So, this morning, I watched this movie called “God bless America”. It caught my eye when I watched trailer on YouTube, accidental finding it.
God bless America is one of the most truthful movies I’ve seen in years. It reaches out, grabs every single thing that’s wrong with our world, puts in in a movie and does it perfectly. Of course, after watching the movie, I read some of the reviews on IMDB. Few of them actually state that, no matter how one can act against the world, he does not deserve to die. Honestly, when I read that crap, I wanted to load my gun with shit and blow it in their face every single second for the five years.
I can name you, right now, at least 300 persons that are “known” that deserve to die. Living is not a gift … living is not something you can just get and use it the way you want. Life is a gift – it’s a gift from your parents, one you should cherish the best way possible. On the other hand, living is not a gift – it’s a earning; whether your actions comprehend the world’s stupidity or you push that very same thing over the boundaries. “God bless America” puts the humor into a very serious thing, and it does it very well. By all means, at the times, it is really violent movie with the lots of blood spilling all over the screen but, nevertheless, movie is amazing by all my standards. The sad thing is, though, that, the movies like this, the movies with some message bigger than “love beats everything” or “good always wins over the evil”, are staged back in the cinema reckoning while the movies that celebrate stupidity and self-absorption (“Sex and the City”, “Juno”, “New Year’s Eve”, “Life as we know it”, “Avengers”, “Avatar” “put a name of any romantic comedy or blockbuster”) string their way to the top without spilling a drop of sweat.
Another, not so sad but spiteful thing, is that people can tell that this movie sucks. They dare to tell that the movies like this, “The Fountain”, “Seven deadly sins”, “Nosferatu”, “What a wonderful life”, “American Psycho”, “1408”, “Lord of the Rings”, “Star Wars”, “Scary Movie” and all the great movies, whether they’re real or satiric, suck. It would be like telling that the apple sucks just because it’s not big enough. The movie-making nowadays has such a low standards that I’m fearful to watch any movie that comes along with the big premise. It applies much further than just on the movies. “God bless America” portraits this very same problem really well but, as dumb as people are, we are not able to realize that the movie tells a great story than just an universal pack of what’s wrong for “the others”.
“I am offended. Not because I got a problem with bitter, predictable, whining millionaire disc jockeys complaining about celebrities or how tough their life is, while I live in an apartment with paper-thin walls next to a couple of Neanderthals who, instead of a baby, decided to give birth to some kind of nocturnal civil defense air raid siren that goes off every fucking night like it’s Pearl Harbor.”
“My name is Frank. That’s not important. The important question is: who are you? America has become a cruel and vicious place. We reward the shallowest, the dumbest, the meanest and the loudest. We no longer have any common sense of decency. No sense of shame. There is no right and wrong. The worst qualities in people are looked up to and celebrated. Lying and spreading fear is fine as long as you make money doing it. We’ve become a nation of slogan-saying, bile-spewing hatemongers. We’ve lost our kindness. We’ve lost our soul. What have we become? We take the weakest in our society, we hold them up to be ridiculed, laughed at for our sport and entertainment. Laughed at to the point, where they would literally rather kill themselves than live with us anymore. “
“I would defend their freedom of speech if I thought it was in jeopardy. I would defend their freedom of speech to tell uninspired, bigoted, blowjob, gay-bashing, racist and rape jokes all under the guise of being edgy, but that’s not the edge. That’s what sells. They couldn’t possibly pander any harder or be more commercially mainstream, because this is the “Oh no, you didn’t say that!” generation, where a shocking comment has more weight than the truth. No one has any shame anymore, and we’re supposed to celebrate it. I saw a woman throw a used tampon at another woman last night on network television, a network that bills itself as “Today’s Woman’s Channel”. Kids beat each other blind and post it on Youtube. I mean, do you remember when eating rats and maggots on Survivor was shocking? It all seems so quaint now. I’m sure the girls from “2 Girls 1 Cup” are gonna have their own dating show on VH-1 any day now. I mean, why have a civilization anymore if we no longer are interested in being civilized? “
Enough said. Cheers.