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Hollywood tries to save the Earth, but moviegoers aren’t buying eco-messages anymore


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Climate change got its close-up in 2017. A gaggle of films either name-checked Al Gore’s biggest fear or built their narratives around it.
The timing, in theory, couldn’t be better for Hollywood bean counters: Three major hurricanes. Massive fires in the West. Record-setting chills. Media reports routinely connected the disasters with a warming planet.
Yet audiences stayed away from films influenced by eco-concerns. Far, far away.

Think “Blade Runner 2049,” “Geostorm,” “Downsizing,” “An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power” and “mother!” They all flopped, some in spectacular fashion.
Mr. Gore’s sequel to his documentary smash “An Inconvenient Truth” paid the most attention to climate change, of course. The 2006 original scored with audiences and Oscar voters, earning best documentary honors. The sequel snared a fraction of the first film’s tally: $3 million versus $24 million. That’s despite massive media attention, mostly fawning reviews and promotion from eco-conscious stars such as Paul McCartney, Bono and Pharrell Williams.

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But But Don't People Understand If * We Don't Completely Change The Way We Live

WE'RE ALL GONNA DIE!!!

 

 

* We being the entire human race

 

I am Still looking for what climate we are supposed to achieve. Thing is * we are being asked/told to change how we live at a cost of untold trillions of dollars, and yet no talk of what the climate should be?

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1 hour ago, Valin said:

But But Don't People Understand If * We Don't Completely Change The Way We Live

WE'RE ALL GONNA DIE!!!

 

 

* We being the entire human race

 

I am Still looking for what climate we are supposed to achieve. Thing is * we are being asked/told to change how we live at a cost of untold trillions of dollars, and yet no talk of what the climate should be?

What if we spent those  trillions of dollars cleaning up polluted sites and rivers and lakes and restocking fish and technology for cleaner air etc etc etc .  But I digress with these silly thoughts.

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