Friday, July 30, 2004

The "Non-Manchurian Candidate" (not a review)

I find it curious that Hollywood remakes a film about Chinese ("Manchurian") communists infiltrating the American political system during the height of the Cold War. And this remake apparently doesn't even have a single Manchurian in sight? Given that we're in a post-9/11 era, you’d think the most logical (and believable) contemporary up-take would be Al Qaida/Islamic Extremists surrepticiously making it’s way up the U.S.’s political chain of command.

But noooooooooooooooooo. It’s those "evil" and greedy U.S. corporations that covertly inject themselves into the head of the Vice Presidential candidate (read: Richard Cheney). Funny, but wasn’t he also to blame for the global warming freeze-over (a nonsequitor, I know) in "The Day After Tommorow?" Didn’t they even have a Cheney look-alike actor in that roll? Our current VP sure does get around. Why, he must be Satan himself, I guess. Who’d a thunk it?!

"Evil" Democracy is to be blamed for everything, with "Evil" Capitalism at it’s heart. But... wait... isn’t it that same “Evil” Capitalism run by those "Evil" Corporations that’s paying the salary to all those enlightened thespians? And isn’t it that "Evil" Democracy that’s giving them the Freedom to display their vacuous inanity on the silver screen for all to see?

*sigh* …whatever…

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