Captain Ed talks about the recent spate of anti-war movies coming out of Hollywood, noting that the American public doesn’t seem terribly interested in having a bunch of moneyed, morally preening elites tell it what’s right and what’s wrong.
Going on the criteria of 1) entertaining, and 2) thought-provoking, it’s pretty clear that the current films haven’t cut the mustard…at least here in the U.S. It’s entirely possible, even likely, that our European betters will give movies about American G.I.’s raping children a warmer reception; we do tend to like things that reinforce our worldview, after all. What, then, is the difference between Redacted and Valley of the Wolves, which was written about here?
Eventtually, the American public will wake up and realize that Hollywood despises it and finds its mores and culture contemptible. How many more box office failures like Rendition will it take?