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BYOB Friday of the Hood

9 Responses to “BYOB Friday of the Hood”

  1. Stella's Boy says:

    A few reviews claim that Robin Hood is a tea party love letter. Fair? Or just the lamestream liberal media at it again? I find it interesting that (allegedly) conservative-friendly blockbusters have been released back-to-back now. I guess the great Satan Hollywood isn’t so bad after all for the people in Real America.

  2. Chucky in Jersey says:

    Of course they are “conservative-friendly”. They were developed during the second term of W.
    Incidentally ,”conservative” has become a weasel word for right-wing and fascist.

  3. The Pope says:

    Stella’s Boy,
    I don’t think RH is in any way a love-letter to the tea party.
    SEMI SPOILER ALERT (it is only dialogue)
    Early on RH chastizes Richard the Lionheart for not only the Crusades but also for the manner in which they were fought. Also, Richard is depicted as pillaging his way back to England, laying siege to castles to plunder their gold. In addition, King John has the people by the throat, raising taxes (ouch, maybe that’s where people get confused)… but he raises the taxes to keep the money for himself. RH (as history also tells us) rails against the Church.
    But I reckon like so many films today, the politics are spread in such a way that both the left and the right can see what they want to see.

  4. jeffmcm says:

    Chucky, the first Iron Man came out in the summer of 2008, when the Presidential election was in full swing and Bush was a full-fledged lame duck with approval ratings in the high 20s. I don’t understand how your comment could possibly make sense unless you think there was some federal bureau of Film Development to which Bush had appointed a director, who was then replaced by Obama.
    Similarly, the inspiration for Robin Hood is clearly Gladiator and Braveheart, which were both about loner individuals fighting against an oppressive, powerful government, and both of those movies were ‘developed’ in the Clinton years.
    I just can’t understand why you insist on being so dumb.

  5. Blackcloud says:

    Jeff, if you’ve got a tinfoil brain, does it matter if you take off the tinfoil hat? That’s just Chucky’s Weltanschauung. It just so happens he lives in a different Welt than most of the other people on Earth.

  6. Stella's Boy says:

    The guy running this site is a total nutjar isn’t he? Anyway, apparently Machete is aiming to incite “race wars.” Good times.

  7. jeffmcm says:

    Yes, because as we all know, Fox News and the Texas state government are heavily infiltrated by La Raza agents.

  8. Yeah, Stella…he’s NUTS. Next to Michael Savage Alex Jones (of infowars) is the scariest shit-disturber the masses haven’t really heard of. I actually think those 2 guys don’t believe a word they say but just love being pushy bullies who see how far they can push the dumb and ill-informed.

  9. chris says:

    I think the Pope is right about possible interpretations, but it is pretty clear that the film is way more sympathetic to and interested in the landowning class and could give a crap about the poor or serfs.

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