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November 26, 2007

Redacted Bombs

Left-wing director Brian De Palma's Redacted, which pushes the anti-America propaganda envelope right over the edge by showing drunken U.S. soldiers raping a 14-year-old Arab girl and murdering her whole family, is bombing spectacularly.

The inflammatory trash that critic Michael Medved called "the worst movie I've ever seen" took in $25,628 in its opening weekend; in the entire country, about 3,000 people were moonbatty enough to go see it, despite all the publicity.

However, the flop may still advance De Palma's stated goal of helping bring about an American defeat. As Bill O'Reilly has pointed out, the movie

will be displayed prominently on jihadi websites, and will be used as a recruiting tool by terrorists.

That, and pandering to America-hating European leftists, were apparently the real objectives of De Palma and producer Mark Cuban.


On a tip from Scott.

Posted by Van Helsing at November 26, 2007 7:19 AM


Send Mark Cuban back to Cuba! Cuban is just mad because his reality TV series bombed and was axed well short of its 13 episode run. And send Brian DeShithead to France (though France does have a pretty good new President so that might be an insult to him)

Posted by: Anonymous at November 26, 2007 7:36 AM

It's bombing so bad that I had never even heard of it before today, and I'm a big movie buff.
It's certainly good news that so many of these anti- American propaganda movies that have been coming out recently ('Rendition,' 'Lions for Lambs,' etc.) have all bombed so miserably at the box office. Maybe when the Hollywood producers notice that they're starting to lose money on these stinkbombs, they'll realize that the American audiences are tired of seeing this pretentious, bigoted, leftist B.S. in their theaters.
In movie- related news, I recommend the movie 'Enchanted.' It might be too cutesy for some people here, but it's really funny and well- acted (Not to mention it does a great job of simultaneously parodying and honoring Disney films), it fully deserved to rule the box office the way it did last weekend.

Posted by: Adam at November 26, 2007 8:36 AM

Hollyweird doesnt care if these anti-American propaganda films make money or not. Otherwise they wouldnt make them in the first place. The people who make these types of trash films are multimillioniares or billionaires. They think nothing of blowing a few million just promote their own twisted views.

Posted by: Anonymous at November 26, 2007 8:58 AM

What films like this reveal is the intense conceit at the basis of leftism. One can reasonably argue that leftism fundamentally is a grand expression of conceit. The Leftist's basic belief system is built around the idea that they know more than everyone else; that they know The Truth, and all who disagree with them are ignorant.

So De Palma believes here that he is showing The Truth about Iraq, American servicemen, and so on, when of course what we see is simply what Brian de Palma believes about Iraq and American servicemen. Not The Truth. Not even A Truth, unless the belief system of a film director with no real personal knowledge of the issue counts as truth in some way. What we have here is not The Truth about Iraq, it's the The Truth about Brian de Palma.

A wiser head would understand that, would understand that their film-making cannot be objective, and would understand that any film they make is merely a projection of their own beliefs. But not the committed Leftist. He has spent his life believing that he sees the world clearly, and everyone else is a fool. So what he creates is a view of the world through a very distorted lens indeed.

Posted by: Ian from the EUSSR at November 26, 2007 9:23 AM

There are bad movies, and then there are bad movies. The are movies that are bad because they are badly made, like "Plan Nine From Outer Space." And then there are movies that are bad because they were made by bad people, like "Triumph of the Will." It sounds like "Redacted" is a combination of both.
I've read Medved's review. Its been a long time since I've heard a movie described as "despicable."
"Redacted" may just be the biggest flop to come out of Hollywood since the TV show "The Book of Daniel." Anybody remember that one?

Posted by: phil at November 26, 2007 9:49 AM

Hey, Plan 9 is a darned good movie :)

Posted by: Ian from the EUSSR at November 26, 2007 10:18 AM

To Ian,

"You see! You see! Your stupid minds! Stupid! Stupid!"

Posted by: phil at November 26, 2007 10:34 AM

plan nine was amazing when you think about it, Aliens using liberals i mean zombies, to take over the world. OMFG its coming true!!!!

we need Bela Lugosi(nancy peloski) ASAP!

Posted by: furballz at November 26, 2007 11:15 AM

"Future events such as these will affect us all in the future." Criswell

PS: Who would play Peloski's double?

Posted by: phil at November 26, 2007 11:26 AM

Criswell predicts--

I predict that Rhode Island will be the center of a new movement of the youth of the nation that will make the hippie movement look normal. The next movement will be youth's rebellion through nudism. And this movement will begin in Rhode Island and spread throughout the land.

Instead, we got the Greens. I prefer Criswell's future :)

Posted by: Ian from the EUSSR at November 26, 2007 11:43 AM

But they were making a STATEMENT! (Boo-hoo)

Any movie that has a self-rightous, high and mighty alien compleatly LOOSING IT in front of us "stupid!" humans is OK in my book!

Posted by: KHarn at November 26, 2007 3:29 PM

$25,628 in its opening weekend?
I know of church rummage sales that take in more than that

Posted by: ToddonCapeCod at November 26, 2007 8:16 PM

The proof to me that they made the film as an anti-American piece, and NOT a docu-drama, is that they didn't even include the usual 'epilogue text' that tells what happened to the characters in the film: The guilty soldiers were all given harsh sentences. Instead, the director intentionally leaves the plot unresolved, instead showing dead Iraqis to further stir up terrorist sentiment.

When the Hollywood die-rectors finally go bankrupt, THEN they will finally realize that they are alone among Americans in their rabid hatred of America.

Posted by: Scott at November 26, 2007 10:27 PM