Wednesday, March 3, 2010
Howevah, can Hollywood find any other stories to tell? Is this the way our parents felt during the '80s when every other movie was about the Cold War and Russia? Is this the way they felt in the '70s when every movie was about Vietnam or Korea? I am tired. I want a new enemy. At least they aren't making a cartoon out of the situation. Was it weird that Rocky and Bullwinkle actually had Russian enemies? I am kind of thinking that wouldn't go over so well today.
Here are the Middle East war movies that I have seen. Some of them are exceptionally done, some just meh; but I still want a new enemy.
Fahrenheit 9/11 (2004)
In the Valley of Elah (2006) Exceptional
World Trade Center (2006) Exceptional
Babel (2006) Very good
The Kingdom (2007)
Charlie Wilson's War (2007) Interesting
A Mighty Heart (2007)
Body of Lies (2008)
The Hurt Locker (2009) Pretty good I must admit.
Towelhead (2007) Exceptional
Now Towelhead is a movie everyone should see. It is about tolerance, set on American soil, I think we all can learn from it. I know I did.
I know this is a selfish even juvenile response to an entertainment choice, which makes it insignificant and did I mention juvenile? I could really use a little Cold War right now, I am excited to see Inglorious Bastards and am really hoping that it kicks Hurt Locker's Middle Eastern booty. (Hurt Locker was good, but I don't think it deserves an Oscar.)