advertisement
Forums

 

AAPL stock: Click Here

You are currently viewing the 'Friendly' Political Ranting forum
Trump can't get common sense gun laws but he can get a movie cancelled!
Posted by: Lemon Drop
Date: August 10, 2019 04:11PM
???

[www.hollywoodreporter.com]
Options:  Reply • Quote
Re: Trump can't get common sense gun laws but he can get a movie cancelled!
Posted by: deckeda
Date: August 10, 2019 04:58PM
The weird thing is that nothing within his tweets should have pushed them to delay. 110% baseless rhetoric.

As for the movie, it seems odd to characterize the plot as a satire, like funny ha-ha satire? I wouldn’t think so.

But maybe I’d find it HILARIOUS, seeing as how I’m apparently “beyond” the pale regarding others’ feelings.

surrender
Options:  Reply • Quote
Re: Trump can't get common sense gun laws but he can get a movie cancelled!
Posted by: Lemon Drop
Date: August 10, 2019 05:06PM
Quote
deckeda
The weird thing is that nothing within his tweets should have pushed them to delay. 110% baseless rhetoric.

As for the movie, it seems odd to characterize the plot as a satire, like funny ha-ha satire? I wouldn’t think so.

But maybe I’d find it HILARIOUS, seeing as how I’m apparently “beyond” the pale regarding others’ feelings.

surrender

You're not beyond the pale. Sorry friend.

The producer of this film has made some really good stuff. But it's very dark.
Have you seen Get Out, or Sharp Objects?
Same producer.
I don't know about this one though, this may be over the top:
The ironic thing about right wing objections to this film is that the "deplorables" are actually the protagonists in this one.

Premise
The film follows twelve strangers, referred to as "deplorables" in the trailer, who mysteriously wake up in a clearing.] They do not know where they are or how they got there. They discover that they have been chosen to be hunted in a game devised by a group of rich elites. The hunters gather in a remote facility called the Manor House, but their sport gets derailed when one of the hunted, Crystal (Gilpin), fights back and starts killing them one by one."
Options:  Reply • Quote
Re: Trump can't get common sense gun laws but he can get a movie cancelled!
Posted by: Sarcany
Date: August 10, 2019 05:13PM
That movie should never have been made to begin with.

Very poor judgment from the studio.



Options:  Reply • Quote
Re: Trump can't get common sense gun laws but he can get a movie cancelled!
Posted by: Lemon Drop
Date: August 10, 2019 05:32PM
Quote
Sarcany
That movie should never have been made to begin with.

Very poor judgment from the studio.

How so?
Options:  Reply • Quote
Re: Trump can't get common sense gun laws but he can get a movie cancelled!
Posted by: Sarcany
Date: August 10, 2019 05:41PM
Quote
Lemon Drop
Quote
Sarcany
That movie should never have been made to begin with.

Very poor judgment from the studio.

How so?

Another "deadliest game" film? Really??

“In the shadow of a dark internet conspiracy theory, a group of globalist elites gathers for the very first time at a remote Manor House to hunt humans for sport."

They already had to suspend advertising for it due to the recent mass-shootings. They were going to lose money on it. Better to cut losses now.



Options:  Reply • Quote
Re: Trump can't get common sense gun laws but he can get a movie cancelled!
Posted by: Steve G.
Date: August 10, 2019 06:12PM
Comcast
Universal Pictures is an American film studio, owned by Comcast through its wholly owned subsidiary NBCUniversal, and is one of Hollywood's "Big Six" film studios. Its production studios are at 100 Universal City Plaza Drive in Universal City, California.
Options:  Reply • Quote
Re: Trump can't get common sense gun laws but he can get a movie cancelled!
Posted by: deckeda
Date: August 10, 2019 07:00PM
OK now that the premise isn’t what I thought, it’s even stranger. “Deplorables” who are not, is a thing that might make conservatives feel righteous. But no, Trump has to get his panties in a bunch and portray it as if “elites” are being glorified. Whatevs.

My sense is that any movie that turns political extremes into a game diminishes a serious problem we have.
Options:  Reply • Quote
Re: Trump can't get common sense gun laws but he can get a movie cancelled!
Posted by: vision63
Date: August 10, 2019 07:07PM
I can see why they cancelled it. They're solely trying to make money and bet they could on that premise. But not if it's going to be a bunch of hassle. That just slows down the money gathering element.
Options:  Reply • Quote
Re: Trump can't get common sense gun laws but he can get a movie cancelled!
Posted by: Lemon Drop
Date: August 10, 2019 07:31PM
I think the movie is social satire about inequality. Not so much political sides as extreme haves v. the rest of us, and how much power those extreme haves have.

Maybe Trump was offended because the movie makes billionaires look craven.

This producer has turned out some very good stuff. It's not a good moment to release a movie about killing a lot of people regardless of genre. Good call not to release it.
Options:  Reply • Quote
Re: Trump can't get common sense gun laws but he can get a movie cancelled!
Posted by: Speedy
Date: August 10, 2019 08:31PM
Great publicity!



Saint Cloud, Minnesota, where the weather is wonderful even when it isn't.
Options:  Reply • Quote
Sorry, only registered users may post in this forum.

Click here to login

Online Users

Guests: 314
Record Number of Users: 52 on November 20, 2014
Record Number of Guests: 2330 on October 25, 2018