Our friends in Hollywood have forgotten that they are in the entertainment business.
The problem is that they preach about the common man but have zero real connection with the common man. They Hollywood elite sit at their cocktail parties making films for each other rather then mass entertainment.
Hollywood should be run like any other business for proffit. It should also respect the customer you and I . There is an arrogance that pervades the entertainment industry . They tend to favor films like the Cider House rules over Shrek. The most important thing is for people to enjoy themselves and get value for their hard earned money.
Shrek, Monsters Inc, The Harry Potter Films and the Lord of the Rings series are the exceptions to the arrogance of Hollywood. There is alot of mediocrity out there and King Kong and Godzilla remakes are not exceptional.
The problem is that Hollywood has failed to respect the consumer. My nephew dragged me to the theatre as I am an uncle first. I have not felt there was a must see film since Shrek 2. I guess the accountants will have to tell the creative people the bottom line comes first.