By Dean Weingarten
Arizona – -(Ammoland.com)-
Miss Sloane was supposed to be an effective gun hater propaganda masterpiece. It should have been considering the money spent on it.
The production budget for “Miss Sloane” is reported at 18 million, with one of the top advertising budgets for movies, ever, of 15.9 million. Total box office, so far is just short of 3.2 million. It seems likely to be a major loser. Prospects for video sales look dim.
I did not see the movie. The ads and the premise were obviously a propaganda attempt, directly at odds with reality. That prompted me to avoid it. I refused to send them money. If I am to watch fantasy, let it be uplifting, fun, and exciting.
The latest Star Wars fantasy epic spent about the same amount on advertising. Box office receipts have been 50 times greater. I saw the Star Wars effort, Rogue One. It had some nice positive images for an armed population.
A conservative contributor at freerepublic.com took the effort to see “Miss Sloane”. Here is his response. From freerepublic.com:
“No one wants to see a propaganda movie.”
True, yet “Miss Sloan”, which I have seen, is astoundingly bad, even for a piece of Hollywood propaganda. The movie The Contender, which came out about 15 years ago, was reviewed by Elle magazine as having been “…written to elicit screening room ovations by Rob Reiner.” Indeed, that movie was transparently leftist propaganda. However, The Contender also was well written, well acted, and well paced. I enjoyed watching it, even as I hooted at its obvious agenda. “Miss Sloan”, in contrast, is a snooze, lacking anything believable in the way of characters or dialogue. To tell you how incredible (in the literal sense of the word) the plot is, the Washington Post panned not only the movie, but the gun control legislation proposed in the movie, arguing — again, this is the WashPost — that the legislation was largely already in place and, anyway, would not have prevented any of the recent mass shootings. THAT should tell you just how bad Miss Sloan is, even for a piece of Hollywood propaganda…and that, folks, is saying something!
If you are one of the many gun culture people who refused to see this propaganda fantasy, rejoice. Your choice was completely vindicated. In the last couple of days, 21-22 December, per theater revenues were $14 and $16. There were lots of empty seats in those theaters!
The gun haters made their usual mistake. They thought image and propaganda could beat reality. They were wrong. Be glad that gun haters wasted about 30 million dollars to no effect. It is 30 million that is not available to be spent on misleading anti-Second Amendment initiatives, the one place where billionaires have been able to buy some temporary victories for the gun haters.
The purpose of “Miss Sloane” was to give a boost to a Hillary Clinton attempts to pass more infringements on the Second Amendment early in her presidency. Just like the box office, that idea bombed.
Merry Christmas! Miss Sloane gives all Second Amendment supporters a nice gift for 2016!
©2016 by Dean Weingarten: Permission to share is granted when this notice is included.
About Dean Weingarten;
Dean Weingarten has been a peace officer, a military officer, was on the University of Wisconsin Pistol Team for four years, and was first certified to teach firearms safety in 1973. He taught the Arizona concealed carry course for fifteen years until the goal of constitutional carry was attained. He has degrees in meteorology and mining engineering, and recently retired from the Department of Defense after a 30 year career in Army Research, Development, Testing, and Evaluation.