Everybody complains about how dumbed-down movies have gotten. Here, for example, are representative quotes from A.O. Scott of the New York Times in â€?Spoon-Fed Cinemaâ€? bemoaning the state of cinema c. 2009: â€?infantile,â€? â€?male immaturity,â€? and â€?a program of mass infantilization.â€?Read it there and comment about it here.
Yet, nobody ever seems to mention one obvious change in audience composition over the decades that has exacerbated blockbusteritis. And only one renegade filmmaker has used this trend in demographics to be able to afford to make innovative movies; but nobody wants to talk about him, either.