Had to think about this for a while...
I would rather make a movie with a more more vague political statement that reaches a broader audience...? ...y'know?
in the digital age because one can include more expository stuff in many more parts to a more engaged audience after the success of your movie that had a vague political statement underlying the central theme while keeping the mainstream audience satisfied. I think of web sites like this filled with enthusiasts that can go into more detail and reach out to those who didn't understand the finer details of what the political statement actually was.
Like for example, an older movie like Michael Shultz's classic Which Way Is Up, everyone can remember the antics of Richard Pryor playing 3 characters and trying to deal with his troubled life between two women but does anyone really remember what the vague political conflict [read: unfair labor laws/immigration issue] that was woven into the plot?
How would it be if this movie was made in 2010 instead of 1977?