QUOTE (BigMistake @ Jan 17 2012, 06:09 PM)
or do "young people" these days don't appreciate anything older then 2000? Today I talked to FIVE people, between the ages of 18 and 26, and none of them had seen Point Break. Or Casablanca, or Easy Rider. At this point I don't have any hope for the future, and I'm 22!
It's naturally easier to experience media that's current. And thus taking the time to try and watch 'old' stuff means giving up time on the 'new' stuff. And since we all like to try and be at least a little bit relevant and "with the times", it is sometimes just a bit too much effort.
I'm 28. I haven't watched Point Break, Casablanca, or Easy Rider. I am aware of all three, and appreciate that they are considering "worth seeing". But I've never felt a compulsion to watch them. There's plenty of other 'old' films that I have seen, that I know many other people haven't.
But personally, just because something is "older than 2000" doesn't necessarily mean it is good. There's awful cinema every year