About Steven Spielberg
Spielberg is not an artist, but a manufacturer. His films are slick product begging for acceptance, whether from the audience (Jaws, ET, Jurassic Park) or the Academy Awards (The Color Purple, Schindler's List, Saving Private Ryan). All the modern special effects and violence cannot hide the fact that all of Spielberg's themes and plots were considered cliched by the close of WWII. He has never progressed past the '40s, and the fact that he's so well regarded indicates most people haven't either.