Not So Scary After All…

Big movie production companies have put out subpar movies this Fall to take advantage of consumers during the pandemic.

Not So Scary After All...

B. Borden, Staff Reporter

Has anyone realized how movies by big companies are a lot lower quality than  they were before Covid-19? It appears that big corporate movie companies like Blumhouse or the Amblin Partners rushed out some movies to make a quick buck from people who wanted to get out and go to the theaters.

For example, the movie production company called Amblin Partners recently released a movie called “Come Play,” where a kid is being hunted from a monster that came from his iPad. The idea sounds really lazy compared to some of their older works such as “Jurassic Park” and “Back to The Future.”

On the other hand, the South Korean production company called Zipp Cinema recently released a film called “#Alive,” a movie where a man in his late twenties is trapped in his apartment building due to a zombie outbreak, but uses his skills in technology to survive. Smaller companies like this one seem to be putting more work into their films and taking more time to make sure they have a good story instead of just rushing something out. 

The Box Office seems to agree. “Come Play” had a budget of around $9 million and only made about $3 million but “#Alive” had a budget of around $3 to $4 million but made around $14 million in the box office.

Still don’t believe me? Let’s look at the numbers. IMDB gave “Come Play” a 5.2/10 rating and a 56% Rotten Tomatoes score.  “#Alive” got a 6.2/10 but an 88% Rotten Tomatoes score. 

In conclusion, it is pretty obvious that big corporate movie production companies do not really care about the quality of their film and they just want to push them out for money, but smaller companies seem to put in a lot more work into their films. The real scary part about these horror movies is how bad the story is.