Friday, January 4, 2013
Conservatives Triumph at the Box Office
FrontPageMag.Com - Hollywood will waste millions on ill-fated leftist gobbledygook like Green Zone or Promised Land while smaller conservative films have to struggle to even get distribution from the leftists who run the studios. But when theatergoers have the ability to pick well-made conservative films, they do so – in droves.
The last weekend of 2012 saw two conservative big-budget epics triumph: The Hobbit and Les Miserables. The Hobbit is the precursor to The Lord of the Rings trilogy, and boasts the same dichotomy between good and evil in the story of Bilbo Baggins, a young hobbit, who pledges to help the dwarves reclaim their homeland from an evil dragon. Les Miserables, based on Victor Hugo’s novel, is a triumph of Judeo-Christian morality. It features an open conversion scene, when the hero Jean Valjean is shown mercy by a priest and then dedicates his life to God; it shows his constant moral quandary about violating his parole but using that opportunity to do good for others. Most of all, it shows human beings as flawed and capable of great sin – but also capable of great good.