The MSM has been on a tear with questionable propaganda ever since Obama left office in January. Many prominent liberals have decided to use this quasi-brainwashing as an opportunity to capitalize at the box office. In recent weeks a number of politically charged movies and shows have been released by notable directors and politicians in hopes of riding the wave that is modern day liberal craziness. Unfortunately for these socialists, capitalism kicked in and most, if not all, of these movies were a big waste of money. Here are three that did not go so well.
1. Al Gore’s “An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power” Flops at the box office, barely beating “Cars 3” for 15th place.
Al Gore’s left-wing documentary about the rise of the evil President Trump was a giant disaster nationwide, severely under performing its expectations. I mean, we’re talking about the guy who’s life revolves around climate change, yet his mansion uses more than 21 times more energy than the average household. How were the expectations even that high?
Of the $121 million spent in America last week at the movies, less than $1 million was spent on Gore’s film. Guess there’s not gonna be a new yacht for ole Al.
Although the results are not fully in, we are anticipating Gore will be demanding a recount.
2. Detroit’s $7.1 million opening was the lowest this year of any film opening in more than 3,000 theaters.
Even lower than “Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul” which was released in May. People did not buy into Katherine Bigelow’s race-baiting film as they are sick of being told they are at fault for what happened in the past – half of them not even alive at the time of the movie’s setting. Although the film is a accurate depiction of a historical event, many felt the political undertone was too loud. The movie placed 8th in its opening weekend but quickly dipped to the 13th the following. This movie was so bad that even HuffPost had a problem with it. Ouch.
3. Michael Moore thought he could star in his own Broadway play and be successful. He was wrong.
The thought of Moore running around a Broadway stage is hilarious, but not funny enough to gain favorable reviews of his one-man show. “The Terms of My Surrender” is play starring himself that he described as as “uncensored” and “All-American.” He promoted the play as a “12-step meeting for the Democratic Party.” The Washington Free Beacon gathered some quotes to show us how critics felt about the show.
“You don’t have to disagree with Mr. Moore’s politics to find that his shtick has become disagreeable with age,” the New York Times‘ Jesse Green wrote. “‘The Terms of My Surrender,’ which opened on Thursday at the Belasco, is a bit like being stuck at Thanksgiving dinner with a garrulous, self-regarding, time-sucking uncle. Gotta love him — but maybe let’s turn on the television.”
“Audiences hoping for a bit of feel-good liberal therapy, let alone a good show, may be disappointed to find that Mr. Moore isn’t very interested in them. He’s not preaching to the choir: He’s bragging to it,” Green added.
“Michael Moore looked like a fish out of water — or was it a deer in headlights?” the Los Angeles Times‘ Charles McNulty wrote.
“I found myself cringing at the self-congratulatory applause that would break out when he would utter one of his pieties,” McNulty continued. “And I lost patience with the way he seemed to want both sympathy for being a victim of the right and adulation for being the champion of all mankind.”
“Some of these personal anecdotes are proud puffery,” Variety‘s Marilyn Stasio said.
“There is nothing fresh,” the Daily Beast‘s Tim Teeman added.
Yes, the democratic party does need some help and advice but Moore is probably not the best person to be giving it.