A) Who's mad?
B) I also didn't complain that "the D&D movie is trying to be a fun crowd-pleaser that appeals to the broadest possible audience." I complained that the writing in the scenes they chose to highlight is lazy. Which it patently is.
I enjoy crowd-pleasers. A film can be a "fun crowd-pleaser" with broad appeal and still be well-written. I consider Guardians of the Galaxy to be a "fun, smart action movie." Much of the MCU is fun, smart action movies, so I don't buy the argument that good writing doesn't sell.
It's obvious that they are trying to make a Guardians of the Galaxy knock-off. That's my point. The characters, the casting, the action beats and most especially the dialogue are all telling us that this will be a predictable action comedy. They are aiming for a nice, safe B. And if they make it, that will be fine. I'm sure I will eat my popcorn and enjoy it well enough. Based on what I've seen, I fear it will be more like a C, though. I'll still go, but my spouse will be annoyed with me for taking them.
If they are trying to build an entertainment empire it would be more inspiring if they started it by going for more than "good enough."
Also, and this is a personal issue, but that Bridgerton actor is terrible. Maybe he'll be more watchable in the actual film, but his performance in these trailers is pure cringe.