Monday, 30 November 2009

Hollywood Babble On & On #403: When You Know You're Going To Fail

Welcome to the show folks...

There was a time when the people that make movies would talk about how their film was going to fill theaters, break records, and teach the world how to love again. Nowadays the trend seems to be to rush to make excuses as to why the film flopped even before its released.

Case in point: The movie
Brothers, starring Toby Maguire, Jake Gyllenhaal, and Natalie Portman. It's directed by Jim Sheridan who had a breakout critical success with My Left Foot, and right now Sheridan is rushing to explain why the film is going to fail at the box office.

Basically, he blames the audience, and I quote:
"I think the American people just don't think there is a war on, so why should they have to go to a movie about something that doesn't exist? Their state of denial is hard to overcome," Sheridan said.

1 comment:

  1. Every single of those anti-iraq slam the Us military war films BOMB bigger than MOAB at the box office yet Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2 breaks sales records on its release.

    Hopefully with the rough economy and threats from digital piracy studios will finally be forced to make films the audience is going to pay to see not some film to feed some celebs self-indulgance
    or to win awards.

    "The dumbest, most under-educated and most culturally insulated people in the history of western civilization." This actually sounds like an accurate description of the Hollywood Elite than the general audience. Espeically this part "Not to mention the most heavily narcotized (i.e., via food, alcohol, prescription drugs, constant TV watching, frequent visits to malls)."