And then came the 9/11 attack, and the profound allegorical story within Fight Club became ... apparent.
People don't care because they are being bombarded with too much "woke" messaging now and movie-makers / actors have become so blatantly expressive of hateful political rhetoric. Frankly, it's a real turnoff. Viewers don't like the actors, don't care to see their movies, are looking to alternative producers to give them good, honest stories that don't smack the viewer with political bludgeons.
When it is this painfully obvious that the folks making movies are trying to pound fringe ideas into our heads instead of give us wholesome, believable, relatable stories, then the movies just won't have a lot of appeal. And few are willing to sit and watch an Oscars ceremony devoted to insulting Americans and trashing their nation.
We are still lucky to have a diversity of story-tellers out there so we don't have to watch the political manipulations. We still have choices. Great. Let's never become Cuba, please.