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.
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.

1 comment:

Ray said...

"Hollywood" sometimes doesn't realize that people go to the movies to be entertained. They don't go to be lectured to, preached to, indocrinated, "spun", etc. They can have messages, however, people like the good message over the negative ones.

And all it takes is a look at the movies that are successful.