@WhyAmIhere? --"those opposed to Mr Cards opinions just
couldn't sway enough support to their cause. "I have
encouraged everyone to go see the movie.Lionsgate Films is being
honored by the Gay, Lesbian, and Straight Education Network for its extensive
pro-gay policies. The studio is an industry leader in ensuring
workplace protections and benefits for LGBT people, including benefits for
same-sex couples. It has also previously produced excellent gay-inclusive movies
like "Gods and Monsters" and "The Perks of Being a Wallflower.
Additionally, Lionsgate has been planning to host an LGBT-oriented fundraiser in
association with the film.So we can choose to boycott one man who
has worked against gay rights -- or we can choose to support an entire company
which has fought FOR gay rights for years, and which employs over 600 people.Support gay rights! Go see "Ender's Game"!As
for the movie's supposed success -- the NYT reports that
"“Ender’s Game” took in a so-so $28 million at North
American theaters over the weekend, winning the box-office race but probably
ending studio hopes of introducing a new film franchise."The
movie cost $110 million to make, incidentally.
It is no surprise that critics pan the movie. Often when I see a critically
acclaimed movie that falls far short of the reviews, I have noted that the movie
promotes a gay lifestyle. In short, any movie that promotes homosexuality is
granted an extra star or two. PC before honesty, always.It only
follows that as angry as Hollywood is at Card for his stand against gay
marriage, critics will trash the movie whether they like it or not. And what of the critic that liked the movie and wants to tell the truth? They
will be ostracized by their peers, and their very job may be in jeopardy if they
don't toe the party line.So evaluate the politics before
reading the review.
With all the talk about boycotting this film I didn't think it would stay
in the theaters past Saturday night. I guess those opposed to Mr Cards opinions
just couldn't sway enough support to their cause. I had
wanted to see the film on Saturday but too many things came up.. I'll be
going tomorrow or Wednesday.
So much for the "boycott," eh?
Saw it loved it enough said.