Saturday, March 29, 2008

Another "slander the military" movie flops

From Deadline Hollywood:

I'm told #7 Stop-Loss opened to only $1.6 million Friday from just 1,291 plays and should eke out $4+M. Although the drama from MTV Films was the best-reviewed movie opening this weekend, Paramount wasn't expecting much because no Iraq war-themed movie has yet to perform at the box office. "It's not looking good," a studio source told me before the weekend. "No one wants to see Iraq war movies. No matter what we put out there in terms of great cast or trailers, people were completely turned off. It's a function of the marketplace not being ready to address this conflict in a dramatic way because the war itself is something that's unresolved yet. It's a shame because it's a good movie that's just ahead of its time."

It was reviewed well because it is anti-military. That is also why it is a failure at the box office. If you want to see an Iraq war movie do well make one about the heroism of our troops. Start the movie with Uday Hussein making his daily trip to the middle school to pick out the 12 or 13 year old girl he is going to rape and murder that night then follow a group of soldiers as they do battle not with a softened and "humanized" al Qaeda who we are led to believe has a valid point to make, but with the real al Qaeda. A pack of subhuman savages who strap explosives on retarded children and use them as human bomb delivery systems.

In other words make an Iraq war movie which tells the truth and people will go to see it.