Sunday, March 14, 2010

Remember When Movies Were Entertaining?

Big Hollywood is reporting that Matt Damon's latest anti-American film Green Zone, opened to a dismal $14.5 million weekend take at the box office:

UPDATE: AP confirms: “Green Zone” opens to a dismal $14.5 million.

The moral of the story? If you’re going to trash America and the troops, use Smurfs.

The Wrap:

Universal’s “Green Zone” became the latest Iraq War-themed movie to fall down the box office rabbit hole, debuting to just $5 million in the U.S. and Canada Friday, according to studio estimates. …

“Green Zone” could find little traction, getting out to a pace that will give it less than $15 million for its premiere weekend.

That would be even less than the modest pre-release expectations for the $100 million film, which reteams star Matt Damon and director Paul Greengrass, who worked on the Universal’s last two “Jason Bourne” franchise installments. The film was put into production during the co-chair term of Marc Shmuger and David Linde.
So, Matt Damon has a decidedly different opinion of this country than most Americans.  It happens, ene to people like Damon, who this country has been very, very good to.  But instead of lifting America up, Damon chooses vehicles that disparage the country.  But how many of these "blame America first" movies have to flop before the studios who bankroll them wake up?

If I am going to pay to watch a movie I want to be entertained and I don't find America bashing entertaining or educational. 

1 comment:

Lillie said...

I haven't had an opportunity to review the movie, but after reading your feedback, I certainly will. However, I will wait until it's on DVD rather than investing close to $10 to see it on the big screen.