Yeah, I think people associate high tech films and fast action. I think bladerunner used too high of a budget for the type of film that it is. I think only accessible movies can get away with extreme budgets. Not that I think the budget was wasted or undeserved. I do hope that we can have more high budget movies like this in the future.
By the way, your run on sentences with lots of parenthesis and semicolons is very hard to read lol.
I'm not sure if bladerunner would have been more successful if it had been more "honest" with it's trailers. I think people who were bored wouldn't have watched it in the first place. Personally, I did not equate the trailers to an action movie.
Its a bit sad. Movies are financially rewarded when they are an 7.5/10 for most people. It doesn't care if it's never a 10/10 for anyone. I think spiderman is a good example. Everyone thought it was decent but nobody loved it.
I thought kickstarter would change this, but I think people don't want to take the same risks investors do if there's no financial reward.
Imagine if there's a machine that could measure how much you liked something. It would be used for tipping, movies, shopping etc. The price of an item would change depending on how much you like it. I wonder how that would positively/negatively shape our culture. Maybe that'll be a cool feature in a cyberpunk game.