Skip to comments.Box Office: Alice Turns Damon a Sickly Green (Green Zone Bombs)
Posted on 03/15/2010 9:44:32 AM PDT by Haiku Guy
In Team America: World Police, the first Hollywood-financed movie inspired by the U.S. invasion of Iraq and its attendant political controversy, South Park's Trey Parker and Matt Stone dispatched a squad of U.S. guerrillas all in marionette form to take down an Axis of Evil dictator and, in the process, slaughter the real villains of the piece: a bunch of self-important celebrities who had publicly opposed the U.S. policy. One of these stars is Matt Damon, who is portrayed as such an idiot that all his dialogue consists of is his grinning stupidly while saying, "Matt Damon!" The puppet Damon ends up dead, his head snapped by a Team America hero.
The real Matt Damon didn't fare much better as the star of the new Green Zone: he went looking for the truth about Iraq's WMDs, and got blown up by the IED of public indifference.
(Excerpt) Read more at time.com ...
Green Zone first week returns of $14.5 Million on an investment of $230 Million.
Gotta love it!
I completely stopped going to movies several years ago. Don’t miss it a bit.
But I love that this propaganda hit piece bombed.
I enjoyed Alice.
I’m glad it whooped that POS Damon and his POS movie.
Good. I hope they all go bankrupt while nobody listens to their “message”.
..of course, they’ll just expect a guhmit handout when that happens.
Matt Damon sucks.
“One of these stars is Matt Damon, who is portrayed as such an idiot that all his dialogue consists of is his grinning stupidly while saying, “Matt Damon!” The puppet Damon ends up dead, his head snapped by a Team America hero. “
To be fair, the reason this was, was because the puppet came out very bad and so they just ran with the appearance.
Just for the sake of truthfulness.
How many ‘Air Americas’ do these lefties need to create before it finally sinks in that is doesn’t sell.
The "fairness doctrine" will be expanded to cover movies....
Maybe Pelosi can cram a government takeover of Holllywood into the health care reconciliation bill...
ObamaStudios! For the Children!
Um, no. But thanks for playing.
If the public were indifferent, Damon's movie would have fared considerably better. Be certain, the public is not indifferent.
With the exception of Avatar, anti-American films don't do well. Were Avatar anything less than a 3D motion capture/computer animation extravaganza, I'd dare say it would have done about as well as Ferngully. I only know of two folks (libs) who have actually seen it.
Paranoid Anti-Military Movie ‘Green Zone’ Hailed by Top NY Times Movie Critic
“They fought the war, and the war won.”
UH Huh. Universal may end up on the financial cutting floor if they keep backing dogs. (apologies to dogs everywhere)
Wow, they are in the tank for 200 mil. Yikes.
Ah, if only Damon had invested a considerable amount of his own fortune in making the movie. That would be even sweeter.
BTW, on an (almost) completely unrelated note, a remake to the 80’s action classic “Red Dawn” is scheduled to come out this summer. I’m wondering how much of the film’s politics will be Damon-esque this time around?
OT - I heard Tom Hanks' ignorant comments about WWII on Laura Ingraham's show this morning and they come across even worse that they did in print since you can hear the snidely superior tone in his voice. IMDB lists quite a few products involving Hanks coming up this year and next which I sincerely hope flop big time. He is definitely on my permanent sh!t list.
Betcha the plot will be right wing generals pull a coup and the wolverines will be the brave progressive force that is trying to get "their" country back.
Maybe the right-wing cabal can be backed by Michigan-Militia types, NRA members and armed Tea Partiers... The Wolverines can repel them with water balloons!
i have overheard some of these Hollywood writers recently, trust me THEY DON’T GET IT.
I just loved “Team America” - it was vulgar, gross, politically incorrect, and hysterically funny.
I understand there is going to be a new Market instrument so people can buy stock or ETFs on movies. Anyone have any details on that?
Well, short this one!
I would avoid that market without a real good source of inside information...
I just wish Hollywood would keep their political opinions to themselves. Hanks, Damon, Baldwin, Penn and others.. I will not see their movies now to support their platforms. Can’t stand watching them now.
Every dollar lost on a project like this is a dollar that cannot be donated to a Democrat politician...
I havn’t run short of old Jimmy Stewart movies...
They're doing you a favor. By coming out and announcing their idiotic point-of-view, they prevent you from watching one of the propaganda flix unawares.
NETFLIX should have this one in my mailbox when I get home tonight...
We have real people getting killed and maimed by IEDs in Afghanistan right now. I think it was very careless for Time to use “IED” in such a nonchalant fashion to discuss a movie’s box office.
It’s TIME! Whaddayagonnado?
Was that a staged gag, or did Demon really wig out like that?
Yep. And I look at it this way. That's money that could have gone to some slimy Dem's campaign.
Keep wasting it, Hollywood.
The invaders this time are the Chinese.
I suspect that was a gag. Cute. You can tell by the wak Kimmell sells the looong introduction.
Earn: Fourteen million
Cost: Two hundred plus million
Lesson learned: Priceless
“...he went looking for the truth about Iraq’s WMDs...”
Bullstalin. This is a conspiracy nut’s wetdream.
And Time-Lies-Warner has the audacity to call Tea Partiers “birthers”.
The box-office curse of movies about the U.S. Mess-o-potamian escapade remained unbroken, as Damon became the latest star after George Clooney, Jamie Foxx, Tom Cruise, Robert Redford, Meryl Streep, Tommy Lee Jones, Reese Witherspoon and Jake Gyllenhaal, not to mention the South Park guys whose attempt to address the blood and blunders in our Mideast wars tanked with the mass audience.
Americans recognize antiAmerican propaganda when they catch a sniff of it (and the spouting of Hollywood Reds patting themselves on the back for living with BDS).
It's being filmed in the city of Detroit because the filmakers thought they would have the least amount of set work to do to make the impression of a post apocalyptic cataclysm having occurred. Ought to be good for the Detroit economy if nothing else. Maybe the city fathers will use the opportunity for using Hollywood demolitions to start some real urban renewal?
There was no more hint of America's fatal foreign policy frustrations in Iraq than there was of homosexuality in the trailers for A Single Man. But somehow, just possibly through the Internet, people know. Both films couldn't escape their true identity, and suffered not for their sins but for their boldness.
The public doesn't support Hollyweird's propaganda efforts. If Hollywood hadn't rewritten hundreds of years of copyright law, many of the films that keep them solvent would be in the public domain now (anything 28 years old) and Hollywood would HAVE to be more accountable to the public's taste in current movies.
Is it going to be about a Communist takeover threat? Or Islamic jihad?
They will air it around the clock on cable until it meets the needed receipts. So in the end, it’ll serve to sell the lie and sell the lie and sell the lie.
Problem is that Hollywood actors keep getting rewarded for their political activism with UN Ambassadorships. People like Angelina Jolie, George Clooney, Nicole Kidman, Nicholas Cage, Orlando Bloom.... and the list goes on and on....all are UN Goodwill Ambassadors for some cause -- AIDs, Humantiratian, to a country, etc.
In short actors are getting prestigious awards for their social & political activism, so there is nothing to discourage and everything to encourage them to keep up the politics.
“Humantiratian” How the heck did I misspell “Humanitarian” that badly? LOL!
Personally, I feel that Team America was Damon’s finest film.
Wow, a $230 million Matt Damon movie makes $14.5 million in it first three opening days.
What wonderful news!