Here’s a short allegory about moviemaking.
CRAIG BREWER: Well, I sure had a good time making “Hustle & Flow.” Wha – holy shit! It cost $2.8 million and it made back that money in the very first day of release!
MICHAEL BAY: *snorts coke* Fuck, man. My new movie “The Island” cost $100 million, but it’s totally going to be worth it. What? It only made $4.3 million on its first day, thereby predicting a $11 million opening weekend? In a sane world, I’d be ruined!
(Hooray to America gonging “The Island,” too. The transition of Scarlett Johanssen from geeky dream girl to bottle-blond action skank was proceeding way too fast, and it needs to be scaled back some.)