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Lennon fans call for movie boycott.

Usually, I am not one to ban music or movies.  Every story has several sides and angles.  However, not every side of every story is meant for public consumption.  It seems that the public at large is reacting, and calling for a ban to the film. Chapter 27 is simply in bad taste, and should not be shown.  I do not see the point in stirring up demons and opening up old wounds.  We’ve seen the news reports, and the Primetime live specials regarding John’s murder.  This film is simply unnecessary and redundant.  Shock-value for the sake of shock.  For those of you who are interested, there is a (bad) review of the film here.

I am not about censorship, or banning this film. The public should just ignore the film and not respond.  That is our best response.  Ignore it, and hopefully it will go away. 

  • Fans have posted a boycott site.
  • There is also a boycott blog.

Here’s what we’ve read.

John Lennon fans are calling on cinema-goers to boycott a movie about the late Beatle’s assassin. So far more than 2,000 people have signed an online petition pledging not to see Chapter 27, which focuses on killer Mark David Chapman in the days before he shot the star dead in New York in December 1980.

The film, starring Jared Leto and Lindsay Lohan, “diminishes the horror of Lennon’s brutal murder” and gives Chapman “a new level of victory”, according to the Boycott Chapter 27 website.

“Most importantly, it fulfils Chapman’s own prophecy of becoming famous through murdering Lennon,” the organisers said.

Lohan said she received death threats over her involvement in the picture, which has already won rave reviews from critics after being shown at the Sundance Film Festival.

Executive producer John Flock told the New York Daily News the boycott was “nonsense”.

“The people who are calling for a boycott more likely than not haven’t seen it,” he said.

“It’s not a sympathetic portrayal. He comes off as a monster in the end.”

Flock added that he believed Leto, who apparently gained more than four stone to play Chapman, would be nominated for an Oscar for his performance.

Source: Blackpool


2 Responses

  1. Thanks for the link Matt.
    Great site


  2. What movie???

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