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Sunday, January 13, 2013

Zero Dark Thirty Puts the Hurt On Haunted House and Gangster Squad

Is it really any surprise that "Zero Dark Thirty", the movie that is based on the hunt and eventual death of Osama Bin Laden, did really well in its first weekend in national release? There may be a lot of dissidents in the U.S., but for the most part we are a bunch of terrorist hating, eye for an eye, good ole fashioned retribution seeking ole' boys, right?

Okay, we may think about revenge and all, but we don't necessarily seek it all the time. That's what makes it so nice when the government does it for us!

The film made $24 million over the weekend easily beating "Haunted House," what looks to be one of the better spoof movies, and third place "Gangster Squad" that came in with $16.7 million.

I'm actually a little surprised that Gangster Squad finished as well as it did. The movie may have a stellar cast, but the previews look incredibly stupid. The dialogue sounds like it was written by a horny teenager that has yet to pass an English class since kindergarten when just being able to talk is good enough to pass. It's horrible!

And that name--Gangster Squad? It sounds like something that Alfalfa would come up with if he and the rest of the Little Rascals were going to try and kidnap Shirley Temple and hold her for ransom. Awful!

It probably didn't hurt the low-level controversy that has surrounded Zero Dark Thirty. Come on government guys--this is Hollywood! No true story is ever just like the real story! Never! Plus with the detail that would be required to tell the true story right the studio would have to do a Lord of the Rings style thing and make a few movies, not just one.

Enjoy it for what it is government guys--a thank you from American and an entertaining flick.

You can see a clip from Zero Dark Thirty at the link here, but here is one for the second place movie, Haunted House (funny stuff):

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