There’s something uniquely aggravating about the smugness of liberal Hollywood. – Matt Stone
Variety.com reports that
“Solo: A Star Wars Story” is struggling to make the kind of opening weekend impact now expected from a Star Wars film, with an estimated $114 million from 4,381 domestic sites over the four-day Memorial Day weekend. Earlier estimates had pegged the film in the $130-$150 million range.“Solo” earned about $35.6 million through Friday, including $14.1 million from Thursday grosses, the highest Thursday for a Memorial Day opener. But a $114 million opening would have “Solo” trailing the three-day debut of the last anthology film, “Rogue One,” by $41 million — to say nothing of “Star Wars: The Last Jedi’s” $220 million opening.
The Disney-Lucasfilm venture is the 10th Star Wars movie and fourth from Disney in less than four years. Should the holiday estimate hold for “Solo: A Star Wars Story,” it will raise questions about franchise fatigue and Disney’s strategy of opening the tentpole a mere five months after “The Last Jedi” debuted on Dec. 16.
At $114 million, “Solo” would be the fifth-biggest film to open on Memorial Day weekend. Disney’s 2007 release “Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End” currently holds that title with $139.8 million, followed by “Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of Crystal Skull,” “X-Men: The Last Stand,” and “Fast and Furious 6,” with $117 million.
“Solo” follows Alden Ehrenreich as a young Han Solo, who befriends his future co-pilot Chewbacca and meets the gambler Lando Calrissian (Donald Glover). Emilia Clarke, Woody Harrelson, Thandie Newton, Paul Bettany, Joonas Suotamo, and Phoebe Waller-Bridge round out the cast. Ron Howard directed from a screenplay by Jonathan and Lawrence Kasdan. Howard replaced the directing team of Phil Lord and Chris Miller, who left the project in June, citing “creative differences.”
Critics have been mostly positive about the film, which holds a current 71% “fresh” score on Rotten Tomatoes.
Of course, Professional Movie Critics were positive about it. They’re Liberals.
But, gentle readers, this isn’t the same Star Wars Universe that began with “Star Wars: A New Hope”, which I watched in amazement in the air conditioned comfort of the Paramount Movie Theater in the Eastgate Shopping Center on Park Avenue in Memphis, Tennessee on a hot summer night in 1977.
Check this out. Per Washington Post.com…
When “Solo: A Star Wars Story” hits theaters on Friday, moviegoers will finally be able to ascertain whether Alden Ehrenreich’s Han lives up to Harrison Ford’s portrayal, or if the infamous director switcheroo affected the quality of the film. But viewers will have to look off-screen for the answer to another burning question: Is Lando Calrissian queer?
Co-writer Jonathan Kasdan says yes. He “emphatically” confirmed to HuffPost last week that the suave smuggler, played in “Solo” by Donald Glover and in the original trilogy by Billy Dee Williams, is pansexual.
“There’s a fluidity to Donald and Billy Dee’s [portrayal of Lando’s] sexuality,” Kasdan said. “I mean, I would have loved to have gotten a more explicitly LGBT character into this movie. I think it’s time, certainly, for that, and I love the fluidity — sort of the spectrum of sexuality that Donald appeals to and that droids are a part of. He doesn’t make any hard and fast rules. I think it’s fun.”
Glover elaborated on the screenwriter’s claims this week in an interview with Entertainment Weekly. Williams had told Glover to “be charming,” and the younger actor echoed Kasdan’s words by describing Lando as someone who “doesn’t have hard and fast boundaries about everything.”
Does that make your skin crawl? Or, is it just me?
The Star Wars Franchise’s entry before this “The Last Jedi” was roundly criticized by fans of the original movie trio as being a “Social Justice Warrior Movie”, meaning that the old fashioned movie serial feeling of George Lucas’ original trilogy has been replaced by movies filled with Liberal Ideals and values, such as Lando’s newfound “pansexuality”.
Liberals and their penchant for cramming their political ideology in their movies are succeeding in driving their customer base away.
The Hollywood “Elite” on the Left of the Political Spectrum, who voted for Hillary Clinton to be our next President of the United States of America, and who covered for Serial Abuser Harvey Weinstein for decades, continue in public to force their failed political ideology upon us in entertainment venues, while throwing the longest temper tantrum that the world has ever seen over the results of an American Presidential Election, that happened over eighteen months ago.
These self-proclaimed activists, are making a lie out of the claim that they have made for years that they are the most tolerant…and “gifted” among us.
In fact, these sore losers remind me of the hysterically sobbing children that you hear in every Walmart across the country.
It’s not that those children are crying because they are physically hurt. Just like these Hollywood Liberals, they’re crying because they did not get their way.
This epic meltdown by those who are paid handsomely to entertain us is a direct result of an isolated ignorance of average Americans’ desire to rid ourselves of those in the Halls of Power who told us repeatedly that they knew what was best for us and “who we were”, while their actual mission was to turn America into a Third-World Barrio in their quest to make us a Socialist Paradise.
All during the Presidential Campaign, the Democratic Party, along with those in “Showbiz”, through their minions in the Main Stream Media, assured us that it was a foregone conclusion that Hillary Clinton would be our 45th president.
There is a reason for that.
They are completely and totally disconnected from reality.
The Liberal Elite have always believed that our country revolves around the big metropolitan areas in the Northeast and in California. They have always looked down their noses at what they derisively call “Flyover Country”, the same area that many of us call the Heartland of America or simply “home”.
Just like their fellow Modern American Liberals who run the Democratic Party, the disconnected “dancing monkeys” in Tinsel Town, who insist on turning every awards show on television into an Anti-Trump Hate-fest, never saw actually saw Trump’s victory coming in the first place.
At this point, all their incessant national temper tantrum is doing, is making them look like fools, as evidenced by the continuing decline in box office returns.
As I have written before, I don’t remember any of us average Americans asking them for their opinion as to how we should vote, do you?
Their own haughtiness and super-sized egos have cost the Hollywood Liberal Hierarchy untold millions of dollars by allowing their own preconceived prejudices about average Americans and our “lack of intelligence” to drive a wedge between them and American Moviegoers.
The Hollywood Elite, as clearly demonstrated by the Harvey Weinstein Scandal and the self-serving, hypocritical “Me, Too” Movement, has no use for the ethics and morals of average Americans, until it is economically and politically expedient for them to erroneously claim that they do, indeed, share our values.
A claim which is proven to be false the moment they release another movie which glorifies evil or attacks Traditional American Values and/or America itself.
There is an old adage that warns “Do not bite the hand that feeds you.”
Hollywood not only bit the hands of average American Moviegoers in America’s Heartland, it has gnawed on them for over a decade.
Just as Liberals still do not understand that the fact that their political ideology is not popular among average Americans is the reason that Donald J. Trump is our 45th President, so do they not realize that we do not want them to preach their Liberal Philosophy to us in movies where we come to be entertained and not didactically lectured to.
President Ronald Reagan was exactly right when he quipped,
The trouble with our Liberal friends is not that they’re ignorant; it’s just that they know so much that isn’t so.
Now, with the Disney Star Wars Production Team turning Lando Calrissian into the male equivalent of Madonna, I shudder to think about what they are going to do to the Wookies.
Until He Comes,