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.)

2 thoughts on “Happy/sad

  1. On a more depressing note, my dad (who is otherwise a fairly intelligent guy) was telling me he saw an interesting movie last night, and when I asked what it was, he said The Island. It took every ounce of effort in my body not to smack my forehead so loud that he could hear it over the phone.

  2. I’ve actually heard that the first half is very thought-provoking for a summer movie – basically, it rips off the juiciest elements of “1984” and “Brave New World” and makes them look really really cool.

    In retrospect, the studio should have played up that angle of the movie and created a “What is … The Island?” ad campaign, like “The Matrix” had. The “boobs ‘n’ fire ‘n’ revealing the twist” campaign has clearly fallen short.

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