I haven't written a screenplay in years.
Sometimes I'm tempted to go back because 90 to 120 pages seems... less painful than his whole novel writing thing, but I'm enjoying learning about how novels work. Three months ago, it was a complete mystery to me.
I'm trying to retrain my brain. When I was a kid, I read and read. Then around 18, I shifted into visual consumption (movies). Why? Was reading pure escapism on my part and then when I escaped it wasn't needed anymore?
At 41, the wow factor of movies has diminished for me. I rarely see a movie that I think is unique. It's like I have seen all 32,000 story forms. And my brain knows this.
I remember reading your Wonder Woman article... and thinking to myself that it was a pretty standard movie without a lot of areas worthy of praise.
The last movies that I saw that I enjoyed...
Destry Rides Again
However, I love a lot of James Stewart movies and, fortunately, I haven't seen all of them. Maybe the current smorgasbord of superhero fare has me worn out. And I like superheroes! It could just be my fascination with Stewart movies or the change of speed or maybe holistic characters vs linear.
Sidenote: I prefer series over movies because character development and exploration aren't rushed (perhaps).