As someone who used to go to a movie at least once a week, nothing saddens me more than the fact that Hollywood has decided that politics are more important than entertaining its audience. Last week, we had The Constant Gardner
, another crazy conspiracy film where the evil corporations can only make money by killing people. This week, we have Lord of War
, which sounds like a movie I could really like, but is really just another anti-gun polemic. Hollywood loses an amazing amount of money selling its politics. In the fine tradition of Beyond Borders
(humanitarian efforts in war-torn nations) that cost $60 million to make and market
and grossed a whole $4 million in US release, these films cannot make money but continue to be made.