If you need anymore proof of the childish nature of the LEFT, look no further than the “reviews” of America: the Movie. They just can stop piling on the bile and the “boredom” and the “partisanship” of this movie. The Hate and the contempt are hotter than the sun.The universal mindset has proclaimed from on high and that is it. Mind you, THEY are doing exactly what they say the movie is alleged to do. Typical. But very enlightening. Very frightening for the future of America, too.
For these are the exact people the movie points out.
“You could bother debating D’Souza on history and semantics and rudimentary logic, but chances are you’d end up feeling like Meathead arguing with Archie Bunker“(Rotten Tomatoes)
Just to give you a perspective: “W” the faux Bush assassination film gets a 59% (to America’s 11%) on Rotten Tomatoes.
Now that’s thoughtful criticism. 🙂
Essentially this “documentary” by noted right-wing pundit Dinesh D’Souza is review-proof. Designed to appeal to the convinced believer, its purpose is not to inform or reveal but rather to reinforce and inflame viewers’ existing prejudices. (Austin Chronicle)
Gee, MSDNC and the Liberal Media do this 24/7/365 and they don’t object! 🙂
That’s the Ministry of Truth, after all.
In case we needed any more proof of the disconnect between mainstream movie critics and the public … enter America.
The new docudrama from the team behind 2016: Obama’s America, earned some of the surliest reviews in recent memory. Critics sniffed the film was “odious,” “hypocritical,” and filled with “outright lies.” One august reporter directly told readers not to see the film.
<Jim> Gaines’ new Reuters column doesn’t just review the new docudrama America from the team behind 2016: Obama’s America. He implores readers not to see the film at all.
Gaines’ column kicks off with this headline: “To celebrate the Fourth of July, don’t go see this movie.” What follows is a clumsy assault on the arguments raised throughout the film. Nothing wrong with that. If Gaines wants to critique a film and miss so many of its points, be our guest.
That’s not his mission.
I wouldn’t ordinarily dignify such nonsense with a column, but America the movie exemplifies everything that’s wrong about the American political conversation these days, rich with examples from both left and right.
He bemoans the inclusion of hard partisans like Ward Churchill, but the bulk of the film isn’t dedicated to them. The column is far more interested in debunking the conservative arguments on display.
In case the headline didn’t spell out his intentions, here’s how he puts a bow on the piece: “Instead, let’s declare our independence from such partisan venom. I can think of no better way to celebrate this Fourth of July.”
Should we bother to scour the Gaines’ archive to see if he used similar language against any of Michael Moore’s partisan documentaries? Or any other far-left film with a strident, alienating point of view, for that matter?
Gaines doesn’t want the facts and opinions in America shared. Period. Is he much different than liberals desperate to silence Rush Limbaugh based on out of context quotes or pure lies? Or progressive college students rallying to block conservative speakers from appearing on campus?
Here’s how the critic at RogerEbert.com starts his review:
In 2012, political commentator, author, disgraced former university president and convicted felon
Others reveal their news biases directly, like this critique in the Salt Lake Tribune:
The real question for “America” is why like-minded viewers would pay money to hear the same conspiracy theories Fox News spews for free.
Yet the film earned an “A+” CinemaScore mark, something very rare in today’s movie world. According to America’s press team, the docudrama joins a group of 52 films (like Titanic, The King’s Speech) which also earned that grade.
Ever Since the Detroit News movie critic gave Star Wars a “1” (“only because she could give it negative numbers”) as “the worst film in the history of cinema” I don’t bother with film critics anyhow. 🙂
Film critics routinely let their biases shine through in their reviews. Consider the love directed at far-left filmmaker Michael Moore through the years.
Or Al “The Bore” Gore and his polemic, “An Inconvenient Truth”.
Critics are allowed to weigh in on any film, of course, but when the tone of said reviews reaches the hysterical pitch found in many America diatribes it’s clear critical assessment isn’t the only factor in play.
The critic-public disconnect didn’t surprise the folks who brought America to the masses.
“In our film we talk about the shaming of America and how progressive elites attempt to silence the average American,” says America producer Gerald Molen of Schindler’s List fame. “True to form, some critics have attacked the film in ways that I’ve never seen before and yet actual filmgoers have given it the highest rating of any film this year. The people have spoken and we’re thrilled with their support and look forward to America’s continued rollout. (Breitbart)
The attacks are all-out nuclear war style childish, remind you of anything?
It will, it’s called an Election campaign run by Democrats. 🙂