Hollywood to the Rescue

Simon de Hundehutte
I finally saw The Dark Knight Rises the other night (spot on is the gloomy depiction of New York City under the jurisdiction of anarchists like Occupy Wall Street) and before the feature began, an interesting sneak preview was shown.

Denzel Washington stars in an upcoming film called Flight.  In the movie, Denzel is a pilot who saves the lives of everyone on board his doomed plane and is, subsequently, honored as "a real American hero." 

As the plot thickens, however, we learn that the pilot had a few drinks the night before he flew and now he's being blamed for the tragedy in the first place.

Ah, but those "in the know" know that he and only he could have landed the plane and saved all the passengers.  He was the right man for the doomed journey.  (One powerful shot in the trailer shows the plane literally flying upside down!)

The conspiracy theorist in me can't help thinking that Denzel Washington in this movie is, at least on a subliminal level, Barack Obama doing amazing things as he tries to do what he and only he can do -- right the (air)ship of state.  Sure, he's not perfect (despite what Chris Matthews says) but, hey, he didn't create the mess in the first place.  He's just doing the best he can do, and should be trusted, as the true (albeit, misunderstood) American hero that he is, to continue on course.

Naturally, I could be wrong.  But the film is directed by big-time Obama supporter Robert Zemeckis -- and opens November 2nd, the weekend before Election Day.

See "FLIGHT" trailer here.

I finally saw The Dark Knight Rises the other night (spot on is the gloomy depiction of New York City under the jurisdiction of anarchists like Occupy Wall Street) and before the feature began, an interesting sneak preview was shown.

Denzel Washington stars in an upcoming film called Flight.  In the movie, Denzel is a pilot who saves the lives of everyone on board his doomed plane and is, subsequently, honored as "a real American hero." 

As the plot thickens, however, we learn that the pilot had a few drinks the night before he flew and now he's being blamed for the tragedy in the first place.

Ah, but those "in the know" know that he and only he could have landed the plane and saved all the passengers.  He was the right man for the doomed journey.  (One powerful shot in the trailer shows the plane literally flying upside down!)

The conspiracy theorist in me can't help thinking that Denzel Washington in this movie is, at least on a subliminal level, Barack Obama doing amazing things as he tries to do what he and only he can do -- right the (air)ship of state.  Sure, he's not perfect (despite what Chris Matthews says) but, hey, he didn't create the mess in the first place.  He's just doing the best he can do, and should be trusted, as the true (albeit, misunderstood) American hero that he is, to continue on course.

Naturally, I could be wrong.  But the film is directed by big-time Obama supporter Robert Zemeckis -- and opens November 2nd, the weekend before Election Day.

See "FLIGHT" trailer here.