That was pretty insightful.
Thanks. And props to you for the info you shared about the books.
"Story contains X you treat it seriously?"
Is the worst argument there has ever been, and seems to be getting more and more common to defend abysmal writing and the universe's own logic disappearing down the drain for drama.
Perhaps....but not shocking. What did you expect from an ever growing audience that watches its entertainment on a telephone....or if they are actually at the theater, they are playing on their telephone throughout the movie.
Some contend that the quality of film has been on a decline the last few decades. But one could also argue the audience mindset has also been on a decline for the last few decades.
And it can all still be blamed on that cinematic catalyst - Heaven's Gate. That's where the demise was born. Before it's release, it was the magical era for directors. Studios gave full autonomy to directors to develop artistic and creative film.
But when Heaven's Gate was released it was such a disaster the studio collapsed and went out of business, careers were destroyed, it sunk an entire genre into a grave for several years.
After that, studios took away director's artistic control and went in safe mode and they have been molding the audience mindset since. Today, it's rare that a director is given full control, James Cameron comes to mind.