Sunday, July 30, 2006

If you like George W. Bush, you'll LOVE "World Trade Center"

The following is an excerpt from an article on called "Calming D.C.'s Movie Critics" about "World Trade Center" being screened for right-leaning politicians in Washington (,0,1616355.story?coll=cl-movies):

Some conservative activists who got an early screening say Stone surprised them.

Brent Bozell, president of the Parents Television Council, called the film a masterpiece.

And syndicated columnist Cal Thomas called it "one of the greatest pro-American, pro-family, pro-faith, pro-male, flag-waving, God Bless America films you will ever see."

"Whatever one thinks of Oliver Stone," he wrote, "the man knows how to make movies."

Do we need further proof that "United 93" is a far superior film to "World Trade Center?"
"United" left people somber, moved, upset and provided a visceral impact. "World Trade Center" has people leaving the theater proud to be an American.

As I've stated before, it's not a bad movie, it just is a hack job by Oliver Stone that tries (when you boil it down) to put a smiley on the most horrific day many of us have ever experienced. I'm not at all opposed to telling the positive survival stories of that day as part of a greater whole, but it just felt odd watching an "uplifting" film about 9/11. The first 20-30 minutes of the film are near-excellent (i.e.: the attacks), but then the script really kicks in.

Bottom line: there's a lot of people who are going to love this movie, and understandably so. I'm not a hater-- all I'm saying is, you know something fishy when the conservative groups are pushing it. Last time that happened we all had a dying, crying Jesus shoved in our faces.

OH! and speaking of Mel Gibson, has everyone heard about his drunken anti-semitic remarks? If so, PLEASE click here and link it to everyone you know:


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