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Friday, July 28, 2006

Santa vs. Dystopia

I ran across this one sheet today.



I think 'Dear God, NOOOOOOO' is the only proper response. It's so sickeningly candy coated that it makes me weep for the children.

I then ran across the trailer for The Black Dahlia.

Obviously, it's the story of the Black Dahlia or Elizabeth Short. I don't mind the violence or the film style. What truly bothers me is that it's an unsolved story. The only possible outcome is for me to finish the film with an ill-defined hatred of every character in the film. With no guiding light or resolution the film will ultimately cast our society in a blacker light. Regardless of how one currently views the world this film will attempt to make it look worse.

Hopefully this holiday season, we'll get some films that land somewhere between the above two offerings.

4 Comments:

Anonymous Earl42 said...

I can't wait. Tim Allen and Martin Short, such a terrific collision of comic genius could only produce a laugh out loud masterpiece for the whole family.


mmmmblat...I just vomited a little.

7/28/2006 12:17 PM  
Anonymous Tyler said...

So, sounds like a great movie, if I was tripping on acid!!!!

7/28/2006 2:13 PM  
Anonymous Lex said...

"With no guiding light or resolution the film will ultimately cast our society in a BLACKER light."

OOH! Let me get my da-glo shirt and stoner poster so they look really cool!

7/30/2006 7:20 PM  
Blogger mattjustmull said...

Yes, don’t forget the incandescent paint, so you can glow in the black light of society.

8/02/2006 7:38 AM  

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