July 24, 2011
Hooray for Captain America!
Captain America is a spectacular, patriotism-inspiring movie that you're sure to love, unless you are an America-hating member of the evil army of Hydra. Or a progressive, take your pick. Hollywood critics have given the movie a lukewarm reception, calling it "simplistic" (Hollywood Reporter), "cliché" (Filmcritic.com), and "subversive" (Boston Globe). It's not surprising that the liberal Hollywood literati turn up their collective noses at it. The Boston Globe compares it negatively to the anti-war movies "Coming Home" and "Born on the Fourth of July". In Progresso-world, our country is despotic, Jane Fonda is America's Sweetheart, and Oliver Stone is our national Bard. In truth, they hate it because it is an allegory for American exceptionalism. Have you noticed that all of the iconic superheroes are Americans? They make us feel good because they represent all that is positive about our country. (OK, Thor is an undocumented worker...(Read Full Post)