This little factoid was pointed out to me earlier today:
Yes, I realize that I’m in the minority of people who think Speed Racer was a really good movie, but no matter what you think of it, there is no objective standard by which you could argue that The DaVinci Code, a film based on the worst novel of all time, a novel inspired by right-wing French conspiracy theories from the 1930s, is a better film.
And yet, it not only made more money, it has sequels coming out.
Meanwhile, the visually stunning film that actually had something to say about the conflict between artistic integrity and working within the commercial corporate structure is just yet another thing nerds like to gripe about to impress each other with their supposed cultural superiority.
We really do get the film industry we deserve, don’t we?