Saturday, March 29, 2008

Hollywood's Latest Anti-War Propaganda Flick 'DOA'

Whodathunkit? Americans will not go to theaters in droves to watch their soldiers depicted as whiny little bitches. "Stop-Loss" is going directly down the toilet without even circling the bowl.

And Paramount's stockholders should start asking some hard questions. Here's a quote from an anonymous (and clueless) studio source:
"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."
Which really begs the question, if studio execs knew this, why did they waste so much money on a guaranteed flop?

Of course, the fact is that Hollywood has not yet released an "Iraq war movie." Stop-Loss and its ilk simply use the war as a backdrop for partisan attacks on the Bush administration in particular, and American culture in general.

If one of the Hollywood brainiacs decides to make an Iraq war movie focusing on the bravery and dedication of the average man or woman in Iraq, well, the wild success of "300" sent Hollywood a powerful message. It remains to be seen if anyone there was listening.