Gru, the villain/hero from "Despicable Me" does not like children. In the movie he adopts three young girls only to use them to help him carry out his diabolical plot to "steal the moon." Invariably and accidentally, he ends up caring about and loving the children and finds out he gained something more important than stealing the moon.
"Mars Needs Moms." Good god, do I even have to bother explaining why this bombed?
Dalrock (or rather, should I say, Dalrock's wife) predicted this would happen (though I should warn you Mr. Dalrock himself makes some ...um....additional "vulgar" observations). Meanwhile Disney's executives are "scratching their heads" about why Mars Needs Moms has bombed.
Hmmm....what does the public want?
Politically correct stories, the theme/morals of which have been beaten into our heads by the media, government and schools that we're all sick of hearing about day in and day out?
Heroic funny stories where
(NO, DON'T SAY IT!!!!)
(OH, NO! YOU SAID IT!)
will come in and save the day?
(NO DAMN YOU! HE MUST BE A SENSITIVE, ABSENT, NON-ENTITY. AND IF PRESENT AT ALL MUST BE AN OAFISH, MORON WHOSE CHILDREN MOCK HIM AND DON'T RESPECT HIM!)
Anybody remember Hartigan from Sin City and how he protects the poor little girl?
Or John Creasy?
Or are these just too obscure of references and I'm just dreaming about what kind of role men should play in society?
Honest to Pete. And they wonder why men just sit at home and Netflix/Gamefly instead of flock to movies.
Enjoy the decline folks. Enjoy the decline.