I just found out that the latest Transformers movie made many times more money than a recent sci-fi film by Tom Cruise, Edge of Tomorrow.
This was deeply disturbing to me.
In a very real way, I don’t want to live in a world where this is possible.
And yet we have a blame loop here: People make these shitbag movies because they sell. And people watch them because they get made.
So, movies are just like our political representatives.
We have a shit congress for the same reason that Transformers made money: because we are shit. It’s not the congress or the movie that’s the problem.