Greenfield: The End of Hollywood’s Last Safe Foreign Enemy

North Korea’s rise as an international supervillain in Hollywood movies, conquering America in the Red Dawn remake and assailing the White House in Olympus Has Fallen was due to political correctness and greed.

China’s rise as both a major market for films under tight government control and as an owner of a major theater chain in the United States completed the process that began with Scorsese’s Kundun of making movies that offend China off limits.

Political correctness ruled out depicting Muslim terrorists as anything but victims. A handful of movies broke the rules, but most of them did so before 9/11. Post 9/11 Muslims are not allowed to be movie villains, with a few rare exceptions, as I discussed in Hollywood’s Muslim Lies…