I know that special effects in movies are expensive, take a long time to produce, and require many talented CG artists these days. I definitely applaud those artists for doing some incredible work.
That does not, however, excuse the fact that so many movies are being released which are nothing BUT special effects held together by a threadbare plot with more holes than a wheel of Swiss cheese.
Maybe I'm just getting old, but I'm beginning to appreciate subtle acting performances and cohesive plot lines more than special effects.
In a nutshell: HOLLYWOOD, STOP MAKING MOVIES ABOUT NOTHING BUT SPECIAL EFFECTS!