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Saturday, July 30, 2005

It's not a war commentary, you jerk, it's just a bad movie

Ty Burr pans the movie "Stealth" in the Boston Globe. Earlier this week, conservative talk show host and movie critic Michael Medved panned it as well. But Michael didn't use his review as a soapbox to critique or praise the war in Iraq. And he certainly didn't take pot shots at the intelligence levels of those who might feel differently than he does. Ty Burr:

"Stealth" is a pretty fair military-hardware action movie until you start thinking about it -- at which point it turns incredibly sour in your mouth. I can therefore recommend it to any and all audiences lacking higher brain functions. Sea cucumbers, perhaps. Ones waving American flags.


Am I spoiling the party? Harshing the high-flying flyboy buzz? Tough. For a movie to pretend, in the face of the deaths of tens of thousands of Iraqi men, women, and children directly or indirectly caused by our presence there, that we can wage war without anyone really getting hurt isn't naive, or wishful thinking, or a jim-dandy way to spend a Saturday night at the movies. It's an obscenity.

Does this guy really think I care whether or not he supports the war in Iraq? In a movie review? I get the impression you believe yourself more suited to the Op/Ed page, Mr. Burr. To paraphrase another movie, Chasing Amy, "Hey, don't get all testy just because you have a problem with your station in life."

(From The Corner)

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