Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Bloviator Bill Strikes Again

Well, the latest great threat to religious purity in this country - The Golden Compass - opened this weekend. In spite of topping the box office, it's opening weekend take failed to meet expectations. Why the poor start? Well, maybe folks in a fantasy mood went to see something else. Or, contrary to jedi jawa's experience, the generally poor to fair reviews just made people decide to spend their money elsewhere. Regardless, Bloviator-in-Chief Bill Donohue of the Catholic League, is crowing that his "boycott" of the film is paying off. He's being his typical abusive self about it, too:

Let this be a lesson to militant atheists like Pullman: keep your hollow beliefs to yourself.
Wow. Must be angling for a position in the Romney administration. FWIW, I'm still interested in seeing the flick (and reading the books), almost completely to stick it in Donahue's eye. It took me nearly 20 years to get around to watching another fundie-attacked movie, The Last Temptation of Christ, which was brilliant. I'm a patient man.

1 comment:

Buzzardbilly said...

So, his boycott worked and it was still number one? Wow. Talk about reading results however you wanted them read. I plan on seeing it anyway. Curmy (the curmudgeon and beloved husband) loves fantasy movies and I love pissing off organized religious protestors. It's a win-win.

My aunt who is a preacher used to be against movies (seriously said it was because there weren't movie theaters in the Bible 0.0!). She was also against women getting haircuts, wearing pants, and wearing make-up. Then her kids became teenagers. Funny how even the staunchest detractors can change their minds when it suits their children.