So I'm sure that most of, if not all of you Womanizers have heard how Jaume Collet-Serra's new flick has been pissing off adoption groups left and right. If you haven't...Orphan is pissing off adoption groups left and right. :) Apparently the idea of a couple adopting an "evil" child is unacceptable and they want the film to donate part of its box office revenue to help Adoption agencies or something like that. Let me be frank when I say...What. The. Crap. Seriously? You think that one horror film is going to make me believe that all orphans are evil and going to kill my family after I bring them home? I mean this is BIG news considering up until this point I firmly believed that all orphans had curly red hair, sang show tunes, and knew how to tap dance despite being in an orphanage their entire lives. That's just me though.
Apparently the big thing bugging people about the promotional junk going around is the line "It must be hard to love an adopted child as much as your own." Really people? Calm down. It's a FRICKEN movie. There are much more hard hitting quotes from films that don't tap into our "unfounded" fears about things. Hearing Ragen MacNeil claiming that "mother sucks cock in hell" doesn't make me automatically fear for my mother's safety in the afterlife, and I could care less if "all work and no play makes Jack a dull boy." You don't see me promoting everyone I know named Jack to go out and play. So my quote examples were a little bit farfetched but hey, you get what I'm saying? It's a freaking movie line, one line in a trailer isn't going to instill some untapped fear into people. If someone has issues about adopting before the film, they're going to have issues about adopting after the film. If someone is completely accepting of adopting before the film, they're going to be completely accepting of adopting after the film. I'm just saying its seriously just a movie...Calm down.
What else gets me is the fact that they're acting like this film is so extreme and awful. Uh Hello. Two words...PROBLEM CHILD. Yeah, that film with John Ritter with the demented ginger demon of a child who had been adopted and taken back more than any other kid? This film exploited off of his cruelness but because it was a comedy, nobody panics. However, say that film took out John Ritter, put the kid in a proper suit, and changed the music. We'd be having a completely different conversation now wouldn't we? Why is it acceptable to parody, but not to make dark? That's just not fair, and it's stupid. People are overreacting and I'm so annoyed with the whole situation.
PS; I know how it ends, and these complainers will change their tune when they hear Esther's secret...so CALM DOWN.