Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Why have audiences fled from Hollywood's anti-war movies?

Former soldier and former embedded blogger J.D. Johannes says audiences have fled b/c Hollywood has forsaken the hero who risks his life in a worthy cause. Instead, Hollywood creates movies in which Hallibuton is the enemy, and lawyers, reporters, and activists get to be the heroes. These movies fail, says Johannes, b/c "too many Americans know who the real enemy is." Johannes suspects Hollywood types want to see themselves(activists) as heroes. At some level, Johannes believes Hollywood types are in denial about their own refusal (due to fear) to put their lives on the line for their country.

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