For some unknowable reason, the philistines at Amazon Studios decided to torture America with the inimitable piece of schlock that is “Red, White & Royal Blue.” Among the worst movies ever made, Amazon is pushing it — hard — while critics and audiences lap it up. However, it is still worth watching — if only to understand the pathological obsession with victimhood that drives the modern left.
The plot is dreamed up by a group of mildly autistic teenage girls who watch too much yaoi. Against all odds, the affable, do-gooder son of the American president falls in love with the uptight and effeminate British Prince. The audience is dragged through a painful will-they/won’t-they as the two young men are forced to grapple with their identities in a society that just won’t accept them for who they are. Pause here for an extended eye roll.
Usually, when a movie blatantly caters to left-wing platitudes, critics fawn while audiences scoff. This is an unlikely outlier. With a 76 percent “fresh” rating on Rotten Tomatoes, critics know the film is terrible but understand they can’t say it outright without risking their careers. Instead, they cautiously suggest it is “undercooked,” “bland” and “shallow.” The common thread of the negative reviews is that the film should be even more substantively political. Yet with a 94 percent “fresh” rating, audiences seemed to enjoy it — showing just how much America’s sensibilities have evolved since the Obergefell decision in 2015. (RELATED: Looking Back At The War Movie The Left Never Wanted You To See)
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