The last 12 months haven’t been kind to movies with a left-of-center agenda.
Hollywood had a lousy 2017 in toto, of course. Summer box office receipts hit their lowest mark in more than a decade. Credit The Last Jedi and It for making up some of the lost coin in the year’s waning months.
Liberal films fared worse.
There were exceptions, of course.
Get Out scored big with audiences and critics, spreading a scary message about racism along the way. How? By torching woke liberals as being less than genuine.
The Last Jedi embedded some liberal themes in its story, although those small moments couldn’t derail the saga’s box office clout.
The following liberal films, by comparison, flopped bigly, to paraphrase a certain president. Box office figures courtesy of BoxOfficeMojo.com.
The Damage: $5.4 million
The Liberal Angle: The George Clooney drama fused a discarded Coen brothers script with the tale of a black couple hounded by white neighbors. The latter flowed from a horrible true story, but the lectures about suburbia’s hate wasn’t lost on audiences.
The Damage: $45 million
The Liberal Angle: The film’s female empowerment angle wasn’t as overt as its star’s liberal brand. Amy Schumer’s persona is overwhelmingly liberal in 2017, down to her comparing Trump voters to KKK members. The comic who scored big time with her starring vehicle Trainwreck saw her box office clout deflate on her sophomore effort.
The Damage: $67,880
The Liberal Angle: The dystopian thriller features racist Red State dwellers declaring war on Hipster Brooklyn.
The Damage: $11 million (as of Dec. 27)
The Liberal Angle; The story revolves around a technology designed to assuage overpopulation and climate change woes. How? By shrinking people to a fraction of their original sizes.
An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power
The Damage: $3 million
The Liberal Angle: Al Gore returns with both climate change alarmism and a smattering of hope tied to green energy advancements.
Battle of the Sexes
The Damage: $12 million
The Liberal Angle: The film, based on the epic 1973 tennis match between Billie Jean King and Bobby Riggs, piled on the feminism via an oh, so clunky script.
The Damage: $17 million
The Liberal Angle: Darren Aronofsky’s divisive film is a parable about what happens when you mistreat Mother Earth.
Roman J. Israel, Esq
The Damage: $11.8 million
The Liberal Angle: Denzel Washington’s SJW lawyer runs up against like-minded souls who think he isn’t nearly woke enough for the 21st century.
The Little Hours
The Damage: $1.6 million
The Liberal Angle: The R-rated comedy follows a gaggle of nuns who behave in less than spiritual ways. (Imagine a similar comedy targeting Muslims…)
Professor Marston and the Wonder Women
The Damage: $1.5 million
The Liberal Angle: The biopic of Wonder Woman’s creator glamorizes polygamy along with embedding erotic content into children’s fare.
[Cross-posted from Hollywood in Toto.]