Producer of violent films says he has changed his ways

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  • Marcinlafayette Lafayette, CO
    Jan. 22, 2014 2:51 p.m.

    Mr. Weinstein,
    Give back every red cent you made on every violent movie you have made and I might believe you had a genuine change of heart. Oh and fire every one of your armed security too. I believe you are just trying to capitalize on a current controversy in order to make money on it. I predict the movie will not change a thing and will flop overall. I for one do not let Hollywood dictate my views and morals. Especially from the likes of you. There are ways to positively effect our society but movies is not one of them.

  • gmlewis Houston, TX
    Jan. 22, 2014 12:19 p.m.

    There are some fairly judgemental comments being sent on this article. Less entertainment violence is an improvement, and I hope his rethinking leads to real repentence for him and for those in the industry.

    Meanwhile, attacking the NRA is just a knee-jerk reflex for Liberals, and being liberal isn't something you have to repent of. I hope we can cut him some slack.

  • gravedigge DRAPER, UT
    Jan. 22, 2014 11:58 a.m.

    I hope the guy is sincere about his change of heart. As for making a movie challenging the NRA- as a person who owns a fair share of firearms, hunts and target shoots often, I will be interested to see what he comes up with. Hopefully he will expose the NRA for what they are- a money grubbing, fear mongering organization who have held us hostage by ensuring that ammunition prices have gone out of control and fighting against common sense laws that could help keep guns out of the hands of unstable people-believe me, there were several questionable folks in my concealed weapon course. I wish someone would come up with an organization that is about keeping our second amendment rights while helping foster sensible laws that will save some lives and educate people about firearm safety. We will never stop all of the mayhem in our country caused by people wielding firearms and other weapons, but we can take steps to help save some lives. I know many other weapons enthusiasts that feel this way, but we are certainly in the minority here.

  • Red San Antonia, TX
    Jan. 22, 2014 8:44 a.m.

    Wow! So "part of the problem" decides that the solution is to "become a bigger part of the problem".


    Remember the Alamo! How soon everyone forgets.

  • iron&clay RIVERTON, UT
    Jan. 22, 2014 8:35 a.m.

    It is ironic that Weistein is now going to make an anti-right to own guns movie.

    In his 'Kill Bill' movie it was depicted how a pot bellied couch potato can easily defend himself and his home with a shotgun against a sword-wielding murderous house invader.

  • PhotoSponge nampa, ID
    Jan. 22, 2014 8:20 a.m.

    Has he ever thought of doing an uplifting film? Nah.....Not in his character.

  • I know it. I Live it. I Love it. Provo, UT
    Jan. 22, 2014 6:58 a.m.

    The NRA, while imperfect, doesn't promote violence.
    Hollywood does, has, and will continue to.

    Like it or not, as a constitutional right, guns are here to stay. You'll never amend and ratify the constitution. You'll never convince millions of gun owners to give up what they feel is their best protection in a increasingly problematic world. So... what is he doing? Jumping into politics the only way someone from Hollywood knows how- with an acute political propaganda film targeting a group for promoting something it doesn't actually promote.

    Until this man makes a film examining Hollywood's role in promoting violence (as he as openly admitted to being part of the problem), then I'm not entirely convinced his motives are good.

    "Wherefore by their fruits ye shall know them." Pretty simple, but effective.

  • Northern Logan, UT
    Jan. 22, 2014 4:38 a.m.

    I don't think it should be legal to take away the rights granted by the constitution. Oh wait it's not. ... So why make a movie about it? Anti american
    Anti freedom

  • DN Subscriber Cottonwood Heights, UT
    Jan. 21, 2014 11:22 p.m.

    This guy and his Hollyweird pals have done more destruction and mayhem to the wel being of our country than all the depraved killers.

    He is part of the problem, not part of the solution, glorifying violence while profiting from it, setting up role models and a fantasy world which adversely influence impressionable kids, especially those growing up in unstable homes.

    Hypocrite does not begin to cover the hutzpah of this guy who now claims to be against violence.