A rare disagreement with Sawdust, but it is Hollywood's fault entirely. The public will (and does) like whatever Hollywood tells them to. Hollywood has done away with powerful directors, ie the type of person who would make a movie out of a specific artistic vision. A company board decides what will happen in a movie and then they pawn it off to a young director with no power or a total company-man like Michael Bay to make a quick buck. This is why the greats like Romero, Carpenter, David Lynch etc can't even buy their way onto a Hollywood movie lot in 2012. They can't even get near one. Very few of these guys exist and studios fear them - see Spielberg.