Uh,huh. So this White House Down movie is not doing very well. It opened in fourth place behind two repeat films (it brought in only half as much as Monsters University, now in its second week) and well behind a Sandra Bullock action comedy. Yes, that movie.
Within White House Down, very popular Channing Tatum and nosediving Jamie Foxx deal with a US military takeover of the White House. Foxx plays a very transparent Barack Obama who participates in an armed response to the attack. Trailers shows this Obama-like president diving, shooting, and taking down terrorists with determined efficiency.
Maybe you should have read the second paragraph then the first paragraph, especially if you want to predict the inevitable question of what went wrong with this movie.
No, the Czar has not seen it because it is yet another example of an openly left-wing production trying to project their fantasiesmilitary bad, Obama is teh awsumon a public more interested in wholesome family entertainment. When they want a good action flick, the public goes to see the more obviously pro-American Iron Man 3. By the way, Iron Man 3 made $7 for every buck White House Down got in its opening weekend.
Hollywood is suprisingly straightforward (more than they want you to think). When they make intelligent, feel-good movies, the public goes to see them. When they make cheap propaganda movies in order to puff up a Left-wing ideology (Hurt Locker, Promised Land, White House Down), the movies perform poorly at the box office. As a result, you are seeing dollars reflecting viewer attitudes about the country.
The Czar and family saw the trailer for White House Down prior to Iron Man 3; with scenes of a Barjamie Ofoxxma trying to outdo Harrison Ford as a kick-ass president, the audience groaned over the stupid transparency of it. Sorry, Hollywood: you cannot convince us that Barack Obamathe guy with the bicycle helmetis a tough guy.
And while you want us so badly to see Foxx as Obama, you got the flipside of it: people have lost all interest in this doofus President, and are taking it out on this movie. In fact, the star-ratings (out of four stars or out of five) about match the Presidents popularity polls right now.
Ars simia naturæ, and dollars equal votes.
Божію Поспѣшествующею Милостію Мы, Дима Грозный Императоръ и Самодержецъ Всероссiйскiй, цѣсарь Московскiй. The Czar was born in the steppes of Russia in 1267, and was cheated out of total control of all Russia upon the death of Boris Mikhailovich, who replaced Alexander Yaroslav Nevsky in 1263. However, in 1283, our Czar was passed over due to a clerical error and the rule of all Russia went to his second cousin Daniil (Даниил Александрович), whom Czar still resents. As a half-hearted apology, the Czar was awarded control over Muscovy, inconveniently located 5,000 miles away just outside Chicago. He now spends his time seething about this and writing about other stuff that bothers him.