The Breakdown of the Evolution of Genre Movies

Anyone who has spent time reading the site or listening to The Movie Breakdown knows that Scott and I have been long-time fans of genre pictures. In the 1980s, I was all about gobbling up as much sci-fi and fantasy movies as possible, and we both took in a steady diet of 1980s action pictures. Our love for the horror genre has been professed on numerous occasions.

We have spent a long time seeing how each of the genres have changed over the years and decades. This week we look at how the 1980s style of action blockbusters movies have been replaced by the grand-scale superhero pictures. We discuss how the horror movies have shifted away from gores to use fear to tackle major themes and social issues. We explore how the comedy movie has become much more positive and diverse in the last few years. We also look at what genre fits best on streaming services.

All in all, we had a great time talking movies, and discussing some of our favourite movies from these popular genres. If you love the show, then please help us out by spreading the word on social media, so other movie fans can discover us.

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Question of the Week: What was your favourite 2022 summer movie release?

Summer Box Office Challenge Draft Picks:


1. Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness $187 420 998
2. Lightyear $50 577 961
3. Nope $44 366 910
4. Top Gun: Maverick $126 707 459
5. Bullet Train $30 030 156
6. Paws of Fury: Legend of Hank $6 312 060
7. Firestarter $3 827 715 
8. Downton Abbey: A New Era $16 000 495
9. Watcher $826 775
10.The Invitation: $6 805 468
Total: $472 875 997

Christopher: WINNER

1. Thor: Love and Thunder $144 165 107
2. Jurassic World: Dominion $145 075 625
3. Minions: The Rise of Gru $107 010 140
4. Elvis $31 211 579
5. DC League of Super Pets $23 003 441
6. The Black Phone $23 633 220
7. Where the Crawdads Sing $17 253 227
8. Bob's Burger $12 416 819
9. Beast $11 575 855
10. Easter Sunday $5 477 130
Total: $520 822 143