With the recent release of Christopher Nolan’s Tenet and the trailer reveal for Denis Villeneuve’s Dune, it seems that the “smart blockbuster” subgenre is still alive and well. Auteur filmmakers and studious realize that audiences have an appetite for high-concept and intelligent stories and characters wrapped in their typical blockbuster fare. What exactly is a…Discussion: Smart Blockbusters and Respecting the Audience — The Cinema Spot
I agree respecting the audience should be a priority. I stopped going to movies on a regular basis because the studios were treating audiences like we weren’t that smart.