Hollywood comedies have been under-peforming at the box office lately, and Hollywood wants answers. Now, they could blame themselves for ever allowing Amy Schumer or Lena Dunham near a camera. But, that would require those lefties to take responsibility for their actions. Instead, they’re blaming the Donald for their misfortunes. For reals.
But why aren’t critics and audiences pleased? Another point that’s been raised is that many of the scripts produced and released this summer were sold in a pre-Trump era. The definition of what makes a good comedy has changed quickly and dramatically in the past year. “Saturday Night Live” and late-night television have captured much of the comedy zeitgeist during and especially since the election — how are movies supposed to compete? Unlike a daily or weekly television show with a team of writers reacting to that day’s trending story, most movies spend years in development before hitting the big screen. Studios can only hope that the next big idea for what comedy means today is already in the works.
You mean to tell me the sense of humor of over 300 million people shifted over the course of the past few months?
I hate to break this to you creative types, but it’s not us. It’s you. In the recent times, comedians put the kibosh on telling funnies and became shills for the left. The only jokes they seem capable of mustering up are tired anti-conservative cliches. When all you’ve got in your joke arsenal is a quip about Trump’s T-Rex hands that’s been told thirty times before, don’t be surprised when people get bored and tune you out.
What’s killing comedy is political correctness, not the Trump administration. Comedians gave up on pushing the boundaries. Those few who would test the limits are terrified to take the risk, for fear of being burned at the stake. When someone does venture out of the inclusive peace circle of tolerance, they’re tarred, feathered and sent on their way.
Also, and I’m just spit-balling here, maybe their comedies aren’t doing good because they just suck. Most “comedies” to come out of Hollywood are jokeless pieces of crap-on-a-stick, full of color-by-numbers gags and leftist undertones. Does that abomination of a Ghostbusters remake ring any bells?
If you guys want your films to be successful, instead of blaming Trump, maybe step up your game. Just throwing it out there.