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megimoo
03-15-2010, 04:46 PM
It seems that Hollywood never learns its lesson.

The anti-military "Green Zone" has now become but the latest of such movies to bomb bigtime at the box office. This report from a Los Angeles Times blog chronicles how "Green Zones" has joined a list of similar financial disasters such as "In the Valley of Elah," "Rendition," and "Redacted":

"Green Zone" is the last drama set to be released by a major studio related to the Iraq war, and Hollywood is undoubtedly grateful for it after the picture, directed by Paul Greengrass and starring Matt Damon, opened to just $14.5 million domestically and $9.7 million overseas.

It's the latest in a string of flops that include "Body of Lies," "The Kingdom" and "Stop-Loss." Even "The Hurt Locker," while not a major disappointment given its low budget, is the lowest- grossing best picture Oscar winner in recent history.

http://newsbusters.org/blogs/p-j-gladnick/2010/03/15/anti-military-green-zone-bombs-box-office

Articulate_Ape
03-15-2010, 04:50 PM
Clearly, the Liberal Hollywood elite are just as tone-deaf as the Liberals in DC.

Speedy
03-15-2010, 05:14 PM
They throw The Kingdom in there and that one not only did well box office wise, it did not have a left leaning liberal slant.

Articulate_Ape
03-15-2010, 05:19 PM
They throw The Kingdom in there and that one not only did well box office wise, it did not have a left leaning liberal slant.


I have actually meant to watch that film. Is it good, Speedy?

Speedy
03-15-2010, 05:34 PM
I have actually meant to watch that film. Is it good, Speedy?

It really is. Great action sequences. It pulls no punches depicting the Islamists as the bad guys. It also shows the difference between the Islamists and Christians. We follow our religion, they LIVE theirs.

It has one great scene where the director of the FBI is brought in by the President's chief of staff to be chewed out and asked to resign for sending agents to Saudi against orders. The FBI director goes on and explains how he had been a young Marine Company Commander in a siege in Vietnam with no hope of breaking through and the only way they were going to get out was dead. They were pretty much convinced that they were going to die so all their decisions really did not matter. He tells the Cheif of staff that everybody basically got fired out of the job he had now. Sooner or later he would get fired so he might as well get fired for doing the right thing. It was a pretty powerful scene.

The movie is well worth watching.

Articulate_Ape
03-15-2010, 05:45 PM
Thanks, Speedy, I will definitely check it out.

NJCardFan
03-15-2010, 07:23 PM
They throw The Kingdom in there and that one not only did well box office wise, it did not have a left leaning liberal slant.

Agreed. The Kingdom was a very good movie.

Kay
03-15-2010, 08:50 PM
Yep, Kingdom was good. I thought it did a pretty decent job of showing terrorists for what they are, and then the culture clash between our society and the Arab society in how we go about dealing with them.