The Shotgun Blog
Saturday, September 29, 2007
Just back from watching The Kingdom at the movies. Awesome movie and you won't be sorry after you are out of the theater. Worth the money and great action. Plus, it is one of the few Hollywood made movies where anti-American, anti-everything is non-existent. It's actually a "pro-war on terror" movie. You'll definitely love it!
A review of the movie
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Wow, im not sure if I should believe you...no anti-war message? Hmmm...maybe it was subliminal?
Posted by: Sean Whelan | 2007-09-29 4:31:40 AM
Speilbergs movie "Munich" was much better at looking at terrorism than "The Kingdom" is. Visually the cinematography is bad. This movie is a good example of why steady cams were invented. The Kingdom's plot looks like a cross between Syriana and CSI. The acting was quite good. Overall this movie was nothing special.
Posted by: lotus 25 | 2007-09-29 7:14:29 AM
Munich & Syriana? Sorry - I NEVER see movies by Leftists, especially when they are on political themes. And if Clooney is involved, I won't even rent it.
I used to belong to a militant agnostic group that burned question marks on people's lawns.
Posted by: obc | 2007-09-29 7:53:40 AM
I thought all movies were made by leftists. For that matter so is all art, every form of it.
I sit down at night and watch some fantasy about making the world a more enlightened place. A kid frees a whale, a muslim holds hands with a jew, A white cop empathizes with a black delinquent. It's all very entertaining, and it makes me feel like hugging a homeless person. That's art
I get up in the morning and go to work. I read about a gang shooting in Calgary, a bombing in Europe, a beheading in Iraq. I find out a client has cancelled a big project, and last years taxes have wiped out this quarter's revenue. That's life.
That's why some movies are released just before an election.
Posted by: dph | 2007-09-29 8:13:00 AM
And history is repeating itself. Another Chinese Clinton illegal big-money donor has gone missing. 110 disappeared when Congress subpoenaed them under Billybob in the 1990's. The Clintons are owned by the Red Chinese:
"Hsu case figure Winkle Paw goes missing"
by Clarice Feldman
Flip Pidot, the go-to-guy on the Hsu scandal, notices that Winkle Paw seems to have vanished. Paw, as you may recall, is a close business associate of Norman Hsu and fellow big-bucks contributor to Democrats.
"Paw has served as everything from project analyst to CEO at a handful of Hsu's companies, including Components, Ltd., Next Components, Next Electronics, and CoolPowers (though that last one could've been a poor transcription of the word ‘Components' by a Tom Harkin campaign staffer)."
A pretty important potential witness in case with great importance. But apparently he was not being sought. Flip continues:
"We also don't know for sure that Winkle has deliberately vanished. It could simply be that the authorities aren't looking for him (he's not listed as wanted in California). But if they're not hunting for him, maybe they ought to be. The Orange County investors haven't been able to reach him since the morning Hsu lit out for Denver. That was three weeks ago. If - let's say - Paw was on that train too, keeping his cool a bit better than his pill-popping partner, and if he had access to even a small fraction of the millions in liquid assets at Hsu's disposal, Winkle just may have winked out of this story for good."
You can just hear the coming mantra: "There was no evidence found of wrongdoing ...."
BILL & SHRILLERY Clinton - America's most successful criminal enterprise.
Posted by: obc | 2007-09-29 8:18:12 AM
...winston, are you doing this "tongue in cheek"?
Good movie? Egad, from what I read it was a typical Hollywood Rambo Goes to Sudie type flick.
Americanism, but a bit over the top with Saudi police helping FBI types seeing most of the terrorists came from Saudi Arabia.
Nothing like catching the bad guys in 4 days while running in a fire storm of bullets shooting.
At least in 300, the lead actor had nice teeth.
Posted by: tomax7 | 2007-09-29 11:11:13 AM
You might want to check out Debbie Schlussel's review.
She came away thinking it was Saudi propaganda...
Posted by: GMO | 2007-09-29 12:47:01 PM
"through an insidious thriller that's really just ouside wrapping for a pan-Saudi Trojan horse"
...and I love what one poster said - it's a movie.
Right. They have no influence or a reflection of society values right?
Tell that to the Air Force, Marines, Navy and so on with Top Gun, JAG, Sniper and films made in 40's.
Ignorance is not bliss, it is death.
Posted by: tomax7 | 2007-09-29 2:04:56 PM
Thanks GMO. I figured there was a lefty slant on it...can't remember the last time I actually saw a Hollywood film where the good guys were patriotic Americans.
Posted by: Markalta | 2007-09-29 3:07:45 PM
...here's my take on it. ;-)
It was purposely done this way to actually get the FBI in to investigate stuff under the guise of making a movie.
Same with women running around with short sleeves instead of a dressed flea bag carpet dragger.
Plus horror of horror, I'm sure there were some gay guys hitching (excuse the pun) along in the movie production support staff.
And, and, and they served Bacon, Pork Chops, and Black Forest Ham for lunch some days...
Posted by: tomax7 | 2007-09-30 9:31:18 AM
Although I have not seen the movie nor intend to, Walid Phares in his excellent and most recent book "The War of Ideas" found that the movie was influenced by Islamist propaganda.
Posted by: Alain | 2007-09-30 3:22:57 PM
"all the right people hate it"
A good recommendation for any movie/book/play/show...the left has allowed politics to invade entertainment...so I guess it works both way these days. If airhead Hollywierd stars can brainlessly condemn certain policies, I suppose partisan counter messaging is fair as well.
Regardless of the politics in this movie I will go see it if only to see the Terrorist body count the MSM is too squeemish to show us.
Happiness is a warm gun and a dead terrorist :)
Posted by: WL Mackenzie Redux | 2007-10-01 9:39:56 AM
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