Patriot Journal, July 3, 2023
What’s Happening: The Walt Disney Company used to be a hit-making machine. Over its 100+ year history, Disney has set the standard for blockbuster films. In recent years, Disney-produced movies have made billions worldwide–inspiring other studios to case similar franchises. But the second Disney embraced woke politics, the bubble burst. Every franchise Disney owns has crashed and burned, thanks to an injection of leftist ideology. From Star Wars to Toy Story, Disney can’t buy a hit. Last weekend, it released what should have been a sure-fire, runaway success–bringing in viewers of all ages. Instead, it was a nightmare flop. From Breitbart: The Disney Grooming Syndicate’s Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny is an official flop after a pathetic $60 million domestic opening and $130 million worldwide opening… With a movie that easily cost $400 million to produce and promote, and will be lucky to make $500 million worldwide. How do you screw up an Indiana Jones movie? Well, these are the same people who destroyed Star Wars, Pixar, Willow, Disney Animation Studios, and Marvel. This is really bad. Disney knew the movie was going to do bad, by predicting it would make $65 million in the U.S. and $140 million worldwide in its opening weekend. But the latest Indiana Jones film was such a failure, it missed even those low projections. Keep in mind, Indiana Jones was a hit-maker that defined blockbuster films in the 1980s. This film even broke back Harrison Ford in his most beloved role. But fans learned early on that this movie was just a feminist vehicle for Phoebe Waller-Bridge, who was written as the new “replacement” for Indiana. Like many other recent Disney flops, this movie forced woke, leftist propaganda on the audience. Indy was portrayed as an aging, useless man as the much better female “hero” took the spotlight. Fans decided to stay at home, instead of wasting two hours watching Disney destroy another iconic character. Disney has been losing millions at the box office in recent years, thanks to its devotion to woke politics. Since last year, all of their films (except for Guardians of the Galaxy 3) have bombed or underperformed at the box office. Americans were shocked when Disney started putting leftist politics into its films and TV shows. And they are refusing to watch Indiana Jones get disrespected as much as Luke Skywalker and Buzz Lightyear. Disney only has itself to blame. Key Takeaways:
Disney’s woke Indiana Jones film bombed at the box office.
It is set to lose hundreds of millions of dollars.
This is one of many failures for Disney, ever since it went woke.
Adam Casalino Adam Casalino is a freelance writer, cartoonist, and graphic designer. He is a regular contributor for the Patriot Journal. Find his other work: www.talesofmaora.com