‘Stonewall’ Is Highly Misjudged, Says Director Roland Emmerich: Film Received Poor Response
Unfortunately, Roland Emmerichs’ directorial “Stonewall” has got low rated response from the critics and audience. The flick has got a poor response and very low collection at box-office with only average of $871 per theater. Read on to find out what led to the downfall of “Stonewall” at theaters.
The movie is largely a fiction but is based on the inspiration taken from original events that happened in 1969 and are remembered as Stonewall riots. It depicts the violent encounter between police and gay liberation activist in New York.
The critics thought the movie overpowered the historical events and was not told in an appropriate manner. The historical facts seem to get twisted with the fictional part. According to VC Post, director Emmerich believes that the movie has been completely misjudged.
The cast include Jeremy Irvine as Danny Winters who wishes to attend Columbia and escape to NY leaving conservative parents behind. Winters is later befriended by young gay multiracial group at Greenwich Village, also he finds a gay partner Trevor played by Jonathan Rhys Meyers.
The film landed in a controversy after airing its first trailer for lack of depiction of original historical event. Emmerich later responded and said that they have included drag queens, gays, lesbians and multiracial groups to showcase crux of event, adding that nothing significant has been whitewashed from original, omitting the key events from history.
It is reportedly said that the controversial start led to the downfall of the movie “Stonewall,” open at number 25 on weekend and was able to gross only $112- 414 collections over 129 theaters, evidently, audience and critics have disapproved the movie.
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