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Posted on 12/17/2005 11:10:22 AM PST by dangus
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Did they really think a movie that appeals to such a small proportion of the population would do well?
I haven't seen it ... maybe it's a good story, but the press for this film is stuck on the fact that there are gays in it ... so that's what people are going to think about it; it's a gay cowboy movie.
I can't say I'm surprised that King Kong isn't doing as well as some people thought. It's good, but Lord of The Rings it ain't. And if the producers expected it to be as successful just because of Peter Jackson they need to come back to reality.
You missed a "U." It's:
Just as the large majority reject Gay Marriage so will they reject this crap and, IMO, that is just as it should be.
And I'm going to see Lion, Witch and Wardrobe tomorrow. What a great story!
And yes, Lewis explicitly state it was NOT allegory. What he meant was that Aslan LITERALLY WAS CHRIST in the film, not just a Christ-like figure. His idea was about what it would be like if Christ had to save a world like Narnia that was populated by talking animals instead of humans. In that case, he would come to the world as an animal instead of a man.
That was the idea, and so it's not technically allegory, but I'm probably just splitting hairs.
They aren't cowboys eithers. They herd sheep. They are shepards.
What he meant was that Aslan LITERALLY WAS CHRIST in the film, not just a Christ-like figure
You can't mean that. If it wasn't an allegory, then it either wasn't intended to a have religious theme or Christ really was a lion.
I suggest another crappy remake of a TV show that no one watched. That will certainly resurrect Hollywood.
Ahhh-but Butch is sure it will garner it's appropriate awards at the gay film festival. LOL
Domestic Total as of Dec. 16, 2005: $1,726,000 (Estimate)
Distributor: Focus Features Release Date: December 9, 2005
Running Time: 2 hrs. 14 min. Production Budget: $14 million
MPAA Rating: R Marketing:$7 million
I thought Kong was thoroughly entertaining - this is one ass-kicking ape, plus I agree with Kong - Naomi Watts is worth going on a rampage for..
Speak for yourself. Personally, I think millions of men are just itching to see Bareback Mountain, it will justify all of the hype Hollywood has put into, just wait. Waiting. Still waiting.
Nothing more appealing to American men than gay cowboys, for sure. At least, that's what the backers of this film must have been told. And it will win an Oscar!
You bad, stop that!
.........and a bit tooo preposterous. Really, I'm shocked!
I guess we won't be seeing too many gay cowboy movies in the future.
We saw the latest Harry Potter last week. It was late in the run, but the theater was almost empty.
It was good, but not nearly as good IMHO as the earlier ones. A bit too dark and bleak. Even the scenery around the school was darker. Maybe that was deliberate, but I think it's a mistake.
We still haven't seen Narnia, but plan to take the kids sometime soon.
The Grinch Audience that Stole Hollywood's Christmas.
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