The more they talk, the more you understand why their films flop.
Last weekend, the misandrist remake of Charlie’s Angels flopped at the box office. As of this writing, the film has grossed 28 million dollars globally on a 55 million dollar budget. While the media is scrambling for excuses as to why this movie failed in order to avoid the elephant in the room that progressive lectures don’t draw money, it was Ghostbusters (2016) director Paul Feig who was quick to point to one thing…sexism.
Feig, who wrote and directed the all-female remake of Ghostbusters which also bombed with moviegoers responded to a Twitter user who tries to explain why the marketing of Charlie’s Angels failed them at the box office.
. I knew when #FordVFerrari
& #Midway were out—but not #CharliesAngels
. & like
‘s #Ghostbusters, the marketing you did have was to women—perhaps even anti-male. Want men to attend your film? Market to them, don’t exclude them w/ virtue-signaling .
Feig decided to respond to this Tweet by blasting the user for “mansplaining”
“Anti-male.” “Virtue signaling.” God, you guys are boring. So, a movie starring women has an agenda. A movie starring men is just a movie. We got it. I’m sure Elizabeth is grateful for your mansplaining. Thanks for taking the time to be helpful.
Feig’s strawmaning of a Twitter user’s point goes to assure why films like his and Charlie’s Angels always fail at the box office. People do not want to pay their hard-earned money to see films from condescending Hollywood celebrities who are just going to attack them for not watching them in the first place. Elizabeth Banks wrote Charlie’s Angels as a get back film on men from her industry. She sold a feminist girl power bill of goods that got rejected by both men and women at theaters. When audiences reject what progressives are selling, their go-to play is to turn the blame on the audiences by claiming that either they aren’t ready for an all-female movie or that they are too bigoted to support it. All they accomplish is making sure that the consumers they alienate go out of their way to avoid their future work.
Until progressives gain enough control through government to force people to consume their art, they will continue to flop because, at the end of the day, you can’t force people to pay to watch your lectures while you talk down to them.