I predicted that Clint Eastwood’s love song to the Japanese brutes on Iwo Jima would sink like a stone at the box office. The week-end grosses are in and they are dismal. The picture brought in a mere $15,000 per screen, for a total of $76,000 on five screens. That is very bad. Look for this movie to disappear very quickly.
Let us take stock of Hollywood’s most recent assaults on traditional American values: Clint has made two stridently anti-American pictures in a row: “Flags of our Fathers” and “Letters from Iwo Jima” — and they have both died horrible deaths at the box-office.
Do you think Hollywood will, you know, get the message?
They’ll continue to churn out this anti-American propaganda as long as lefties and American haters write this kind of nonsense, as long as useful idiots control the reins of power in Hollywood.
You know why they continue to produce movies that are pretty much guaranteed to lose money?
Because unlike most businesses, Hollywood is driven more by ideology than by the profit motive.
But I cannot count how many times I’ve heard executives green-light some truly dumb, completely non-commercial project because: “It has an important message.”
And it’s a funny thing, the message is almost always from the left.