By Edward Delaney
Ever heard the moral idea “Punish the bad, reward the good.” Well isn’t it great how this principle fits the most recent box office records. The top three films at the box office stand as of now as The Martian, Goosebumps, and Bridge of Spies (all in highest grossing order respectively). All these films so far have received positive reviews and it goes to show that Ridley Scott and Steven Spielberg both are on top of things as film directors. There hard work has paid off.
I mean who in the right mind would want to see The Last Witch Hunter. Vin Diesel has had a pretty hit and miss filmography if you ask me. To be completely honest, I had no idea that Rock the Kasbah and Jem and the Holograms even existed, and if you’re reading this you probably may not have known about it either. I mean from the box office records obviously very few people saw it.
Now imagine if some high quality well made film did poorly in revenue and flopped? This does happen where an underrated movie which nobody knew about does not get the attention it deserves. Well as of now the only film which seems to stand out with this correlation is the new film Steve Jobs, a film about the titular computer mogul, which actually has not done as well. An other times we have films that are the visa-versa, terrible on all levels and due to false overbudget marketing that do great at the box office for some odd reason despite the poor opinion. A prime example of this is any Jason Friedberg and Aaron Seltzer film, such as Scary Movie, Meet the Spartans, and The Starving Games, which is made solely for the paycheck and profit, and not for the audience. I could do an entire separate editorial on those two buffoons alone.
Honestly, I think it is good that more people are making the right choices. Now maybe studios well listen to people’s opinion and make less garbage paycheck films, and more high class entertainment when considering that a vast majority has shifted their interest. To those movie lovers who are deciding which film to see in theaters, I recommend that you go see the new film, Steve Jobs and you will walk home pleased. Let Hollywood know that we want something good!