The new anti-war film "Stop-Loss" took in about $12 last weekend. I haven't seen it — as you know my weekends are jammed with massage therapy and community service. But I know it's a movie about a soldier whose service is involuntarily extended in a war that's unpopular among people who eat at Spago.
So whose fault is it for the film's failure? According to someone at Paramount, "It's a function of the marketplace not being ready to address this conflict in a dramatic way because the war itself is something that's unresolved yet."
Meaning: Paramount already thinks the war is lost. But because you don't, you're too dumb to enjoy the picture.
You gotta admire that gumption: It's the audiences fault when a picture doesn't connect.
Look, we don't need war movies to remind us that war is bad — we know that. Plus, mainstream media is already doing a bang-up job ramming home that idea, even to the point of ignoring good or encouraging news about the conflict.
But I guess what bothers me most about the flick is being lectured by people who are fundamentally more flawed than the rest of us. Really, is the act of stop-loss worse on a personal level than cheating on your wife and mother of your two kids with your saucy little co-star? I'd ask Ryan Philippe that, but I'm already over him. He's no Orlando Bloom.
And if you disagree with me, then you sir are worse than Hitler.
Greg Gutfeld currently serves as host of FOX News Channel's (FNC) The Greg Gutfeld Show (Saturdays 10-11PM/ET) and co-host of The Five (weekdays 5-6PM/ET). He joined the network in 2007 as a contributor. Click here for more information on Greg Gutfeld.