Say what you will about the internet but it surely has led to some serious advancement in one area: movie knowledge. With ever-growing content and information, ardent movie fans across the world can now fulfill their passion without any restriction. Actually, for the first time in history, becoming a movie-expert — or an expert on anything, really — is relatively easy.
So it is hardly surprising that us movie-lovers have begun to rely so heavily on the internet. From watching upcoming trailers to reading insightful articles to streaming the movies itself, we regularly take the internet’s help to feed our passion for movies.
But while the age of the internet has solved the problem of lack of options, it has created an entirely opposite one. We, the viewers, for the first-time ever, face the problem of abundance. Meaning, there are so many movies to choose from and there is so much information to digest that it’s not always easy to strike a balance between increasing our knowledge and being open to the new and the unknown.
So it is hardly surprising that resorting to labels has pretty much become the norm. With the seemingly limitless content out there, we almost subconsciously use labels to help us segregate movies. We divide content into genres, sub-genres, language, the level of popularity and several other parameters. And while all of this make our lives a little simpler, we often ignore and discredit works that don’t fit into our neat mental boundaries.
A fine example of this would be Kristen Stewart. Or as you may know by her label “The Twilight Actress”. Or the other one, “That Actress From The Horrible Vampire Movies”.