Sunday, October 12, 2008

Attempts to plumb the depths of American Zeitgeist fail on the pages of

You remember that movie “Red Dawn” from back in the ‘80s that starred Patrick Swayze and Charlie Sheen as the “Wolverines” defending small-town Colorado as “insurgents” against a Soviet-backed invasion? A tad hokey, completely over-the-top and…. a lot of fun. We bet it ranks in the top-10 movies of all-time if Weasel Zippers were doing the rankings and that’s cool with us.

Well, that movie is kinda like our occupation of Iraq except for the fact that our leader wasn’t carrying out a genocide of an ethnic minority and wasn’t sponsoring terrorism in the Middle East and our “occupiers” aren’t purposely killing civilians and the Wolverines aren’t religious fanatics deluded by the promise of 72 virgins upon their death and our forces there are actively working with the Iraqis to transform their country into a fully functioning democracy…. But other than that…

Article here.


K T Cat said...

I read that review, too, and I was disappointed that I couldn't leave a comment. The author talks about the movie having a fascist bent, but I don't see that at all. Fascism is all about power for the State, something that seems antithetical to the whole story.

I still like the movie.

B-Daddy said...

What do you mean if Weasel Zippers were doing the ranking? That movie is a top ten for any real American male. I've never made a list, but clearly I would include:

Blade Runner
Red Dawn
Dark Knight
Iron Man
A Few Good Men

'nuff said.

K T Cat said...

I love Blade Runner. How about Star Trek II, The Wrath of Khan and Live and Let Die as well?