Jesus. We are all so soft these days. A bunch of sissified, overly sensitive weaklings. The rest of the world largely considers the West to be a busted flush. No longer worthy of any concern or fear as, for instance, Asia forges its own path forward.
Once proud nations rip themselves apart with identity politics, pandering to cultural insanity and the shoutiest elements in their rapidly decaying societies. These nations openly laugh at us as we beg for their investment and sell us their mass-produced trinkets while outsourcing our best IP for them to copy.
And we just suck it up because we are weak and limp of wrist. We must be protected, sensitive little souls that we are. Everything challenging must be banned in order to not trigger us.
It is desperate. Usually, this kind of ill-judged, insane howling comes from a certain grouping of people. The kind who never quite grow-up after college and continue that way of thinking and acting into their adult lives. You know the type. Che Guevara t-shirt wearing, identity politics pushing, race-baiting nightmares. Or twats, as we usually call them.
However this time, depressingly, it’s different.
Universal Pictures has cancelled the release of Craig Zobel’s new thriller The Hunt, pulling it from its proposed September 27th release date.
Jason Blum produced the film with Damon Lindelof. It is essentially a modern remake of The Most Dangerous Game, Hard Target or Surviving The Game. Twelve strangers mysteriously wake up in a forest clearing only to discover that they are being hunted for sport by a group of rich elites at an exclusive retreat.
Betty Gilpin, Ike Barinholtz, Hilary Swank, Emma Roberts, Ethan Suplee, and Justin Hartley star.
The marketing campaign was already paused in the wake of recent mass shootings. Now Universal has decided to pull the movie altogether. They have issued a press release stating:
“While Universal Pictures had already paused the marketing campaign for The Hunt, after thoughtful consideration, the studio has decided to cancel our plans to release the film. We stand by our filmmakers and will continue to distribute films in partnership with bold and visionary creators, like those associated with this satirical social thriller, but we understand that now is not the right time to release this film.”
Controversy started when it was noted that all the victims in the hunt are working-class people, hunted by rich elites who refer to them as “deplorables”. This very word is somewhat responsible for Hilary Clinton’s failure in 2016 as she ran a campaign seemingly designed to alienate the very people she needed to carry the day.
This was picked up by many news outlets, including Fox News, who claimed movie indulges “sick murder fantasies about right-wingers”.
Usually screaming at imagined injustice, victim behaviour, hilariously over-sensitive triggering and attempting to turn all of civilisation into a self-indulgent safe-space has belonged squarely on one side of the political divide. This is generally because the other is too busy getting on with real-life to waste time on this kind of thing.
Now it seems the cancer has spread across the political spectrum. Maybe this kind of fucktardation is contagious? And once more the rest of the world looks at us as pathetic.
It sees weak jokes who can’t even handle a movie. It takes note that we are no longer a serious society.
It is embarrassing. Anyone whining about this needs to have a word with themselves. Pathetic.
While the studio indicates the project’s release is on indefinite hold, they have not confirmed if they will pass the film onto another distributor or streaming service.