The 1990s and 2000s saw several new changes and trends. CGI effects were being used (and had been used for a while), but improved over time. Films could be colorized, people could be animated into a film, etc. It seems ideas are endless and can only get better. Independent films sprung up, some becoming insanely popular. Avatar was an extreme blockbuster hit that made billions, beating out Titanic which also made billions.