This YouTube link to the movie trailer refuses to embed. It will take you to a two-minute+ video.
The trailer above is to a movie called “To The End,” a documentary featuring Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, activist Varshini Prakash, climate policy writer Rhiana Gunn-Wright, and political strategist Alexandra Rojas. The movie opened in 120 theaters, and in the period of Friday, December 9 through Sunday, December 11, pulled in $9,667.
That means that the movie is doing crickets, showing four or five times daily to empty theaters. Typical of climate change lunacy, all of the action is in the clouds. We folks down here on the ground are barely aware of anything actually being wrong.
Since climate change alarmists are never allowed to fail, take note that this is an award-winning movie, having won or been nominated at the Cleveland International Film Festival, the Copenhagen International Documentary Film Festival, and our own local Crested Butte Film Festival. And, while audiences rate this film a stunning zero (100 ratings), Rotten Tomatoes’ 18 reviewers give it 83% thumbs up.
I cannot remember a movie more heavily promoted that was so widely avoided by audiences. Atlas Shrugged, which was three movies released in 2011, 2012 and 2014 to empty theaters. In total the three movies grossed about $9 million, each one less than the one before. But that far outshines To The End.
Monty Python’s Holy Grail was re-released with some remastering some years back, maybe around 2000. My then-girlfriend and I went to it in Billings, Montana. There were five in attendance, we two sitting in the back, and three girls sitting in the middle of the theater. They knew every line, and recited them along with the cast. We left, feeling just a bit embarrassed to be there with the likes of the three rabid fan girls.
Anyway, this movie will not play well but will be sung high praises. That is climate change in a nutshell, winning honors while playing to empty houses. If only they would leave the kids out of it – we have a couple of generations now of neurotic kids who fear they have no future. Judith Curry has studied this matter (link).
“Numerous academic studies have highlighted the psychological health effects of climate change on children and young adults, including elevated levels of anxiety, depression, post-traumatic stress disorder, increased incidences of suicide, substance abuse, social disruptions including increased violence, and a distressing sense of loss.”
Climate change fears are a remarkable form of cruelty to children, made more so by the fact that it is all a hoax, much ado about nothing. There is a bright side, however. Climate alarmists are choosing to have fewer or no children. That means their movement will eventually die off, naturally.