Sunday, October 14, 2018

Left spins "First Man" tanking

Hollywood's revisionist history of America landing the first man on the moon turn it into a flagless movie that patriots shunned. "First Man" did not include the scene where Neil Armstrong planted the American flag on the moon, which was the whole point of the exercise.

But the spin in Variety was nuttier than a pound of peanut butter. Its headline read, "‘First Man’ Blues: How 40 Years of ‘Star Wars’ Killed the Mystery of the Moon Shot."

Blame Star Wars.

Yes, that's the ticket.

How can a film America's space program compare with the fictions of Death Stars and what not?

Variety said, "The ultimate effect of the Star Wars movies was to revolutionize American film culture by transforming it from something reality-based into something fantasy-based.

"Space, which had once been a real place, became the setting for our new fundamentalist pop mythology. And one of the effects of that was to rob the moon landing of any quality of mystery — and, indeed, to displace it in our imaginations, not because it would ever be less than an extraordinary achievement, but because in 1969 it had a quality of awe, but now it had the aura of an ancient dusty prequel to the kinetic space opera we were all carrying around in our heads.

"The ads for 'First Man' feature the bizarrely unappealing line, 'Experience the impossible journey to the moon.' Leaving aside that the line should have been something like, 'It took a human hero to go out of this world,' that ad copy inadvertently captures the staggering challenge that 'First Man' ended up confronting in the marketplace: Who wants to see a movie about an 'impossible' journey that we all know was, in fact, more than possible because it happened? Landing on the moon once seemed miraculous, transcendent, the stuff of dreams. The sad reality is that for too many people, it now seems boring."

Hmm.

Oddly enough "The Right Stuff" and "Apollo 13" were successes.

Maybe they should have planted the flag. A little patriotism now and then helps because not every American is ashamed of America.

Some of us are quite proud of our nation and its out-of-the-world acomplishments.

Go figure.

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26 comments:

  1. Variety spin themselves out of orbit on this one. I won’t even watch it when it comes to free TV. MAGA.

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  2. These un-American Hollywood blowhards deserve every monetary loss they get for disrespecting the country that allowed them to get rich. A pox on these meat heads.

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  4. And here's another Hollywood mistake: "The Conners," i.e., Roseanne without Roseanne will be another bust, and they know it and now I've heard they regret firing Roseanne. Any fool could have predicted this. And those guys get paid millions? Maybe they should get out of LA and talk to real people instead of only talking with the hipsters who all think like they do. Ha Ha Losers!

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    1. They can atone for that by firing Dingy Dungy Dungey.

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  5. There are far too many media outlets.

    Too many stories to file, and not enough news to do that. So there is a lot of making it up stuff, i.e. Fake News.

    "Journalists" with literally no real world experience are auditioning to make a name for themselves so they can score a high paying job on cable - giving their opinion. Almost all are public relations whores for anyone that will pay them or help them advance.

    Since Trump ran I've had no problem following and getting the news. I receive no newspapers or magazines; and my TV is not hooked up. I use it to play DVD's of movies from the 30's, 40's, and early 50's. When actors could act, singers could sing, and comedians were funny.

    I find all the true news on the Internet. A few dozen Twitter accounts that explain issues, and give me links to pertinent You Tube videos and articles on blogs such as this one. Trump rallies are free on You Tube, as is Sharyl Attkisson's 'Full Measure' investigative news program. She just interviewed one of the 2 women accusing DNC assistant chairman and anti-American Muslim extremist Keith Ellison (his slave name) of sexual assault. From what I've seen, no major media outlet has touched that story.

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  6. Like I needed another reason to despise Hollyweird and their anti-Americanism.
    Can any one name a good film to come out of there since 2000? They spent eight years mocking President Bush, the next eight trying to convince us that the turd sandwich called Barry wasn't a turd sandwich because it didn't have any bread, and now they are upset because all their plans to spend eight years heaping praise on Satan's evil sister are on hold and likely bound for the scrap heap.
    I guess their dream of Utopian North Venezuela are fading now too.

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  7. For my money, I prefer the story of Apollo 13 to that of Apollo 11.

    A flawless delivery is not without charm, but there's just something about regular guys triumphing in the face of a sh*tstorm.

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  8. It was on my must see list the first time I heard of it. By the time it hit the theaters, omitting the flag was news and I shit canned any thought of seeing it.

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  9. And Rex Reed said the movie starred Ryan Gosling’s eyelashes. Hahaha! Oh Rex, you deliciously saucy old fart, you.

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  10. The American taxpayers fund exceptionalism and the lefties steal it and claim it was theirs all along. There is nothing new here.

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  11. I LOVE Liberals...They can convince themselves of the most bizarre nonsense around!

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  12. Variety said, "The ultimate effect of the Star Wars movies was to revolutionize American film culture by transforming it from something reality-based into something fantasy-based.

    OK, so why did Star Trek do so well at the box office?

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  13. When I heard they made the "creative" decision to omit the flag, that kept me home. There's nothing creative about distorting history to fit an ideology that history has completely refuted.

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  14. the first thing I heard about this film was they shunned the American flag. I'm not a fan of historical revisionism, so I will not see it. While true there were many important foreigners involved such as Von Braun, this was a triumph of America and the free world. Pretending it wasn't is silly.

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  15. Too much of Hollywood hates normal Americans.

    Too bad there aren't more normal American hero movies, like there used to be. Comic book heros are fine, but like Star wars, they're fantasy.

    Of course, taking a real American hero and taking out America is really dumb.

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  16. This is just another example of why the NPC meme has driven the leftards absolutely bonkers. It is so true and fits them like the proverbial shoe.

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  17. Won't be seeing this, though I too had been looking forward to it.

    I still remember Heinlein's "Destination Moon," which thrilled me as a boy, and it was a dream come true to have a very tiny part in this greatest of adventures myself, doing comms for USAF HQ; it's a great disappointment to read reviews of this film I'd been so anxious to see.

    I've read an account from someone who did see it, and he was not impressed: said the actors were wooden, that it was filled with SJW memes, and that it seemed to be deliberately un-patriotic.

    Damn it all, why can't they just tell the story!

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  18. I'm exactly the guy that should be running to see this film with my wife. Armstrong planting the flag on the moon is the money shot, the culmination of greatest achievement of mankind, which was done by AMERICANS!! It wasn't some world achievement. I hope the China and France box office numbers are worth it.

    I'm sure before you know it, WWII movies will be about how multicultural gay Muslim Americans liberated France, interspliced with scenes of Hitler saying "you're fired" and "make the motherland great again.

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    1. I've already read one history of Hitler's Germany that came out last year and had a chapter entitled "Make Germany Great Again."
      ---Fred

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  19. Several years ago, I subscribed to Netflix to see some old stuff and a couple of recent series I had heard about. I noticed that virtually all the newer movies available had low ratings from subscribers. I canceled the service and never looked back.

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  20. Several years ago, I subscribed to Netflix to see some old stuff and a couple of recent series I had heard about. I noticed that virtually all the newer movies available had low ratings from subscribers. I canceled the service and never looked back.

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