Conroe Theater Cancels Movies For 'Lone Survivor'
The story of Houston area Navy Seal Marcus Luttrell is hitting home with many of you. In fact, one local movie theater went to extremes to make sure you got to see what turned out to be the most popular movie of the weekend.It's interesting to see how popular the movie has become. It had the second-best January opening in history, and made back almost all costs in the first months. It's about a very political war, but (apparently, as I've not seen it) is not overtly political.
The Grand Theater in Conroe had so many people wanting to see Mark Wahlberg's 'Lone Survivor' they took the unusual step of cancelling other movies on Saturday so that all the people who came to see the movie could get in. The movie is based on what happened to Luttrell nine years ago in Afghanistan.
Gee. Who'd have thought a positive movie about the American military shining through adversity would be so popular? If you look at Hollywood's recent track record with movies about war (or, really, not-so-recent; when did "Deer Hunter" come out?), you'd think all military were mentally unbalanced, criminals, or otherwise unsuitable.
It is sad that it is surprising that such an amazing story would *not* be expected to be a huge hit.
That is all.