Monday, April 23, 2007

"Spiderman 3" Is Just Too Damn Pro-American, Dammit!!!

Or so says this asstackling critic for the London Times:

Also disappointing is the inability of the director, Sam Raimi, to end the romp without a fleeting shot of the American flag. The Stars and Stripes just happens to be fluttering behind Spidey as he makes his triumphal return to honour, probity and good honest fist-fighting.
Damn that Raimi!!! How DARE he clutter the screen with pro-American iconography!!! How DARE he portray an American superhero who works the mean streets of (and skies over) New York as being something other than a mushy "citizen of the world"?!?!? The GALL!!!!

I really disliked the first Spiderdork flick and thought the second was a big improvement, though hardly the equal of the "X-Men" films (even the third one), only comparing well to its lame predecessor. While I'll be catching this one, I'm not stoked for it like I was for "Grindhouse" - not that that wasn't a big letdown, no thanks to Tarantino crawling up his ass for the first hour of his half. The buzz is good on SM3, but it's coming from people who loved the first two, so it's worthless to me.

If that tea/douchebag Leo Lewis can't stand seeing an American flag in a movie without it being in flames or modified with a swastika, he can always go and watch "Superdude's Back" which neutered the Man of Steel into a less jingoistic fighter for "...Truth, Justice, and all that stuff" in order to less offend the rest of the world which supposedly hates us, but still wants to come here.

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