Director of Jen Lawrence flop ‘mother!’ blames Americans for ‘rejecting science’

Director of Jen Lawrence flop ‘mother!’ blames Americans for ‘rejecting science’
Jennifer Lawrence (Image: YouTube screen grab via Omaze)

[Ed. – An idiotic proposition, since hardly anyone who’s staying away from the film in droves knows that it’s an allegory depicting Lawrence as Mother Earth under attack.  Get it?  Get it?  Existential enviro-destruction?  Cult belief in which is the new litmus-test definition of “science”?  It’s hard to pick which is the dumbest of the jumbled premises Aronofsky is working from here.]

The director of a film reviled by the American people highlighted rejecting science as an explanation for why the movie bombed. In an interview with The Frame on Thursday, Mother! Director Darren Aronofsky responded to the movie’s highly unusual F-grade Cinemascore this way: “… You have other people who basically believe in the power of a iPhone that they can communicate to 35 million people in a blink of an eye, yet they don’t believe in science in other ways.”

He continued, “It has as many people believe in it as believe in gravity. And it scares me and it’s time to start screaming. So I wanted to howl. And this was my howl. And some people are not going to want to listen to it. That’s cool.”

The movie website Dark Horizons noted that the Jennifer Lawerence film “has earned the dubious honor of being one of only nineteen films in history to receive an F-grade CinemaScore – a marker more of failed expectation than a bash of its quality.”

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