Well, maybe it's me just getting older but I'm not a fan of most of the big budget films. I would like to see a lot more quality films with a good story instead of betting the ranch on one film. Most of those wouldn't need a lot of expensive special effects. I guess that's why my career at a movie studio would be very short if I were making those decisions. Didn't Paramount try that in the 90's (or was that Disney under Eisner) and it didn't work?. Clearly what they are doing is working for them, it just doesn't work for me. Anyway, what you say makes perfect sense from a business perspective. Which confirms that in many cases, art and business don't necessarily go well together.