Skip to comments.Bruce Willis comes out fighting for Iraq’s forgotten GI heroes
Posted on 11/26/2005 4:19:14 PM PST by saquin
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Bruce Willis ping...especially for you.
Wonder if he will enjoy a "reverse Fonda" effect
Mel Gibson not only made "The Passion of the Christ" but he starred in "We were soldiers", a great movie that showed the American soldier in Vietnam as something other than baby killing a**holes. They ruined it right at the end with the statement from the VC officer about how they were going to win but other than that it was a great movie by a great and God fearing man.
I was so pleased to hear about this. So many REAL LIFE HEROES! and hollywood couldnt give a damn about any of them, to tell THIER story. Well Bruce Willis is bringing much need attention to Michael Yon and his important work. I believe that his reports are going to define this war.
You are so sweet to think of me!
Or really. . .the other way around. . .
They could BAD review all they want...I'll be the second in line..the first will be my wife...
Oh, don't say that...I'll start to believe it!
Thank you, Bruce Willis! This sounds like a movie that I would pay to see!
WTG Bruce, best wishes and hopes that it makes a bundle.. but screw the reviews because we know they'll be mostly biased.
I saw Tears of the Sun, which was a hard movie to do. It did about $60 million as I recall.
I say much lower given that since 1/2 of people won't watch it given the pro-troop angle. It will also contain violent scenes which means PG-13 or R.
To make that gross you would need about 30 million people to go and see it.
I'll go see it only if it looks good. Otherwise I will be part of the rental sales figures.
Why do we accept Hollywood's behavior now?
I don't. That's why I rarely go to the movies anymore and hardly ever rent a video or pay per view. I boycott watching award shows because I don't think too many of the recipients of those awards are really that talented(a few are but not many) I've pretty much declared my own little war on Hollywood.
That's only 10% of the population of THIS country. Add on at least the Brits and Aussies and it will be well over $250 million, IMHO.
Just doing a little editing on behalf of the truth.
If Willis does this as a "traditional" war movie, then you probably will be right about the movie receipts -- Will probably do better in rentals. What we need to see in a movie is how successful the Coalition has been and how much they have accomplished in such a short time all things considered. The movie should also allow the Iraqi people to show their gratitude to us in this movie, something the MSM ignores. Our troops have rebuilt a country, destroyed not just by War, but first and foremost by Saddam who only cares about his palaces and rebuilding his vision of Babylon.
Too hard to do in under 2 hours and with a likely cost of $120 million in production and marketing costs. The movie would have to do about $200 million (I read studios get $.55/$1 of ticket sales) to break even. The movie will likely be dismissed as propaganda.
I'd be interested in watching it but it's a huge risk to undertake.
Maybe Bruce could enlist Michael Moore and get some of his techniques for making a cheap movie that is full of anti-American propaganda and thereby fooling many into believing it is an actual documentary...and then SLAM, Bruce's movie turns out to be pro-American propaganda that still tells more Truth about the War than Michael and his minions will ever acknowledge. Weirder things have happened. To the Lost on the Left, nothing will help them. It is that Middle group who doesn't know what to believe thanks to the MSM and the total ineptness of Bush & the Repubs at promoting anything positive.
..rent Tears of the Sun...came out in 2003!
It takes place in Nigeria but mirrors Iraq in many ways....
...specific moments & quotes stand out in that movie that definitely mirror Iraq....
..and the director and Willis both state their respect & homage to the military...(Bruce plays a Navy SEAL)....and does it excellently!
Truly, a very good movie...somewhat similar in some areas to Hotel Rwanda...
It ends with the famous Edmund Burke quote....All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing
Good stuff ~ Bump!
Nah....if you want to blow stuff up it costs money.
And stuff being blown up is far more entertaining to watch!!!!!
Thank you, Bruce, for undertaking such a worthy project whose time is way past due. I'll be waiting in line to buy a ticket, and I bet you can count on the majority of Mel Gibson's fans as well. We're all sick to death of Hollywood.
If you havent visited this site you must!
Bravo Bravo to Bruce Willis and congrats to the great Michael Yon!
Cindy won't understand the success of this movie.
wow! Thanks for the great pics :-)
I hardly go to the movies anymore, but this is one for which I will stand in line to get tickets.