Okeeday, Considering when I bemoan the state of the American movie industry, I get told off by anyone who disagrees with me, I have to ask how, if any way, does one affect change in an area where my only say , is in the purchase or non-purchase of a ticket? I cant be the only person here who believes that there is a steady decline in quality and moral attitude in Hollyweird. And Im not talking about sex, drugs and violence here (although you may have your own opinions on such matters), just that Im sick and tired of being treated like a child every time I go to the cinema. Why cant we watch a F.F movie for example, thats just as intelligent and mature as the comics that currently exist. Entertainment is no excuse for insulting an audience with bad acting, lacklustre dialogue and an MTV friendly soundtrack. I recently posted a thread lamenting the decision to make movies based on toy lines like GI Joe, Thundercats, He-Man etc. and was advised that if I didnt like them then I shouldnt watch em. Fair enough, but what if eventually there are no challenging, well-crafted, well-acted movies put out there, because the majors are too pre-occupied with money spinners like Trans-Bloody-Formers. I admit that not every film can be an artistic masterpiece. Most action movies are made just to see stuff blowing up and fighting in unusual locations, and such works benefit from leaving ones brain at the door. Most Bond movies have been made in this manner, but eventually someone made the wise decision to do away with the invisible cars and laser guns to produce a film that seriously studied character and plot as well as entertaining the masses. Recent efforts like Batman Begins and Rocky Balboa have also showed you dont have to compromise integrity to make a buck and this is the example the studios should follow. Im opening a discussion here, not ranting, and my questions to you all are as follows: Given that most of us have no clout with Hollyweird studios, how can we most affect change in an industry that we finance? Do you believe that film-makers and writers have compromised themselves for the chance to make a quick buck? Am I taking the whole thing too seriously? If so how do we have the right to complain after the event? E.g . the amount of complaints that are generated about casting, story, script etc after the films release is surely just us blowing smoke when a lot of the time such discrepancies could be avoided. Discuss, orate, but please dont hate. I am a film fan who simply believes that not watching a film isnt the only way to tell Hollywood that theyre making crappy produce.