Hollywood somehow believes that they should be able to make money by creating bad movies, according to the latest excuse from Tinsel Town’s liberal elite.
The decline of the American film industry has become nearly exponential in recent years, frustrating industry heads and studio executives alike. While the rise of Netflix, pirating, and digital self-distribution have all been presented as possible reasons for the slip, there is another, much more pervasive reality that many in southern California would like to not discuss: The overt liberalism of Hollywood.
Big name celebrities and Hollywood personalities have been unable to quietly and simply perform their jobs in recent years, instead choosing to turn every public appearance into some sort of stump speech aimed at pleasing their colleague’s leftist political whims. Award shows have become so abhorrently political that the American television viewer has all but tuned out completely.
Of course, no one addicted to the glitz and glamor of the entertainment industry is willing to admit that their poor excuses for propaganda is what’s causing the movie theatre mass exodus. Instead, they are looking to blame Rotten Tomatoes, a website dedicated to honest movie reviews that has gained popularity in recent years.
“Hollywood had a horrible summer.
“Between the first weekend in May and Labor Day, a sequel-stuffed period that typically accounts for 40 percent of annual ticket sales, box office revenue in North America totaled $3.8 billion, a 15 percent decline from the same span last year. To find a slower summer, you would have to go back 20 years. Business has been so bad that America’s three biggest theater chains have lost roughly $4 billion in market value since May.
“Ready for the truly alarming part? Hollywood is blaming a website: Rotten Tomatoes.
“’I think it’s the destruction of our business,’ Brett Ratner, the director, producer and film financier, said at a film festival this year.
“Studio executives’ complaints about Rotten Tomatoes include the way its Tomatometer hacks off critical nuance, the site’s seemingly loose definition of who qualifies as a critic and the spread of Tomatometer scores across the web. Last year, scores started appearing on Fandango, the online movie ticket-selling site, leading to grousing that a rotten score next to the purchase button was the same as posting this message: You are an idiot if you pay to see this movie.”
In short: Hollywood doesn’t want movie critics that can’t be corrupted reviewing their movies for the public to see.
Instead, these Tinsel Town twerps would like for you to fork over the exorbitant tickets prices at your local theater in order to sit in a sticky seat with screaming children and texting teens surrounding you, to watch a film that they themselves don’t believe in enough to allow the public to criticize.
Not only is Hollywood a liberal wasteland of bad ideas, but they prefer dumb Americans as well.