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February 24, 2012

"Act of Valor" Wins Praise From Conservative Critics, Scorn From Liberal Ones

I wish I knew who said this -- maybe @dancollins. He wrote something like, "Dear Stupid Critics, please bear in mind you're reviewing a war movie, not a war."

Critics can't seem to tell the difference. Is this a movie about the War on Terror? Oh, I don't like that. So a movie about it bad.

While critics attack this movie, where actual fighting men are the heroes, what do you imagine their reaction will be to the Obama Personally Kills Bin Ladin movie coming soon? Do you suspect, as I do, that shifting the locus of Heroism away from the icky soldiers and towards the effete, professorial douchebag in the Oval Office will cause them to realize, Clint Eastwood-style, that "some men just need killin'"?

I expect a lot of whoops and war-drums emanating from our effeminate, anti-American critics for that movie.

This one? Where the heroes are the actual, oh, what's the word, literal heroes?

Not so much, not so much. I see the word "propaganda" thrown out a lot, and the words "recruitment video."

But that's to be expected, as critics are generally highly resistant to any sort of crude, pandering wish-fulfillment political fantasy, no matter whose ox it gores, no matter which Political Team it so overtly champions.

Jeff Emanuel begs to differ.

So does Christian Toto at Big Hollywood.

By the way, I saw Ides of March. John Nolte was pounding it as the stupidest movie he ever saw. I suggested a live-chat review while watching, but he didn't want to start over.

I'll be reviewing that later, maybe tomorrow-- with spoilers out the ass. I really need you to understand how stupid and pointless this movie is.

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