Hypocritical Hollywood Finally to Treat Guns Differently in ‘Last Man Standing’

On the one hand, Hollywood stars preach gun control and want to ban guns. On the other, they love to make movies glorifying gun violence. Can you say “hypocrisy”?

Actor Ethan Hawke admitted it is “hard” to “sell a movie without a gun.” He makes more money from movies with guns than other kinds.

Jeff Bock, senior box office analyst for Exhibitor Relations, agrees. “You can’t deny that nearly every action movie, and superhero movie for that matter, turn to the rat-a-tat-tat of gunplay when they need a kicker or there’s a lull in the story,” he told USA Today. “Stories in the action/adventure genre seem to rely on gun violence without much thought to the consequences.”

Using violence is “plain lazy filmmaking,” he says. It’s a cop out for lack of imaginative plotlines.

Read the rest of the article at The Stream

1 comment to Hypocritical Hollywood Finally to Treat Guns Differently in ‘Last Man Standing’

  • You can’t have an action movie without action. Gun play is often the action of choice, though not always. However, the problem we have in this culture is not guns. It’s people with low regard for their fellow human beings. That guns are used in the manifestation of this low regard is inconsequential, as guns are not the only means by which people visit violence upon other people.



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