Monday, June 13, 2005

from a review of Batman Begins

The film works as a commentary on not only Osama Bin Laden's crusade against the West, but also Bush Jr.'s crusade against the Middle East. It's all about fear and loathing, this high profile, big-budget product of a post-millennial United States...

I give up. I absolutely freaking give up.

3 comments:

C8H10N4HO2O2 said...

Hee heeeeeee...

That's so strange. I coulda sworn it was a thinly disguised commentary on the Western powers' role in setting the context for the Rwandan genocide...

Wait. No. That was Too Fast, Too Furious. The new Batman film, on the other hand, is a complicated retelling of James Joyce's Dubliners... With explosions and bats...

Or wait... no, no, don't stop me, I can get this... Batman and Robin was Dubliners... Revenge of the Sith is The Divine Comedy, Bill and Ted's Bogus Journey was a moving, beautiful tribute to the victims of the Troubles in Northern Ireland, Spielberg's The Flintstones was a requiem for the victims of the Sino-Japanese war, X-Men 3 is a stinging indictment of the British Raj... and Jerry Mathers is the Beaver.

Holly said...

You're dead-on about all of that. I can totally see how the volcano in the finale of Sith is a foil for the lake of Ice in Dante's vision.

However, I have heard from several reliable sources that Jerry Mathers died in Vietnam. And Marilyn Manson is really that Paul kid from The Wonder Years.

C8H10N4HO2O2 said...

Okay. You got me. Found I just had to check on Mathers... Turns out, tho', no, he didn't die in Vietnam... and you can actually email him...

(He has, however, been taking some kinda B-list parts, of late, including something that looks like it must have been fairly glossy, direct-to-video softcore porn in 1994... but hey, it's a living, I guess.)