And while it's easy to be excited now, I wonder, with all the current tropes in modern movies, if sometime in the very near future, these new movies will feel dated.
Well, I'm not the only one. Recently, over on the r/movies subreddit, Reddit user u/DieFanboyDie asked "What are the popular tropes today that are going to make films feel 'dated' 25 years from now?" Here are some of the best responses:
1. "Messenger chat bubbles appearing on screen."
2. "Breaking the fourth wall and being meta."
3. "Straight up being just absolutely too dark to watch. Not in tone, I don't mean dark as in 'gritty' — I mean, shit, bitch, turn on a light. I cannot see the movie. I'm watching a black screen. This could be an audiobook."
4. "Post/mid-credits anything. I'm tired of them."
5. "Snorricam. Mounting the camera to the actor in order to shoot their head and face, keeping them still while the background moves. It's mad overused." Like this scene from Pain & Gain (2013):
6. "Anti-heroes and sympathetic villains. Not every villain needs to have a tragic past or a completely sympathetic motive. Sometimes they can just like being evil."
7. "'Well, THAT just happened' and other filler punchlines to complete the Avengers-style constant comedy quota."
8. "I’ve noticed a lot of recent documentaries keep in the part where the guest enters the scene and sits down, has a bit of chit-chat, has their makeup adjusted, etc."
9. "1980s everywhere. Nostalgic '80s music, clothing, and branding."
10. "Sky beams."
11. "This is already starting to get a little dated, but those 'improv scenes' in comedy movies where the camera just stays on a character or two while they riff out a few zingers."
12. "Trauma-focused horror movies will definitely be a marker of the 2010s/2020s."
13. "CGI de-aged actors."
14. "Ultra-dramatic and slow modern covers of songs."
15. "Computer-generated blue and gold light constructs used everywhere to represent future tech. It's used way too much."
16. "Overly 'quippy' protagonists."
17. "Over-reliance on current pop culture references for jokes or surprises."
18. "Referencing social media and using internet slang incorrectly or in a cringey way."
19. And finally, "Rapid, chaotic camera movement and jangly, incoherent editing that tries to make action scenes more 'dynamic.' That shit’s gonna age like a banana under a heat lamp." Like this scene from Taken 3 (2014):
Note: Some submissions have been edited for length and/or clarity.