Stopped reading at "she."
I think the execs should approach this discussion a different way. If no one is seeing average or less movies anymore because of Rotten Tomatoes then the studios have little choice but to go with properties that will sell like sequels, remakes and comic books.
A lot of people complain that Hollywood is already doing this. The execs can blame Rotten Tomato. However, movie critics have existed since the first movie was shot. The only cure is a good movie.
Philip, Shane and Vincent are as "high end" as it gets. They are regular working professionals and they still find time to write blogs, upload educational content and push the cutting edge of Technology. Shane shot "Act of Valor" on 5D's and helped push the dslr revolution forward. Vincent was doing trick MoVI shots back in 2013. Bloom travels the world making beautiful documentaries and still finds time to give unbiased, in depth reviews of cameras and gear.
A lot of these "A-list" guys are still 5-10 years behind the current technology. If you're really wanting a top notch online education in the film industry, I promise you won't be disappointed by what these guys have to offer.
Did DJI forget it's a Chinese company??
Yup, there's no way a rocket could blast off from a flat earth to the moon.
"The Revenant" is not a revenge story?? You should go back and watch the movie again. What is the main character's driving force (other than to be in a cold area, eat bison liver and hope the academy will feel sympathy enough to give him an academy award)?? What happens if you remove the revenge element from the storyline? He gives up and dies. Let's suppose for one second this is a good movie. Then the main character would have the slightest incling (sp?) of a character arch.
His whole motivation is revenge. If there was any arch whatsoever, then the main character's journey he would have learned something about himself and how revenge wouldn't bring back his son. So if the line "your son is never coming back" (or whatever it is) then the lesson he learned would be avenging his sons death has no merit. Then (in this endings horrible setup) he lets his sons murderer go.
However, instead of setting up "story" for a payoff at the end, the director and Leo were too busy master bating each other with long pretentious shots, doing dangerous shots and other forms of visual masterbation trying to get an academy award by sympathy, not from storytelling. There was WAY more things to do with the original version of this script than Iñitarriguez's hot garbage.