Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Macho "Street" Gunned Down Gay "Dragon"

22 Jump Street
In the movie "How to Train Your Dragon 2," Gobber the Belch, Hiccup’s Viking mentor and a comic sidekick whose early belligerent encounters with dragons cost him an arm and a leg, was subtly portrayed as a gay and the whole production paid for it.

In the new sequel, which reunites Hiccup's parents, Gobber lets slip that settling down with a good woman was never in the cards for him. As Hiccup’s father Stoick (Gerard Butler) has his first little quarrel with Hiccup’s mother Valka (Cate Blanchett), Gobber mutters, "This is why I never married. This and one other reason."

Those who were in the audience realized what the second part of the line refers to and did not treat is as normal. Word spread around fast and many heard about that silent attempt to draw attention about the gay agenda. The abnormal behavior ruffled a lot of feathers and was met by silent campaign to totally skip the film forever. And it worked.

Early indications has already put the another sequel, "22 Jump Street" (above), way ahead of Deamworks’ animated anti-family film in the weekend box office. Not surprisingly, the R-rated bumbling cop comedy starring Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum won the derby estimates putting the film at US$ 25 million for one single day. Sony Pictures, who co-financed the film with MGM, is now predicting ”22 Jump Street” will gross US$ 60 million for the weekend, putting it above other R-rated summer comedies like "Ted" (US$ 54.4 million) and "Sex in the City" (US$ 57 million.)

"This one feels really good," says Sony’s distribution prez Rory Bruer of "22 Jump Street" when reached last 14 June. “It’s our highest-tested R-rated comedy ever at our research screenings. Focus groups loved it — thought it was hilarious and funnier than the first. We’re going to end up being the second-highest R-rated comedy ever.”

"How to Train Your Dragon 2," nabbed a disappointing US$ 18.5 million which is good for the second slot. And things were not expected to turn around over the weekend even when families mobilize their troops for a “Father’s Day” celebration. Who would be insane enough to bring their father to a movie with gay character anyway?

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