Friday, August 12, 2005

Hollywood at War

Jason Apuzzo has exposed Hollywood's plans to join the war effort with their own special Tinseltown take on things. Apparently they're no longer satisfied to leave the field to the Michael Moores of the looney left, and they're rolling out the big guns. Here are a couple of examples of the dreck coming to a theater near you:

"V For Vendetta." From Warner Brothers and the creators of "The Matrix" comes this film about a futuristic Great Britain that's become a 'fascist state.' A masked 'freedom fighter' named V uses terror tactics (including bombing the London Underground) to undermine the government - leading to a climax in which the British Parliament is blown up. Natalie Portman stars as a skinhead who turns to 'the revolution' after doing time as a Guantanamo-style prisoner.

"Syriana." Starring George Clooney and Matt Damon, this Warner Brothers film - set during the first Bush administration - features a plot by American oil companies and the U.S. government to redraw Middle East borders for greater oil profiteering. The film even depicts a handsome, 'tragic' suicide bomber driven to jihad after being fired by an American oil company. The film's climax comes with the jihadist launching an explosive device into an oil tanker as American oil barons and Saudi officials look on.

Adults who live in the real world no longer expect anything better from Hollywood. But there's danger here for the Democratic Party. As these leftist, anti-American Hollywood cow patties hit the theaters, Democrats would be well advised to put as much distance between themselves and the box office as possible. It's just these kinds of extremist, paranoid ideas that Democrats, especially those on the far left, have become associated with.

If Democratic leaders are prominent at the premiers of these idiotic movies, then rush to the nearest camera for some face time and a soundbite, voters are likely to remember come the next election. That can't be good for Democrats, given the vast gulf between the thinking of Hollywood airheads and most Americans.


Blogger Amal said...

Hollywood should stick to trying to entertain us. While they are entitled to their views, they are not doing the left any bloody favours.

11:15 PM, August 12, 2005  
Blogger Robbie said...

"V for Vendetta" is just another in a long line of comic-books-made-to-movies. You can actually get your learn on here:

3:07 PM, August 13, 2005  
Blogger M said...

Yeah, I'm pretty sure the "V for Vendetta" idea has been kicked around for years.

I'm not denying Hollywood's liberal bias, but I think most audiences will see this film as another comic book film rather than a political statement.

4:10 PM, August 13, 2005  
Blogger Tom Carter said...

Robbie, thanks for the tip. I hadn't heard about "V" before. Reading that site, the differences seem to be that post-911 "V" is now a woman, a former Gitmo-style prisoner, a skinhead, and more clearly a terrorist. It also seems in particularly bad taste if they actually include having a somewhat sympathetic terrorist bombing the London underground, given what's just happened.

I notice they've also made her a right-wing baddie (skinhead). That's the same slant as the geniuses who took Tom Clancy's great novel "The Sum of All Fears" and, much to his chagrin and over his objections, transformed the villains in the movie from believable Arab Muslims to unbelievable high-tech European neo-Nazis. This was apparently intended by Hollywood not to offend all the nice Arab Muslims out there. It's ironic that it was conceived before and released after 911.

4:45 AM, August 14, 2005  

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