911 – Same Old Hollywood

Who said pop culture was forever changed after 911? “If you see a movie now, there’s no longer any question that it originated after the Twin Towers came down. And this past summer, it seemed like there were whole movies that stood as direct arguments against all those things we believed back in the fall of 2001. Movies will become less frivolous? ‘Charlie’s Angels 2: Full Throttle.’ Movies will become less violent? ‘Bad Boys 2.’ It’s not important that those movies weren’t smash hits. They did well enough, and what’s more important is that Hollywood believed, post-9/11, that such movies were what American audiences wanted.”