Originally Posted by camoor
I don't really know what to say.
With rare exception, modern movies are way more cheesy and commercial then old movies.
Old movies had real heart. Even a silent Charlie Chaplain flick would have moments of true sentimentality or clever satire in between the hijinks.
Most modern movies are so silly and childlike that cheeseball is a vast understatement. And when they are trying hard play it serious (like Titanic or Inception) they can't help coming off as somewhat cheesy or gimmicky.
I wish there were move movies like "The King's Speech" or "The Hurt Locker" - those movies are reminiscent of a time when you couldn't just gloss over character development and plot with a bunch of special effects and hope to be taken seriously.
If you don't like old movies that's fine, but don't say that most of them were cheesy. That's just wrong.
I now imagine you as an old man who yells at kids to get off his lawn.