Why is that Hollywood used to be able to make films like Conan the Barbarian...

Jayden Morales
Jayden Morales

Why is that Hollywood used to be able to make films like Conan the Barbarian and Predator for <$20 million budgets (about $50 million today adjusted for inflation), but now it seems that blockbusters all have huge budgets?

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Justin Thomas
Justin Thomas

CGI

James Price
James Price

But I thought that part of the advantage of CGI is that it's cheap... maybe I'm wrong though.

Owen Morris
Owen Morris

Money laundering
Special effects
Actor's salaries

Dylan Roberts
Dylan Roberts

But I thought that part of the advantage of CGI is that it's cheap
No

Mason Lewis
Mason Lewis

CGI is expensive and looks like shit and a big reason hollywood budgets have bloated like this.
It's also a great way to get tax write offs for hollywood accounting

Carter Taylor
Carter Taylor

because conan and predator are shit

Josiah Hill
Josiah Hill

Green and blue screen is cheap to put an actor "into" a place which is difficult or expensive to actually film on. i.e. in the middle of Time Square NY. pic related

What it isn't cheap for: everything else

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Parker Lopez
Parker Lopez

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Nicholas Brown
Nicholas Brown

one of the advantages of CGI is that you dont risk accidentally killing people with helicopters due to gross negligence.

John Lee
John Lee

they still make cheaper movies. those movies didnt cost shit because it was just dudes in a jungle... or dudes in a desert... with some cheap prop makers who mastly got work for haunted house fx

Julian James
Julian James

Nintendo Switch is gay. Fuck off and go drink a tofu latte

Colton Lee
Colton Lee

This bait has worked and has successfully triggered me.

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Jayden Johnson
Jayden Johnson

As movies became increasingly profitable, salaries and costs in the industry followed the trend, not only for actors. Why does it cost 150 fucking million dollars to do a Pixar movie? Because they know it will make that much money, so the fuckers who are essential to production ask for a fuckload of money.

Asher Diaz
Asher Diaz

they earned millions!

Oliver Cruz
Oliver Cruz

to brainwash billions.

Aaron Lewis
Aaron Lewis

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Owen Bennett
Owen Bennett

Dunno mate. It’s an almond activator I’ll give you that

I can’t understand how Saving Private Ryan and What Women Want had the same production budget

Austin Cook
Austin Cook

"Accidentally"

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Zachary Wright
Zachary Wright

maybe because most of the props in SPR were given to them by the army since its a really pro america and pro war movie.

Anthony Russell
Anthony Russell

higher paid participants, more CGI, more workers in general. They want to make it flashy and cool, instead of interesting.

Justin Lopez
Justin Lopez

Actors' salaries have gone out of control

Joseph Ramirez
Joseph Ramirez

Granted, but WWW is essentially a 90 minute indoor conversation between Helen hunt and Mel.

How the fuck did that cost $70m

Isaac Thomas
Isaac Thomas

no idea but you could probably analyze the movie and find some money sinks they put into it. plus mel gibson was pretty big still during that time.

Robert Morris
Robert Morris

I completely agree. Conan was the most boring Arnold I've seen, and Predator, while the first 3/4ths were great, shit its pants in the last quarter. How in the FUCK is this alien assassin who is so badass he can take on Arnold + his crew the whole movie, suddenly not able to take on just Arnold by himself? if Predator won, the movie would be good, but he lost for LITERALLY NO REASON, so it's a shitty story and a shitty ending to a shitty movie. I am SO MAD that arnold won that

Christian Nelson
Christian Nelson

it's basically a ponzi scheme nowadays

Charles Watson
Charles Watson

If you start looking into Hollywood accounting, you'll end up posting on /pol/ and that's a good thing.

Jordan Roberts
Jordan Roberts

The Conan movies had some terrible effects tho.

Carter King
Carter King

Reducing costs isn't a priority

Jaxson Price
Jaxson Price

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Logan Nguyen
Logan Nguyen

Answered in another thread, but its a manopoly now. There used to be room for italians to make movies like conan, but now you have movies strangled by unions who say you should pay your electrician 10X scale and catering 10X what a sandwhich costs. Its mafia. Movies are expensive so YOU cant make one. Enjoy your capeshit fellas.

Nathaniel Wright
Nathaniel Wright

Before CG, there was talent

Ian Williams
Ian Williams

and still looks better than today's films

Owen Murphy
Owen Murphy

John Landis is about to enter the Twillight Zone.

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Ian Flores
Ian Flores

Overall yes, but some scenes look really silly. For example the snake fight, or the human soup in the temple.
However they did great job with props and costumes, and you spend most time 'mirin Arnold anyway.

Christopher Price
Christopher Price

Sup Forums only pretends to like awful action movies from the 80s because they're insecure betas. they love the idea of hyper manliness because they've never had sex and are afraid of girls.

Jacob Moore
Jacob Moore

no, I like Arnold saying funny things. i could care less about explosions or guns. his top three movies are Twins, Junior, and Last Action Hero

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Juan Perez
Juan Perez

good taste

Liam Powell
Liam Powell

absolute fucking plebs

John Morales
John Morales

Or you produce independently. You don't have to go to hollywood to make a movie, that place is a dying hellhole anyway.

Dominic Peterson
Dominic Peterson

dying in what way? it's a business and they're doing great financially

Oliver Morgan
Oliver Morgan

anons like the first Conan
most dislike the sequel
durr errbody leiks 80s action mobies cuz masculinity

Michael Diaz
Michael Diaz

it had the advantage of surprise you stupid fuck, when Arnold knew what he was going against he was able to defeat it. when was the last time you used your brain?

Nathaniel Myers
Nathaniel Myers

what in the name is that? is ths gerald?

Nathaniel Cooper
Nathaniel Cooper

Predator could have killed him at any time during the movie except the helicopter ride, and maybe even then. It's not a good or satisfying movie. Anyone with a brain knows that god damn alien warrior with camoflauge and gear > arnold with a gun. I'd have loved the movie if arnie was the first one picked off

Elijah Powell
Elijah Powell

It's not an assassin it's a hunter, he's enjoying himself making the most of his week off work, not trying to get as many kills as he can

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