Dear Hollywood: Please stop shoving social justice "homework" into movies and TV.
The forced diversity in every new show and film is just fake.
Women don't fantasize about being "badass," and casting token black guys is just embarrassing.
I predicted the all-female "Ghostbusters" would fail and I was right. So I also predict that the new "Star Wars" movie "Rogue One" will bomb for the same reason.
McInnes is right. I'm not only saying that because I made the same predictions. The failure of Ghostbusters 2016 was a clear bellwether of audience revolt, and Hollywood's doubling down on their roundly rejected propagandizing proves their incompetence, their malice, or both.
But there was another warning sign that Disney in particular should have seen--the minor yet significant backlash against Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
Now, it should be noted that the definition of "bomb" is relative. Consider the Ang Lee and Ed Norton Hulk films which, adjusted for inflation, made about the same amount of money, yet only the first is said to have bombed.
I don't think the Star Wars brand is tarnished enough yet to make Rogue One a Ghostbusters-level flop. It will probably turn a profit. However, that profit will be much smaller than expected. Unless the major Hollywood studios either emerge from their ideological bubble or are bought out by parties more interested in entertaining audiences than lecturing them, then the last brand capable of drawing audiences on the strength of its name alone is in danger of going the way of Ghostbusters.