Plus I saw Barbie, yes. I. Saw. Barbie.
I think it’s important to remember, as you mention, that the decline in quality is already happening. If not AI, than outsourcing and offshoring tired retreads. The fundamental problem isn’t really AI per se, or even tech, but Hollywood’s failed business model.
Matt Stoller (Substack: BIG) has chronicled how consolidation and a lack of antitrust enforcement has led Hollywood to its current predicament.