English film director Danny Boyle has noticed a trend in the movie making business that’s been going on for decades. Other cinephiles may have also picked up on the wave, even if they can’t directly put their finger on it. 

Boyle refers to the phenomenon as the “Pixarification of movies.”

Since Star Wars, he says, more and more movies, especially the big expensive studio movies, are “family friendly.” 

“The writers have fled to television, and now what you see on cable television is much more dangerous than the cinema. That’s the wrong way round. The television is at home with the parents.”