It makes the mediocre films stay mediocre, but it makes the great films all the more rewarding. There's something to say when you can watch one movie 4 times and come out with a different interpretation every time. Viewing film as art makes watching a movie an almost transformative experience. A movie can change your interpretation on certain aspects of the world. Studying it is as rewarding as one could imagine. This has been the best year for film in a decade I'd say, and my cinema experiences have been just incredible. Sure, I prefer art films in tiny theaters, but I don't go to a movie to turn my brain off. I go to watch the craftsmanship, work, dedication, and flow of these incredible artists' visions. Every image can be a symbolic representation of characters' struggles or deeper themes. It's a way to stimulate the mind and get sucked into a story and world. But, ya, I didn't like Rogue One so, guess I can't enjoy movies. I think I just want more from my moviegoing experience than explosions and hollow characters. I feel like maybe you didn't read the reasons I didn't enjoy it. If you are asking for the little more than the bare minimum of storytelling, it's really not asking too much. It's simply a failure of a script. Sure, it's pretty, but it does not work as a well written story. Seriously, you can enjoy the film all you want, more power to you. I'm just saying why I think it's not a good film. Lastly, I don't want to come off like I hate blockbusters. In fact, I enjoy most films I see in the cinema. I thought Thor: Ragnarok was a fantastic time, and Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 is probably my favorite MCU movie. Despite the above comments, I try to find some aspects of enjoyment in every movie I see. I even have a love for really bad movies. I can dislike Rogue One while still enjoying other films. Of course I love the cinema; film is amazing.