Sunday, November 07, 2004

Ooooh, so that's why they lost...

Wayne Llewellyn, the president of distribution at Paramount, said that the conservative ethos reflected in last week's election results might have hurt the film.

"It could be the mood of the country right now," he said. "It seems to be the result of the election. Maybe they didn't want to see a guy that slept around."
Uh, Mr. Llewellyn, I understand that you are probably doing your darndest to keep your job after this flop - and who knows, maybe they'll buy into it - but don't blame your film's poor performance on the election, loser! This "mood" you speak of is not a new mood that has resulted from the election. The election was a result of an old mood.

If you know anything about movie numbers the top grossing films are always G, PG & PG-13 films. The Passion was an anomoly - do you think it might have had anything to do with the film's subject?

Are they ever going to figure it out? Is their perverted world view going to take a back seat to their back pockets?

By the way, I am not a big Disney fan, but they have hit it out of the ball park with The Incredibles. I can't wait for Narnia to come alive. And don't miss I Am David, releasing next month.