Stop Loss a loser... what a surprise

Hollywood just doesn't get it. I know Hollywood is in California, which means it is on American soil, thus the inhabitants are American. But what makes them think making yet another movie about the American troops or Americans in general being the bad guys will be compelling enough that Americans will want to see it? Us Americans want to see movies that allow us to escape our everyday lives and we are willing to pay for this escapism. But a movie about a couple whiners who were asked to fulfill their obligations that they themselves willingly volunteered for doesnt make any sense.

Here is a clip from Nikki Fink's Deadline Hollywood (via Drudge)

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."
If Paramount wasn't expecting too much, why did they make the movie in the first place? Because they live in Hollywood and they believe everyone is entitled to their opinion regardless of the cost. this and other movies coming out of Hollywood about the war are just examples of how completely out of touch with reality they are. During WWII, there was plenty of movies from Hollywood that were big hits simply because it showed America fighting the good fight and winning. Iraq is the good fight and we are winning, but Hollywood doesn't see this, thus they are producing garbage.

If Paramount was serious about making money (which any good business should do) then they would make movies that people would actually want to see. I have an idea: Why don't they make a movie about American Soldiers as hero's? there are plenty of examples they could use, just ask Micheal Yon.

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