December 25th was the day some Americans headed out to the local theaters to show love for the nation. They did it by watching a movie that was a sure box office flop. Had not The Interview been a victim of hackers attempting to deny Americans freedom , the movie was a box office failure. Yet thanks to North Korea and hackers this movie will make millions.
I'm not claiming to be the Miss Cleo of movies but I am good at knowing when a film will be a box office hit. There are times I watch movies that are not box office hit but they normally are movies of some importance to society. The Interview holds no societal importance and would not have been a box office hit.
I am not a movie snob. I love movies. I love the art in the process of creating movies. I love the writing , story boarding, set creation, cast selection , location selection , directing, acting, filming, sound mixing , and the actual screens used to show a movie. I love movies. I will miss a meal to afford a movie ticket. Yet, every movie isn't worth watching.
There have been times I wanted to be paid for the time spent watching a movie on Red Box. When I saw the clips for The Interview, I knew it would be on my Red Box list. Yet, I was first in line for all of the Naked Gun movies. The only reason I didn't see Pitch Perfect at theater was because of illness. However I shall see the sequel at theater. It takes more than flatulence to make a comedy.
I took my meal money to watch The Hunger Games: Mocking Jay. Had I known Selma was at theater before January 9th, I would have seen it. Both movies speak more to being patriotic than The Interview . The Hunger Games is timely for what we are going through in America. Wages stagnant while Wall Street has been doing well for few years. Americans not in the 1% set against each other by the dangling of a wage suppressed job.
It is my view that if one wished to show his or her patriotism, watching The Interview wasn't the way. Watch something that will make you question the inequality in the nation. Watch something that will inspire you to engage with our government.