Stop being a big baby…

So, it would seem that Eli Roth is pulling Hostel II from theaters because illegal copies of the movie (working, incomplete copies) have been floating around the ‘net and is hurting the film at the box office.

Now, I am not going to argue the piracy is not a problem, but I doubt that those illegal copies as well as a certain reviewers review of said copy is what is hurting his film( at least not all the blame can be put there). It is the timing. I think if Roth released his movie around Halloween it would have been a hit. But because his film didn’t even break the top 5, he is having a hissy fit.  Dude, deal with it!  You made a movie and not a lot of people want to see it. So now you are going to pull it have it go straight to DVD…will anyone buy it?  Why didn’t the gore hounds and horror buffs come out to see the film? Or maybe they did and there just aren’t as many as people thought. Oooorrrr…maybe gore hounds and horror buffs want to see something original that has a strong story, good acting, actually scares…gore that makes sense within the story of the film. Not a film built around gore…sheesh go to a slaughter house then…right?

Perhaps we are all torture and murdered out. Maybe we want to see light fantasy fair. Something fun and summery. Roth also states that the “R” rated movie is on it’s way out (because studios make more money with family fair rated PG-13). Meh, I can sorta see maybe…but maybe people who want to see “R” rated movies want to see something smart and original with a decent story, great acting, great directing.

My final word is that an artist can make art and people may or may not appreciate what that artist did. The artist had better deal with it and move on. Don’t make a scene, just look at what you did learn from it and move on…

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