You Have The "Right" To Shut Up
I have watched 'V for Vendetta'. Good movie. Not an artiste film, but good for a 'flick'. Never heard of the book before (that's an ignorance I'm willing to admit), so I wasn't really burdened by trying to find minute discrepancies between the movie and the book. Also, I think a movie, is a movie, is a movie. Just watch the movie, and have your opinion based on that. Who cares what the book really said? I can only hold an artist accountable (hold an artist accountable? doesn't look right to me, but will do...also I'm saying artist in the instance with a huge grain of salt!), I said I can hold him accountable for what he/she said. Period. Also, drop the ideological paranoia. The more ideological your interpretation is, the more you seem, well, an ideologist!
But back to conservatives. The pundits among them especially. They seem to have a general tendency to be well, what should I say, angry! There are always huge chips on their shoulders. They don't 'criticize', they 'attack'; they don't 'debunk', they 'annihilate' (if you don't believe me, wait for the responses to this post!). Well, good for them! The more dangerous neo-cons aside, they all remind me of children playing sims. 'I'm sitting on my lazy-boy, too, you guessed it, lazy to lift a finger, but I'm just gonna sit here and write incredibly angry blogs, about how the evil, immoral, godless left is trying to destroy our way of living through it's evil arm in Hollywood, with movies like the 'Passion of Christ', and 'The Matrix'...after that let's pop-in a dvd, and check that new flick"
Gimme a break! Hollywood is an insult to 'Cinema', but not to the right-wing!
As I was waiting for 'V' to start, a trailer for a movie called 'The Great Raid' came up. I turned to the guy next to me, and said 'How much would you wanna bet that these words will be said in the next 30 seconds: honour, pride, freedom, courage..." Before I even finished, the narrator started with his deep voice "They were men of honour, they were on a mission, a mission to secure our freedom...a mission to restore our pride"...or some shit like that!
If I got a penny for every Hollywood movie that romanticized war, spread pseudo-nationalistic sentiments, or tried to sneak quasi-religious morality behind our backs, I would be partying with Ahnuld in some Republican party fundraiser.