The wave of recent films set against the backdrop of war in Iraq and post-9/11 security has failed to win over film-goers keen to escape grim news headlines when they go to the movies, analysts say.
In a break with past convention, when films based on real conflicts were made only years after the last shots were fired, several politically-charged films have gone on release while America remains embroiled in Iraq.
Almost without exception, however, the crop of movies have struggled to turn a profit at the box-office and in many cases have received a mauling from unimpressed critics as well.
"Rendition," a drama starring Reese Witherspoon and Jake Gyllenhaal about the CIA's policy of outsourcing interrogation of terror suspects, has taken just under 10 million dollars at the box office, a disastrous return. Read More.
Friday, November 09, 2007
Hollywood is casualty of war as movie-goers shun Iraq films
Personally i think many are tired of the anti-Americanism being portrayed. And let's face it, Hollywood is not in touch with how most Americans think or feel.
Posted by Ron Ballew at 11/09/2007