Ladyworld (2018) Review

M. Robert Gibson

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I haven't seen this film, but one of the user reviews deserves to be shared with the world because I think it hits the nail firmly and squarely on the head.

YET ANOTHER AMATEURISH MILLENNIAL ATTEMPT TO BE OFFBEAT AND ARTY.
29 August 2019 | by digigod-738-671527 – See all my reviews
The standard of movies made by newcomers in the last few years has in the majority, been abysmal. I put this down to accessibility.

Film making equipment and processing used to be a very expensive affair but now that every man and his dog can afford a really good and relatively inexpensive camera and processing and editing is all digitized, it seems that EVERY man (and woman) and HIS DOG who ever thought "I could do that" are having a go at film making. Often combining writing, acting, cinematography, directing and producing, as if all these roles required no specialization and had exactly the same skill set.

Driven by ego and a misguided and exaggerated sense of their own abilities as products of an education system that rewards children for simply participating so as not to damage their frail 'self-esteem', this crop of millennial wannabes are, in the great majority, self deluded dilettantes.

Doesn't anyone study the classic filmmakers of the 20th century anymore? Does no one go to film school? What makes anyone think that because they've seen a film or two their attempt will be a masterpiece? (and you can tell that this IS what they think from the phony 'reviews' that they and their friends give themselves).

Talentless try hards and wannabes are so abundant now, with the availability of cheap and decent film-making technology that I don't think we are going to see the end of this phenomenon any time soon. Which makes having to wade through the mire of amateur cr*p to find decent new movies and talent a real chore.
 

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