And low and behold, on a Sunday afternoon, there were only 8 people in the audience. By all accounts, this was one of the best Star Trek movies ever made in the franchise, and had been promoted in the theater for well over a year…so I couldn’t help wondering..What country am I in?
What happened to America?
Come on! This is one of America’s most famous franchises…what in the world was everybody doing?
When I got home, I got on the internet and saw that the Great Gatsby had done far better box office sales than Iron Man Three AND Star Trek.
What? They did THAT boring old story again? They had to do it over in 3D so that people could FEEL even worse about their lives? Tornadoes are ravishing the land, and we are watching fluff movies?
I don’t care if they spit champagne in 3D at the audience, It was a boring story, and a boring movie the first time around.
During the last depression, it was Shirley Temple that everyone flocked to see. But was it Shirley or the same old poor girl becomes rich, and always has a happy ending that they wanted?
I have never been a big fan of Fitzgerald. Don’t ask me why, I just think he was a bit like his own characters…lots of bluster but not much meat. He was always trying to make some profound point, but always came up…short, as if he wasn’t sure what he thought. He had his moments, but Gatsby was not one of them.
I find this lax in American movie going very disturbing. I realized the economy is really, really bad, and going to a movie is much too expensive, but just the fact that it came in third from the people that did go is disturbing.
Does that mean that only liberals can afford movies now?
I can’t help thinking: What in the world would make the American public choose a boring movie about some rich guy wanting a blond bimbo over an action-packed, futuristic movie about outer space?
Does it all come down to people want to dream that they will someday be rich, as opposed to someday they would travel to other planets? The last Powerball numbers support that. They could start charging five dollars a ticket and everyone would still play,—you know why?
Has closing NASA really put death into our dreams as humans….where you dream of future inventions…and the air car. I’m crazy about air cars. I’ve seen real mechanics working on them and posting their work on Youtube.
Forget those stupid solar panels. Get on those air cars. You want to get rid of the Saudis? Make them eat sand.
Where’s the President that stands up and says: Science fiction has many times before foreseen our future, therefore, I am investing in air cars.
I feel like I’m in the Twilight Zone.
Tonight when I got home, I saw that CNN took a poll and came up with the fact that despite all the scandals, Obama is still very popular.
They must have polled people coming out of the Great Gatsby
You’re kidding me. Nobody wants to see Star Trek and Obama is still loved.
What planet am I on?
I still, can’t believe it.
But then again…I do remember Chris Pine, the actor playing Captain Kirk going on a talk show and saying he was a big liberal and he supported Obama.
Elephants do remember, don’t they?