki's Delivery Service, Aladdin, The Nightmare Before Christmas, The Lion King (the most infamous example), Toy Story (since it was THE first 3D animated movie, this also counts as another infamous example), Whisper of the Heart, Princess Mononoke, The Prince of Egypt, Perfect Blue, Mulan, Toy Story 2, South Park: Bigger, Longer, and Uncut, The Iron Giant, Chicken Run, The Emperor's New Groove, Shrek (AKA the first ever animated movie to win an Academy Award for Best Animated Feature), Monsters, Inc., Waking Life, Spirited Away, Ice Age, Lilo & Stitch, Finding Nemo, The Incredibles, Shrek 2, Howl's Moving Castle, Wallace and Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit, Ratatouille, Persepolis, The Simpsons Movie, Kung Fu Panda, Ponyo, WALL-E (another infamous example), Waltz with Bashir, Coraline, Mary and Max, Fantastic Mr. Fox, The Secret of Kells, The Princess and the Frog, Tangled, How to Train Your Dragon, Arthur Christmas, Kung Fu Panda 2, The Adventures of Tintin, Rango, Wreck-It Ralph, The Wind Rises, The LEGO Movie, How to Train Your Dragon 2, Big Hero 6, Song of the Sea, Tale of the Princess Kaguya, When Marnie Was There, Inside Out, Zootopia, Kubo and the Two Strings, Moana, Coco, A Silent Voice, The LEGO Batman Movie, Your Name, Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse (Come on Academy, this one could've easily made it), How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World, Toy Story 4, Klaus, Demon Slayer the Movie: Mugen Train, Wolfwalkers, Soul, Encanto, The Mitchells vs the Machines, Flee, Belle, Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio (yet another infamous example), Marcel the Shell with Shoes On, Puss in Boots: The Last Wish, Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse, The Boy and the Heron, Nimona, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem, and Suzume.
        • And with horror movies; that's another case that's worthy of an entire page. The Academy has been shamelessly ignoring horror movies ever since its beginning, despite the fact that horror is one of the most popular and iconic movie genres, and that a lot of them have received positive reviews from both critics and audiences. The only horror movies that got nominated for Best Picture were The Exorcist, Jaws, The Sixth Sense, and Get Out, while Silence of the Lambs was the only one that managed to win. Clear examples of awesome horror movies that were sadly snubbed for both Best Picture and other categories are: Vampyr, Frankenstein, King Kong, Dracula, The Night of the Hunter, Eyes Without a Face, Psycho, The Innocents, Night of the Living Dead, Rosemary's Baby, The Haunting, The Wicker Man, Duel, Don't Look Now, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Carrie, Halloween, Suspiria, Invasion of the Body Snatchers, The Omen, House, Dawn of the Dead, Eraserhead, Nosferatu, Alien, The Shining, The Evil Dead, An American Werewolf in London, Scanners, The Thing, Poltergeist, Videodrome, A Nightmare on Elm Street, Gremlins, The Lost Boys, The Fly, Evil Dead 2, Fright Night, Dead Ringers, They Live, The Serpent and the Rainbow, Manhunter, Jacob's Ladder, Misery, Candyman, Braindead, Interview with the Vampire, Se7en, Scream, Ringu, Audition, The Blair Witch Project, The Devil's Backbone, Mulholland Drive, The Others, The Ring, 28 Days Later, Signs, Saw, The Descent, The Host, The Mist, The Orphanage, [REC], Trick R' Treat, Inside, Thirst, Let the Right One In, The Loved Ones, Zombieland, Drag Me to Hell, I Saw the Devil, Insidious, Attack the Block, The Cabin in the Woods, The Conjuring, The Babadook, Creep, It Follows, Bone Tomahawk, The VVitch, Train to Busan, IT, Annihilation, A Quiet Place, Hereditary, Us, Midsommar, and The Lighthouse.
    • And finally, here's an infuriating fact about the Academy in general that, while it sounds logical at first, then starts to make no sense: The only people who get to become members of the Academy and, therefore choose the nominees/winners of each year's ceremonies, are people who are involved in the film industry (actors and actresses, directors, screenwriters, producers, cinematographers, costume designers, set designers, film editors, makeup artists and hairdressers, etc). But not only are we the ones who pay tickets to see a movie, but we're the ones who have the power to make a film popular (or at least a cult classic) and/or succeed at the box office. So why can't we, the audiences, as well as the critics, be the ones who get to choose the best in film of each year? Simply put, Hollywood is practically and literally congratulating itself.
  11. Several horror films heavily rely on cheap jump-scares rather than the atmosphere, like The Nun, Annabelle, The Quiet Ones, Ouija, Deliver Us from Evil, Devil's Due, Chernobyl Diaries, 11-11-11, the entire Paranormal Activity series, the Insidious sequels, Winchester, As Above So Below, The Apparition, The Gallows, Texas Chainsaw 3D, V/H/S Viral, Slender Man, The Devil Inside, Silent Hill Revelation, Wish Upon, Mirrors, The Eye, Friend Request, The Devil Inside, The Woman in Black, The Rite, The Boy, The Bye Bye Man, Rings, The Last Exorcism: Part 2, The Curse of La Llorona, etc. And if it's not with jump scares, they tend to overuse shock content. Some examples being: The Hostel franchise, the Saw franchise, the Human Centipede trilogy, or Piranha 3DD.
  12. Ever since the 2000s, certain action movies have poorly done CGI/special effects, bad cinematography such as shaky cam, too many jump cuts, and overall bad editing in fight sequences, or just downright weak acting, although this isn't always the case.
  13. Movie adaptations that don't often do their source material justice or are loosely based on them are usually most prominent with movies based on video games, books, or TV shows (or in some cases, they are based on other things like toys, board games, or internet-related stuff).
  14. Following dark, problematic, and controversial events, such as Donald Trump winning the 2016 presidential election; the Charlottesville riots; the tragic murder of George Floyd, which led to pillaging and riots across the U.S.A. for months; the 2021 United States Capitol storming; Anthony Fauci, who has been revealed to be repeatedly misleading the public in health and the pandemic; the acquittal of Kyle Rittenhouse; the acquittal of George Zimmerman; the Robb Elementary school shooting; and the downfall of Harvey Weinstein and its aftermath; this led to intensified movements like #MeToo, Time's Up, Black Lives Matter, and the cancel culture from both right and left being more prominent in general, which made progressive propaganda even more prominent in media and entertainment.
    • In fact, many of these events are the main reasons many celebrities in the industry have become incredibly toxic, out of control, or downright terrible people in general.
  15. Hypocrisy: They promote diversity, as shown above, yet they are clearly fine with demonizing male/white characters by making them dumb and stupid like how men/white people used to do the same to females or people of color many years ago.
    • There is also another case of hypocrisy through the French movie industry for the movie Cuties, where it tried to promote anti-pedophilic messages, but, in true Cuties fashion, the movie fully contradicted itself and fully participated in pedophilia with underaged women (11-year-old children) participating in sexual activities that Maïmouna Doucouré, the director of the movie, the parents of these children, or anyone else on production, possibly forced them to do!!
  16. Often nowadays, many "important" movies are made for a specific audience under the guise of promoting diversity and equality so that minority audiences see themselves on screen. Representation and diversity are good things, but the problem is that being movies with a progressive theme if you don't like the movie and you say so, they will accuse you of being racist or sexist. Frankly speaking, making films for a single audience segment is discrimination; we need good movies made by women and minorities and good movies about women and minorities, no one needs movies made for women and minorities. The fact that a film is progressive does not automatically make it good and quotes like "It wasn't made for you, so shut up!" only serve as an excuse to dismiss criticism of those films, to the point where some critics, POC, woke vloggers and celebrities at worse their ego promote those movies more for the progressive message than for the film itself, which leads towards what is called "Inclusivity Bias" as coined by BlackLightJack. Some examples are:
    • BlacKkKlansman, Get Out, A Wrinkle in Time, Crazy Rich Asians, and Black Panther were promoted as films made mainly for African American or Asian viewers. If you say you disliked any of these movies, many corrupt critics, some of the people involved with these projects, and definitely some of their audiences may call you racist, even when you're not being so. While not all of them are bad, some of them are really good, these acts essentially give these films a bad name.
    • 2016's Ghostbusters reboot, MIB International, Birds of Prey, Thunder Force, Shadow in the Cloud, Moxie, The 355, and 2019's Black Christmas are films with feminist themes, and while they mean well, they end up being misandrists because in these, the male characters are portrayed very negatively while the women are superior to them in any way. Dislike them and you're automatically a misogynist. Even if it's with films with a good balance of female to male representation like Wonder Woman.
    • Speaking of Wonder Woman, while it's an amazing movie, movie theater chain Alamo Drafthouse hosted women-only screenings of the movie to promote the feminist message. When people complained about this, they were called sexist and made fun of.
    • Another infamous example is the background of the 2019 movie adaptation of Charlie's Angels. Director Elizabeth Banks (known for being a avid feminist on social media) said in several interviews that this movie was not for men, but women specifically; When the movie flopped at the box office, Banks publicly blamed men for not watching her movie, claiming that men don't see or like movies starring women (which is false) and saying that she was forced to watch men-led films all her life, which contradicts her previous statements and makes her hypocritical and cynical for not accepting her mistake. She also victimizes herself because nobody forces you to watch movies, you do it because you want to. The movie, anyway, has the same bad characteristics mentioned above.
    • When Santa Inc. got tons of criticism online for being a hardcore feminist fanasty sadist show, Seth Rogen labeled the haters of the show as "white supremacists", while there were some comments made by the alt right due to the show’s progressive themes, all political affirmations agreed that the show was bad on its own merits, This shows Seth Rogen is taking his views a little too far
    • What's upsetting is that Hollywood has proved that they are actually capable of making good feminist films where the male characters are not demonized and the female characters are not "Mary Sues": The Lovely Bones is a film that shows the dangers that girls and teenagers can face in their neighborhoods; Catfish and Trust_ show, in a disturbing and tragic way, the dangers to which adolescents, especially girls, are exposed through the internet and social networks. There are also films like North Country that show the struggles women face in America's dark areas and those that address the theme of friendship, sisterhood, and union in a memorable and moving way like Thelma & Louise, The Color Purple, Booksmart, Little Women, Aquamarine, The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants, and even Sucker Punch.
  17. Quantity over Quality: Many modern-day films and TV shows only care more about making money than making good quality films and shows themselves, even long before 2016 (as long as the entertainment industry itself, to be frank). This is especially true nowadays, hence the phrase "Hollywood's running out of ideas" due to unoriginal ideas, remakes, reboots, sequels, prequels, spin-offs, countless adaptations of stuff that originated from other media, or franchise milking.
    • The live-action remakes of Disney's classic animated films are the best example.
      • As a matter of fact, The Walt Disney Company has become one of the perfect examples of everything that's wrong with Hollywood today, as they evidently seem to care more about making money and profit from its properties than actually making quality art and content, despite also making some great content from things like the MCU and Pixar. And this became even more evident after they acquired 20th Century Fox.
    • Star Wars, Fast and Furious, The Hangover, Terminator, Pirates of the Caribbean, Die Hard, Men in Black, Home Alone, Despicable Me, Dumb and Dumber, Ted, Hotel Transylvania, and Ice Age are franchises that declined in quality because of their forced sequels. Hell, some people even believe that the MCU of all franchises (despite it chiefly still being good) is now starting to veer into this territory! That is how bad it is!
    • Not even the rest of the entertainment industry is safe, as shows like Family Guy, The Simpsons, The Loud House, Grey's Anatomy, Sesame Street, SpongeBob SquarePants, and The Fairly OddParents have gone downhill due to milking.
    • While it is true that Hollywood stood as a business just so they can make revenue, these days it no longer balances making original artwork and profiting, instead of weighing on the latter.
  18. Since the COVID-19 pandemic era in 2020, Hollywood has charged absurd prices for movie rentals of recent movies starting with Trolls: World Tour, which often costs more than just one ticket to see the movie in a cinema or to buy the movie in any format once a given amount of time has passed. It even costs about the same price to buy the movie on either a 4K UHD/Blu Ray bundle or a limited edition copy of the movie in any physical format. Even buying a bundle or box set containing an entire film franchise would be a better use of your money than a worthless, overpriced movie rental.
    • On PVOD, you are only given 2 weeks to 1 month to press play and only 2 days to watch it once you start it, meaning that your money will quickly go down the drain if you pay this much for a movie rental.
    • Usually the case with Warner Bros films, you are also given the option to pay $5 more to buy it, normally as a shameless attempt to get more money off impatient consumers who aren't willing to wait an extra 2-3 months for the price to drop.
    • One of the most infamous examples is Disney's "Premier Access" program, where Disney+ users can choose to pay $30 (or $35 in some countries) on top of the monthly subscription to rent a theatrically-released Disney film (except Mulan, which went straight to Premier Access) for up to 3 months before users can see it at no additional cost. Thankfully, at the moment, Disney gave this practice a rest to avoid future piracy issues and loss of revenue.
    • The breaking point for this practice was in January 2022, when Google Play Australia initially offered The Boss Baby: Family Business on PVOD for $38 to rent the movie for 48 hours once you press play after cinemas across the country stopped playing it. The backlash was so bad, they had to quickly reduce it to $30AUD, and we thought Disney's prices were outrageous. See it for yourself.
    • Because of this system, piracy has increased massively as a result.
    • Not helping is that people have lost their jobs or are struggling to earn money in this current climate, so they are not able to pay for these rentals in the first place, let alone barely have enough to pay for their food or bills.
  19. In previous decades and even in recent years as well, Hollywood made pretty terrible and mediocre average movies. However, many of them earned a cult following for being films "so bad that they are good", simply because viewers could enjoy them for various reasons: Maybe they grew up loving these films in their childhoods and can enjoy them in a nostalgic way, maybe these helped them overcome personal struggles such as depression, anxiety, abuse, illnesses, or go through a hard time in their lives, maybe these were outright terrible but also being "so bad that they're good" and resulted in becoming internet memes, cult favorites or classic guilty pleasures in the process among people, maybe these films, despite their flaws, managed to be memorable in their own ways and had their notorious merits, Movies like White Chicks, Spy Kids, The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl, Mad Max: Beyond Thunderdome, Van Wilder, Sucker Punch, Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo, The Animal, The Hot Chick, The Holiday, Speed Racer, Aquamarine, Crossroads, Hocus Pocus, Parking 2, the Cheaper by the Dozen films, The Pacifier, Deck the Halls, The Game Plan, Dude, Where's My Car?, Sky High, Bad Boys 2, She's All That, 27 Dresses, Killers, Bride Wars, Herbie Fully Loaded, Sleepover, Just My Luck, I Robot, Drillbit Taylor, No Strings Attached, Shark Tale, Friends with Benefits, Eurotrip, Battleship, G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra, Road Trip, 17 Again, The Interview, Just Go With It, You Me and Dupree, Maid in Manhattan, Failure to Launch, The Ugly Truth, Sweet Home Alabama, the original Transporter trilogy, Get Rich or Die Tryin, Last Action Hero, Here Comes the Boom, Zookeeper, Diary of a Mad Black Woman, the Big Momma trilogy, Snakes on a Plane, Joe Dirt, the Expendables trilogy, The Rocker, The Benchwarmers, The Watch, The Internship; or surprisingly even films such as The Room, Troll 2, Son of the Mask, Strange Wilderness, The Tuxedo, Little Man, Freddy Got Fingered, Batman and Robin, Alvin and the Chipmunks, The Garbage Pail Kids Movie, Norbit, Dumb and Dumberer: When Harry Met Lloyd, From Justin to Kelly, I Love You Beth Cooper, Grown Ups and Grown Ups 2, Jack and Jill, That's My Boy, I Now Pronounce You Chuck And Larry, Pixels, Little Nicky, Chicken Little, Bubble Boy, xXx, Mr. Popper's Penguins, Gulliver's Travels, the live action Garfield duology, the live action Scooby-Doo duology, Marmaduke (2010), Race to Witch Mountain, Highlander II, Die Another Day, Lake Placid, RV, Christmas with the Kranks, Entourage, X-Men Origins: Wolverine, The Space Between Us, Wild Wild West, the Twilight films. While we can admit that those movies are pretty terrible, flawed, and forgettable, each of them still manages to be entertaining and memorable in its own way and has a slight factor of greatness that very few people get to see. Today, many bad films are just there and they're just really bad and that's it, there's almost nothing memorable about them and almost everybody seems to hate them. At least you can watch the movies we just mentioned and say "Hey, at least they tried", or realize that the cast and crew must've had a great time shooting the movie; but now, it feels like that magic is gone. They're just movies that come and go, such as Disaster Movie, Movie 43, Annie, Vacation, The DUFF, A Good Day to Die Hard, 50 Shades of Grey, Strange Magic, Kim Possible, Hot Tub Time Machine 2, Jem and the Holograms, The Emoji Movie, Spy Kids 4D, Home Sweet Home Alone, Dragonball: Evolution, Dirty Grandpa, Project X, After Earth, Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk, CHIPs, the Madea movies, Holmes and Watson, Zoolander 2, Scary Movie V, Amercia: The Motion Picture, Bucky Larson: Born To Be A Star, The Kitchen, Night School, The Last Airbender, Collateral Beauty, Fant4stic, Pan, MIB International, Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul, Music, 2019's Hellboy, Silent Hill: Revelation, Ice Age: Collision Course, Mars Needs Moms, Artemis Fowl, Monster Hunter, Dolittle, Gods of Egypt, 2022's Marmaduke, The Ice Age Adventures of Buck Wild, Morbius, Fun Size, Unfriended, Need for Speed, Hitman: Agent 47, Warcraft, Assassin's Creed, Slender Man, Cats, Charlie's Angels, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Addams Family 2, Escape from Planet Earth, Baywatch, United Passions, The Exorcist: Believer, and Madame Web. Hell, there are even some movies with the infamous 0% rating on Rotten Tomatoes that are better than these, so you can tell Hollywood stopped trying a long time ago.
  20. There are often terrible ideas that Hollywood tries to adapt into movies, for example: The Emoji Movie, Karen, The Boss Baby, Twilight, Fifty Shades of Grey, or any board game-based movie besides Clue.
  21. Several movies these days (such as Ralph Breaks the Internet, The Emoji Movie, Space Jam: A New Legacy and most Happy Madison films) contain tons of product placement in them (sometimes through far too many character cameos), and often feel more like advertisements for said products or other franchises than a movie. For Ralph Breaks the Internet and especially Space Jam: A New Legacy, they often feel like giant commercials for their respective studios that made them. While there are great films featuring product placements or cameos, such as the first Wreck-It Ralph movie, Ready Player One, or Who Framed Roger Rabbit?, at least they focus on the story instead of making the audiences hunt Easter eggs for showcasing their products.
  22. Studios and executives don't even give chances to rising, underrated, overlooked, or fading actors; instead, they keep giving big parts and roles to the same big names over and over again. This was even true before 2011, when this problem would worsen, although the late 2010s defined this worsening even more than it already has. To add more salt into the wound, it can happen to any actor no matter how popular or how young they are, so it could even come as a surprise to audiences because they are unexpectedly no longer being acknowledged by the media as much as they were back then, causing many to think what happened to that actor recently, asking questions like "Did they retire?", "Are they taking a break?", or even "Did they pass away?" (as audiences will naturally assume that the washed-up actor has died due to them appearing less and less). So it's a fairly serious problem in the industry.
    • Because of this, many talented and highly regarded actors of past decades and even those who were popular during the 2010s have faded or started fading into oblivion with their careers on the brink of being near-completely forgotten; whilst others have only gone for lower scale films or supporting/minor roles in movies or TV series. At times, it is mostly unfair why it happens, like when the actor appears in what is known as a "career-killing movie," which is a movie that gets panned so badly, it actually kills the career(s) of one or more of the actors involved (this doesn't automatically make them bad actors, by the way), or maybe the actor was "thrown under the bus" and sold out by the industry and/or even audiences basically forgetting them just like that, or maybe it's due to them often being typecast in a same genre too often (again, it does not make them bad actors). Though to be fair, sometimes it can be justifiable, such as when they do a controversial act that destroys their reputation (e.g. Will Smith, Mel Gibson, Ezra Miller), or maybe have a notorious reputation of being rather difficult to work with (e.g. Julia Roberts, Shia LaBeouf, Chevy Chase), or maybe it could be out of personal preference as the actor might take a break to focus on something else or for personal reasons (e.g. Meg Ryan, Leonardo DiCaprio, Cameron Diaz, Rick Moranis), or even due to their frequent overexposure in the media having overstayed their welcome and therefore audiences getting sick of them, eventually hence having the actor deserving to fade back into obscurity in the coming years (a potential yet infamous case being Chris Pratt). However, it is important to keep in mind that those big-name actors aren't the ones to blame, as it is the industry's fault for giving them way too much attention. This became evident around 2015, as actors who were popular in the 1980s, 1990s, and 2000s were given less attention compared to ones who became popular such as Dwayne Johnson, Kevin Hart, Zac Efron, Ryan Reynolds, Chris Pratt, Seth Rogen, Scarlett Johannson, Gal Gadot, Ben Affleck, Charlize Theron, Mark Ruffalo, etc., but even then, considering we're in the 2020s now, it seems that many of these actors who were popular throughout the 2010s and early 2020s have started to fade into oblivion themselves since there are more popular actors on the rise who could overtake those ones. This is also what partially contributes to what is known as "Stunt Casting".
    • There are two red flags where you can tell that this is already happening to a certain actor: One of which is where the actor doesn't appear in a new big-budget film for quite some time (excluding indie films), as such in the cases of Miles Teller (2017-2022), Will Smith (2008-2012), Martin Lawrence (2011-2020; that's VERY close to a whole decade!), Denzel Washington (2018-2021), Jamie Foxx (2014-2017), and Ryan Gosling (2018-2022); whereas another is where the actor or actress still appears in movies, but only mainly in indie movies (which DO NOT count as a part of the mainstream industry) but with the occasional big budget film (which does count) in between after appearing in several big-budget films that most or at least half of which weren't as well-received and only got the actor or actress mostly blacklisted by the industry, thus leading to them fading away (at least to some fair extent), as such in the cases of actors such as Natalie Portman, Jessica Biel, and Carla Gugino.
      • As of 2023, for the various reasons above, these actors and actresses of not only the past, but also even the present, sadly began to fade away or perhaps have even already faded away from Hollywood (even if the actor had a resurgence or is having one, it still doesn't undo them initially being rejected by the industry), or will most likely have faded in the coming years being sidelined in favor of the up-and-coming or more popular actors, despite being popular or beloved at one point themselves are the following:
        1. Robert Downey Jr.
        2. Chris Evans
        3. Chris Hemsworth
        4. Scarlett Johansson
        5. Mark Ruffalo
        6. Jeremy Renner
        7. Josh Brolin
        8. Ryan Gosling
        9. Bradley Cooper
        10. Chris Pratt (largely due to oversaturation in voice acting and a controversy with the church he attends)
        11. Henry Cavill
        12. Ben Affleck
        13. Jared Leto
        14. Chris Pine
        15. Eddie Redmayne
        16. Miles Teller
        17. Jesse Eisenberg
        18. Paul Rudd
        19. Sienna Miller
        20. Natalie Portman
        21. Letitia Wright
        22. Will Smith (largely due to the Oscars slap incident)
        23. Keanu Reeves
        24. Leonardo DiCaprio
        25. Brad Pitt
        26. Ewan McGregor
        27. Morgan Freeman
        28. Denzel Washington
        29. Forest Whitaker
        30. Angelina Jolie
        31. Gene Hackman
        32. Dustin Hoffman
        33. Harvey Keitel
        34. John Travolta
        35. Tim Allen (largely due to his conservative beliefs)
        36. Cuba Gooding Jr.
        37. Rick Moranis
        38. Wallace Shawn
        39. Matthew Broderick
        40. Meg Ryan
        41. Glenn Close
        42. Barbra Streisand
        43. Bette Midler
        44. Shirley MacLaine
        45. Sally Field
        46. Elizabeth Perkins
        47. Holly Hunter
        48. Jodie Foster
        49. Anthony Hopkins
        50. Albert Brooks
        51. Kevin Costner
        52. Sean Penn
        53. Richard Gere
        54. Val Kilmer
        55. Tim Roth
        56. Bill Pullman
        57. Jeff Goldblum
        58. Sam Neill
        59. Daniel Stern
        60. Denis Leary
        61. Craig T. Nelson
        62. Oliver Platt
        63. Jim Belushi
        64. Nathan Lane
        65. Nick Nolte
        66. William Shatner
        67. Kelsey Grammer
        68. Greg Kinnear
        69. John Malkovich
        70. William H. Macy
        71. Kurt Russell
        72. Hugo Weaving
        73. John Turturro
        74. Woody Harrelson
        75. Dennis Quaid
        76. Alex Winter
        77. Edward Norton
        78. Nicolas Cage
        79. Liam Neeson
        80. Gary Sinise
        81. Steve Martin
        82. Martin Short
        83. John Goodman
        84. Jeff Bridges
        85. Bill Murray
        86. Dan Aykroyd
        87. Sigourney Weaver
        88. Andrew McCarthy
        89. Demi Moore
        90. Tommy Lee Jones
        91. Michael Caine
        92. Malcolm McDowell
        93. James Cromwell
        94. Jean Reno
        95. Rob Lowe
        96. Michael Keaton
        97. Laurence Fishburne
        98. Salma Hayek
        99. Jennifer Lopez
        100. Julia Roberts
        101. Jeff Daniels
        102. Joe Pantoliano
        103. Danny Glover
        104. Al Pacino
        105. Clint Eastwood
        106. Mel Gibson
        107. Mickey Rourke
        108. Jean-Claude Van Damme
        109. Arnold Schwarzenegger
        110. Sylvester Stallone
        111. Antonio Banderas
        112. Vin Diesel
        113. Dwayne Johnson
        114. Kevin Hart
        115. Billy Bob Thornton
        116. John C. Reilly
        117. Jude Law
        118. Ralph Fiennes
        119. Bruce Willis (justified though, due to his dementia)
        120. Eric Bana
        121. Adrien Brody
        122. Gary Oldman
        123. Hugh Grant
        124. Halle Berry
        125. Clive Owen
        126. Naomi Watts
        127. Liev Schreiber
        128. Aaron Eckhart
        129. Ethan Hawke
        130. Kate Winslet
        131. Tom Cruise
        132. Johnny Depp (who got it worse after Amber Heard defamed him)
        133. Kim Basinger
        134. Drew Barrymore
        135. Uma Thurman
        136. Joan Cusack
        137. John Cusack
        138. Catherine Keener
        139. Winona Ryder
        140. Jet Li
        141. Wesley Snipes
        142. Geena Davis
        143. Susan Sarandon
        144. Jamie Lee Curtis
        145. Steve Buscemi
        146. Jennifer Connelly
        147. Hugh Laurie
        148. Michael Douglas
        149. Catherine Zeta Jones
        150. Billy Crystal
        151. Mike Myers
        152. Dana Carvey
        153. Chris Kattan
        154. Ricky Gervais
        155. Russell Brand
        156. Steve Coogan
        157. Simon Pegg
        158. Nick Frost
        159. Eric Idle
        160. John Cleese
        161. Rowan Atkinson
        162. Michelle Pfeiffer
        163. Heather Graham
        164. Terrence Howard
        165. Cedric the Entertainer
        166. Chevy Chase
        167. Robert Patrick
        168. Chris Rock
        169. Dave Chappelle
        170. Arsenio Hall
        171. Eddie Murphy
        172. Jim Carrey
        173. Ben Stiller
        174. Owen Wilson
        175. Luke Wilson
        176. Vince Vaughn
        177. Jack Black
        178. Will Ferrell
        179. Steve Carell
        180. Paul Rudd
        181. Jason Schwartzman
        182. Jason Segel
        183. Seth Rogen
        184. Jonah Hill
        185. Michael Cera
        186. Christopher Mintz-Plasse
        187. Jay Baruchel
        188. Craig Robinson
        189. Danny McBride
        190. Ed Helms
        191. Zach Galifianakis
        192. Jason Bateman
        193. Jason Sudeikis
        194. James Franco
        195. Joseph Gordon-Levitt
        196. Louis C.K.
        197. Hank Azaria
        198. Janeane Garofalo
        199. Pauly Shore
        200. Stephen Baldwin
        201. George Lopez
        202. Gary Cole
        203. Andy Dick
        204. Jon Lovitz
        205. Adam Sandler
        206. Rob Schneider
        207. David Spade
        208. Kevin James
        209. Nick Swardson
        210. Cheech Marin
        211. Tommy Chong
        212. Eugene Levy
        213. Catherine O'Hara
        214. Queen Latifah
        215. Neve Campbell
        216. Alicia Silverstone
        217. Matt Dillon
        218. Skeet Ulrich
        219. Alyson Hannigan
        220. Sarah Michelle Gellar
        221. Freddie Prinze Jr.
        222. Matthew Lillard
        223. David Arquette
        224. Courteney Cox
        225. Lisa Kudrow
        226. Matt LeBlanc
        227. David Schwimmer
        228. Alfonso Ribeiro
        229. Emilio Estevez
        230. Anthony Michael Hall
        231. Judd Nelson
        232. Molly Ringwald
        233. Ally Sheedy
        234. Neil Patrick Harris
        235. Josh Radnor
        236. Mo’Nique
        237. Gabourey Sidibe
        238. Martin Lawrence
        239. Nia Long
        240. Nicole Ari Parker
        241. Michael Ealy
        242. Vanessa Williams
        243. Loretta Devine
        244. Damon Wayans
        245. Marlon Wayans
        246. Shawn Wayans
        247. Katt Williams
        248. Eddie Griffin
        249. Omar Epps
        250. Ice Cube
        251. Mike Epps
        252. Kel Mitchell
        253. Tracy Morgan
        254. Tim Meadows
        255. Breckin Meyer
        256. Brendan Fraser
        257. Matthew McConaughey
        258. Claire Danes
        259. Jennifer Garner
        260. Anna Faris
        261. Jaime Pressly
        262. Jamie Kennedy
        263. Jon Heder
        264. Alexis Bledel
        265. Amanda Bynes
        266. Rachel Nichols
        267. Sara Paxton
        268. Michelle Trachtenberg
        269. Hayden Christensen
        270. Hayden Panettiere
        271. Elisha Cuthbert
        272. Megan Fox
        273. Lindsay Lohan
        274. Tobey Maguire
        275. Christina Ricci
        276. Lacey Chabert
        277. Malin Akerman
        278. Sophia Bush
        279. Eva Longoria
        280. Seann William Scott
        281. Chad Michael Murray
        282. Eric Christian Olsen
        283. Macaulay Culkin
        284. Melissa Joan Hart
        285. Zac Efron
        286. Vanessa Hudgens
        287. Emma Watson
        288. Daniel Radcliffe
        289. Rupert Grint
        290. Elijah Wood
        291. Robert Pattinson
        292. Kristen Stewart
        293. Taylor Lautner
        294. Liv Tyler
        295. Taylor Kitsch
        296. Amanda Peet
        297. Kate Bosworth
        298. Katie Holmes
        299. Emile Hirsch
        300. Tom Green
        301. Steve Zahn
        302. Shia LaBeouf
        303. Chris "Ludacris" Bridges
        304. Tyrese Gibson
        305. Jennifer Jason Leigh
        306. John Krasinski
        307. Jenna Fischer
        308. Rainn Wilson
        309. BJ Novak
        310. Ioan Gruffudd
        311. Michael Chiklis
        312. Jessica Alba
        313. David Duchovny
        314. Gillian Anderson
        315. Yvonne Strahovski
        316. Zooey Deschanel
        317. Kate Beckinsale
        318. Milla Jovovich
        319. Jane Lynch
        320. James Van Der Beek
        321. Josh Peck
        322. Jason Biggs
        323. John Cho
        324. Kal Penn
        325. Zach Braff
        326. Donald Faison
        327. Johnny Knoxville
        328. Chris Tucker
        329. Carla Gugino
        330. Juliette Lewis
        331. Kirsten Dunst
        332. Logan Lerman
        333. Sam Worthington
        334. Patrick Dempsey
        335. Chris O’Donell
        336. David Duchovny
        337. Josh Harnett
        338. Adrian Greiner
        339. Kevin Connolly
        340. Jeremy Piven
        341. Charlie Sheen
        342. Ashton Kutcher
        343. Tom Welling
        344. Clark Duke
        345. Jerry Trainor
        346. Justin Long
        347. Jason Lee
        348. Dane Cook
        349. Brandon T Jackson
        350. Renee Zellweger
        351. Ali Larter
        352. Mandy Moore
        353. Teri Polo
        354. Jaden Smith
        355. Frankie Muniz
        356. Haley Joel Osment
        357. Emily Osment
        358. Abigail Breslin
        359. Alice Eve
        360. AnnaSophia Robb
        361. Bella Thorne
        362. Julia Stiles
        363. Jim Caviezel
        364. Maggie Grace
        365. Mario Van Peebles
        366. Nathan Fillon
        367. Alan Cumming
        368. Timothy Olyphant
        369. Tim Curry
        370. Sarah Jessica Parker
        371. Thomas Haden Church
        372. etc.
      • All of these actors were sadly affected in varying ways, hence Hollywood eventually rejecting them in the first place, which is a shame, since audiences loved these actors back then and quite a lot of them were popular or at least had potential, but sadly were overshadowed by other popular actors and were forgotten about as a result, or will be overshadowed at some point. And we should also note that these were actors who were everywhere in the 1990s or the 2000s or, even the 2010s!
      • The most infamous case of this would be three-time Oscar winner Jack Nicholson, the legendary actor seen in The Shining who hasn't been in a movie since 2010! The reason why this happened? Well, it ended up unconfirmed for nine years until when director Mike Flanagan confirmed Nicholson's retirement when asked if Nicholson was offered to appear in Doctor Sleep. He even was invited to make a cameo appearance as another character like Danny Lloyd, but turned down the offer.
      • Another infamous case of this would be Taylor Lautner, the once famous teen heartthrob and sensation infamously known for his role as Jacob Black in the Twilight films. While not quite to the same extent as Jack Nicholson (who had a bigger career and is much older in age), Lautner didn't get to appear in many films as many of the films in his filmography were underachievers amongst critics and the box office. While, if Rotten Tomatoes is to be believed, audiences were nicer to the Twilight films, critics felt that those films were abysmal, but both critics and audiences weren't as fond of his other films. This sadly worsened for Lautner, as he had made the unfortunate decision to appear in two infamously hated Adam Sandler-led comedies as he was fresh from the Twilight films: 2013's Grown Ups 2 and 2015's The Ridiculous 6. What makes it even sadder for Lautner is that his last known appearance in a film - up until 2022's Home Team - was back in 2016, where he appeared in the obscure drama Run the Tide and even that got negative reviews. After that, he started appearing more in TV series, but even in the TV industry, he's overlooked. It's sad when you realize this is someone who perhaps had the potential to become a big movie star, but threw it all away by wasting his talents in otherwise terrible movies.
      • Not only that, there's also Dennis Rodman, the famed Chicago Bulls basketball player. Before he became known for his love of North Korea in the 2010s, he starred in 3 critically panned action films in the 90's called Double Team, Cutaway, and Simon Sez. Despite their terrible reception, some people, including the Nostalgia Critic and Obscurus Lupa, quickly began to point out that Dennis Rodman actually has some decent acting in the films, compared to other basketball stars like Shaq, but sadly, these three movies quickly ended his acting career for good, due to their half-assed material and especially Dane Cook's performance in Simon Sez. This ended up being another sad case of wasted potential, just like Taylor Lautner.
      • Back in 2013, Will Smith made an infamously terrible sci-fi film called After Earth. Not only did it kill his son Jaden's career, but it also started to give Smith a bad reputation in the industry, and many audiences started to believe that he had already passed his peak since he was more popular in the 1990s and 2000s and that the industry is just giving him big parts just so he can stay "relevant" despite it being clear that, due to After Earth being a flop, he is not anymore. He had since faded from the industry, mostly appearing in films that were huge flops, and audiences then started to become more interested in rising actors like Margot Robbie, Kevin Hart, Ryan Reynolds, etc., despite the industry still giving Smith big parts and audiences still ironically going to see his movies as a result, mainly as a result of his likable charms. And it doesn't even end there: in 2017, he started a YouTube channel possibly for the sole purpose of trying to stay "hip" to his younger fans and, while his channel is pretty impressive for the most part, it still isn't good enough for him to even try to stay popular. And then came the infamous incident that definitely killed his career and even ultimately left a notorious stain on his reputation in audiences' hearts, in which he had slapped Chris Rock in the face at the 2022 Oscars onstage and live as the entire world was watching after Rock had made a joke about Jada Pinkett-Smith's hair loss, also ordering out-loud to Rock to "keep his wife's name out of his f--king mouth!" This incident made him retire as a member of the Academy and got him banned from attending any future Oscars ceremonies for a decade, and was what led to Emancipation being delayed from 2022 to 2023 (amongst other reasons), Netflix canceling Bright 2 and Fast and Loose, and Sony temporarily suspending production on Bad Boys 4. Thankfully, he did apologize for his actions, but only time will tell if he will redeem himself and restore his reputation in Hollywood (if at all).
      • The movie industry also has this awful tendency of ditching actors simply because they had the misfortune of being in a terrible movie that ultimately gave them a bad reputation, this is known as a "Career-Killing Movie". This move is wrong on so many levels because the film industry needs to understand that being in a bad movie doesn't make someone a bad actor. A clear example would be the case of Taylor Kitsch: He is a great actor and was a promising star at the beginning of the 2010s. However, after the releases of his leading movies John Carter and Battleship, two of the biggest box office flops of 2012, the industry forgot about him and has not given him major roles in large-scale movies ever since, despite having proven his talent in movies like Lone Survivor, Only the Brave, or the 2nd season of True Detective, he's still an undervalued actor. Other examples of versatile actors whose careers sadly basically ended because of bad or at least controversially divisive movies are: Dwayne Johnson (Black Adam), Chris Hemsworth (Thor: Love and Thunder), Chris Evans (Lightyear), Jared Leto (Morbius), Mike Myers (The Love Guru), Dana Carvey (The Master of Disguise), Eddie Murphy (A Thousand Words), Brendan Fraser (Furry Vengeance), Jason Lee (Alvin and the Chipmunks), Alicia Silverstone (Batman and Robin), Pauly Shore (Bio-Dome), Ben Stiller (Zoolander 2), Owen Wilson (Marmaduke), Jack Black (Gulliver's Travels), Will Ferrell (Holmes and Watson), Halle Berry (Catwoman), Brandon J Routh (Superman Returns), Topher Grace (Spider-Man 3), Dennis Rodman (Simon Sez), Vince Vaughn (Unfinished Business), Luke Wilson (Death at a Funeral), Jamie Foxx (Annie), Jackie Chan (The Spy Next Door), Shaquille O'Neal (Steel), Tim Allen (Christmas with The Kranks), Hayden Christensen (Star Wars Episodes II and III), Adam Sandler (Pixels), Freddie Prinze Jr. (Scooby-Doo), Jaden Smith (After Earth), Lindsay Lohan (I Know Who Killed Me), Demi Moore (Striptease), Katie Holmes (Batman Begins), Elizabeth Berkley (Showgirls), Sean Connery (League of Extraordinary Gentlemen), Taylor Lautner (Abduction), Jamie Kennedy (Son of the Mask), Tom Green (Freddy Got Fingered), Chris Kattan (Corky Romano), Kevin Costner (Waterworld), etc.
      • Not only that but the industry also, alongside the "career-killing movie" stuff, has the tendency to give parts to rising actors only within a certain period of time because they are popular or have potential, only to literally ditch them shortly afterward. This is strictly particularly bad with teen sensations or undervalued actors, but made even worse with child actors. One such example was AnnaSophia Robb, who had a promising career after starring in the 2007 film Bridge to Terabithia with films such as Race to Witch Mountain, Soul Surfer and The Way, Way Back. However, after appearing in the aforementioned The Way, Way Back, which was released back in 2013, the industry suddenly forgot about her and now she only appears in direct-to-video or independent films, thus diminishing her potential for having a much bigger career and thus ending her "fifteen minutes of fame". Another example would also be Abigail Breslin, who became a very famous child actress in the mid-to-late 2000s with roles such as Little Miss Sunshine and Zombieland under her belt, and had continued this streak in the early 2010s as well, but around 2015, she fell off, sticking to more obscure, lower scale films ever since, though she did appear in 2019's Zombieland: Double Tap, but other than that and maybe a few indie films, nothing. One more example would be that of Bella Thorne, who had gotten her start on the Disney Channel sitcom Shake It Up, which ran from 2010 to 2013, with subsequent attention in a few (mostly family oriented) movies throughout 2014 and 2015, but was mostly ditched all of a sudden around 2016 or 2017, mostly appearing in indie/arthouse teen dramas and some DTV flicks after that. This would lead one to ask: "If the industry wants to employ some child actors well into adulthood, then why not others?"
      • Sometimes, one of the key reasons for an actor fading at least slowly back into obscurity is when the actor confirms that they are going to "take a break" from acting to focus on another cause, like a musical career or sociopolitical activism or even personal stuff, but the industry misconstrues the actor simply taking a break for the actor outright retiring so that by the time they are ready to shine again, they are sadly forgotten about and are overshadowed by actors who have become more popular than that actor, which has sadly happened to so many actors like Meg Ryan or Rick Moranis for example. However, the industry needs to know that considerably taking a break from acting does not equal retirement from acting.
      • Another reason for an actor being rejected by the industry is when the actor is often underutilized or unnoticed by the industry that they are often on the rear end of things and are glossed over to the point where they are forgotten about after some time and just like that. One such example of this is Carla Gugino, who was a once-promising, though sadly overlooked star in the 1990s and 2000s with films such as Son in Law, Snake Eyes, the first three Spy Kids, Sin City, the first Night at the Museum, American Gangster, Race to Witch Mountain, and Watchmen, and even shows like Spin City, Karen Sisco, and Entourage under her belt, but was forgotten about in the 2010s after her three big budget 2011 outings Sucker Punch, Mr. Popper's Penguins, and New Year's Eve, mostly appearing in indie/arthouse films and television shows (like the first season of Wayward Pines) ever since, most likely due to her tendency to show up in supporting or minor roles rather than lead roles. However, she still does show up in films every now and then, like San Andreas, The Space Between Us, and Gunpowder Milkshake, and Mike Flanagan has tried to give her a career boost recently by getting her to appear in his 2017 Netflix horror film Gerald's Game (in one of the rare cases where she actually played the lead role) and his 2018 Netflix miniseries The Haunting of Hill House. However, she does not seem to mind the obscurity either (as she has stated in the past that she cares more about her job than the fame that comes with it), and actually appreciates the fact that there is a small portion of society that knows who she is.
    • This also causes talented, but sadly overlooked actors of both the past and present and regardless of the genre or no matter how famous they are like Ben Foster, Lakeith Stanfield, Cillian Murphy, Dan Stevens, Andrew Garfield, Paul Dano, Joel McHale, Jesse Eisenberg, Ethan Hawke, Jonathan Majors, James Spader, Alfred Molina, Antonio Banderas, Chris O'Dowd, Adam Scott, Harvey Keitel, Vincent Cassel, Casey Affleck, Dave Franco, Simon Rex, Kevin James, John C. Reilly, Jude Law, John Krasinski, Rainn Wilson, BJ Novak, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Eddie Redmayne, Channing Tatum, Oscar Isaac, Christoph Waltz, Jon Hamm, Danny Pudi, Donald Glover, Brendan Fraser, Miles Teller, Robert Pattinson, Steve Zahn, Tim Roth, Willem Dafoe, Peter Dinklage, Zachary Levi, Jonathan Groff, Jason Momoa, Kelvin Harrison Jr., Walton Goggins, Wesley Snipes, Woody Harrelson, Stephan James, Andres Wiese, Stephanie Cayo, Mike Rotch, Vanessa Kirby, Marion Cotillard, Sienna Miller, Rachel Nichols, Anna Kendrick, Alexis Bledel, Gabourey Sidibe, Jodie Comer, Hunter Schafer, Katie Holmes, Megan Fox, Jessica Biel, Abigail Breslin, AnnaSophia Robb, Maggie Grace, Tilda Swinton, Salma Hayek, Kristen Stewart, Kate and Rooney Mara, Jamie Bell, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Matt Lanter, Paul Walter Hauser, Milo Ventimiglia, Jeremy Renner, Ed Helms, Zach Galifianakis, Brian Tyree Henry, Mark Hamill, William Zabka, Ralph Macchio, Bryan Cranston, John Turturro, Lena Headey, Felicity Jones, Constance Wu, Jennifer Garner, Jessica Alba, Michelle Yeoh, Elizabeth Olsen, Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Greta Gerwig, Sydney Sweeney, Amanda Seyfried, Kate Hudson, Shailene Woodley, Drew Barrymore, Kristen Schaal, Eva Green, Taraji P. Henson, Kerry Washington, Carla Gugino, Toni Collette, Samara Weaving, Olga Kurylenko, Ana De Armas, Uma Thurman, Kate Beckinsale, Melanie Lynskey, Juliette Lewis, Alison Brie, Gillian Jacobs, Jenna Fischer, Emily Blunt, Angela Bassett, Elisabeth Moss, Yvonne Strahovski, Naomie Harris, Melanie Laurent, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Kathy Bates, Karen Gillan, Dakota Fanning, Elle Fanning, Aubrey Plaza, Jennifer Hudson, Teresa Palmer, Beanie Feldstein, Kaitlyn Dever, Emilia Clarke, Carrie-Anne Moss, Rachel McAdams, or Carey Mulligan to be ignored and sidelined by the industry. In fact, due to this, it could just as well send them back to obscurity if they are unlucky enough (which some of them already are).
      • Comedic actors like Keegan-Michael Key, John Cena, Bill Hader, Awkwafina, Anna Faris, Julia Roberts, Sandra Bullock, Tiffany Haddish, Seth Rogen, Adam Sandler, Owen Wilson, Luke Wilson, Pete Davidson, Jack Black, Will Ferrell, Vince Vaughn, Eddie Murphy, Mike Myers, Kathryn Hahn, Zac Efron, Kate McKinnon, and Melissa McCarthy as dramatic actors.
      • Dwayne Johnson, Chris Pratt, Tyrese Gibson, Chris "Ludacris" Bridges, Vin Diesel, Matt Damon, Tom Cruise, Jason Statham, Will Smith (if the industry still wants to give him a chance considering what happened at the 2022 Oscars), Charlize Theron, Gal Gadot, Samuel L. Jackson, Arnold Schwarzenegger, and Sylvester Stallone when they don't appear in action movies and, to a lesser extent, outside of action franchises they may be involved in, such as the Fast and Furious franchise, the Mission: Impossible franchise, the Marvel Cinematic Universe, etc.
      • Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Tom Hiddleston, Chris Hemsworth, Anthony Mackie, and Sebastian Stan outside of the MCU.
      • Paul Rudd outside of both comedies and the MCU.
      • Daniel Craig outside of the James Bond films.
      • Saoirse Ronan outside of comedy and drama films.
      • And perhaps even Tom Holland, Zendaya, Hugh Jackman, Keanu Reeves, Bradley Cooper, Benedict Cumberbatch, Anya Taylor-Joy, and Ryan Reynolds aren't immune to this!
        • Most of the time, this is due to being typecast too often in the same role/genre or maybe simply due to having limited screentime in the films that they appeared in and not being able to realize their full potential, or maybe even due to the fact that the industry never gives them better offers and the only offers that they are almost always given are usually supporting roles. Or even, in some cases, being cast more due to popularity rather than talent.
    • Most of the time, different groups of popular A-list actors can often always be cast in films of the same genre, the worst offenders being the action and comedy genres, and while it can happen in the drama genre too, it still isn't as bad by comparison (because, unlike action and comedy films, dramas will often oscillate between different actors). While this is somewhat okay, and it has still led to some amazing/decent performances from actors and actresses in films of these genres and most of these actors and actresses are still great regardless of the genre that they appear in, it should be noted that seeing the same actors and actresses in the same genre all the time can lead to them being typecast and/or being ignored by Hollywood for roles outside of the genre they usually appear in, and it can get repetitively annoying for some audiences also, even more so to the point where some audiences will refuse to watch any movie with a certain actor/actress because by seeing their name on the poster, and automatically assuming it's a film from that genre 'even when this is not the case, or it may even cause them to fade back into obscurity and therefore become rejected by the industry. Here are some examples of this happening from around 2013 or 2014, and more specifically from 2015-2016, where it worsened, even causing certain big-name actors and/or actresses who were very popular up until the mid-2010s such as Denzel Washington, Natalie Portman, Halle Berry, Tom Cruise, and even Leonardo DiCaprio to fade away and even be ignored by the industry to frequently employ other big-name actors and actresses in movies. But this practice actually started in the mid-1990s too, so there are also some examples of this happening from 1995 to 2010 as well (though they are not as bad as today):
      • In the comedy genre (except for indie films/sequels/spin-offs/bit parts/cameos/animated films), expect these actors to appear quite often (or at least sometimes, but usually), usually frequently appearing together in small chunks:
        • From 1995 to 2010 (at various points): Ben Stiller, Owen Wilson, Jack Black, Luke Wilson, Vince Vaughn, Will Ferrell, Steve Carell, Paul Rudd, Jim Carrey, Adam Sandler, Rob Schneider, David Spade, Chris Rock, Eddie Murphy, Martin Lawrence, Mike Epps, Ice Cube, Cedric the Entertainer, Eddie Griffin, Queen Latifah, Reese Witherspoon, Jennifer Aniston, Anna Faris, Steve Martin, Hugh Grant, Tim Allen, Ashton Kutcher, Seann William Scott, Tina Fey, Katherine Heigl, and Seth Rogen.
        • From 2013 to 2021: Kevin Hart, Melissa McCarthy, Seth Rogen, Keegan-Michael Key, Kumail Nanjiani, Amy Poehler, Will Arnett, Kristen Bell, Tiffany Haddish, Kate McKinnon, John Cena, Zac Efron, Adam DeVine, Randall Park, Alexandra Daddario, Kathryn Hahn, Jason Sudeikis, Jillian Bell, Jason Mantzoukas, Hannibal Buress, Maya Rudolph, Awkwafina, James Corden, and Bill Hader.
      • In the action genre (except for indie films/sequels/bit parts/cameos/animated films), expect these actors to appear quite often (or at least sometimes, but usually), usually frequently appearing together in small chunks:
        • From 1995 to 2010 (at various points): Tom Cruise, Matt Damon, Sylvester Stallone, Bruce Willis, Jet Li, Ice Cube, Will Smith, Vin Diesel, Samuel L. Jackson, Dwayne Johnson, Nicolas Cage, Mel Gibson, Jackie Chan, Jason Statham, and John Travolta.
        • From 2013 to 2021: Dwayne Johnson, Charlize Theron, Jason Statham, Gal Gadot, and Chris Pratt.
      • Other actors like Tom Holland, Awkwafina, James Corden, Timothee Chalamet, Anya Taylor-Joy, Charlize Theron, Gal Gadot, Ryan Reynolds, Dwayne Johnson, Kevin Hart, etc. have starred in too many movies within a short time frame just because they became popular unexpectedly. Not only is this bad for these particular actors since they appear too often, it could just as badly cause them to eventually fade into oblivion within the next decade or so or even within a few years depending on when they became popular, because audiences will get sick of seeing them in the long run or they will suffer from burnout, or they will eventually do a film that flops to an irredeemable extent thus causing them to be shunned by both the industry and/or audiences and therefore forgotten about for that reason, now only sometimes appearing in supporting or minor roles if not rarely or not at all.
    • Popular actors nowadays can even replace professional voice actors from certain source material just because of their popularity rather than for their talent, most of the time without informing the voice actors they were going to replace, which is often noticed in remakes of earlier films or animated adaptations of TV shows and video games (or sometimes, live-action CGI hybrid movies). For Space Jam: A New Legacy, Kath Soucie was initially going to reprise her role as Lola Bunny from the original Space Jam, but the day the trailer was released, it was announced instead that Zendaya would be voicing Lola instead in the finished film, despite the fact that Soucie has been voicing the character ever since her debut. Another example would be SCOOB!, where the entire cast from the TV shows (except Frank Welker as Scooby-Doo himself), were replaced with popular celebrities for no reason other than to get people to watch it. The most recent infamous example would be when Chris Pratt, out of all people, got chosen to play the lead roles in both the animated Mario and Garfield movies respectively in a span of fewer than 2 months, likely out of star power from playing Star-Lord in the MCU rather than talent, not to mention his role in the Mario movie was so laughable it caused a lot of controversy on the internet, and don't forget that Charles Martinet voiced Mario in nearly every role for over 25 years, so replacing him would make zero sense.
    • The success of the Marvel Cinematic Universe caused many of its cast members to appear in many films more frequently due to their prominent roles in the MCU movies. A few examples include Tom Holland, Zendaya, Awakwafina, and Chris Pratt.
  23. Certain kids/family film movies (Especially animated films) tend to use the infamous "But it's made for kids!" excuse just to make a quick buck on kids' films. Many non-Disney-Pixar films often suffer this treatment.
  24. Sometimes, some films tend to have a production that is rushed just so the films can be released on a certain day (notably in the summer or Christmas season). It can be very noticeable in some films like Cats, Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, or Justice League (2017). To be fair, it always has been a major problem before the 2010s.
  25. While this has been a problem before 2016 (because of films like Rock: It's Your Decision and Blackfish), some documentaries have a tendency to now be used as a weapon like Leaving Neverland, which ruined the legacy of the late Michael Jackson, or Hillary's America: The Secret History of the Democratic Party being used as a weapon against the Democratic Party.
  26. Some films have a tendency to advertise their actors and cast in the wrong way. In animated films, the Hollywood cast members always get the top bill, discrediting longtime voice actors. For example, My Little Pony: The Movie's poster features the names of Emily Blunt, Zoe Saldana, and Liev Schreiber billed, but none of the actual voice cast.
    • Some trailers/promotional material seem to give a bad impression simply because they make their characters do hip or edgy (depending on the film's target audience) stuff like dance to a popular song or try too hard to be dark. Even if the film doesn't turn out to be bad, it can still be annoying to sit through. Take The Nun for example as it did have a YouTube advertisement that received so much backlash that it was removed (the ad depicted a volume gauge of a phone that went down complete with a jumpscare just to trick people).
    • False advertising is present in some films. Let's say a movie poster or promotional material seems to be heavily focused on a certain character or scene, yet it does not really appear in the film despite ads saying otherwise. For example, in The Emoji Movie, Patrick Stewart's character is heavily marketed in trailers and posters, but in the actual movie, he only gets a few dialogues and doesn't play an important role in the movie. This can also happen to ads that depict a certain character as the main character or are said to be the main character when the actual film says otherwise.
  27. Several movies have mainly plagiarized scenes and/or entire plots of different pre-existing media, such as movies, with The Emoji Movie ripping off Inside Out, Wreck-It Ralph, and The LEGO Movie being one of the worst examples
  28. To be frank, even well-received and praised movies can become unfairly hated for the wrong reasons, although some can be justified, either due to being subject to controversy at the time of its release or being offensive to certain groups of people, or even due to getting an age rating in a certain country that was too high or too low, or many other reasons. Some unfortunate examples including Logan (due to its depiction of child abuse), Monty Python's Life of Brian (due to its religious satire having been considered too blasphemous for certain religious groups), Django Unchained (having been unfortunately released around the same time as the Sandy Hook Elementary shooting, the fact that the protagonist is a gunslinger, and its inaccurate portrayal of slavery), Gerald's Game (the infamous scene where Carla Gugino's character Jessie Burlingame gets raped apparently disturbed many viewers, and even made some pass out), and Joker (there were concerns that this film would promote violence).
  29. When it comes to voice actors, Hollywood movies based on independent movies and cartoons put Hollywood actors in the movies when they don't need to even remake independent projects in the first place (Both MLP films recently did this: My Little Pony: The Movie put celebrities like Emily Blunt in the movie, but kept the Canadian voice actors as the Mane Six, but A New Generation is just Hollywood actors as the new characters, and the Canadian voice actors only play the Mane Six in a brief opening scene and then are gone.)
  30. Sometimes, the people behind some of their movies seem to not accept criticism of certain movies that went bad or at least mediocre. You got those that would do things like put a lawsuit or outright insult on social media.
  31. Many modern-day kids' movies are repetitive and formulaic, especially the Disney and Pixar ones. To be fair, both Disney and Pixar did make some good movies no doubt, but they are prone to be formulaic regardless if the movie is good or not.
  32. It's hard to trust critics nowadays depending on the movie. While it's true that some movies can be good, decent, average, or bad, some critics come up with outlandish reviews while others are nitpicky. For instance, some reviewers for Sonic the Hedgehog 2 complained about Sonic, Tails, and Knuckles getting too much focus without realizing that those characters are supposed to be the main/prominent characters of the movie. If that wasn't enough, one reviewer literally compared the afformed characters to that of the conflict between Ukraine and Russia of all things due to the color of the characters.. Like, for real, how can three fictional characters become comparable to that of real-life war?
    • Then you have the reverse part of this problem. You also have critics who defend bad movies (as in really bad movies like Ghostbusters 2016). Since we mentioned Ghostbusters 2016, why don't you compare the critic reviews on Rotten Tomatoes to the much more polarizing reception from the fans?
    • Even a few Youtuber Critics can't be trusted, as seen in the case of Canadian user: Mathieu Brunet (better known as AniMat or ElectricDragon505), who has been exposed for supporting far-left extremists, attacking anyone who is against his views. He used to harbor a deep hatred for Sony just because he thinks their animated films are "too cartoony", which makes no sense, since that's what cartoons are supposed to do! (He's toned down the Sony hate since Spider-Verse, but the internet lasts forever). While it's true Sony had a rough edge with some of its films, it doesn't mean that they're a generally bad company and, to make things even worse, in his review of the Emoji Movie and his 2017 best and worst films, he blatantly said that he wishes for Sony Pictures Animation to go out of business (though he regrets saying this), and numerous times before, he insults the intelligence of SPA workers by saying they can't do anything right. What's worse, he has been hired as a film critic on Rotten Tomatoes and has become a voice actor working with D.C. Douglas, who is a pedophile on the internet, in the film project The Heart of Them. Much like Whedon and Heard, Mathieu is a self-proclaimed activist who constantly preaches on social media that he supports free speech, making him a huge hypocrite.
  33. As a result of their actions, certain dreadful movies being made, and exposure, several audiences have lost faith in the film industry and many of these former supporters started to backlash against them. Even then, their pleas and criticisms are, most of the time, ignored. This is another reason that was true even before 2016 because it's been happening since around the mid-2000s and onward, giving birth to nostalgia purists.
    • What doesn't make this any good is that it only causes already bad communities to grow more toxic, pessimistic, arrogant, and, in the worst of cases, nihilistic (Obsessive Conservatives and nostalgia freaks for example).
  34. Most summer blockbusters and movies tend to become mediocre, average, or just boring in general, with some exceptions.
  35. Starting on May 2, 2023, movie studios (e.g. Universal) are refusing to pay writers and actors fairly just showing how greedy movie studios are now (such as intellectual property rights, artistic integrity, the lack of residuals from streaming services, and new developments within artificial intelligence and synthetic media technology), causing the WGA and SAG-AFTRA strikes, and many movies and TV series (mostly live-action) being delayed because of this, It has caused the largest interruption to the American film and television industries since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020; Fortunately, The strikes finally ended in late 2023 as tentative agreement have been reached: WGA strike ended on September 27 and SAG-AFTRA strike ended on November 9, in the same year.

Redeeming Qualities

  1. Despite the industry going downhill during the 2010s, there are obviously still many fantastic or at least decent (meaning that they aren't exactly perfect, but are still enjoyable enough to be entertaining and fantastic in their own right) movies and shows made from Hollywood released in the past and present, especially in the 2010s. Movies like:
    • Pixar movies (except Cars 2, and Lightyear)
    • Most of the MCU movies (except for Thor: The Dark World, Captain Marvel, Eternals, Thor: Love and Thunder, Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania, and The Marvels)
    • Zack Snyder's Justice League
    • Boyhood
    • It (2017), and its sequel, It Chapter Two.
    • La La Land
    • The Mitchells vs. The Machines
    • The Batman
    • The Northman
    • Top Gun: Maverick
    • Everything Everywhere All at Once
    • The Whale
    • Jackass Forever
    • Joker
    • Zootopia
    • Shutter Island
    • Baby Driver
    • Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, and it's sequel Across the Spider-Verse
    • A Quiet Place, and it's sequel, A Quiet Place Part II
    • The Shape of Water
    • Deadpool
    • The Nice Guys
    • Logan
    • Minari
    • Skyfall
    • Her
    • Hacksaw Ridge
    • Tropic Thunder
    • Superbad
    • Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy
    • The modern Planet of the Apes trilogy
    • The How to Train Your Dragon Trilogy
    • Black Swan
    • The Town
    • 127 Hours
    • Midnight in Paris
    • 50/50
    • The Descendants
    • Crazy, Stupid Love
    • Edge of Tomorrow
    • Warrior
    • Beginners
    • Moneyball
    • Hugo
    • Super 8
    • Argo
    • Moonrise Kingdom
    • Zero Dark Thirty
    • Looper
    • Django Unchained
    • Life of Pi
    • Oppenheimer
    • Les Miserables
    • The Cabin in the Woods
    • The Dark Knight
    • The Grey
    • The Place Beyond the Pines
    • Before Midnight
    • 12 Years a Slave
    • The World's End
    • The Secret Life of Walter Mitty
    • Prisoners
    • Nebraska
    • The Wolf of Wall Street
    • The Handmaiden
    • Da 5 Bloods
    • Knives Out
    • Jojo Rabbit
    • The Irishman
    • A Star is Born
    • 1917
    • The Disaster Artist
    • Arrival
    • Moonlight
    • If Beale St. Could Talk
    • Blade Runner 2049
    • Hunt for the Wilderpeople
    • Mission: Impossible – Fallout
    • Promising Young Woman
    • The Social Network
    • Inception
    • Drive
    • The Master
    • Hereditary
    • Nightcrawler
    • Snowpiercer
    • X-Men: Days of Future Past
    • Frances Ha
    • Fruitvale Station
    • John Wick
    • Interstellar
    • The Guest
    • Selma
    • Creed
    • The Martian
    • Carol
    • Sicario
    • Ex-Machina
    • The Revenant
    • Kingsman: Secret Service
    • Me, Earl & the Dying Girl
    • Manchester by the Sea
    • The Nice Guys
    • Sing Street
    • The Lobster
    • Fences
    • Hacksaw Ridge
    • BlackKklansman
    • Eighth Grade
    • First Reformed
    • Mandy
    • Upgrade
    • The Farewell
    • Phantom Thread
    • Gerald's Game
    • Get Out
    • Brigsby Bear
    • Uncut Gems
    • The VVitch
    • 3 Billboards Outside Ebbing Missouri
    • Lady Bird
    • The Lego Movie, and The Second Part.
    • Moana
    • Dune (2021), and its sequel, Dune: Part Two
    • Marriage Story
    • Widows
    • Red Rocket
    • Spencer
    • Licorice Pizza
    • Judas and the Black Messiah
    • The Last Duel
    • Free Guy
    • tick...tick...BOOM!
    • Coda
    • Puss in Boots: The Last Wish
    • The Green Knight
    • No Time to Die
    • West Side Story (2021)
    • Annihilation
    • The Lighthouse
    • Booksmart
    • Once Upon a Time in Hollywood
    • Whiplash
    • The Favourite
    • Blue Beetle
    • Talk to Me
    • Birdman
    • The Super Mario Bros. Movie
    • Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret
    • Thanksgiving
    • Freaky (2020), and the list goes on
    • And even shows too such as
  2. 2000-2010, 2014, 2017, 2019, and 2021 were pretty good years for the American film industry.
  3. The film industry still did a good job handling the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020, with many studios delaying most of their movies (e.g. Black Widow, F9, A Quiet Place Part II) from the original 2020 release slate to 2021 (or even 2022, as was the case for Top Gun: Maverick since studios were still doubting audience attendance in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic during 2021 even as many people got vaccinated against the virus), and theaters shutting down for the safety of the public, as well as movies and the like halting production, or sending them to streaming services and/or the digital marketplace either earlier than expected or directly. Even those involved in the film industry encouraged their fanbases to stay at home, wash their hands, etc. That also included even controversial celebrities, showing that celebrities do have standards (even if they at least tried to be well-meaning as far as their controversial behavior went), and care deeply about the interests of those who idolize them.
    • While studios still risking released some movies in 2020, these were most likely films that studios believed didn't gain enough of the audience hype for there to be many people wanting to watch them, or even if the film suffered so many numerous delays in the past that it would be impossible and unreasonable to delay them any further than the 2020 release date that the studio settled on (a good example of the latter scenario being The New Mutants).
  4. At times, the remake can be decent like Scarface, Little Shop of Horrors, The Ring, A Star is Born, Dawn of the Dead and Cape Fear.
  5. Many films, as always, are still only disliked for more general reasons than political (e.g. plot holes, lazy writing, bad acting, overdosed and clichéd tropes that are badly handled, etc.) just like many of those that came out before 2016.
  6. As a result of the above qualifications, the only ongoing film franchise (mainly so far) that started before 2016 that still has some excellence added to it is Marvel Studios' own shared universe: none other than the Marvel Cinematic Universe. It's even a multimedia franchise now!
    • Sadly, however, it has recently started to take a nosedive in popularity and to a lesser extent in quality as well, probably in the combined reasoning that audiences are claiming it's getting too politically progressive and that it has been making too much content in little time, the fact that it is starting to run out of ideas, and also because audiences believe that the MCU should've ended after Avengers: Endgame, with them pointing out it would have been a fitting finale for the MCU, and that the franchise is now being milked to death. It's being made more obvious as of 2022 as superhero movies themselves are (somewhat considerably) having a downfall in popularity.
  7. Although the industry is not as good as it used to be now, those involved in it (e.g. actors, actresses, screenwriters, directors, etc.) still try and put much effort into the work they make for film buffs alike (even if it lacks quality for political or general reasons like many movies that were released before 2016), thus showing that the film industry is still loved, still makes plenty of money, and still has many loyal fans as well as supporters (also, many audiences still have faith in the industry and many still go to theaters) and film buffs despite its downfall (more so for political reasons, unoriginality, etc.), thus proving that there's still a lot of hope for this faltering business. This may surprisingly even be the case from 2022 onwards as the film and entertainment industry are starting to improve on their many flaws.
  8. Although POC and woke vloggers have given these acts a bad name in recent years even in the film industry (especially with films such as MIB: International, the Charlie's Angels reboot, 2016s Ghostbusters, and certain others), the idea of diversity and representation in films and television shows isn't really bad, and is actually well-meaning and still is a good cause, seeing as the minorities presented such as people of African/Latin/Polynesian/Arab, etc. descent, the LGBTQ+ community, the mentally and physically disabled, Muslims, Jews, women, etc. were, and still are, oppressed by other people who are not apart of their communities over the years.
  9. Some animated movies don't even need to rely so much on big-name Hollywood actors and instead just retain the original actors. Just take a look at the SpongeBob or VeggieTales movies.
  10. There is a part of the film industry that mocks most of its problems, proving that Hollywood can poke fun at itself once in a while; as in movies like Free Guy, Seven Psychopaths, Adaptation, Tropic Thunder, This is the End, or Team America: World Police.
  11. While the same actors are cast over and over again in the same film genre to the point where it becomes obsessive, it can be justified by the fact that it's their job, they have a good acting range, and people simply enjoy seeing films from a specific actor and/or actress.
    • It's also very possible that Hollywood only casts certain big-name actors in a certain time frame because they are popular or relevant at the time. This means that in a decade or so from now, or even sooner, actors and actresses like Dwayne Johnson, Gal Gadot, Kevin Hart, and Chris Hemsworth may be on their way out and will start to fade away, just like how actors and actresses like Halle Berry, Brendan Fraser, Sandra Bullock, Tobey Maguire, and Denzel Washington are already on their way out and are fading away.
      • It's also possible that only certain actors and actresses are cast in movies and are overlooked/fading away due to the large number of actors and actresses there are in Hollywood. It's not like you can cast everyone at once!
        • In fact, certain actors and actresses being cast frequently or in a certain genre also even created some trends in the past defining a certain actor or actress' popularity at the time. In the late '90s to the entirety of the 2000s to the early 2010s, there was the "Frat Pack": A term defining certain comedy actors such as Ben Stiller, Will Ferrell, Steve Carell, Vince Vaughn, Owen Wilson, Luke Wilson, Paul Rudd, and Jack Black who appeared in the highest-grossing comedies in the 2000s. It's possible that the industry would not be the same today without these trends.
    • To be fair, there is also one other good enough reason as to why some actors and actresses don't get cast anymore or are not even cast at all: Some actors and actresses have a range of having made controversial statements or having done controversial career-killing mistakes, to being arrogant and egotistical jerks who have been called difficult to work with (though that's still nothing compared to the other two), to even being outright crooks, rapists, racists, abusers, murderers, sociopathic bullies, ultra-obsessive POC people (the menacing ones), and the like, which has made the industry/individual filmmakers rightfully decide to blacklist them (though sometimes also for the wrong reasons, but sometimes mainly for the right reasons too) and not cast them anymore. Actors and actresses accused of these include Rose McGowan, Mel Gibson, Letitia Wright, Kevin Spacey, Steven Seagal, and Chevy Chase. Also, it's possible that once Amber Heard is exposed and Johnny Depp is declared innocent, then she may join this list too.
  12. Because of the positive impact that the American film industry had in the world, production film companies all over the world have a chance to shine with outstanding films to represent their countries like Boy and the World, Studio Ghibli films, Song of the Sea, Klaus, the CGI Doraemon films, A Silent Voice, Demon Slayer Mugen Train, Belle, the My Hero Academia movies, A Costume for Nicolas, Shame, Amour, Where Is Anne Frank, My Father's Secret, Long Way North, Wolfwalkers, Hayop Ka, Calamity, Lupin III, The Hunt (Jagten), The Legend of Hei, Your Name, Weathering With You, Paddington 2, Nahuel and the Magic Book, The Mole Agent, Portrait of a Lady on Fire, Toni Erdmann, Loving Vincent, The Second Mother, Retablo, The Milk of Sorrow, Days of Santiago, The City and the Dogs, Wild Tales, The Secret in Their Eyes, A Prophet, Cell 211, Parasite, Train to Busan, Shoplifters, Call Me By Your Name, Life is Beautiful, In the Mood for Love, The Father, Cinema Paradiso, Todo Sobre mi Madre, Volver, Y Tu Mamá También, Amores Perros, Roma, A Fantastic Woman, Flee, Les Misérables, Silence, The Lady, K.G.F. Chapters 1 and 2, RRR, and so on.
  13. Some sequels that are based on already existing movies can still be great or at least decent for 2010 and above. Take a look at Blade Runner 2049, The Empire Strikes Back, Spider-Man 2, The Dark Knight, Mad Max: Fury Road, Star Trek: Beyond, Scream (2022), 22 Jump Street, Fast Five, Logan, Mission: Impossible - Fallout, Toy Story 3, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, John Wick: Chapter 2, War for the Planet of the Apes, Top Gun: Maverick, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Thor: Ragnarok and most of the MCU related sequels, Creed II, Kung Fu Panda 2, etc.
    • Speaking of sequels, some can be big improvements towards the predecessors of certain sequels. Take a look at Justice League 2017 and Zack Snyder's Justice League as well as Minions 2015 and Minions: The Rise of Gru for example. Heck, why don't you compare Cars 2 to Cars 3 as another example since Pixar appears to treat Cars 2 as a non-canon film?
  14. There are still heaps of great actors of the past and present who are both amazing on the screen as in real life, such as the late Chadwick Boseman, the late Betty White, the late Cloris Leachman, the late Christopher Reeve, the late Alan Rickman, the late Olivia Newton-John, the late Irene Cara, the late Carl Weathers, the late Michael Clarke Duncan, the late Philip Seymour Hoffman, the late Matthew Perry, the late River Phoenix, the late Heath Ledger, the late Brittany Murphy, the late Sharon Tate, the late Anton Yelchin, the late Cameron Boyce, Dick Van Dyke, Anthony Hopkins, Tom Hanks, Denzel Washington, Danny Devito, Dwayne Johnson, Kevin Hart, Mike Epps, Katt Williams, Dave Chappelle, Ricky Gervais, Rowan Atkinson, Bill Burr, Pete Davidson, Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Anna Faris, Anne Hathaway, Malin Akerman, Gillian Jacobs, Danny Pudi, Donald Glover, Joel McHale, Luke Wilson, Steve Carell, Rainn Wilson, Jenna Fischer, John Krasinski, Emily Blunt, Elizabeth Olsen, Florence Pugh, Zendaya, Carey Mulligan, Zoe Kazan, Uma Thurman, Natalie Portman, Tracee Ellis Ross, Blake Lively, Angelina Jolie, Alia Shawkat, David Cross, Seth Rogen, Chris Pratt, James McAvoy, Patrick Stewart, Hugh Jackman, Keanu Reeves, Johnny Depp, Jim Carrey, Mike Myers, Dana Carvey, Kevin James, David Spade, Macaulay Culkin, Zac Efron, Zooey Deschanel, Karen Gillan, Jaime Pressly, Jamie Kennedy, Tom Green, Neve Campbell, Linda Cardellini, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Freddie Prinze Jr., Matthew Lillard, Robert Downey Jr., Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Jeremy Renner, Samuel L. Jackson, Liam Neeson, Colin Farrell, Cillian Murphy, Tom Hardy, Andrew Garfield, Tom Holland, Paul Walter Hauser, Regina King, Regina Hall, Wanda Sykes, Queen Latifah, Ryan Reynolds, Ryan Gosling, Margot Robbie, Rachel McAdams, Benedict Cumberbatch, Zach Galifianakis, Ed Helms, Bill Hader, Jennifer Aniston, Lisa Kudrow, Matt Leblanc, Ed O'Neill, Sofia Vergara, Ty Burrell, Julie Bowen, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Eric Stonestreet, Rico Rodriguez, Nolan Gould, Sarah Hyland, Ariel Winter, Connie Britton, Carla Gugino, Emma Thompson, Gillian Anderson, Daniel Kaluuuya, Michael B. Jordan, Ethan Hawke, Matthew McConaughey, Woody Harrelson, Christopher Walken, Michael J. Fox, Channing Tatum, Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, Emma Watson, Yara Shahidi, Marcus Scribner, Jack Whitehall, Bo Burnham, Mo Amer, Guz Khan, Bobby Cannavale, Rose Byrne, Mike Judge, Kathy Najimy, Pamela Adlon, Stephen Root, Toby Huss, Trey Parker, Matt Stone, Bette Midler, Steve Buscemi, John C. Reilly, Willem Dafoe, Robert Pattinson, Taylor Lautner, Kristen Stewart, Ron Livingston, Maya Hawke, Seann William Scott, Steve Zahn, Olivia Colman, and many more to name.
  15. Likewise, there are still fantastic directors and producers; such as Steven Spielberg, Peter Jackson, George Lucas, Edgar Wright, Greta Gerwig, Guillermo del Toro, Alfonso Cuarón, James Cameron, Barry Jenkins, Chloe Zhao, Paul Thomas Anderson, Wes Anderson, Bong Joon Ho, Phil Lord and Chris Miller, Quentin Tarantino, Robert Rodriguez, Sam Raimi, Clint Eastwood, Robert Eggers, James Gunn, Zack Snyder, The Russo Bros., Denis Villeneuve, The Safdies, Christopher Nolan, Noah Baumbach, Rian Johnson, Brad Bird, Jordan Peele, Spike Lee, Ridley Scott, and Martin Scorsese who value and seem to care about cinema.
  16. There are still many completely original films out there made by Hollywood even today, this is especially true in the animation department. Pixar is the biggest prime example as well as companies like Annapurna, Laika, Walt Disney Animation Studios, A24, and Paramount.
  17. There are still plenty of aspiring actors and filmmakers out there who want to join to industry to actually make quality cinema and get the industry back to what it used to be.
  18. Some people in the industry do listen to criticism. Take the crew of the 2020's Sonic the Hedgehog movie for example due to them listening to the fans of Sonic the Hedgehog thus fixing Sonic's ugly old design.
  19. Sometimes they give canceled movies another chance to shine. It's not always every day that this happens, but you can tell some people in the industry do want to give shelved movies a second chance. Take Nimona as an example because the late Blue Sky Studios intended to work on the film, but now Netflix acquired it.
  20. While this also applies to other industries as well, many nostalgia freaks do have a point about many movies in the industry from 2000-2015 being better by comparison when compared to the ones from 2016 onwards if they believe that the industry has become too politically biased, as at least the industry wasn't showing off any political bias during 2000-2015. Though it sometimes can be for the wrong reasons too, as they might selfishly say today's movies suck when they overlook the fact that there are movies from past decades that sucked too (though many have gained a cult following with some very rare exceptions) which can make them sound hypocritical.
    • Speaking of movies released between 2000 to 2015, as some nostalgia freaks again do have a point about movies from this period being comparatively better compared to many movies made from 2016 onwards, there are many movies released between 2000-2015 that were badly or poorly received or at least had an average or mixed reception that even became cult classics (a lot of it having to do with nostalgic value or the film having its notorious merits such as good acting, a decent storyline, some heartwarming or funny scenes, etc.) though that isn't to say that bad or average movies released in 2016 onwards weren't affected by this either.
  21. The movies and shows we watched, many filmmakers, and even other countries' film industries wouldn't exist without Hollywood. Also, our very lives would not be the same without said movies and shows, since both movies and TV can help influence someone's life, outlook, and attitudes.



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