Friday, November 30, 2007

Lions for Lambs is bleating, not roaring

Here's a showbiz insider paper talking about the failure of "Lions for Lambs", the Cruise/Redford/Streep blockbuster that critics have described as an endless political speech that literally had some audience members dozing off.

Note that it makes much more money overseas than it does in the States, even though in the main it will lose money.

Dems often ask "why do they hate us?"

It's rhetorical, of course... Dems believe they know why we are hated, that it's because of Bush and aggression and imperialism and commercialism and all the things leftists have always hated about America.

So what do they do about the fact that we are 'hated'? They send off these movies from Hollywood that CONVINCE the other people of the world that we SHOULD be hated.

These movies play straight into the heart of anti-Americanism; they set the scene with premises that aren't accurate, then they portray Americans as underhanded and greedy and arrogant.

Except, of course, for the Noble College Professor Trying to Change the World, played by Robert Redford.

The Kingdom, In the Valley of Elah, Redacted, Rendition, and doubtless some others still in the pipeline, all are films which do NOT accurately represent what America is doing, but DO overstate and mislead audiences to buy into anti-Americanism... and when the audience is in France or Turkey or Indonesia, they're READY to believe this junk. And they'll plunk down a few bucks to indulge themselves in confirmation-entertainment.

The article says the only big overseas markets that haven't seen the movie yet are Japan and Italy. It also says the overseas haul is considerably larger than the domestic tally.

This means the markets that serve Islam have already had the chance to see this movie, which explains why the overseas box office is bigger.

Many a young muslim man has seen or will see this and other anti-American and anti-war movies. The movies will confirm in his mind that his opinion is the valid one, the opinion of superior people like movie stars, and perhaps the solidifying of this opinion will also firm up his commitment.

And he will kill on that commitment.

These movies cause deaths of innocents. Common sense says so. The producers and the stars cannot help but understand this.

They claim that our actions cause terrorism to increase, but don't THEIR actions have a little something to do with it?


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