There is a danger in overgeneralizing these things. I think saying things like original brickfilms are becoming a dead art and the movie industry is running out of ideas are all over generalizations, and you just need to keep searching for the people with creative ideas, because they do exist and are still making great stuff, but aren't necessarily the ones making billions at the box office or on the front page of YouTube. In fact, you hear this sort of thing in every artistic medium: The amount of times people say that the music industry is nothing but talentless nobodies obviously don't look deep enough to find that there are a lot of great musicians working today.
Today, when brickfilming isn't as niche as it used to be, you are bound to notice a trend in non-original, IP based films, and when something attracts a large crowd of people, of course there is going to be a lot of bad, but it's easy to think that the brickfilming world in general is in decline if you only focus on those who aren't putting as much effort into their work, but in reality, we are actually in a pretty good place right now, where more and more brickfilmers are joining the scene and making great content. And even regarding IP based work as 'bad' is in itself over generalizing things. I'd go as far to say that the quality of work made by newcomers has increased immensely in the past few years.
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"Be on your guard; stand firm in the faith; be courageous; be strong." 1 Corinthians 16:13