Do you actually like mindless, super big-budget action tentpole movies?
We all have our preferences when deciding on what movie grabs our interest. Given how great in-home entertainment has become, it takes a lot to convince us to get in our car on a rainy day or walk twelve blocks to plunk down our hard-earned dollars for a couple of hours in the theater.
Currently, Hollywood puts the bulk of its money behind the mega-action blockbusters. These are the movies you go see to be transported out of reality, where your nighmare boss, hellboy client, complaining customers are replaced by non-stop action sequences, amazing special effects, a fantasy of the senses, affable superhuman heroes and charasmatic villians who get what they have coming. Think the Transformers movies. Think Thor. Think Mission Impossible: Secret Ghost Something Whatever. Think anything that comes out between April and September.
Hollywood has pretty much hinged its future on movies like these. And they sell, for the most part. The question to you, dear Reckonauts, is -- do you actually enjoy these super-tentpole movies?
Or to put it another way, if Hollywood just stopped making them, whole cloth, and focused on quieter, story-driven movies, would you actually miss them at all?