My name is Iqbal Hasan and as of today, I have pledged to write 1 article every single day for as long as I possibly can on this platform and this post will be the start. Now I'm not exactly sure what I'm aiming to get out of doing this or why I am even attempting it but it can't hurt, right? Even though I don't really have any specific outcome from this experiment there will hopefully be some positive outcomes to be had.
Warning: This post will contain spoilers.
Over the past 20 years, the direction of the Hollywood movie landscape has changed drastically, with different views on if it has changed for the better or the worse. There have been many different changes but one thing for certain is that the budget for most movies seems to just keep getting higher and higher, more specifically the budget for big blockbusters. But why is this? Is it due to inflation? Is the economy just not as good as it used to be? While those are definitely a factor they are not the main culprit so let's take an in-depth look into the inner workings of what makes up the budget of a movie.
Avengers: Endgame is the biggest movie ever made, and, understandably, it might have the most easter eggs in a single movie. However, arguably the best easter egg from the film may have just been found four months after the film's release.
So the latest Ari Aster movie Midsommar has hit the theatres and has been getting raving reviews from all the biggest movie-orientated websites. IMDB gives it a 7.7/10, Rotten Tomatoes gives it a 81% and Metacritic gives it 73%. With scores like these, you would think that it's a really good movie, but for some reason, when I left the cinema, I couldn't help but think that this is one of the worst movies I have ever watched.
Let me just start off by saying that the Spider-Man PS4 exclusive game made by Insomniac in 2018 is one of my favourite games of all time and probably game of the year for me personally. I found its storytelling and gameplay mechanics to be perfectly balanced (as all things should be) and the game was just flat out fun.